Usually when one thinks of an aerial of a cruise ship underway, this isn’t the usual vantage point.
Working in the U.S Virgins Islands awhile back, I had the opportunity to capture a Costa Cruise ship entering the harbor. I had arranged with the ship captain the day before, so as not to alarm him. The ship was on schedule and would not pause for pictures. An experienced helicopter pilot is very helpful and one that is also somewhat adventurous and up for something a little more creative can be a lot of fun.
I had a young art director along for the ride, her first in a helicopter. As I recall, all she did was scream into the headset as the chopper dropped down in front of the moving ship and then crabbed backward holding position in front of the forward moving bow. This image was made with a wide angle lens to give some technical info. Needless to say, we were close.
A very memorable assignment, one among many.