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Old 24 August 2011, 15:45   #11
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I don't remember seeing anyone aboard
There are most likely very few people on her, generally. I saw her at sea here once and again - she was lightly populated. With only 165 "apartments" OB, I'd guess her normal headcount is well below 200 (plus crew)?

I thought she was butt ugly.
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Old 24 August 2011, 16:15   #12
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Only spotted one person lounging on a balcony and a couple behind glass at bridge level, probably in a cafe or restaurant. Just as we were leaving the shore boat turned up to reload a few geriatrics after their excursion to the bright lights of St Helier.
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Quite agree, still not as bad as that floating office block.
A couple of yammies on the back with trim and tilt and she could do beach landings on Bramble Bank or where ever! Been good advice on here, on how to do it!


Yep, couldnt agree more.....Cruise ships these days are more about quantity rather than quality...shame

Here's a couple of pics with the first showing a modern, typical cruise ship designed to carry its passangers in the utmost comfort and the second shows a typical livestock carrier designed to carry 3000+ animals jam packed aboard the same ship....


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Now that's what I call a boat

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Ahh, i see the offending boat that is inconveniencing Abramavich is 'Kingdom5kr'... ex-'Nabila' She was the pride of the now deceased arms dealer Adnan Kashoggi. And for you anoraks, was the yacht featured in the James bond film 'Never Say Never Again'....I know her well.

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Yep, couldnt agree more.....Cruise ships these days are more about quantity rather than quality...shame

Here's a couple of pics with the first showing a modern, typical cruise ship designed to carry its passangers in the utmost comfort and the second shows a typical livestock carrier designed to carry 3000+ animals jam packed aboard the same ship....


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Yeah done the Grand Princess with a bunch of guys off this here forum ! when she was in Greenock .. Livestock carrier for sure ..especially if she picked up anyone from Port Glasgow
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They may not all be beautiful, but the more modern cruise ships I see the more I am amazed by the feat of engineering and design that must go into making one. Far more impressive than some of these supposed hi-tech buildings that get their architects knighted.
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They may not all be beautiful, but the more modern cruise ships I see the more I am amazed by the feat of engineering and design that must go into making one. Far more impressive than some of these supposed hi-tech buildings that get their architects knighted.
I cant disagree with that but you still wouldnt catch me on one .. ever ..

that said.... I havent managed to bolt a clay pigeon launcher onto the back of the rib yet for something else to do once we've investigated the same bay... yet again ! ..
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I cant disagree with that but you still wouldnt catch me on one .. ever ..

that said.... I havent managed to bolt a clay pigeon launcher onto the back of the rib yet for something else to do once we've investigated the same bay... yet again ! ..
Why bother with the pigeons when there are so many shitehawks (seagulls) flying around?....


(and before i get slated for that...yes, i do know they are protected..)

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that said.... I havent managed to bolt a clay pigeon launcher onto the back of the rib yet for something else to do
......funny you say that, I hinge back the two jockey seats and get the deck quoits out!
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