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New ships worth £1.7bn to install 'wind deflectors' so passengers aren't troubled by sea breezes
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2014 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: cruise; ships
I understand why these newer cruise ships look so top heavy to maximize the number of suites with a view but they look hideous. Why would they want to deflect the wind? Isn't the point of going on a cruise is to feel the ocean breeze?
1 posted on 05/23/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Been cheaper to create a hilodech and save the gas by not going


2 posted on 05/23/2014 5:59:00 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: C19fan

looks top heavy to me. better call it the poseidon


3 posted on 05/23/2014 6:20:02 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: edcoil

Yes, but then you could only visit Hilo...


4 posted on 05/23/2014 6:20:33 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: C19fan
depends on what your doing and where you are.

If your on a Alaskan cruise and you hanging out near the pool, a gail force Arctic breeze isn't what you want.

5 posted on 05/23/2014 6:20:41 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: C19fan

Most cruise ships steam at about 19 to21 knots and some ambient wind to it its more than a bit of breeze


6 posted on 05/23/2014 6:21:01 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: camle

7 posted on 05/23/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: C19fan

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.

Freegards


8 posted on 05/23/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: null and void

That’s a cruise liner? It looks more like a floating public housing project. Ugly


9 posted on 05/23/2014 6:30:18 AM PDT by WhatNot (Many who say "I'll accept Jesus at the eleventh hour" die at 10:30)
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To: null and void

That thing is going to leave a massive sewage trail.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 6:34:24 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: WhatNot

Public housing with the chance of being drowned. (To paraphrase Samuel Johnson)


11 posted on 05/23/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: edcoil

Build a Hollywood set. Charge admission.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: C19fan

Me - Did you enjoy the cruise.
Friend - Yeah, the food was awesome.
Me - Anything else?
Friend - Yeah, there was always something to eat.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 6:36:06 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: C19fan

Ah, the people version of a container ship.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 6:47:31 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: C19fan

You could put some tennis courts up there on the top deck. That would be interesting. Skeet shooting would be fun too.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: null and void

Curious.

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.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 6:48:39 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: C19fan

Come back to me when they’ve solved the sea gull poop problem.

(Answer: Don’t feed the sea gulls.)


17 posted on 05/23/2014 6:49:34 AM PDT by moovova
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To: rockinqsranch

Relax, Citizen.

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.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 7:09:41 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: C19fan

Just what I always wanted to do.

Take a vacation on a traveling apartment complex.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 7:31:15 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Yeah, these megaliners are about as intimate as a cheap seat at the Superbowl.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: onedoug
"Build a Hollywood set. Charge admission."

Like the "Magic Christian"{Adult Content}? Raquel and her engine crew were something else in green energy.

21 posted on 05/23/2014 9:00:26 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: IronJack

I’ve always hated giant hotels and theme parks.

Why would I want to travel around on a floating combination?

Here’s an idea that looks like a cruise that I might enjoy.

http://www.islandwindjammers.com/


22 posted on 05/23/2014 9:04:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I’ve heard good things and bad things about Windjammer cruises. It is true they are much more intimate, with a far smaller passenger complement. The crew is free to give more individualized attention to each passenger and to accommodate more individual tastes. You’re even free to help sail the ship at times.

The price you pay (besides the price you pay) is in smaller quarters, often less luxury, and fewer shipboard activities. But if you’re willing to forego some of the frills, these can be very pleasant getaways without the “cattle-call” atmosphere of a massive cruise ship.

Mind you, my information on Windjammer Cruises is dated and anecdotal.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 9:44:10 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

Since I’m not a huge fan of frills and luxuries, I don’t think it would matter to me. In fact, when camping I generally consider a tent an unnecessary and vaguely decadent frill.

Must admit my wife has a somewhat different attitude. LOL


24 posted on 05/23/2014 10:08:54 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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