Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, May 14, 2016

One Yuge "Boaty McBoatface"

Royal Caribbean Thursday celebrated the completion of the largest cruise ship ever built, Harmony of the Seas.

Top executives at the company including chairman and CEO Richard Fain joined the ship's incoming crew at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France for a traditional flag changing ceremony atop the 227,000-ton vessel. ... It's total capacity will be well over 6,000 people, not including crew.
Crew size will probably be roughly 2,500. An oil tanker of that displacement would be a "very large crude carrier", which is probably an apt description of a Carnival cruise.

It'll be a lot of fun if that monster ever goes cold, dark and quiet at sea, something Carnival ships have had some experience at doing. And then there's norovirus, which can turn a cruise into a trip that's only a little more fun than cruising on a plague-ship. Or, the damn thing can run aground and sink.

But I've ridden that horse before.

3 comments:

3383 said...

That's GRT, not displacement, right?

Will said...

Those giant cruise ships bring to mind the first one that Faith boards in Ringo's "Under a Graveyard Sky", Black Tide Rising series. Hmm, might have been in the second book.

CenterPuke88 said...

That figure is GT, displacement is estimated at about 100,000 for,the Oasis-class.