|Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 17):|
Goldenshield: You're thinking of the cruise terminal in San Pedro. I used to go there from time to time as I wanted to see exactly how a 900 foot ship maneuvered itself out of that straight in spot with a narrow channel behind it packed with huge cargo ships. Unfortunately, the last time I went i was chased off by the Port police. They decided that me standing in the parking lot watching the ship getting ready to depart was suspicious. The Long Beach terminal Carnival uses was actually created from the dome that used to house the Spruce Goose. It basically sits broadside to the stern of the Queen Mary. I'll post some pics later.
Earlier this year, when I visited Los Angeles, I went by San Pedro and Long Beach harbor, and one of Carnival's 88K toners ( I believe the Spirit) was moored at the old Los Angeles cruise terminal.
When I got to the RMS
Queen Mary, I saw that the Carnival Splendor was moored there.
You right about that channel being narrow, because when the QM2 visit there, she had to back up into the channel, because she was too tall to fit under the Vincent Thomas bridge and to long to maneuver in front of it. It was worst than an A380 taxing at LAX
, but I still love my old home town.
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 7):|
(The port of Norfolk, VA has a couple escalators that go straight down to customs, and are situated straight in front of you when you get off the shipway. I'm unsure about other terminals.)
When it get used! Cruise ships only visit Norfolk VA certain times of the year, but when they visit, they add a lot to Down town skyline.