Ex NCL ship Norwegian Dream (1992). Purposely refitted in dry dock to sail Baltic Cruises from Dover through Kiel Canal. Both funnel and forward mast were hinged and could be lowered to pass under the Bridge in the Kiel Canal.
The Kiel Canal, artificial waterway in north-western Germany, linking the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
The canal extends in a north-eastern direction across the state of Schleswig-Holstein from Brunsbüttelkoog, near the mouth of the Elbe River, to Kiel, on the Baltic. The canal is very level, and has locks only at its ends to accommodate North and Baltic sea tides.
Constructed between 1887 and 1895 and subsequently enlarged, the canal is about 97 km (60 mi) long, 102 m (335 ft) wide, and 11 m (36 ft) deep. The canal shortened the distance between the North and Baltic seas by about 322 km (200 mi) and eliminated...