The Arcadia and MOL Gratitiude off Teignmouth Point
The cruise ship Arcadia and the container ship MOL Gratitude moored off Teignmouth Point
Photographer: David Caunter
Mounted photographic print
Dimensions including mounts: 36cm x 28cm
Photo size 11.5ins x 8ins
MS Arcadia is a cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Marghera, Italy. At over 84,000 gross tonnage, Arcadia is the fourth largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises
MOL Gratitude is a Container ship registered and sailing under the flag of Hong Kong. Her gross tonnage is 59307 and deadweight is 70590. MOL Gratitude was built in 2012. MOL Gratitude's length overall is 275.07m, beam is 40.04 m.
Several cruise ships and ocean liners were with us in Lyme Bay during the pandemic in 2020/21 when they sheltered in the bay unable to sail the seas with passengers. These outstanding photographs taken by David Caunter conjure up many emotions, the ships looked majestic and were wonderful to look at; however, there was a sadness that they could not cruise around the world at this time.