"DELPHIN"

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The "Delphin" is a modern cruise vessel operated by Dolphin Maritime Ltd , based in Istanbul, Turkey. She was originally built at Wartsila in Turku, Finland and entered service on January 15th, 1975.  She was originally the "Belorussiya" and then the "Kazakhstan" between 1993 and 1996. She carries 640 passengers and has 250 crew.

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DELPHIN 1      2000 (January 15th)  envelope posted at Ushuaia, Argentina.       US$4

Note: the above cover also bears at left a Pictorial Ushuaia Post Office cachet at left proclaiming Ushuaia to be the Southern Most City in the world.

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DELPHIN 2      2000 (January 15th)  envelope posted paquebot at Ushuaia, Argentina.     US$5

Note: this cover differs to the previous one in that it is franked with Falkland Islands stamps. It had departed from Port Stanley in the Falklands two days previously on the 13th of January 2000.

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DELPHIN 3      2000 (February 28th)  envelope cacheted and posted at Lyttelton.     US$3

The picture at right shows the "Delphin" berthed at Lyttelton on 27th Febraury, 2000.

The vessel was in the course of a 176 day world cruise started on the 14th December 1999 and finishing on the 6th June 2000. Shevisited South American ports and then crossed the South Pacific to tour New Zealand and then Australia.

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DELPHIN 4      2000 (February 28th)  postcard posted at Lyttelton with Dolphin stamp.   US$3

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DELPHIN 5      2003 (March 7th)  postcard posted at Lyttelton with Dolphin stamp.   US$3


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