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Well, at least it hasn't got the old hot-lips. One point in its favour - at least it has just a little show of decking in the bows, but no, I don't like the awkward straight up and down. And they all have the sliced off stern so that's another bad point as far as I'm concerned. What has got into ship designers today, for heaven's sake? All they can produce are packing crates that float.
"To thine own self be true.......
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
This is the latest trend, wave piercing bow design to reduce resistance and save on expensive fuel. Everybody is trying to get the water resistance down by new hull form, not only the bow configuration. Go to the " News about Ship Designs and Equipment" and you will find a lot about the subject.
If it is a competition between fuel efficiency and "looks" it is difficult to see how "looks" will win. How do you put a monetary value on "looks"??
Just wait for the first Cruise ship with Ulstein "X-Bow". Unfortunately that design is patented, or at least copyrighted, while the "Axe Bow" is apparently not.
today the ''AIDAPrima'' made her second visit to Roterdam.
she makes a week round trip by Rotterdam,Hamburg,Southampton,Le Havre and Zeebrugge. (maybe i forgot one)
we had taken a day off for the ''ovation of the seas'',so why take another one when she arives every Thursday morning and sails again at Friday morning.
today it is Ascension day and in Holland also Libaration day,so no need for a day off.
but it was no fun to hunt her.she was to early,so we were to late for the Maasvlakte,we were even to late to the hill across the Stena line.it was full trottle from coast till almost the quay.
no fun at all.from stop to stop we had even time left she arrived the same times than we did.
nevertheless we had some pics
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