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Largest Passenger Ship You Have Seen In Person?

Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:24 am

Hello


I was wondering, what is the largest passenger ship, that you have seen in person?


For me

From a distance, an Oasis class Ship.

Close up, the MSC Fantaisa.

Both while on board the USS Harry S. Truman.

PS, I still hoping to see the RMS Queen Mary 2 in person one day.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:50 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I was wondering, what is the largest passenger ship, that you have seen in person?
Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
PS, I still hoping to see the RMS Queen Mary 2 in person one day.

Coincidentally, I saw the QM2 on Friday morning. It's not the greatest photo, but you can see her hiding in the background:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1453/25609416265_82be3d1613_c.jpgQueen Mary 2 + Auckland Harbour

Sadly she was docked at Jellicoe Wharf which means that there was no way of getting a photo from much closer. I've also seen her on a couple of previous visits.
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:57 am

Emma Maersk

And Oasis of The Seas, which I've also sailed on.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:30 am

I've seen the QM2 here in HK.

The most impressive passenger ship I've seen is still the Stena HSS concept. It carried 1500 Pax and

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/HSS_Stena_Explorer_in_Dun_Laoghaire.jpg/800px-HSS_Stena_Explorer_in_Dun_Laoghaire.jpg
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164.600 GT Norwegian Escape



during outfitting.

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:24 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 2):
Emma Maersk

Does Maersk now offer Container Cruises?  

Amazing enough, I have seen the QM 2, like many others here, as well. Sailing in tpo the Port of Hamburg from my room in a Hotel in XFW, and sailing out again from the same vantage point.

Plus several new build ships at Meyer Werft in Papenburg
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:58 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I still hoping to see the RMS Queen Mary 2 in person one day.

I see the QM2 at least every year when she comes to Sydney.

In fact, I saw MS Queen Victoria in Sydney a few hours ago when I drove over the Harbour Bridge.

It looked awesome with purple lights illuminating the entire ship!

Sometimes the QM2 and either the Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth pass each other in Sydney Harbour.
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:07 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 5):

Oops I didn't read the title properly. Sorry!
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:10 pm

Here in Fort Lauderdale I see the Allure of The Seas and the Oasis every week.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:13 pm

The largest I've seen is the Queen Victoria... definitely. I may have seen one of the 'Independence of the Seas' ships, but given that I live in Southampton I should really have seen more. The ships are never in when I'm available, and I missed the chance to see the 3 Queens enter and depart in formation. I was gutted!
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:59 pm

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

For me

From a distance, an Oasis class Ship.

Close up, the MSC Fantaisa.

Both while on board the USS Harry S. Truman.

PS, I still hoping to see the RMS Queen Mary 2 in person one day.

I saw Allure in Miami while I was boarding Celebrity Silhouette. She was docked closeby. She is still (by one inch over her sister) the largest passenger ship in the world, at least of those ships that have been delievered. (Harmony will be ~2.5 meters longer and her structure is complete, but she is still being fitted out for delivery in May 2016).
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:21 pm



Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 8):
Here in Fort Lauderdale I see the Allure of The Seas and the Oasis every week.

You won't see Oasis much longer as she gets ready to move to Port Canaveral! You'll at least get Harmony in her stead. For me, it's Oasis as well. We cruised on her in October. What a ship! We've never actually seen Allure in person but I think my wife wouldn't mind getting to know her (or Harmony) in the near future!

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:29 pm

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 11):

You quoted the wrong person but you still replied to my comment  

I saw Allure on the horizon from Miami at night time leaving Port Everglades but I didn't see her enough to make it count I think.

But I whole heartedly agree. What a ship! My girlfriend and I were on the ship just over a year ago and I still think about the experience many times. I really want to go on another cruise whenever financially possible. Next time with Allure or Harmony. For us, the big benefit of Oasis was the size. So much to do and see and we really liked the open areas in the middle of the ship.

[Edited 2016-03-08 08:32:17]
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:46 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):

You quoted the wrong person but you still replied to my comment

Bah. My apologies. Fixed.
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:08 pm

QM2. In fact I made two cruises with her. Since then no other cruise ship can raise my interest. Next cruise will be QM2 again, for sure. I am planning for a TA, but other holiday plans currently prevent me from doing so before at least mid-2017.
 
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MSC Fantasia. Sailed her for a week last year. Whenever we were in port, she dwarfed everything else. Was definitely a sight to behold at a distance. I also very recently saw the MSC Musica from the air, docked in Dubai port, and she looked pretty big.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:14 pm

Well where do I start I have been on many over the years.

Royal Caribbean
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Anthem of the Seas
Brilliance of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Jewel of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Sovereign of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas

Celebrity
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Century
Constellation
Equinox
Millenium
Solstice

Cunard
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QM2
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Victoria

MSC
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Musica
Splendida

Costa
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Medittterenea
Pacifica

Silversea
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Cloud
Shadow
Wind
Expedition

Holland America
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Amsterdam
Eurodam
Prinsendam
Rotterdam

NCL
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Jewel
Pearl
Jade
Breakaway

Princess
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Royal
Caribbean
Dawn
Emerald

Fred Olsen
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Braemar

Crystal Cruises
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Serenity
Symphony

P&O
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Britannia

Oceania
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Nautica


Thats all I can remember I may have missed some.  
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:52 pm

In terms of sailing, the RCCL Navigator of the Seas which we took twice - once out of Rome and once out of Galveston.

I was on the USS Long Beach when the Queen Mary arrived at the end of her last cruise, We were actually the "official welcoming ship" got to sail out in the middle of thousands of small boats.

I also passed her every day for months leaving the Naval Base when she was in dry dock. I would look her over but never thought to grab a camera.   

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Both while on board the USS Harry S. Tralmost daily man.



Now that is a fair sized ship also, but cruises are generally not as relaxing and taking a cruise on a cruise liner.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:19 pm

Saw one of the Princess boats up in Whittier Alaska. Pretty impressive.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:12 pm

I had some luck as arriving to Civitaveccia last june:

Quuen Victoria:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mighluss/IMG_3731.jpg

And in sailing category, Royal Clipper:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/mighluss/IMG_3734.jpg
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:30 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
Thats all I can remember I may have missed some.  

Wow, this will make Lord Nelson pale.
 
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Quoting mighluss (Reply 19):
And in sailing category, Royal Clipper:

Wow!    Tell us more. Has anybody here been on this boat
 
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Quoting mighluss (Reply 19):
I had some luck as arriving to Civitaveccia last june:

Lovely photo and ship.

Quoting na (Reply 20):
Wow, this will make Lord Nelson pale.

Have to admit I love my cruise ships as much as my planes. I did my first cruise over 20 years ago and back then everyone thought that someone that young going on a cruise ship was weird. It was a totally different market back then and less accessible. I was hooked from day one though. Nothing like being at sea and I doubt I would enjoy a land based holiday as much these days. As you can see I started out on RCI and got to Diamond level with them doubt I will ever be Pinnacle though as I like to try different lines rather than just stick to one. I can certainly see myself getting top status with Cunard though I will never get tired of those ships especially the QM2. I am Gold at the moment. Really need to do another TATL  
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:07 pm

Quoting Flighty (Reply 21):
ell us more. Has anybody here been on this boat

You can read about it yourself; http://www.starclippers.com/eu/our-f...per/introducing-royal-clipper.html
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:33 pm

Quoting Flighty (Reply 21):
Lovely photo and ship.

Thanks!

I'm saving every little penny since I saw this ship to be on board it. I don't like the usual cruise/holiday experience, but they offer what you look for if you like this 'navigating' thing.
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:34 pm

Seen, Allure and Oasis of the Seas

Largest i've been on, Regal Princess 141,000 GWT

Longest SS Norway 1,035 ft

Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
Well where do I start I have been on many over the years.

LOL, I was waiting for you to post, if I get time I will put together a list of mine.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:59 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 17):
Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Both while on board the USS Harry S. Tralmost daily man.



Now that is a fair sized ship also, but cruises are generally not as relaxing and taking a cruise on a cruise liner.

You can say that again, if I had $5000 for every time I got yelled at, while at sea, I would be a very rich man.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 am

I was on the Carnival Conquest a couple of weeks ago and we were parked next to Oasis of the Seas both in Ft Lauderdale and Cozumel Mexico
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:30 am

Being in Miami I've seen just about all of them whether at Miami or Port Everglades.

Bonus is my view from my office. Love Fridays watching the ships leave port in the evening, also lots of seaplane action too.

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Quoting flymia (Reply 28):
Bonus is my view from my office. Love Fridays watching the ships leave port in the evening, also lots of seaplane action too.

So lucky. Love Miami and the port. I would always be too tempted to take a carry on bag to work and see if any last minute deals to hop on them.  
 
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):

Wow I envy you! Very long and thorough list. Which company would be your favourite?
 
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Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 30):
Wow I envy you! Very long and thorough list. Which company would be your favourite?

No need to think really.Cunard wins hands down. I know there are some very premium lines in that list namely Crystal and Silversea but I just fell in love with Cunard from day one. Just the whole product and experience especially on the QM2 is unique.

I love all the cruise ships I go on though with some exceptions. It is great to experience the different ones from 3*-5*. Just like hotels you pick one that suits the type of holiday you want.There is so much choice these days. Love the new Princess ships and HAL ships too.
 
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Cunard

Cunard Princess
Cunard Countess
QE 2
Sea Goddess II

Carnival

Carnivale
Holiday
Jubilee
Dream
Splendor
Spirit (great ship and crew)
Pride
Legend
Sensation
Ecstasy
Imagination

Princess

Sea Princess
Sapphire Princess
Caribbean Princess
Regal Princess

Holland America

Zuiderdam
Westerdam

NCL

Skyward
Sunward II
Norway

RCL

Song of Norway
Nordic Prince
Sun Viking
Song of America
Viking Serenade *
Nordic Empress

Sundance Cruises

Star Dancer*

Oceania

Regatta


Azamara

Azamara Journey



* Same ship, different owners



Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):
I love all the cruise ships I go on though with some exceptions. It is great to experience the different ones from 3*-5*. Just like hotels you pick one that suits the type of holiday you want.There is so much choice these days.

This sums it up perfectly for me, there are some ships that I would be hard pressed to say were a 3 star, the Carnival Holiday jumps right to mind, BUT, I absolutely loved that ship, I have some many positive memories from sailing on her many times.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):
Love the new Princess ships and HAL ships too.

While going from say Carnival to Princess to Azamara to Sea Goddess is a huge upgrade, the new Princess ships (Royal and Regal) I would happily put on a level playing field with Azamara, having recently traveled on both the Regal Princess and Azamara Journey with the exception of the cabin type and a few of the perks that come with it, the Regal Princess and her crew were equals in every way to the Journey, that speaks volumes to me.
 
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Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 32):
This sums it up perfectly for me, there are some ships that I would be hard pressed to say were a 3 star, the Carnival Holiday jumps right to mind, BUT, I absolutely loved that ship, I have some many positive memories from sailing on her many times.

Costa would certainly go into my 3* category. They may call themselves a 4* but I have my own grading  

Carnival is one I have never done and not sure I will. If they had a mini 2 night cruise I might go for curiosity but I would not go out of my way. With a Carnival cruise it would certainly be a case of wanting to try before I buy !

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 32):
Azamara

Actually I knew there was one missing. I forgot to put Azamara Journey. Just love that ship. The food was lovely.

Going forward I would like to go back on the RCI Voyager of the Seas again or try the Navigator. I loved the Voyager.

Really want to see Ovation of the Seas when it launches next month but doubt I will make it.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:52 pm

The biggest passenger ship I've been on would be the Queen Mary at Long Beach (I stayed overnight on her last June).

The largest one I've cruised on is Carnival Fascination (I sailed on her in June 2001).

The largest one I've seen from land would be one of Princess Cruise Line's Grand class ships, when it was in dry dock in San Francisco. I lived at the UCSF Mission Bay campus (Mission Bay/China Basin area), and from there I could see the dry dock where ships would often come in for repair or maintenance.

This coming August, I will be on Norwegian Cruise Line's new megaship Escape, for a cruise.

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Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:37 pm

Biggest been on: Royal Princess

Biggest been within 20 feet of: Allure of the Seas
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Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
The most impressive passenger ship I've seen is still the Stena HSS concept. It carried 1500 Pax and

Impressive ship but as a concept it was a failure. I've been on a both 900 and 1500.
 
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 36):

I was on the Stena HSS when it first launched on the Belfast - Stranraer route. At the time it was very impressive until they had to slow it down as it made its way up Belfast lough as it was causing environmental damage. Was a pleasant customer experience though. A company I used to work for even had a Xmas party on it once. Just over and back to Scotland non landing. I do actually miss that along with the Hoverspeed Hovercraft that used to ply the Channel Dover-Calais.
 
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Quoting tommy1808 (Reply 4):
164.600 GT Norwegian Escape

I have been wondering, about this class of ship.
 
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:49 am

Some ro-ro ferries in NAP harbor. Two stories of trucks in the belly, but I can't name the ships.

Largest ship I've been on: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=498619

Largest ship I've personally seen, chatting with an employee who was guarding the entrance... a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship... but their passengers were not looking civilian...


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The Queen Mary 2 is in Sydney at the moment.

I took some pics of her yesterday from the other side of the harbour with my phone but I won't bother posting them because they are too far away and poor quality.
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I just have to wonder if I am the only person on earth that has never seen a cruise ship. Probably.
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Does the Staten Island Ferry count?

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:36 am

Explorer of the Seas. I used to enjoy catching the train at Circular Quay station of an evening - I've seen the large Cunard fleet, a few Celebrities, two or three Silverseas, a bunch of Holland Americas, Princesses (my mum's on the Dawn next month) and P&Os (current Oriana and Arcadia the largest.

Not a cruise fan - never been on any of these ships, but have been on the Stena HSS (way back upthread)
 
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:56 am

In addition to the boats of NAP harbor, I would guess... container ships in the HAM port. But I haven't seen them up close.

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 41):
I just have to wonder if I am the only person on earth that has never seen a cruise ship. Probably.

No, most people living in Nizhneyansk haven't seen one too...


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Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:25 am

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 44):

What about people living in Inner Mongolia?   
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Probably one of the AIDA ships or possible Costa ships.
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:03 am

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 45):
What about people living in Inner Mongolia?

Not a cruiseship, but... I spotted this several years ago in Ho Chi Minh City. Watch the registration city: Ulaanbaatar.

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w508/buhmooh/15_Vietnam_6664_6110_zpsfxqrqrto.jpg

I seriously doubt the ship has ever been even near to that. Just the thought of a Mongolian shipping fleet makes me chuckle. Then again:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/02/bu...ia-s-seafaring-tradition.html?_r=0
http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/mongolias-dubious-merchant-navy/
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:20 am

Largest seen (from within a mile): Allure of the Seas (Oasis-class)

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RE: Largest Passenger Ship You Have Seen In Person?

Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:30 am

Quoting Zombus (Reply 47):
Not a cruiseship, but... I spotted this several years ago in Ho Chi Minh City. Watch the registration city: Ulaanbaatar.

Heheheee!

And this is the "General Guisan", a ship owned by a Swiss company, and registered in Basel, Switzerland:




Here's a list of ships operated by that company, Suisat: http://www.suisat.com/worldwide-shipping/managed-fleet.html

David

[Edited 2016-03-11 03:12:52]
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