Skip to comments.New ships worth £1.7bn to install 'wind deflectors' so passengers aren't troubled by sea breezes
Posted on 05/23/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT by C19fan
The cruise passengers of the future won't have to worry about the wind in their hair whilst on deck, after a new vessel design was announced claiming to be 'the iPhone for the cruise industry'. MSC Cruise's has commissioned two new ships with wind deflectors so that passengers aren't troubled by sea breezes and a promenade deck at sea level so that they can enjoy the feeling of being 'at the seaside' on board. Costing a whopping £1.7billion to develop, the two ships will be smaller and wider than current supervessels, making it easier for them to visit smaller ports of call.
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Been cheaper to create a hilodech and save the gas by not going
looks top heavy to me. better call it the poseidon
Yes, but then you could only visit Hilo...
If your on a Alaskan cruise and you hanging out near the pool, a gail force Arctic breeze isn't what you want.
Most cruise ships steam at about 19 to21 knots and some ambient wind to it its more than a bit of breeze
Maybe for the increasing number of older boomers. With some older people it could be 95 and sunny but if the breeze is steady they are going to be cold.
That’s a cruise liner? It looks more like a floating public housing project. Ugly
That thing is going to leave a massive sewage trail.
Public housing with the chance of being drowned. (To paraphrase Samuel Johnson)
Build a Hollywood set. Charge admission.
Me - Did you enjoy the cruise.
Friend - Yeah, the food was awesome.
Me - Anything else?
Friend - Yeah, there was always something to eat.
Ah, the people version of a container ship.
You could put some tennis courts up there on the top deck. That would be interesting. Skeet shooting would be fun too.
That artist’s rendering depicts a vessel I wouldn’t want to be aboard in heavy seas, and high winds.
I worked in shoreside vessel operations on dock for many years, and heard stories about the difficulties of navigating high profile vessels such as car carriers returning light to Europe, and Asia. Passengers don’t weigh as much as cars, so I see a similar problem here.
That picture makes me wonder about that vessels stability during less than fair weather.
Come back to me when they’ve solved the sea gull poop problem.
(Answer: Don’t feed the sea gulls.)
It’s a floating iPhone ! You have nothing to fear.
A FLOATING IPHONE ?! That is the most ignorant thing I’ve ever read. That’s worse than “journalists” who describe volume in “Starbucks” units of measurement.
Thank you, “journalist” for insulting my intelligence.
Just what I always wanted to do.
Take a vacation on a traveling apartment complex.
Yeah, these megaliners are about as intimate as a cheap seat at the Superbowl.
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