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Old 30 May 2013, 17:24   #11
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Good advise from the others above, I've done both by rib and from Calshot spit. Right at the end of Calshot you are almost as close as you'll get by Rib , so if weather is poor and you don't want to launch it is a good option.
Either way it's good fun.
Make sure you get the people on the ship to take a flag or something similar to make identifying them easy..... It's a big ship to find your friend/relatives
(Pictures bellow taken with iPhone from Calshot so u can see how close they pass)
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Old 30 May 2013, 17:55   #12
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Were we at the same place at the same time when it was honking its horn at the sail boat at it's bow?

Last weekend?
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Old 30 May 2013, 18:41   #13
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Thanks guys some really useful info there I will keep my distance as it's bigger than me!!!
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Old 31 May 2013, 04:17   #14
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i know its nothing to do with a cruise ship, well was on one to get there but......
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took some pics of the engine room of the Oceana i think it was...
The Green thing is a eff off electric motor for the props.. with 4x V14 for the power generation..
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When going passed Fawley don't get close to tankers or tugs
Ahhh, best advice i've seen on Rib.net in a long time....
" Get orrrfff arrrr laaaand !!! "

Technically its 140m but we dont release ours dogs Asterix and Ibex until well under that....

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I was out on the Solent today with the family and we came across Ventura, followed closely by Azura, and a third cruise ship coming down the channel (likely Oceana, but we didn't get close to her).

We were able to get quite close enough to the side of Ventura and Azura to wave to people. Didn't know anybody on there, just being friendly! We crossed behind, remarkably little wash - less than the ferries.

Those big cruise ships are very impressive feats of engineering, and they turned at Calshot quite nimbly.
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We went today and saw the same ones and followed the azura out whilst waving at them they are massive!! Never been on one that might have to be next holiday now!
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I was out on the Solent today with the family and we came across Ventura, followed closely by Azura, and a third cruise ship coming down the channel (likely Oceana, but we didn't get close to her).

We were able to get quite close enough to the side of Ventura and Azura to wave to people. Didn't know anybody on there, just being friendly! We crossed behind, remarkably little wash - less than the ferries.

Those big cruise ships are very impressive feats of engineering, and they turned at Calshot quite nimbly.
The third one was the oriana we past that on the way down to Hythe. .

Was you in an orange rib? Sorry didn't see the make!
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