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During the 2011 Rugby World Cup which New Zealand hosted, Auckland hosted 4 cruise ships to act as floating hotels during the quarter-finals, semifinal and finals of the Rugby World Cup in October 2011.
Here are these photos I took when all 4 where in on Sunday, 16 October 2011
Coming in to Auckland on the ferry: (You can just start to make out all the ships!)
All 4 cruise ships:
Orion with Volendam backside!
Close up on the Orion!, (She tinny compared to the other 3 who where there!)
I don't know why they put Orion on Bledisloe Wharf, could they not have put her on the other side of Princes or Caption Cook Wharf's?!
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Great photos...pity Sydney Harbour cannot handle comfortably more than two...our Kiwi cousins must be laughing.
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