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    #91
    That ship which ombugge mentiones in previous post really reminds me of the one which was drifting around in the Atlantic (with those pesky rats on board).
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      #92
      Hydrogen as power for ships is where I see the future. Viking Cruises appears to have the same vision: http://gcaptain.com/viking-planning-...eid=4674ba0fbe

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      • PoloUK
        PoloUK commented
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        Not just for ships I think Ombugge. The bit of industry that I work in is largely trains, but it does include vehicles too. There is a very strong view across the industry that full electric vehicles are not the solution to the problems we face - primarily in terms of the capability of the grid to support the sort of current that is necessary to charge big batteries in acceptable times. In many houses already charging an electric vehicle at the fastest rate will trip the main house circuit breaker, have three or four of those in the same area and the sub-station breaker is going to trip. That's not an easy fix, the power distribution infrastructure isn't cheap to change, and physics dictates that either the amps or volts are going to be high in order to get enough joules/watts to store. That all makes big assumptions about the infrastructure in the area where the cars are being bought too.

        Even at the Frankfurt motorshow recently there was a real push towards hydrogen fuel cells as the future, with many of the big players steering away from full electric.

        It will indeed be interesting to see what happens.

      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Yes, well understood and one of the reasons I believe the Hydrogen is the fuel of the future, but it take cheap renewable energy to produce the Hydrogen to make any real environmental impact.

      #93
      Interesting concept, and I do also vote for hydrogen as the fuel of the future ahead of the batteries.

      In the ferry world where I work, LNG was the hype just 7-8 years ago, and that is now near to "outdated" technology and abandoned concept..... now, all tenders are mainly for battery-operated ferries.

      In another 7-8 years, perhaps that will also be in the same situation as the LNG is right now.

      Things are moving FAST - incredibly FAST!
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        #94
        The future of Cruise lays in the Far East, but with designs from Norway: http://gcaptain.com/ysa-design-visio...eid=4674ba0fbe

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          #95
          The ultimate of Arctic Cruises is now becoming reality: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/co...anz-josef-land
          Svalbard is too crowded for the really adventurous.

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          • nari
            nari commented
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            Will Novaya Zemlya become the next mecca for the crowds??? I wonder....

          #96
          The next new thing in mass cruise: http://gcaptain.com/bransons-virgin-...tm_medium=push

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            #97
            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
            Saw a video on youtube of the ship as well:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn30xaebOqs

            First thought based on the presentation: red funnel and top bulkheads makes me think of a low-coast carrier. They are eager at using flashy colors such as orange, yellow, light blue, and for example red.

            Further thoughts and opinions are that I love the bow-design, there appears to be a lot of glass surfaces to wash and keep clean, the stern of the ship looks.... ehhhh.... have to see it to know if I like it...
             
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              #98
              Congratulations to Norwegian shipyard Ulstein for hauling ashore a contract to build these new cruise- and explorer ships for Lindblad.



              Lindblad Expeditions today announced that it has signed an agreement with Norway's Ulstein to build a new 138-passenger expedition vessel.  The new...
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                #99
                Singapore to be home port for Genting Dream:
                http://www.cruisemapper.com/news/332...ased-singapore

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                • pakarang
                  pakarang commented
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                  Thank you ombugge - got to add this to the NCL timeline on my website!

                Crystal is going East, or at least to the Middle-east:
                http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/32...lagship-liner/

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  Crystal is going East, or at least to the Middle-east:
                  http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/32...lagship-liner/
                  Thank you for sharing this link with us (me). Even though I like to keep a keen eye on movements of the Crystal Symphony, this had gone by me completely. I think I saw some stuff online about a future renovation, but as I now see, this renovation is already done! I bet the staterooms look absolutely amazing now.

                  Crystal Cruises and Crystal Symphony will ALWAYS have a special relation to me.

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Nice new picture of the Administrator!!

                  hahahahaha.... I guess Photobucket disappeared for good now... need to go update that one!
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                    The first Cruise ship back in St. Maartens will be Viking Sea:
                    http://curacaochronicle.com/region/p...-future-calls/

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