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    Norwegian Cruise Line Project F-3.

    At our old forum platform we started discussing the F-3 project of Norwegian Cruise Line. To read what we have gathered so far can be found at the following link: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1994

    At www.cruise-community.com you can today read that an agreement has been reached to build one of the F-3 vessels. Delivery date will be early 2010, which was the previous delivery date oft he second ship.

    To read the whole news, please go to their website and log in.
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    http://www.meretmarine.com/objets/500/12928.jpg

    http://www.meretmarine.com/article.c...TOKEN=83673667

    What an insult these ships are to the beautiful oceans. I've never seen something so ugly. If there were designers involved at all, they didn't really try to make her look good. They could at least have tried to make her stern better shaped..but no, they just made it as square as possible. She will get high fuel costs with that high ugly thing added on top of the bridge because of all the air resistance . This ship is absolutely the opposite of 'streamlined'. They even surpassed the Pride of america in terms of uglyness. It's a shame this project wasn't canceled completely. What were the so called 'designers' thinking? The stern is so hideous..
    Last edited by Majaorca100; January 14th, 2009, 20:50.

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    • #3
      I agree with you Majaorca100. It's ugly!
      It looks like a floating brick or a stack of cardboard boxes.
      Øistein

      If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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      • #4
        I think could be she could be the ugliest passenger ship ever. This 150,000gt monster looks to me like she was put together by committee (of idiots).







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        • #5
          This ship makes even lifestock carriers look beautiful..if they'd only remove those decks stacked upon the bridge and improved the stern, she wouldn't be so ugly. It doesn't take that much to make her look a bit better

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          • #6
            You know they don't even have to remove the upper decks, just reshape them some, and the ship would at least look a little better. A quick photoshop to display what I mean

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            • #7
              Yes, that is much better. But it is still too tall...
              "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

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              Torbjørn Nybø

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              • #8
                better, but still too tall indeed, two decks above the bridge is more than enough

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Oistein View Post
                  I agree with you Majaorca100. It's ugly!
                  It looks like a floating brick or a stack of cardboard boxes.
                  I agree! It's like there's this growth on top of the bridge! And why can't ship designers tuck the lifeboats/tenders in so the line of the ship is pretty (like Crystal Serenity)?

                  And the verandas go in and out, looking like corrugated cardboard...

                  and I'm not even going to discuss that stern.

                  Do ship designers today even study historical design?

                  I'll stop ranting now...

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                  • #10
                    she has a name..

                    F3 is now Norwegian Epic. She will be based in the Caribbean year round starting in summer of 2010, doing alternating eastern and western itineraries.

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                    • #11
                      I guess we will get used to both the "ship" and her name...

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                      • #12
                        Norwegian Epic.... Norwegian Epic... Norwegian Epic.... ummmm... just tasting the name.

                        I like the name, but feels as a name of that magnitude promises much more Norwegian things than what it actually is able to give on board.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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                        • #13
                          Norwegian Epic details trickle out

                          18/2/2009

                          Norwegian Cruise Line continues to provide F3 updates to travel partners during its executive webinar series. Yesterday, evp Andy Stuart showed agents recent construction images from the St. Nazaire shipyard and said all of Norwegian Epic’s public space names have just been finalized.

                          One venue will be called Wasabi’s. Stuart gave no further details other than promising the space is going to be ‘very cool.’

                          Earlier unveiled venues include lounges and nightclubs Spice, POSH, Bliss and Halo.

                          In other Norwegian Epic news, Mexico’s Costa Maya issued a release welcoming the ship’s maiden call in summer 2010. As previously reported, the new NCL vessel will be sailing year-round from Miami on alternating Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages, with visits to Costa Maya every other week.

                          The Yucatán Peninsula port is particularly pleased to add the 150,000gt ship to its roster after investing heavily in improvements following severe damage from Hurricane Dean in 2007.

                          ‘These improvements included a modified pier to accommodate the newer, larger ships like Epic,’ said Costa Maya president Teofilo Hamui.

                          He noted that new facilities continue to be added, with the opening of a Hard Rock Café near Costa Maya’s main complex now scheduled for October.

                          http://www.seatrade-insider.com/ShowStory.asp?ID=16186
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            Stuart gave no further details other than promising the space is going to be ‘very cool.’
                            Maybe this can explain the problem with the world's economy.....an EVP of a HUGE company, and the way he describes an asset on his balance sheet is "very cool"?????????????

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                            • #15
                              New pics of the ugliest ship ever to sail:






                              I still don't understand what the 'designers' were thinking....that thing above the bridge looks hideous. I bet even a ship made out of Lego would look less boxy..They also took no effort whatsoever to give the stern at least some nice curves. This is the squarest stern on earth!! Just look at how beautiful (for a modern cruise ship) some roundings make the Carnival Dream's stern look. It doesn't take that much...but with the Epic it feels like they didn't feel like putting any effort in making the stern and overall ship look nice.
                              Last edited by Majaorca100; March 4th, 2009, 13:59.

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