Author Topic: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)  (Read 75237 times)

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Offline Malcolm

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #15 on: Jun 09, 2009, 06:38 AM »
It might even be making qV feel a bit better!

Less lonely perhaps! Although, as there are quite a lot of Vicky clones about, I doubt it ;D

Offline Bob C.

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #16 on: Jun 09, 2009, 06:46 AM »
Definitely not her best side and she doesn't have all her make-up on.  But QE looked good even during her run for life across the pond to New York during WWII.  Big difference: Pop culture vs the Classics.

What the heck is that balloon thing?!?!?!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #17 on: Jun 09, 2009, 01:26 PM »
What the heck is that balloon thing?!?!?!

Isn't it a hairdryer,  or a Mother Sputnik that's lost the way?

None of it looks dead cool - that's for sure!

Offline Kathy M.

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #18 on: Jun 09, 2009, 01:28 PM »
And there are so many unattractive ships out there!!  I check the live cams for the QM2 and QV several times a day and when they are in port near other ships, I always marvel at how boxlike some of the other ships are (usually they are bow to stern so you can really see them).  They look like they would tip over!  The QM2 is near one today in Norway!
Kathy

Offline hollihedge

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #19 on: Jun 10, 2009, 10:25 AM »
What an awful design!
Gill

Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #20 on: Jun 11, 2009, 12:03 AM »

Offline highlander0108

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #21 on: Jun 11, 2009, 12:29 AM »
I think there is something odd with that initial picture, maybe lense distortion or a little photoshopping.  The ship is actually quite wide, and while not my cup of tea, the ship profile is not bad if you look through the pics posted here.  I know it's all balconies stacked one on another, but I do find that the designers have done a decent job with the overall look, in stark contrast to the NCL Epic abomination.  At least the forward structure is set back from the bow and there is a sizable bow area.  I jsut have not desire to be on such a ship that turns inself inwards from the sea and creates the illusion of NOT being at sea.  If I want to go to Central Park, I'll take the train into NYC and see the real thing.  Another dubious design idea is the elevator bar. 

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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #22 on: Jun 11, 2009, 04:45 PM »
You know, I was confused for a moment by the zeppelin and thought we were looking at the aft of the EPIC (that wacky monster).  I was on a Abomonation of the Seas ship and from the outside she wasn't as ugly as my apprehension anticipated ... but onboard my only thought was "when was this tissue box going to pull over and let me off".  I hated every minute.  There was a shopping mall in the center as the "heart of the ship".

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #23 on: Jun 11, 2009, 09:37 PM »
I found the blimp the funniest thing.  Is that for use if you want to escape that ugly looking thing and float your way to Dubai?

Offline Twynkle

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #24 on: Jun 14, 2009, 11:20 PM »

http://malcolmoliver.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/first-image-of-pos-azura/

If this really is 'the future' - then doesn't it it become even more important for The QE2 to be preserved as she is - and alive?



Oh, sorry - forgot to mention, this is best viewed through frosted specs!

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Offline highlander0108

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #25 on: Jun 15, 2009, 01:59 AM »
Looks like the Azura is getting that rear spoiler or the shopping cart handle looking rear observation area.  The future sure is looking ugly....

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Offline Chris

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #26 on: Jun 15, 2009, 05:42 AM »
Nice little contrast of sterns:



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Offline Malcolm

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #27 on: Jun 15, 2009, 09:34 AM »
Dare I say "Balconies"? :o

Offline Waverley

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!!
« Reply #28 on: Jun 15, 2009, 09:09 PM »
Robert

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« Reply #29 on: Jun 15, 2009, 09:31 PM »
The Nightmare of The Seas in all her "glory".

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She does have a slight list though, so thats one thing (the only thing) she has in common with QE2!!
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