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22 hours ago, sfred said:

 

That implies Indonesia.  Unfortunately there are 18 unseen ports in Indonesia on the list.  I glanced through all of them (admittedly without a thorough search in each one), but could not find an exact match.  The closest I could find to the general terrain was Bitung, so I'll submit that as my guess for the day.

It is not in Indonesia nor the Philippines.  EM

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12 hours ago, sfred said:

 

A sunny warm winter Sunday morning dawning here in Brisbane, so a new turn in CruiseCritic.  This is Sheerness England.  I trust that all the cars at the BCA yard aren't waiting for an imminent  Cunard arrival.  🙂

Greetings to Brisbane! Well done @sfred - Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey is correct. Without wishing to offend its residents, it's not the prettiest place!😀

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11 hours ago, sfred said:

Ah ha - found at last.  I've used up my turn for today, so I will save @Essiesmom's  very elusive port for tomorrow unless other eyes identify it before.

 

I'm eagerly awaiting your reveal of that location in a few hours, @sfred. I have to admit complete and utter defeat attempting to identify that photo even after working on it some more this morning.

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On 7/3/2021 at 4:04 AM, Essiesmom said:

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Good morning everyone!  This very elusive port is Vava'u Tonga.   The photo was taken from the Mt. Talau national park.  There's a photo in google maps of a small wooden observation deck where @Essiesmommay have stood. 

 

This one took a long time to identify!  A very good challenge indeed.

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8 minutes ago, sfred said:

Good morning everyone!  This very elusive port is Vava'u Tonga.   The photo was taken from the Mt. Talau national park.  There's a photo in google maps of a small wooden observation deck where @Essiesmommay have stood. 

 

This one took a long time to identify!  A very good challenge indeed.

 

Great job, @sfred! Don't know how I managed to miss that one since it's clear now after you've pointed it out. But that's how it always works once you know the answer, doesn't it? That was indeed a good challenge.

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I'm going to throw another curve ball with this contribution of mine today. This is a public domain image of a port that's not on our unseen ports list. I remembered reading on this forum about this being a replacement port for one of the current Cunard ships. And no, I don't mean the dry dock.

 

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Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember reading about that too.

 

The ship’s obvious, and not a million miles from ‘home’. I think she’s taken a short trip across the river to Bayonne, New Jersey.

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3 minutes ago, Colin_Cameron said:

Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember reading about that too.

 

The ship’s obvious, and not a million miles from ‘home’. I think she’s taken a short trip across the river to Bayonne, New Jersey.

 

Quite right. QM2 called at Bayonne, New Jersey on September 30, 2006. Apparently there were three other cruise ships in Manhattan that day and Crown Princess was in Brooklyn, so QM2 ended up at the Cape Liberty cruise terminal in Bayonne.

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No prizes for guessing the location of this photo but the conversation regarding Bayonne and Manhattan cruise terminals prompted me to look up one of my favorite photos, which I took from Weehawken, New Jersey. The date was April 25, 2004 and QM2 and QE2 were berthed together in New York. They were an impressive sight. I think this was the first and last time they were alongside each other in New York. 

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48 minutes ago, Starboardhome said:

No prizes for guessing the location of this photo but the conversation regarding Bayonne and Manhattan cruise terminals prompted me to look up one of my favorite photos, which I took from Weehawken, New Jersey. The date was April 25, 2004 and QM2 and QE2 were berthed together in New York. They were an impressive sight. I think this was the first and last time they were alongside each other in New York. 

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Nice photo, @Starboardhome.  I hope one day I'll have a chance to arrive or depart on QM2 from the Manhattan piers.  I imagine there's a sense of history that Brooklyn can't quite match.  (Of course, at the moment I'd welcome any chance to be back on Q-M2/V/E anywhere in the world.)

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This may be a good time for an update to our unseen ports list. According to my tally we only need three more photos to reach 500 ports seen on this thread.

 

Cunard ports not seen yet on the "Where in the World?" thread

 

Aarhus, Denmark
Abaco, Bahamas
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Aden, Yemen
Agadir, Morocco
Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Aguilas, Spain
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Akita, Japan
Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia
Al Manama, Bahrain
Al Mukalla, Yemen
Alanya, Turkey
Almeria, Spain
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Altea, Spain
Ambon, Indonesia
Anavilhanas Archipelago, Brazil
Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Anjouan, Comoros
Antofagasta, Chile
Anzac Cove, Turkey
Apra, Guam
Arendal, Norway
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Balholm/Balestrand, Norway
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Baubau, Indonesia
Belawan, Indonesia
Biak, Indonesia
Bitung, Indonesia
Bodo, Norway
Bom Bom Island, Sao Tome and Principe
Bornholm, Denmark
Brindisi, Italy
Cadaques, Spain
Cape York QLD, Australia
Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Carriacou, Grenada Grenadines
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Castro, Chile
Cebu, Philippines
Ceuta, Spanish Morocco
Chennai, India
Christiansoe, Denmark
Christmas Island, Kiribati
Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo
Collioure, France
Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Cooktown QLD, Australia
Daba Al-Hisn, Oman
Dalian, China
Davao, Philippines
Deboyne Lagoon, Papua New Guinea
Delos, Greece
Desroches, Seychelles
Diego Suarez/Antsiranana, Madagascar
Djibouti, Djibouti
Drottningholm, Sweden
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Dunmore East, Ireland
Easter Island, Chile
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Exmouth WA, Australia
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Florianopolis, Brazil
Formentera Island, Balearic Islands
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galveston, Texas
Georgetown, Ascension Island
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Glengarriff, Ireland
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Goa, India
Godthaab, Greenland
Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Guangzhou, China
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Gudvangen, Norway
Hakodate, Japan
Hammerfest, Norway
Hanko, Finland
Haugesund, Norway
Hayman Island QLD, Australia
Heimaey, Iceland
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hodeidah, Yemen
Holsteinborg, Greenland
Homer, Alaska
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Ilhabela, Brazil
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Isola di Ponza, Italy
Jakobshavn, Greenland
Jedda, Saudi Arabia
Jeju-do, South Korea
Kagoshima, Japan
Kanazawa, Japan
Kangean Islands, Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan
Karpathos, Greece
Kerteminde, Denmark
Khasab, Oman
Khor Al Fa Kkan, UAE
Kingston, Jamaica
Kiriwina, Papua New Guinea
Kitakyushu, Japan
Kos, Greece
Kristiansund, Norway
Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kyrenia, Cyprus
La Digue, Seychelles
La Guaira, Venezuela
Labadie Shores, Haiti
Laccadive Islands, India
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Lamu, Kenya
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Larantuka, Indonesia
Lautoka, Fiji
Lome, Togo
Low Island QLD, Australia
Lyngseidet, Norway
Mahajanga, Madagascar
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Malacca, Malaysia
Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Manfredonia, Italy
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mariefred, Sweden
Marmaris, Turkey
Marstrand, Sweden
Mas a Tierra/Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Massawa, Eritrea
Mazatlan, Mexico
Molokai, Hawaii
Molyvos, Greece
Montserrat, British Overseas Territories
Moroni, Comoros
Motril, Spain
Mtwara, Tanzania
Muara, Brunei
Nagoya, Japan
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Nessebar, Bulgaria
Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis
Norheimsund, Norway
Nosy Komba, Madagascar
Noumea, New Caledonia
Ofotfjord, Norway
Olbia, Sardinia
Opatija, Croatia
Orpheus Island QLD, Australia
Oye, Norway
Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Palopo, Indonesia
Patras, Greece
Pekalongan, Indonesia
Pohnpei/Ponape, Micronesia
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Porquerolles, France
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Arthur TAS, Australia
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Denarau, Fiji
Port Douglas QLD, Australia
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Port Sudan, Sudan
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Portland, Maine
Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Portofino, Italy
Portoroz, Slovenia
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
Praslin, Seychelles
Prickly Pear Cays, Anguilla
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Pulau Bawean, Indonesia
Pulau Naira, Indonesia
Pulau Nias, Indonesia
Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
Pulau Pelangi, Indonesia
Pulau Penuba, Indonesia
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Puri, India
Qingdao/Tsingtao, China
Qinhuangdao, China
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rijeka, Croatia
Ringaskiddy, Ireland
Rockland, Maine
Rugen Island, Germany
Saipan, Mariana Islands
Sakaiminato, Japan
Salaverry, Peru
Samana, Dominican Republic
Sanary-Sur-Mer, France
Santa Marta, Colombia
Santana, Brazil
Santo Antonio, Portugal
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
Sanya, China
Seogwipo, South Korea
Sepa Island, Indonesia
Sevastopol, Crimea
Seven Spirit Bay NT, Australia
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Sibenik, Croatia
Sibolga, Indonesia
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Skagen, Denmark
Skarsvag, Norway
Skiathos, Greece
Skjolden, Norway
Skopelos, Greece
Skyros, Greece
Sokhna, Egypt
Sopot, Poland
St Malo, France
St Pierre, Newfoundland
St Raphael, France
Surabaya, Indonesia
Suva, Fiji
Symi, Greece
Syracuse, Sicily
Takoradi, Ghana
Talcahuano, Chile
Tamatave/Toamasina, Madagascar
Tarragona, Spain
Thessalonika, Greece
Thiruvananthapuram, India
Tianjin, China
Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territories
Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia
Tuticorin, India
Varna, Bulgaria
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Vitoria, Brazil
Vung Tau, Vietnam
Waingapu, Indonesia
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wrangell, Alaska
Xingang, China
Yantai, China
Yatsushiro, Japan
Ytterdal/Eidsdal, Norway
Zamboanga, Philippines

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Bluemarble - thank you. It is very helpful to have the updated list. I think the photo I submitted of Mormugao should allow Goa to be removed however. According to the Cunard itinerary for my 2019 voyage, Mormugao is the listed port for Goa. I have one more "unseen port" in my  photo archives which I will submit later today. We will then be down to just one short of 500. Thank you again.

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12 minutes ago, Starboardhome said:

I think the photo I submitted of Mormugao should allow Goa to be removed however. According to the Cunard itinerary for my 2019 voyage, Mormugao is the listed port for Goa.

Hi Starboardhome, While Mormugao is certainly the port used by the current fleet we discussed this a while back:

On 5/5/2021 at 4:56 PM, Colin_Cameron said:

Goa: I've found calls by Sea Goddess I on 25th Apr '97 and SGII on 20th Apr and 6th Nov '98, and 5th Mar '99 but there's no further information than 'Goa'. There are photos on the web of boats that look bigger than the Goddesses on the Mandovi River so it looks possible.

so I think it was decided at that point to leave them both on the list.

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29 minutes ago, Colin_Cameron said:

Somehow I'd missed this port on the list.

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Oh, good. A port I can identify today to get back in the groove.

 

I think this one is Skjolden, Norway.

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40 minutes ago, Starboardhome said:

Thanks for the clarification Colin_Cameron. Apologies for the confusion. 

No problem. The only confusion is not knowing if the Sea Goddesses went into the city or not, although they do seem capable.

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Just now, Colin_Cameron said:

And the ship?😁

 

I figured you might ask that. 😉 That could be a challenge given how small the image of ship is in that photo. I'll start working on that a bit later today.

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47 minutes ago, Colin_Cameron said:

And the ship?😁

Looks like one of Fred Olsen's ships - either Black Watch or Boudicca (formerly Royal Viking Star/Sky)?

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3 hours ago, Palmeat said:

Looks like one of Fred Olsen's ships - either Black Watch or Boudicca (formerly Royal Viking Star/Sky)?

Boudicca it is. I can’t tell them apart either and certainly not at that resolution.

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As we approach the milestone of 500 ports, here's a public domain contribution from another road trip.  I think this is the last port on our list that I have visited on a driving adventure.  A hint if needed is that this port has been the site of many tragedies, most long ago but one comparatively recent.

 

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53 minutes ago, Host Hattie said:

That's Port Arthur, Tasmania.

 

Correct! 

 

That makes 499 ports.  Where will be number 500?

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