Not a good day for the Costa Classica visiting Guernsey. Arriving off the pilot station early this morning the continuing high winds made the transfer of guests by tender not a feasible option. After going up to the anchorage to see if conditions eased, which they didn't, she set course for Dunkirk in northern France.
The Costa Classica with its twin funnels is a unforgettable shape. She entered service in 1992 and brought Costa into the "cruising world" and is now one of 14 ships operated by the company, which is part of the Carnival Corporation. The strong swell from the west shows in the spray off the bow of the Costa Classica as she rounds St Martins Point.