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Offline June Ingram

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #165 on: Nov 29, 2013, 02:56 PM »
Oh my goodness ! ...
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #166 on: Nov 29, 2013, 05:34 PM »
One saving grace - it says this monstosity is too big to ever enter port anywhere ( wonder how they're going to build it, then.. ) so at least it'll be out of sight!

I did wonder what they plan to do at dry docking time??

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #167 on: Nov 29, 2013, 06:01 PM »
Can you imagine what that would be like in 'a bit of a blow' and being unable to find a safe harbour?

I think I'll pass thank you!
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #168 on: Nov 29, 2013, 08:29 PM »
Relating to my previous posting, that particular monstrosity has just assaulted my eyes in the newspaper today!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10482144/Floating-city-Plan-for-40000-people-to-live-on-the-high-seas.html

Interesting, though, that what is effectively a mile long aircraft carrier built by the private sector carries the same price tag as the two much smaller public sector carriers being built at the moment....!!

One saving grace - it says this monstosity is too big to ever enter port anywhere ( wonder how they're going to build it, then.. ) so at least it'll be out of sight!

My goodness, this so-called Freedom Ship looks just as attractive as a prison!

A floating Alcatraz...?

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #169 on: Nov 29, 2013, 08:38 PM »
Relating to my previous posting, that particular monstrosity has just assaulted my eyes in the newspaper today!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10482144/Floating-city-Plan-for-40000-people-to-live-on-the-high-seas.html

Interesting, though, that what is effectively a mile long aircraft carrier built by the private sector carries the same price tag as the two much smaller public sector carriers being built at the moment....!!

One saving grace - it says this monstosity is too big to ever enter port anywhere ( wonder how they're going to build it, then.. ) so at least it'll be out of sight!

They've just dusted this concept off to give it another spin - it was in the news a couple of years ago (given how time flies, it may even have been longer ago). I reckon there'll be a lot of water under the bridge before this ship gets off the ground!

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #170 on: Jan 20, 2014, 03:33 PM »
Has anyone here seen this one yet?

Norwegian Getaway: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/fullscreen.php?lid=1955475

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #171 on: Jan 20, 2014, 04:31 PM »
Has anyone here seen this one yet?

Norwegian Getaway: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/fullscreen.php?lid=1955475

Is there a the ship on this picture? I can only see two boats... ;)

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #172 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:16 PM »
I see a large painted whale  ;D and two motor boats......
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #173 on: Jan 22, 2014, 11:00 PM »
*tuts*

They really should learn not to build all these flats in flood plains these days...
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #174 on: Jan 23, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Hi Peter - I agree.  Also, I need to take back my comment about a painted whale.  I rather like whales and I am afraid I have gravely insulted them by likening the "painted thing" to a whale.  It is beyond me how anyone can see any beauty in flood plain flats !  June
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #175 on: Jan 31, 2014, 06:52 AM »
At least they have painted her colourfully to distinguish her from the buildings behind. She has some nice bits but the whole does look like a block of flats. I think it's the balconies that American cruisers seem to like.
I have recently cruised in the OOSTERDAM and had a cabin with no balcony. I laughed when the Americans complained they could not use their balconies because it was too cold (south Tasman Sea in early November).

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #176 on: Jan 31, 2014, 10:10 AM »
*tuts*

They really should learn not to build all these flats in flood plains these days...
Actually this could solve a huge housing problem on the Somerset Levels?

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #177 on: Jan 31, 2014, 02:22 PM »
Very good idea ! ;D
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #178 on: Jan 31, 2014, 03:03 PM »
The headlines yesterday were that the Army had been called in to help in Somerset; wouldn't the Navy have been more appropriate...?
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #179 on: Feb 01, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Has anyone here seen this one yet?

Norwegian Getaway: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/fullscreen.php?lid=1955475

And Cunard thought the pebble gray was difficult to maintain!