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Blue Line Cruises

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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of Blue Line Cruises, who operate from Poole using the Solent Scene. Blue Line Cruises - Page 2 illustrates a cruise taken on Solent Scene in April 2006. For details of cruises contact the company directly at: www.bluelinecruises.co.uk
 
Blue Line Cruises was formed by Kevin Walters in May 1998 when he acquired the Solent Scene from Blue Funnel Cruises, along with their Poole operations. In 2009 Blue Line Cruises bought the Torbay Belle and she was renamed Jurassic Scene. She became the largest excursion vessel based in Poole until sold for use in Reykjavik, Iceland as the Gullfoss in winter 2014/15. Blue Line Cruises became City Cruises Poole in 2015.

Website:- www.citycruisespoole.com
Telephone:- 020 77 400 400


Ships on this Page:-
Jurassic Scene (Blue Line Cruises: 2009-2014)
Solent Scene (Blue Line Cruises: 1999-2014)
 
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other names
 Built
 Solent Scene  
 1974








Solent Scene

131 gross tons - 90 ft long - 249 passengers - 10 knots

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Solent Scene was the first purpose-built excursion boat built for Blue Funnel Cruises, and was completed by Bideford Shipbuilders in 1974. She was followed by a sister from the same yard, the Island Scene of 1978. M.J.Rayment later acquired a 50% interest in the Solent Scene and began operating her as Wight Line Cruises, later Solent and Wight Line Cruises, whilst retaining the same Blue Funnel fleet colours. Solent Scene passed to Blue Line Cruises in 1998, and continues services from Poole in 2006. Solent Scene was the largest excursion vessel base at Poole until surpassed by her new fleet mate Jurassic Scene.



Solent Scene in Blue Line Cruises service, 12th March 2006.
Photo: © Blue Line Cruises



Solent Scene in Blue Line Cruises service, 12th March 2006.
Photo: © Blue Line Cruises



Solent Scene in Blue Line Cruises service, 12th March 2006.
Photo: © Blue Line Cruises



Solent Scene in Blue Line Cruises service, 12th March 2006.
Photo: © Blue Line Cruises




Solent Scene in 2006

Solent Scene in Blue Line Cruises service, 12th March 2006.
Photo: © Blue Line Cruises



Solent Scene at Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene at Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene at Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene leaving Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene leaving Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene leaving Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene leaving Poole Quay, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene arriving at Poole Quay, 31st May 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene at Poole Quay
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st June 2006



Solent Scene upper deck, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene upper deck
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st June 2006



Solent Scene upper saloon, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene upper saloon, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene lower saloon, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene lower saloon, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene aft deck, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene aft deck, 22nd April 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle



Solent Scene builder's Plate, 1st June 2006.
Photo: © Ian Boyle




Solent Scene in 2010

Solent Scene in Poole Harbour
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Solent Scene in Poole Harbour
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Solent Scene in Poole Harbour
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Solent Scene in Poole Harbour
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 4th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Solent Scene passing the the haven Hotel at Sandbanks
Photo:Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Solent Scene passing the the haven Hotel at Sandbanks
Photo: Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010
SOLENT SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo: �Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Jurassic Scene

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Torbay Belle was built as the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Lochmor in 1979. She was sold to Brixham Belle Cruises (Carol & Peter Scott) who renamed her Torbay Belle. Torbay Belle was bought by Blue Line Cruises at Poole in 2009, where she will be renamed Jurassic Scene. She became the largest excursion vessel based in Poole, previously the Solent Scene, until sold for use on whale-watching trips in Reykjavik, Iceland in winter 2014/15.


Jurassic Scene in 2009

Torbay Belle at Poole before renaming as Jurassic Scene and still showing the CPS livery
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 11th July 2009







Jurassic Scene in 2010

Jurassic Scene at Poole Quay
Photo: Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010
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Jurassic Scene main saloon
Photo: Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010
JURASSIC SCENE - Blue Line Cruises - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 5th August 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk







Jurassic Scene as Gullfoss in 2015

Gullfoss at Reykjavik
Photo: Ian Boyle, 18th July 2015
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Blue Line Cruises Brochure
 
2006 brochure for Blue Line Cruises.
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