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Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:17 pm

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 147):
FWIW on Cruise Critic there's a sizable minority that seems to think that Royal will be firing Anthem's master, Captain Claus Andersen within the week.

From my experience with that Captain I believe that he's a pretty conservative guy - certainly not careless. You need to be an experienced, conservative Captain to be assigned to a ship at Royal Caribbean.

I watched him through the windows behind the bridge as we left Galveston. He appeared relaxed (with his feet up) as another officer had the con, but it was pretty clear that he was attentive and took training subordinate seriously.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 148):
I think there will be a review of his decision-making but remember, he only had the information that he had available to him. If RCI told him "go ahead, it will be fine" and the information that he had supported that recommendation, then I think they'd have trouble firing him.

i can see him having a high level of communications with the home office - and a lot of shared decision making taking place. He was the Captain, but the Home Office also carries a lot of responsibility for all ships at sea,

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 148):
That reassures me.

It might reassure you, but be sure to take a lot of BenGay or Vultarin for those curled toes.  Wow!
 
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:15 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 149):
I hope to go with Allure on the Western Caribbean itinerary soon.

Will be interesting to hear your comments on the entertainment when you get back I am hearing mixed reports.
 
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:41 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 148):

I think there will be a review of his decision-making but remember, he only had the information that he had available to him. If RCI told him "go ahead, it will be fine" and the information that he had supported that recommendation, then I think they'd have trouble firing him.

Based on what he's said in interviews and the like he was in constant communication with the operations office in Miami as well as the USCG once things got dicey. His decision making hardly occurred in a vacuum. There's an interview he did here with Abe Hughes, the Anthem's cruise director that should be mandatory watching - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo0SLwupq10

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 149):

I wasn't aware that Oasis will be moved. I was on a cruise in the Eastern Caribbean about a year ago with Oasis. Highly enjoyable cruise. I hope to go with Allure on the Western Caribbean itinerary soon.

Yes, she'll move to Port Canaveral when the newest Oasis class ship, Harmony of the Seas enters service. Harmony will be based out of Port Everglades year-round.
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:06 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 150):
It might reassure you, but be sure to take a lot of BenGay or Vultarin for those curled toes.

I doubt they'll be making that mistake again. But again, unless I see the wind speeds go over 165kn, I will be much less scared.
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Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:01 am

Right up your alley in the way of propulsion interest, Doc, it looks like Anthem had some issues with her port azipod on the way back home. The article and report say only the "left" unit was working but based on the picture of her wake it looks like starboard is operating and port isn't.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...ors-Royal-Caribbean-368534091.html

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Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:29 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 153):
But again, unless I see the wind speeds go over 165kn,

I think the risk of that happening has just diminished as there is gout willing to be some rewriting of policies & procedures for foul weather. That will result in more trips cancelled, but should reduce situations like RC encountered.
 
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Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:07 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 155):
I think the risk of that happening has just diminished as there is gout willing to be some rewriting of policies & procedures for foul weather. That will result in more trips cancelled, but should reduce situations like RC encountered.

It's already in place, cruise ships avoid big storms all the time, if in doubt, they run away, however, as I said above, Mother Nature is an evil B**ch, what may be a small squall can blow up into a major storm in minutes.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:58 pm

Have any of you ever taken a world cruise?

If so, what line, ship, itinerary, etc. did you choose? What were your impressions of your world cruise?

This is something I would like to do 10-20 years from now, when I turn 50 or 60; I am 40 now (almost 41). I would love to do it on Cunard Queen Mary 2, but I am flexible enough for alternative world cruise ships/itineraries.

How far in advance can you book one?

Could QM2 still be around in 10 or 20 years from now? Could world cruises still be around then?

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Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:39 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 154):
Right up your alley in the way of propulsion interest, Doc, it looks like Anthem had some issues with her port azipod on the way back home. The article and report say only the "left" unit was working but based on the picture of her wake it looks like starboard is operating and port isn't.

Is there any other information about this? She didn't have to be drydocked, so if anything went wrong it could be handled within the pod itself.
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:26 am

Just back from a 10 day cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. This was our 30th cruise, first time I ever saw a person get kicked off the cruise before the ship even set sail..A 67yr old male from Niagara Falls, Ontario showed up to the muster drill in his birthday suit. He got in a shouting match with the crew, and then with the Safety Officer and soon after he was seen being escorted off the ship. I guess this is one for the books.
 
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:54 am

Quoting 910A (Reply 159):
.A 67yr old male from Niagara Falls, Ontario showed up to the muster drill in his birthday suit.

Why is it never people who you want to see naked?
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:50 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 136):
It has sustained quite a bit of damage :

DAMPA/DAN M300 ceiling panels, that will take the maintenace crew all of 10 minutes to fix.
 
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:06 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 160):

Haha so true  

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Thomson was docked in Arrecife the other day so I went to the port to take a look. Not bad for an old ship.


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Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:19 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 157):
Have any of you ever taken a world cruise?

We have not, though once we both retire it's in the plans.

However, we had friends that took HAL on an around the world, they raved about it and on how HAL set up everything.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 157):

Could QM2 still be around in 10 or 20 years from now? Could world cruises still be around then?

Good question, I wouldn't put money on her still being around, i also wouldn't bet against it.
And yes, I would put money on world cruises still being around then.
 
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:24 pm

For those with access to UK TV ::


ITV documentary featuring Princess Cruises to air on Thursdays at 8:30pm.

A six-part documentary set on board a Princess Cruises ship has been scheduled to broadcast weekly on ITV starting from Thursday March 3 at 8:30pm. Entitled ‘The Cruise’, it will reveal what life is like for crew and guests on board the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess as she sails through northern Europe and Russia.

The programme, which is voiced by Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, has been made by Wild Pictures, one of the UK’s leading factual documentary makers. Wild Pictures has a reputation for creating access-led films with high production values that focus on major organisations and human interest stories.

Production were given unique access into the day-to-day roles of the 1,400-strong crew, who hail from countries across the world as they work together to keep the operations of the ship running smoothly including navigating the 114,000-tonne, 19-deck ship; preparing over 20,000 meals a day; and servicing 1,800 cabins.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises' vice president UK and Europe, said: "We are thrilled to have taken part in this ITV documentary and can’t wait for viewers to see Regal Princess, and her fantastic crew, in action.

“Meanwhile Hugh Bonneville will no doubt be providing a warm and recognisable voice to guide viewers into the world of Princess Cruises.”
 
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:25 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 158):

Is there any other information about this? She didn't have to be drydocked, so if anything went wrong it could be handled within the pod itself.

Sorry for the delay there, Doc. As it turns out four clutches in the port azipod burned out. They shut down the entire azipod as a precaution for the return trip and were able to replace the clutches in both the port and starboard azipods (as a precaution) before they went out on Saturday - all seems to be fine now!
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:13 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 164):
it will reveal what life is like for crew and guests on board the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess as she sails through northern Europe and Russia.

Guess I will have to find a way to watch this, it will be interesting to see if I spot any of the crew from our cruise a couple of months ago.
 
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Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:05 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 165):

Sorry for the delay there, Doc. As it turns out four clutches in the port azipod burned out.

Clutches? In an electric motor? How does that work?
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Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:01 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 167):

Clutches? In an electric motor? How does that work?

So in another forum I belong to there's a user who's a merchant chief engineer who graduated from the USMMA. According to him they're for overtorque protection of the steering motors that rotate the azipod (as it turns out the clutches are mounted in the hull, not in the azipod itself). They're designed to prevent damage to the steering motors and reduction gears if the pod were to be rotated so that the pod or propeller struck an obstruction, so that you couldn't keep turning the pod further and causing more/worse damage. It's a wear item so considering the wind was coming from the port and there was a lot of steering torque to port, the clutches just burned out prematurely.
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Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:25 pm

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 163):
Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 157):

Could QM2 still be around in 10 or 20 years from now? Could world cruises still be around then?

Good question, I wouldn't put money on her still being around, i also wouldn't bet against it.
And yes, I would put money on world cruises still being around then.

QM2 is getting her major refit this June (new interior theme, 15 single cabins where there were none before, etc), so I hope she sticks around for a good long time.

QM2's new single cabins (all Britannia oceanview singles) would be one of the biggest incentives for me to book on her for a future cruise (and if I do end up moving back to England someday, QM2 would be the way for me to make this move).

After QM2, might there be a true ocean liner successor? I hope she won't be the last.

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Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:38 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 168):

So in another forum I belong to there's a user who's a merchant chief engineer who graduated from the USMMA. According to him they're for overtorque protection of the steering motors that rotate the azipod (as it turns out the clutches are mounted in the hull, not in the azipod itself). They're designed to prevent damage to the steering motors and reduction gears if the pod were to be rotated so that the pod or propeller struck an obstruction, so that you couldn't keep turning the pod further and causing more/worse damage. It's a wear item so considering the wind was coming from the port and there was a lot of steering torque to port, the clutches just burned out prematurely.

Ah...that does make some sense. So it's in the steering motor, not the pod itself.
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Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:12 pm

Abandoned Cruise Ship “Ocean Dream” Sinks in Laem Chabang, Thailand


CHON BURI – An abandoned chinese cruise ship “Ocean Dream” , anchored off the port of Laem Chabang in Sri Racha for over a year, capsized and sank into the sea today, raising fear by Thai environmental authorities that it could cause pollution in the sea.

The cruise ship which was abandoned in Chonburi sea by its Chinese owner was seen to take in water yesterday by fishermen.

http://www.chiangraitimes.com/abando...inks-in-laem-chabang-thailand.html

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Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:38 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 171):


CHON BURI – An abandoned chinese cruise ship “Ocean Dream” , anchored off the port of Laem Chabang in Sri Racha for over a year, capsized and sank into the sea today, raising fear by Thai environmental authorities that it could cause pollution in the sea.

The cruise ship which was abandoned in Chonburi sea by its Chinese owner was seen to take in water yesterday by fishermen.


She was a smaller, older cruise ship, but very pretty on the exterior in a way that modern cruise ships will never be able to offer while offering the copious balcony staterooms that they do. Fortunately, there was nobody aboard and the entire event was over before anyone knew about it. She is only partially sunk, as the water was not deep enough to completely submerge her, so she will need to be raised and then towed away for scrapping. The owners had abandoned her, I'm told, so not sure who will be paying for it.
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Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:57 pm

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Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:01 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 170):
Ah...that does make some sense. So it's in the steering motor, not the pod itself.

Which is part of the pod.
 
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Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:17 pm

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 174):

Which is part of the pod.

Fair enough, but not the part that protrudes. The steering motor and clutches are within the hull.
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Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:52 pm

Not really a cruise ship in fact not at all but still a weird story :


Eerie Picture Shows 'Mummified' Man Who Was Found Sailing The World

The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered on board his yacht, seven years after the vessel was last spotted, leading to speculation the boat and sailor may have been drifting around the world for years.

Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found by two fishermen at the weekend, 40 miles from the coast of the Philippines, in the Pacific Ocean, in a cabin strewn with photo albums, clothes and tins of food.

The 59-year-old was found hunched over a desk near the radio telephone of his 40ft yacht, Sayo.

The mummified body of German adventurer Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found aboard a yacht which had been drifting around the world

http://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/...Bq9pA0?li=AAaxjhv&ocid=mailsignout
 
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Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:29 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 176):


Eerie Picture Shows 'Mummified' Man Who Was Found Sailing The World

Wow. Talk about creepy.
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:48 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 177):
Wow. Talk about creepy.

Yeah.

But it does go to show how big the oceans are, even in these modern times.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:48 am

I know some cruise ships have been retrofitted with a "duck tail" a device that is added to the aft of the vessel trailing the rear at the waterline. Do these devices improve fuel efficiency and how so?
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:46 am

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 179):
I know some cruise ships have been retrofitted with a "duck tail"
a device that is added to the aft of the vessel trailing the rear at the waterline. Do these devices
improve fuel efficiency and how so?

They do. I am not an expert but simplified the duck tails improves the way the water flows
under the stern which gives less resistance in the water.

It's not really a new thing and if you look at i.e. 17-18th century warships you will notice that
they also have a stern which is a variant of the duck tail.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:34 pm

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 179):
Do these devices improve fuel efficiency and how so?

Yep, it increases the length of the waterline and makes the wet area of the transom smaller.

Also, it can help with stability on older ships that have been expanded.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:58 pm

Disney Cruise line is expanding!

Disney has just announced there bringing two new ships into the fleet making it a total of 6 ships and are to be similar to the Dream and Fantasy but slightly larger. The ships are to be built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. To be completed in 2021 and 2023. Brilliant news to see this cruise line expanding!

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/03/disney-planning-two-new-cruise-ships/?CMP=SOC-FBPAGE20160303163800

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:03 pm

ITV 1 in the UK aired the first of their series The Cruise featuring Regal Princess. Have to say it was quite good.

http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week9/cruise
 
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:38 am

It will be great to see this. If they do a good job like the Titanic experience then it will be great. They really have brought that area of Belfast back to life with the developments in recent years.



Titanic Quarter hotel work begins

Work has begun to fully restore the former Harland & Wolff headquarters building and drawing offices in Belfast's Titanic Quarter to create an 84-bedroom hotel and events space.

Work on the iconic buildings, where RMS Titanic and 1,000 other ships were conceived and designed, is set to be completed in 2017 with the projects creating 100 jobs.

The development of the four-storey boutique hotel is being managed by Titanic Quarter Ltd.

Titanic Foundation, with the help of a £4.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund's Heritage Enterprise programme, is supporting the restoration of the drawing offices which will include three pavilions to be made publicly accessible for tours, events and exhibitions.

Kerrie Sweeney, chief executive of Titanic Foundation, said: "Today marks a key milestone in its long-awaited restoration.

"It's almost 30 years since the drawing offices were used as a commercial premises but now, thanks to the support from Heritage Lottery Fund and the partnership between ourselves and Titanic Quarter Ltd, we have the opportunity to bring them back to their former glory.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/.../titanic-quarter-hotel-work-begins
 
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Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:06 am

Any ideas on what the new Disney ships will include?
 
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Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:44 am

Harmony of the Seas, which is now the world's largest cruise ship was out for her first spin today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwBMoDdt1Nc
 
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Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:26 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 186):
Harmony of the Seas, which is now the world's largest cruise ship was out for her first spin today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwBMo...dt1Nc

Awesome!

From the following list of 'Action & Adventure' options:

""Classic carnival games at the new Boardwalk Arcade
Two FlowRider® surf simulators
Two rock-climbing walls, each 13 metres ( 43 feet ) high
Zip line, nine decks in the air and 24.9 m (82 feet) across
Full-sized basketball court
Ice-skating rink
Mini-golf course
Three multi-storey waterslides""

The waterslides look unreal!

Harmony or Quantum would be my pick out of the Royal Caribbean ships.

I just wish it also had Bumper cars like on Quantum.

My ideal cruise ship would have both Bumper cars and ice skating, as well as the two FlowRiders and the two 43 feet high rock climbing walls, as well as the mini-golf and multi-story waterslides, oh yeah, and the sky-diving tube! - is there a vessel with all of that yet???  
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Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:36 am

Ovation of the Seas coming along nicely too.



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Anthem of the Seas Passengers file Class Action Lawsuit seeking punitive damages against Royal Caribbean alleging gross negligence against cruise line for knowingly sailing directly into a hurricane.

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Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:31 pm

MSC Seaside

Besides having a name that is so bad it may only be beaten by the Carnival Sunshine, the renderings i'm seeing just....Off ?...I think that is the right way of putting it, I guess i'm just used to the "block of flats" look of most new ships, but the Seaside looks incomplete IMHO.

https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Cruise-Ships/MSC-Seaside.aspx
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Found this today: Florida port claims world record for most cruise passengers in a single day (Sunday, March 12th)
If you were sailing through Florida's Port Everglades on Sunday, it may have seemed pretty busy. The port says it set a world record Sunday for the most cruise passengers passing through in a single day. A statement estimates more than 54,700 passengers sailed in and out of the port near Fort Lauderdale.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/...r-world-record-20160313-story.html
 
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Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:30 pm

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 189):

I would like to see it just out of curiosity and most likely will.  

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More news from the Crystal brand :


Crystal Cruises, one of the more luxurious cruise lines, now has a luxury jet.

The first aircraft for the new Crystal Luxury Air division, a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet, is slated to enter service on April 3, a Crystal official announced Monday.

The jet adds another dimension to Crystal's vacation experiences, giving travelers the option of hopping a private charter to their destination or combining air with a yacht, river or ocean cruise.


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...air-jet-reveal-20160315-story.html




 
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Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:00 pm

Passengers and crew were refused to disembark the Norwegian Gem on March 18. The NCL vessel was scheduled call at St Maarten on Friday but due to a sickness bug authorities decided it was best for the ship to cancel the port of call.

The decision was made after the Port Control Team from St Maarten boarded the ship before it entered port. After assessing the situation they refused anyone to disembark the vessel if it would dock. As a result the call was cancelled and the ship sailed away from St Maarten.
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:36 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 192):
Passengers and crew were refused to disembark the Norwegian Gem on March 18. The NCL vessel was scheduled call at St Maarten on Friday but due to a sickness bug authorities decided it was best for the ship to cancel the port of call.

a "sickness bug?" Is that the opposite of a wellness bug?     

Probably norovirus, which SUCKS.
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:08 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 193):
Probably norovirus

Another one on Princess.


THERE has been yet another gastro outbreak on a cruise ship.

The Golden Princess docked in Melbourne yesterday after hundreds of passengers were struck down with the bug.

More than 300 passengers on-board the ship, the largest to ever sail in and out of Melbourne, are believed to have been affected.

Princess Cruises spokesman David Jones said the crew handled the outbreak efficiently.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...y/57a925b637fa4b40b61108bc7ce37b16
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:50 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 187):
My ideal cruise ship would have both Bumper cars and ice skating, as well as the two FlowRiders and the two 43 feet high rock climbing walls, as well as the mini-golf and multi-story waterslides, oh yeah, and the sky-diving tube! - is there a vessel with all of that yet???  

I noticed that you didn't mention quality and variety of food. At my age that, and ports of call, are at the top of my list. Then comes the evening entertainment.

After looking at the Ovation of the Seas above i feel that our little river cruise boat (the smallest on the rivers with 128 pax) looks a bit "inferior", but I'm heading to Paris with the Wife next Saturday. Sailing on the Scenic Gem for a week during a two week trip and won't feel a bit bad about my little boat.         
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:48 am

British pensioner who tried to swim to a cruise liner when it left port without her is rescued a third of a mile out to sea clinging on to her HANDBAG

Susan Brown saved from water off Madeiran coast in early hours of Sunday
Believed to have chased cruise liner the Marco Polo after row with husband
Pair booked flights home but she was convinced he was back on board
When ship passed the airport she decided to make chase carrying handbag
Rescued by fishermen 1,600ft out and is now in hospital with hypothermia


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-liner-left-port-without-her.html
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:06 pm

Will be interesting to hear the outcome of this :


http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31211136/...ruise-attack-charged-with-assault/
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:33 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 195):
After looking at the Ovation of the Seas

Seems a few issues.

The new propeller fuel save system has been replaced after two sea trials. It didnt perform as well as was expected.
 
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RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:42 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 198):

Seems a few issues.

The new propeller fuel save system has been replaced after two sea trials. It didnt perform as well as was expected.

I'm confused. She uses two ABB Azipod XO 20.5 MW thrusters and the new forced air bubble system. This has worked fine on the first two Quantum-class ships. What's new with Ovation?
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