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Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:14 am
by ArchGuy1
EA CO AS wrote:
The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Captain Stubing is not amused.

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This is one of the Love Boat ships. This ship should indeed have been preserved as a hotel and museum ship somewhere as it was iconic due to the TV show.

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:12 am
by WIederling
Airstud wrote:
is to perform journeys to destinations that are just as reachable by land.


Cruise ships are for those that do not want to change hotel every night while doing
their N places in M days ( with N >> M ) :-)

on land you get coaches with sleeper box trailers.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotel_Tours

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:38 am
by TSS
ArchGuy1 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Captain Stubing is not amused.

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This is one of the Love Boat ships. This ship should indeed have been preserved as a hotel and museum ship somewhere as it was iconic due to the TV show.


It's sad to see it in that shape, but it was hardly worthy of preservation because of the TV show. The only parts of the show that were shot on that ship, or at least a ship, were the main title and credit sequences and an occasional cut scene. Everything else in The Love Boat was very obviously shot on a soundstage, the only exception being the pilot episode which had a somewhat more serious tone than the series and, iirc, featured a few outdoor scenes shot on an actual boat.

A Love Boat episode featuring Bob Crane and a pre-Airplane! Robert Hays from 1978- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLmp14XGYs

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:43 pm
by frmrCapCadet
Complement the USN, I was able to cross the Pacific several times. Always loved it. Night time included the Milky Way most of the time, flying fish, poisonous snakes, satellites, several full sun days with huge swells from a distant storm which meant sandwiches only. I'd volunteer to do that at least once a year.

Then again the 7 day Alaska cruises Seattle to Juneau are definitely not the same thing from day to day. Also cruises can be really cheap if you watch for best prices, sometimes close to $100 a day. We had a cheapo inside room, there only to sleep. But once was enough for me. If you have dietary restrictions the buffet hall (buffet line does not begin to describe what is on offer) makes it really easy to eat what is on your diet.

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:23 pm
by EA CO AS
TSS wrote:
The only parts of the show that were shot on that ship, or at least a ship, were the main title and credit sequences and an occasional cut scene. Everything else in The Love Boat was very obviously shot on a soundstage, the only exception being the pilot episode which had a somewhat more serious tone than the series and, iirc, featured a few outdoor scenes shot on an actual boat.


They used Pacific Princess for the majority of the actual footage aboard ship, although her twin sister Island Princess was used quite a bit as well. Other ships used during production included the Sun Princess and then-new Royal Princess, as well as the Stella Solaris for a European episode or three, and a different P&O ship I can’t remember at the moment for an Australian set of episodes.

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:19 pm
by seb146
I saw the Pacific Princess in Juneau long, long ago. It was fun to see her.

I feel that preserving the original would cater to a niche market. Much like the "Noah's Ark Experience" in Kentucky, it would lose a lot of money very quickly.

Some ferries could see new life, however

https://onthehiyu.com/the-boat/

Washington State Ferry M/V Hiyu is being remodeled into an event space. The Hiyu was one of the smallest vessels in the fleet.

Now I am thinking this could be a solution for the homeless problem in some cities. Turning these retired vessels into living spaces. Have people pay rent and/or work on the vessel to pay for it.

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:27 pm
by bmartino99
frmrCapCadet wrote:
Complement the USN, I was able to cross the Pacific several times. Always loved it. Night time included the Milky Way most of the time, flying fish, poisonous snakes, satellites, several full sun days with huge swells from a distant storm which meant sandwiches only. I'd volunteer to do that at least once a year.

Then again the 7 day Alaska cruises Seattle to Juneau are definitely not the same thing from day to day. Also cruises can be really cheap if you watch for best prices, sometimes close to $100 a day. We had a cheapo inside room, there only to sleep. But once was enough for me. If you have dietary restrictions the buffet hall (buffet line does not begin to describe what is on offer) makes it really easy to eat what is on your diet.



Repositioning cruises can be found for much less than $100 a day. A quick search shows a cruise on the Norwegian Epic departing 11/22/19 from Spain to Puerto Rico for 16 nights for $529 a person. That's probably cheaper than a one way 1st class air ticket. Once I'm retired, I'd have no problem taking a repositioning cruise to Europe in the spring, traveling Europe during the summer, and returning during the fall. I just don't have a month worth of time to spend on transit at this point.