Life on the Ocean Waves
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Artemis Braemar Arcadia Transatlantic Voyages
Nautical miles sailed to date
Clicking on the small maps below will open a full-size map (1024 x 768) in its own window, on which I have drawn the route each ship took. For clarity, I have listed the ports of call on each voyage separately, along with their geographical co-ordinates (latitude and longitude.)
Voyage from Southampton to Buenos Aires
Ship:  M/S Arcadia,  5 - 23 January 2013 Southampton:  50º 54' N, 1º 24' W Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 28º 27' N, 16º 15' W Cross the Tropic of Cancer at 23º 27’ N Cross the Equator at 00º 00’ N/S Recife, Brazil:  8º 00' S, 34º 56' W Salvador, Brazil:  12º 58' S, 38º 32' W Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:  22º 52' S, 43º 14' W Cross the Tropic of Capricorn at 23º 27’ S Montevideo, Uruguay:  34º 52' S, 56º 12' W Buenos Aires, Argentina:  34º 35' S, 58º 27' W
World showing axial tilt and major lines of latitude
This voyage was so long that I have had to show the whole world to fit on all the ports of call and show the major lines of latitude we crossed.
This diagram, showing the tilt of the earth from the perpendicular, shows why the lines of latitude, such as the Tropics, are in the position that they are.
Small map showing the route of the QM2 maiden voyage
Ship:  Queen Mary 2, 12-26 January 2004 Southampton, England: 50º 54' N, 1º 24' W Funchal, Madeira: 32º 38' N, 16º 54' W Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 28º 27' N, 16º 15' W Las Palmas, Gran Canaria: 28º 06' N, 15º 25' W Cross the Tropic of Cancer at 23º 27’ N Bridgetown, Barbados: 13º 06' N, 59º 37' W Charlotte Amalié, St Thomas: 18º 20' N, 64º 56' W Fort Lauderdale, USA: 26º 07' N, 80º 08' W
Classic Translatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York
Ship:  Queen Elizabeth 2,  6-12 June 1997 Also on 10-17 Sept 2000 (via Amsterdam) A typical transatlantic voyage takes six days. Southampton, England: 50º 54' N, 1º 24' W New York, USA: 40º 48' N, 74º 05' W
Titanic Memorial Cruise route April 2012
Ship:  M/S Balmoral, 8-19 April 2012 Southampton, England: 50º 54' N, 1º 24' W Cobh, Ireland: 51º 51' N, 8º 17' W RMS Titanic wreck site: 41º 43' N, 49º 56' W Halifax, Nova Scotia:  44º 40' N, 63º 36' W New York, USA: 40º 48' N, 74º 05' W
RMS Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912
RMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912.
Ship:  M/S Braemar,  2 - 18 March 2017 Bridgetown, Barbados: 13º 06' N, 59º 37' W Castries, St. Lucia: 14º 00' N, 60º 60' W St. John's, Antigua: 17º 07' N, 61º 50' W Basseterre, St Kitts: 17º 18' N, 62º 43' W Cross the Tropic of Cancer at 23º 27’ N Ponta Delgada, Azores: 37º 44' N, 29º 36' W Cross the Greenwich Meridian at 50º 40’ N, 00º 00’ W/E Dover, England:  51º 8' N, 1º 17' E