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Offline Twynkle

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #195 on: Oct 08, 2014, 10:35 PM »
Ah Ha! Guess What!
There is an poor benighted Extremely Ugly ship that is about to take on passengers and it looks as if the designers may have got their Big Idea for their Mighty Huge ship from an idea previously explored at some stage during TheQE2Story.com World Cruise 2009 
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/quantumoftheseas/meet-the-ship/
In a class of her own, QOTS has Dodgems!

(For the passengers who might have misbehaved, there's a London Eye type of Glass Goldfish Bowl, aka The Brig; and on days when the seas are doing what they do best, might these glass Bowls be deemed fit for Weddings?)

http://maritimematters.com/2013/04/royal-caribbean-reveals-unique-new-features-of-quantum-of-the-seas/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2783442/Quantum-Seas-undergoes-final-touches-maiden-voyage-New-York.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum-class_cruise_ship
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=705
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #196 on: Oct 08, 2014, 11:38 PM »
At a time when much of shipbuilding is moving out of Europe and (mostly) into Asia, it is a pleasure to see that Meyer Werft is continuing to produce cruise ships, to a high quality standard and profitably.

Whether or not we would like to sail on Quantum of the Seas, it is good to remember that building this ship and her successors guarantees hundreds of jobs in Europe now and for another couple of years at least -- something that makes Meyer Werft stand out in this day and age and makes for a rare good news story in European shipbuilding.

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #197 on: Oct 09, 2014, 08:05 AM »
At a time when much of shipbuilding is moving out of Europe and (mostly) into Asia, it is a pleasure to see that Meyer Werft is continuing to produce cruise ships, to a high quality standard and profitably.

Whether or not we would like to sail on Quantum of the Seas, it is good to remember that building this ship and her successors guarantees hundreds of jobs in Europe now and for another couple of years at least -- something that makes Meyer Werft stand out in this day and age and makes for a rare good news story in European shipbuilding.

Agreed Isabelle - Meyer Werft, Fincantieri and STX (Chantiers de l'Atlantique) all continue to produce excellent vessels. I was working on Celebrity's most recent newbuild Reflection just after she went into service and the quality was very apparent - not just in the spaces the passengers see but behind the scenes as well.

They may not look very nice but I'd be quite happy if the UK was churning them out!!

Gav

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #198 on: Oct 09, 2014, 02:23 PM »
Agreed, that despite the fact that these ships are too large and not very attractive, ships are still being built and good to know that they are of good quality construction.  It indicates the ship building trade is alive and well.  Agreed too, that it is too bad that there is none going on in the UK nor the US. 

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Offline cameroa

Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #200 on: Jun 24, 2015, 07:48 AM »
Ovation of the Seas in 2016 - sorry but just as ugly as the other floating office blocks crammed full of people.


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« Reply #202 on: Jun 24, 2015, 11:58 AM »
Royal Caribbean's third Quantum class ship 'Ovation of the Seas' debuts 2016 for China in 2017.

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #203 on: Jun 24, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Dis-harmony !

Thanks for the link, Rosie !

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #204 on: Jun 24, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Royal Caribbean's third Quantum class ship 'Ovation of the Seas' debuts 2016 for China in 2017.

So I see this one is equipped with a tree trimmer also.  I suppose they can make a little money on the side by trimming back the foliage while in some ports !!   ;D
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« Reply #205 on: Jun 24, 2015, 01:57 PM »
Or high rise window cleaning ;D

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #206 on: Jun 24, 2015, 02:10 PM »
That is even better as there are more high rises for window cleaning than trees to trim.

How about this.  She pulls up next to another cruise ship and cleans all the balcony windows !
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« Reply #207 on: Jun 24, 2015, 02:34 PM »
OR.....the Quantum sisters could go alongside and paint those really hard to reach areas😆

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #208 on: Jun 24, 2015, 02:38 PM »
Very good !!   :)
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« Reply #209 on: Jun 24, 2015, 02:41 PM »
I must stop there otherwise it might get silly!!! 😂