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Inaugural visit Riga, ms Rotterdam.

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Well, almost. Prinsendam was here once in the ninteen nineties something. 

Because of cancelled Warnemunde ms Rotterdam sailed for the first time ever up the river to Riga. Helped by two tugs she reversed in the relatively small river and docked behind a britisch warship, almost in front of the old town! The excursion desk had managed to find some tours and the local hop on hop of busses were waiting. There was only a slightly minor setback. The wind was still blowing strong with a temperature just above freezing and sometimes snowgrains fell. A few off our fellow passengers had not accounted for the weather and had to rush back to the ship. 

All in all an excellent substitution arranged in record time. I say,  HAL use this port more often!

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By the way when leaving the sun made an appearance, but it remained cold and windy.

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We stopped in Riga last year with the Prinsendam.  Wonderful port, thoroughly enjoyed the city! 

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Nice sharp pics, thanks! That's HMS Westminster (F237), a Type 23 frigate based out of Portsmouth, Hampshire, the home of the Royal Navy

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4 hours ago, Lunar Dragon said:

We stopped in Riga last year with the Prinsendam.  Wonderful port, thoroughly enjoyed the city! 

Aah, then we were misinformed by the ships briefing! Thanks

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2 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

Nice sharp pics, thanks! That's HMS Westminster (F237), a Type 23 frigate based out of Portsmouth, Hampshire, the home of the Royal Navy

 

Yep. They had an official visit of sorts. Lots of diplomatic limousines parked in front. Also nice to see the resupply of food via a man/woman line all the way into the ship. Manual labour that, no machines.

 

Original photo is even lerger/sharper!

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3 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Pictures are great.

 

What did you do in this port?  Did you take a tour?

 

 Took a round in the hop on hop off in very bad weather, thus stayed on board for the whole round. Lunch on the ship and when the sun came out walked back to the old town and strolled around until all aboard.

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7 hours ago, jakkojakko said:

 

Yep. They had an official visit of sorts. Lots of diplomatic limousines parked in front. Also nice to see the resupply of food via a man/woman line all the way into the ship. Manual labour that, no machines.

 

Original photo is even lerger/sharper!

 

Check it out; ms Rotterdam in the back of the pic. Wonder where the U.S. and Polish warships were hiding :classic_wink:

 

https://mc.nato.int/media-centre/news/2019/snmg1-ships-to-visit-riga-and-klaipeda.aspx

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