Not quite sure about the exact spot, but this is Saint-Petersburg's cruise terminal. The rocket on the left is the brand-new Gazprom tower. The AIDAmar is leaving the terminal and the 2 ships in the BG are the Viking Sun and the Viking Sky. AIDA can accommodate ±3.900 passengers and the Viking each 930. Picture taken from the 12th deck aft of MSC Orchestra.
You really got excellent detail in the sky and a wide view of the harbor. I travelled to this port on a Russian Ferry from Stockholm to Tallinin, St Petersberg and Helsinki. Since I have little memory of the harbor it's nice to see the tidy detail you framed here. It was on that long meander I took after Larry died while I was waiting for Paulo's adventure to start. It was a really well-worth waiting -for adventure!
I expect your trip was better than mine in spite of your ship's size. The Russian Ferry was pretty lonesome since I was practically the only English speaking person on board. St Petersberg had been my goal and I booked a tour not wanting to get lost and left behind to overstay my non-visa limit. Sadly while the tour picked us up from the ship; the guide dropped us off in an unknown location and told us to catch a bus from St Peter's Square back to the ship! That was my only solo trip! Hope I haven't told you this sad tale before! GLV, Pat
plimrn (2018/07/07 19:29:24): I though the terminal must be new, but then that was a rather foggy time for me, thanksmortijo (2018/07/05 07:42:47): No Pat, this is a first. It was also our first visit to Russia. The cruise terminal is rather far from the city-centre and looks rather new. The surroundings were rather desolate and there was a lot of building going on. The new football stadion was also situated there.
Looks like a very nice boat for a cruise not too big with to many people. I do like the convenience of traveling with the ship.
Excellent photo with nice detail, especially on the pano, and I like the CI withe wide open space and the light reflecting on the water. The cloudy sky adds some melancholic mood to the atmosphere. I hope you had a wonderful journey.