Page Improvements

I’m improved the layout of the main ShipWatcher page to give it a more “modern” look and feel.

The functionality is the same, except that a few of the links are now along the top, and the right-hand side-bar is less cluttered.

Please let me know what you think!

Server Update

I’ve changed the server that ShipWatcher.com is hosted on.

Hopefully you won’t notice any difference, although there are occasional unavoidable increases in response time.

If you encounter any major issues, please let me know.

Pacific Sun – Final Voyage

Cruise Ship Pacific Sun recently finished her time in Australia with P&O and sailed to Singapore to join a Chinese company conducting cruises out of China.

Here’s a video of her final voyage as “Pacific Sun” arriving in Brisbane then sailing up the Queensland coast, through Torres Straight to Singapore.

Some great ShipWatcher captures

While cleaning up the ShipWatcher database I found some great looking photos and thought you might enjoy them.

Thanks to everyone who clicked on the “take photo” button on the ShipWatcher main page to capture these pictures!

VQE2 – Bug Fixed

VQE2.com displays a virtual webcam of Queen Elizabeth 2, showing images from the webcam of the classic ocean liner from her sailing days up till November 2008.

Unfortunately we had a bug where the website was accidentally showing images from the webcam of Cunards newest ship, Queen Elizabeth. The confusion occurred because both ships share the same Call Sign.

I’ve fixed the bug, so VQE2 should be working perfectly now.

If you’ve never checked it out before, why not take a trip down memory lane and see what QE2 was doing a few years ago!

New Ship – Queen Elizabeth

MS Queen Elizabeth

MS Queen Elizabeth

Cunard has a new ship: Queen Elizabeth.

I’ve added her webcam to ShipWatcher. Click this link to add her to your favorites.

New Ship – Azura

AzuraP&O has a new ship: Azura.

I’ve added her webcam to ShipWatcher. Click this link to add her to your favorites.

New Webams for RCI

I’ve added new webcams for two of Royal Caribbean’s ships: Oasis of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas.

If you’d like to add these ships, just click on “Preferences”, scroll to the bottom of the page, and tick the RCI ships that you want to look at, or click this link to add them to your existing ships.

I don’t think the RCI webcams are very exciting. They just show internal views of the ship, and no view of the sea or the horizon is visible at all. But you might enjoy watching some of the people walking around on the deck, waving at the camera. They’re probably thinking to themselves how lucky they are to be on a cruise ship while we’re at home just watching them.

I hope you enjoy it!

Pacific Dawn in Fjordland

Here’s a timelapse video of Pacific Dawn as she cruised through Fjordland in New Zealand this morning.

Pacific Jewel

I was at a restaurant in Sydney yesterday and just happened to see Pacific Jewel leaving port on her maiden voyage for P&O Australia . Here’s a few photos I took with my mobile phone. It was a gloomy day, and I’m sure everyone on board was glad to be heading north into sunnier weather.

But any time of year, Milson’s point is a pretty place with some spectacular views – especially if you love ships!

Incidentally, you can now see Pacific Jewel’s webcam on Shipwatcher at:
http://shipwatcher.com/default.aspx?Webcams=106

Pacific Jewel, (formerly known as Crown Princess, A’Rosa Blu, AIDAblu, Ocean Village Two).
Built in 1990.
Tonnage 69,845 GRT
Length 245m
Beam 32.5m
Draught 7.9m
Capacity 1990 passengers
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