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The 1billion floating town is finally delivered: World's biggest cruise ship with 18 decks [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2016 | Becky Pemberton

Posted on 05/13/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT by C19fan

The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 227,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 218ft, it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 1,187ft length makes it 164ft longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The immense floating town, which cost close to one billion euros (£800 million), has 18 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: cruise; cruiseship; cruising; ships
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These newer massive cruise ships look so top heavy.
1 posted on 05/13/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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while its 1,187ft length makes it 164ft longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower

Plucked straight from the "meaningless analogies" department.

Just how well does the Eiffel Tower float, anyway?

2 posted on 05/13/2016 7:22:28 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: C19fan

To muslims they look like targets.


3 posted on 05/13/2016 7:22:53 AM PDT by null and void ("when authority began inspiring contempt, it had stopped being authority" ~ H. Beam Piper)
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With the “as in the days of Noah” times we live in. . .no guarantee this boat will stay afloat.


4 posted on 05/13/2016 7:23:32 AM PDT by Maudeen (Sinner Saved by Grace)
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To: C19fan

Impressive, but no thanks.
5 posted on 05/13/2016 7:24:33 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: null and void

Yea, a simple WWII technology torpedo or two launched from a freighter could put it in the briny deep.


6 posted on 05/13/2016 7:24:57 AM PDT by anton
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These newer massive cruise ships look so top heavy.

From one perspective, it may look that way, but they wouldn't build it if it couldn't float. :)
What I find creepy is having a ten-story slide called "Ultimate Abyss."

7 posted on 05/13/2016 7:26:02 AM PDT by Buttons12 ( It Can't Happen Here -- Sinclair Lewis.)
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To: C19fan

It’s unsinkable.


8 posted on 05/13/2016 7:26:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Robert DeLong

Where are the transgender bathrooms?


9 posted on 05/13/2016 7:26:55 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Zeppo

It was a comparison in length not in floatability.


10 posted on 05/13/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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Wow, 10,000 toilets flushing at once thanks to Norovirus...


11 posted on 05/13/2016 7:26:58 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday

Because they didn't want it in the yard on Friday the 13th!

12 posted on 05/13/2016 7:27:34 AM PDT by Buttons12 ( It Can't Happen Here -- Sinclair Lewis.)
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I love big ships, but this is approaching ridiculous. And frankly, I think the cruise industry has jumped the shark. I suspect the magnates are banking on a lot of retirees having leisure time and discretionary income so they can take that cruise they've always put off. But with the economy in the tank, that may be a risky bet.

With the deaths, diseases, and disasters that have plagued the industry in recent years, along with the threat of terrorism aboard a confined -- and highly vulnerable space -- I would think twice about booking a cruise.

But I've already been on a couple, so the novelty is gone.

13 posted on 05/13/2016 7:27:35 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: 1Old Pro

They are located at the outer railing, and the ocean is the bowl.


14 posted on 05/13/2016 7:28:16 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: C19fan

The ship is not as massive as it looks. It is mostly hollow on the inside, because the upper decks are really like two buildings with a space between. This open space in the middle is where the large parklike spaces and big auditoriums are located.


15 posted on 05/13/2016 7:29:35 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Kristin Gillibrand will be the next President of the United States)
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[But I’ve already been on a couple, so the novelty is gone.]

Been there, done that, never again.


16 posted on 05/13/2016 7:30:01 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Maudeen

Or not catch fire.


17 posted on 05/13/2016 7:30:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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some text
18 posted on 05/13/2016 7:31:45 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Those are my principles, and if you do not like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx)
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Where’s the topless sunbathing deck?


19 posted on 05/13/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Robert DeLong

I keep hearing Titanic II resonating in my head for some reason. It’s a ship only the DemoRat fraudsters / non-middle class will be able to afford to take a cruise on. And are all the gubmint funded global warming scientists taking into account the massive tons of water displacement all these huge chunks of metal are having on our seas when they calculate sea levels (remember they’re not ice which won’t change the water level).


20 posted on 05/13/2016 7:32:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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