ON BOARD ANTHI MARINA
1: Car decks, Side Promenades, International Food Court
Above: Anthi Marina's big secret! Having been built specifically to operate to ports with twin-level loading facilities for her two huge car decks, the ship faced a problem in Greece where such facilities do not exist. After some ill-informed speculation suggested the inaccessible upper car deck had been converted to new passenger cabins, the reality was rather more practical - GA Ferries simply installed this large ramp at the aft end of the main car deck enabling upward access. The two car decks are otherwise unchanged.
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Above: The International Food Court. In every way unchanged from the ship's final P&O days, this is the view on the port side, looking forward. The area is still referred to using the P&O Stena brand name.
LINK: Pride of Kent 1994 deckplan (post-stretching)
Above: Despite these pictures being taken on a busy crossing, it seems most passengers continued to be oblivious to the existence of the ship's extensive low-level side promenades. This view is looking forward on the port side.
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Above: The International Food Court from the forward end, port side, looking aft. The food servery is to the left hand side of this picture.
Above: The International Food Court looking forward, showing the servery on the right.
Above: International Food Court - the food servery area.
Above: A P&O menu sign at the entrance to the International Food Court, with a homemade amendment.
Which company does this reflect worse on: GA Ferries for leaving the sign there despite it clearly being out of place? Or P&O for their pennypinching ways?
Presumably a memo came down from the latter's Channel House HQ in Dover instructing all catering staff that passengers were being given too many sausages and were literally eating away the company's profits. It perhaps says a lot about P&O that not only was this rationing introduced, but the company were equally too miserable to fork out for a decent sign to cover up their miserliness.
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Above & below: At either end of the promenade decks are the crew mooring areas with rope bins and associated machinery. Here can be seen some rusting equipment on board the Anthi Marina in mid-2005. Images courtesy Nikos Thrylos
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