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  • ombugge
    started a topic Cruise Ships of the World

    Cruise Ships of the World

    I just realized that although Cruise Ships used to dominate this Forum, (May now have been overtaken by ferries) there is no general Cruise Ships thread.
    So here it is.

    Cruise Ships seen at the Cruise Terminal in Singapore the last couple of days:






    Should be familiar vessel to some on this forum, I believe???

  • pilotdane
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    It is sad but I find myself looking around the world to see where they are parking all cruise ships. It looks like some are taking the opportunity to dry dock. A few are tied to docks around the world but a surprising number are anchoring out. If you look at the area between Miami, Florida USA and the Bahamas you'll see many dots of anchored cruise ships.

    https://www.cruisemapper.com/

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  • yvneac
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    Thank's for comment Ralf, Thalassa was a very interresting broadcast ( taken off last year) dedicated to the sea in all kind of aspects. I didn't share links because the reports are allways in French and I guess very few members understand it.
    Years ago (1990) I had recorded (on a VHS tape, unfortunately broken now) a report about the coastal express with some views of Kong Olaf and almost new Vesteralen. Try to refind it on the net without success,

  • Ralf__
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    Oh they have a second income with the ice academy... sorry, somehow i did not notice the second post.

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  • Ralf__
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    Thank you for sharing. The preview looks promising.
    But i can't imagine, how it can be possible to earn money with this concept. When they are fully booked, they have an income of about 60.000 Euro per week for the Norwegian cruises, which cover the majority of the dates. That will hardly cover the costs of the ship, the salary of the crew and the costs for food and beverage. There has the invest to flow back and the agencies want to have their part.
    But it is looking all together very attractive.
    She will be at 12.04.2020 in Kristiansund. That is easter sunday. Svein, you shurely don't know yet, what to do on that day??

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  • yvneac
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    In addition to my previous post, I went to the website of Latitude Blanche company. There, you can find an English version, not of the TV report though. But for those who Don't speak French, it can be Handy to understand it.
    https://www.latitudeblanche.com/ice-academy/?lang=en

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  • yvneac
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    In the continuation of NRK Svalbard programme, I Watch a documentary of French Tv magazine Thalassa. It's a report about a couple of thirty-years-old persons ex students at the Maritim Academy of Marseille who refurbished an old Norwegian meteo-ship to transform her in a "luxery" ship for expéditions in Spitsberg. They had to create their own company to live their dreams of ice. Tough job but exciting.



    Here is the link but it's in French.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03gsTuK5Csg

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  • Remarc
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    Viking to start cruising the Great Lakes in 2022.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/...6ZB?li=AAggxAX

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  • Ralf__
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    It is a niche market, but maybe she will continue as a classic offer for the society of small cruise ship lovers. Let us hope the best. We experienced such a cruise on Ocean Majesty recently and it has something special.

  • Remarc
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    May be another classic ship out of a job? The Stockholm.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/...gNb9&ocid=iehp

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  • pilotdane
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    Here are two of my favorite cruise ships. They make the list for their passenger count. The ships are big enough for a smooth enough ride in rough seas but few enough passengers to minimize the lines and crowds. On this trip we were on Oceania Riviera. Riviera is very nice but we found the 1'200 passengers to be more than we like.

    Here is Pacific Princess leaving Barbados. 30'277 GRT for 688 passengers and 373 crew. Any of the R Class ships would make our list as a favorite ship. We like Azamara and Oceania as cruise lines but it's hard to pay that premium price for the same small cabins and bathrooms that were available for less when Princess had more of the R boats. Oh, in the background is Crystal Serenity.


    This is our all time favorite. Seabourn Sojourn. 32'346 GRT for 450 passengers and 335 crew. If you do the math there is a good bit more tonnage per passenger so the ship never feels full or crowded. She is also one of the few cruise ships that does a decent job of not looking like a slab sided apartment building. Another thing I really like is that it's one of the few cruise ships where you can get a view forward for taking pictures without looking through glass. The R-Class boats all have blue glass and Oceania's Riviera's glass is smoked.

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  • ombugge
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    Impressive drone show for QE in Melbourne:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg4ISOl7btI

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  • Ralf__
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    We met her in Argostoli before her crossing. We passed the Koronthian channel the evening before with the 135,5m long and 19,2m wide Ocean Majesty.
    So for us it was wide enough. Pictures will follow.

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