Watercolor on Fabriano paper. 46,4 × 68 cm. [FOR SALE]
In this painting we see the arrival of the Saga Rose in Antwerp, Belgium. The ship is making a-so-called Continental Christmas Markets cruise. The lamppost strengthens the atmosphere in this painting. The empty promenade tells it is still early in the morning. As the passengers embark the Antwerp Cruise Terminal, they can walk right into the historic city of Antwerp. Note the details of the old harbor sheds at the bottom left of the painting.
The Sagafjord and Vistafjord were fleetmates for Norwegian America Line and later for Cunard. During the years they stayed at the top of the luxury cruise experience.
Saga Rose and Saga Ruby were reunited when bought by Saga Cruise in the late 90’s. The ship stayed immense poplular during there whole career.
Most of the ships passing Vlissingen are on their way from /or to Antwerp, Belgium. The Westerschelde is a very busy river with 70.000 ship movements a year!
The Saga Rose (1965) is the former Sagafjord of the Norwegian America Line. The ship breathes sophistication and elegance: a typical classic cruise experience. After the ship was taken out of service in 2009, it was demolished several years later in China due to new stricter safety rules. In her career, the ship made no less than 44 world cruises, a record that has not yet been equaled to date.