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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

I was on Oceania Insignia in January/February 2008 at Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands and Chile. It was great apart from a few terrible waves and the ship rocked terribly.

I understand that all ships have stablizers. But will a big ship rock less than a small one? I mean will a big ship be more stable than a small/smaller one.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

Well, think of it like this... Will you be more stable on a large cruiseliner, or a small fisherman's pleasurecraft?

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3768 times:



Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
But will a big ship rock less than a small one? I mean will a big ship be more stable than a small/smaller one.

I'm no expert but... those waves which hit your cruise ship... imagine them hittin something smaller?  Wink

There's your answer. Bigger isn't always better, but in this case, I'd say it is! Big grin



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

I thought a stablizer play a more important role. How does it work?

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

You have two of the same thread running . . .

I'll post same info in both because eventually one will disappear . . .




http://www.passengershipsociety.com/cruiselinks.htm

Here is an excellent website for info on Cruise Ships . . .

I have found I prefer the mid-size or small ships. I've been cruising since I was 5 years old . . . Matson Lines Mariposa, Canadian National Princess Patricia (the original Princess Cruise),

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
I was on Oceania Insignia at Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Chile earlier and the ship rocked quite a lot a few times.

An EXCELLENT choice . . . Insignia and her sisters - both with Oceania and Princess (Tahitian and Pacific Princess) - were from the former Renaissance Cruise Line. I used Renaissance before 9/11 (the casue fo their demise) for a couple of Med cruises. I enjoyed them because a) NO - I say it again - NO kids under 18 allowed and b) no real dress code c) nearly a 1:1 pax/crew ratio.

As for rough weather, well - entering the Med from the Atlantic thru the straits has always been a bit of a ride. No different on the R Class ships (Oceania) than on the Princess ship I was on. We got a fair bouncing.

Now, have a look at the photos of the QE2 and the QV on the link below (you'll need to scroll down about 2/3rds of the page). Tell me, does it appear size really mattered:

http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnewspics.html


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Sorry for the double posting since the first post didn't appear at the first place and i thought it was lost.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I have found I prefer the mid-size or small ships. I've been cruising since I was 5 years old . . . Matson Lines Mariposa, Canadian National Princess Patricia (the original Princess Cruise),

Exactly. I cruise a lot too. Mid size ships are the best since they have quite a lot of facilities and yet very exclusive. Large cruise ships make you feel as if you are in a large shopping mall.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Now, have a look at the photos of the QE2 and the QV on the link below (you'll need to scroll down about 2/3rds of the page). Tell me, does it appear size really mattered:

http://www.maritimematters.com/shipn....html

Correct me if I am wrong but it SEEMS that QV is a bit more stable. Does it make any difference?


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

It ain't the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean.



But yeah, in all reality, you would probably be more comfortable in a large boat than a small one.


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3717 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
Mid size ships are the best since they have quite a lot of facilities and yet very exclusive.

Couldn't agree more. My daughter and I took a cruise around Greece, with our final stops being Dubrovnik and Venice. We sailed with MSC Cruises, on board the Armonia....FABULOUS!! Great food, excellent service, cabin was spacious and comfortable....and it was reasonable too!



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3708 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
Exactly. I cruise a lot too. Mid size ships are the best since they have quite a lot of facilities and yet very exclusive.

 checkmark  If you want to try something really special, try a Star Clipper or a Windstar..  champagne 


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

So it's more stable in a large ship than a small one even in a large wave. Cool!

Quoting AirCop (Reply 8):
If you want to try something really special, try a Star Clipper or a Windstar

Will do.

But I like QM2 a lot


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