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DickyD

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No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:25:06 PM »

'Celebrity Solstice' the largest ever passenger ship, dwarfs all that stands next to it, making the thousands of spectators which came to see it's launch look little more than ants as they waved the graceful ship out of the port.

The 315m-long ship is so wide it barely squeezed out of the Papenberg watergates, but ably helped by two tug-boats it escaped onto the North sea, where it will head to Denmark.
She is one of five Solstice ships launching between now and 2012, and can carry nearly 3,000 passengers.

And, after thousands of years, landlubbers might be able to escape their phobia of the sea... This cruiser is the first one to boast an authentic grass lawn on its top deck.

(Daily Mail)
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 09:26:04 PM »

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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 09:28:56 PM »

The way things are going, nobody will be able to afford to travel on her. If I were in the cruise industry I'd be more than a little worried just now....
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 11:37:37 PM »

*sigh*

Another poorly designed cruise ship, just like an awfull looking 60's office block...

*sigh*...

Nice shots of the Tugs...  O0
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 12:41:06 AM »

The way things are going, nobody will be able to afford to travel on her. If I were in the cruise industry I'd be more than a little worried just now....


Well you're a little ray of sunshine tonight!! ::)
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 08:59:37 AM »

Does anyone know the theme tune to the Poseidon Adventure  ?   ::)
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 09:10:31 AM »

Just another motorised tourist barge with its stabilisers working overtime....... as it goes to lay-up?  :(

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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 09:23:27 AM »

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Well you're a little ray of sunshine tonight!!

Sorry about that Bunkerbarge! It's just that I keep reading about the endless list of huge new ships coming into service or on order and you have to wonder how they are going to fill them irrespective of the recession we all seem to be falling into. Cruising does seem to have got into its own little "bubble". In my weekend paper, one of the major lines was offering a 78% discount on brochure prices on certain cruises - sign of the times?
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Re: No Credit Crunch in The Cruise Industry
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 09:23:58 AM »

I wouldnt go on that if they paid me - blackpool on the water - she looks topheavy as well.

Plug ugly to boot!

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