Norwegian Ship In Helsingborg Harbor Not The Only ‘Star’ In Town Today

Majestic Maersk meets Norwegian Star. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle
Majestic Maersk meets Norwegian Star. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Noon. The U.S. national anthem chimes from church bells atop Helsingborg, Sweden’s iconic, red-brick City Hall. It is probably safe to assume that the gesture is in honor of the many U.S. citizens aboard Norwegian Star, anchored in the harbor on a beautiful sunny day that marks the end of the cruise season in this uber-charming Baltic Sea pearl.

Along with several hundred others, many armed with lengthy lenses mounted on imposing cameras, I am not here only for the Star. In precisely 27 minutes, sources inform me, one of the world’s largest container ships will pass, the Majestic Maersk.

The juxtaposition of the two vessels should be quite a spectacle. At least, that is what we are all hoping up here at Kärnan, a Medieval tower overlooking the city and sound.

I can see Majestic Maersk now, making her way along the Danish coast, visible from this Swedish city. 27 minutes and counting down. Stay tuned!

Read our Norwegian Star ship review.

UPDATED: Check out the photo slideshow.

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star anchored in Helsingborg, Sweden. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star anchored in Helsingborg, Sweden. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk meets Norwegian Star. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk meets Norwegian Star. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk

Majestic Maersk meets Norwegian Star. @ 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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