Largest cruise liner leaves port.

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  • HoriZon 26 Nov 2009 18:29:23 13,601 posts
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    The world's largest cruise liner, the Oasis of the Seas, has set sail.

    The 1,200 foot (360 metre) ship has a price tag of almost 1bn ($1.5bn) and was commissioned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. It is due to begin cruises out of Florida in December. Another one will launch next year!!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8380086.stm?ls


    When the Zombie apocalypse comes i want to own one of those !!!

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  • FWB 26 Nov 2009 18:35:25 45,643 posts
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    It's so fucking cool what human beings can build.
  • Razz 26 Nov 2009 18:38:09 61,663 posts
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    Finally! Nowi II jusit neieidi to siaivei fori ai fieiw yieiaiirusi tioi aiffioridi ai cruiisiei... :/i

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  • Razz 26 Nov 2009 18:39:14 61,663 posts
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    WTF?

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  • meggsy 26 Nov 2009 18:39:55 1,628 posts
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    Shame it's so ugly.

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  • askew 26 Nov 2009 18:40:46 12,736 posts
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    Lol.

    I think it looks awful. It's essentially Las Vegas given some propellors and a rudder.
  • BillMurray 26 Nov 2009 18:40:57 7,916 posts
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    Why anyone would want a holiday in that thing I don't know.
  • Fizzog 26 Nov 2009 18:40:59 4,108 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Finally! Nowi II jusit neieidi to siaivei fori ai fieiw yieiaiirusi tioi aiffioridi ai cruiisiei... :/i

    Someone call an exorcist!
  • UncleLou Moderator 26 Nov 2009 18:41:00 35,855 posts
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    Or read David Foster Wallace's "A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again" to put you off the idea.
  • phAge 26 Nov 2009 18:42:49 24,446 posts
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    meggsy wrote:
    Shame it's so ugly.
    +1

    Looks like shit.
  • Kostabi 26 Nov 2009 18:46:13 5,099 posts
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    askew wrote:
    Lol.

    I think it looks awful. It's essentially Las Vegas given some propellors and a rudder.

    Now if someone can ensure it has strippers, hookers and crazy Mexicans trying to sell me things I'm entirely sold on the idea of taking a holiday on that thing.
  • Dirtbox 26 Nov 2009 18:50:59 79,216 posts
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    I had no idea monkey knife fights were so lucrative, it's like a tacky island with an engine.

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  • otto Moderator 26 Nov 2009 18:52:25 49,335 posts
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    I wouldn't go on one of those things if you paid me. I'd rather spend a week camping in Baghdad.

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  • Load_2.0 26 Nov 2009 18:53:01 19,677 posts
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    I would love to take a cruise on that, maybe 2 weeks.

    My days of hiking round asia with a backpack are well over.
  • phAge 26 Nov 2009 18:56:02 24,446 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    I would love to take a cruise on that, maybe 2 weeks.

    My days of hiking round asia with a backpack are well over.
    Surely there are other ways of going on a holiday than a) hiking round asia with a backpack or b) spending 2 weeks on board a (very big) boat with 5999 twats with more money than sense?
  • askew 26 Nov 2009 18:57:41 12,736 posts
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    I quite fancy a cruise on something a little less garish. The Queen Mary looks nice. Although no doubt the average age of its guests must be somewhere approaching 70.
  • Load_2.0 26 Nov 2009 18:58:42 19,677 posts
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    Why are they twats?

    People have preconcieved ideas and yet I wonder ho many people in this thread have been on a cruise?

    Multiple destinations with full board works out fairly reasonable, most trips come in under a thousand pounds.

  • otto Moderator 26 Nov 2009 19:10:15 49,335 posts
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    You're trapped in one place with hundreds of horrible people with nothing to do except spend money on things you hate, and once a day you arrive somewhere which by definition is overrun with tourists, get to spend maximum a few hours there, not remotely enough time to get even the most basic feeling for the place, before you have to be back on your floating prison for another night of purgatory.

    Obviously that's a subjective view and naturally there are thousands of tasteless philistineshappy paying customers who love the experience.

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  • Load_2.0 26 Nov 2009 19:20:22 19,677 posts
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    Thats a fairly innacurate and tired stereotype.

    You can be moored overnight and you arrive in a port, no different to an airport. What you do with the day is up to you.

    Destinations are varied from the Carribean to Antartica. If you were to try and emulate the destinations by plane you would spend a huge amount of time in planes or airports.
  • MetalDog 26 Nov 2009 19:21:14 23,920 posts
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    That whole news cast looked like the opening scene in a disaster movie.

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  • Deleted user 26 November 2009 19:25:30
    that's mental.
  • BabyJesus 26 Nov 2009 19:26:32 4,412 posts
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    I went on a short cruise to Egypt from Cyprus, quite enjoyed it.

    Cruises have a horrible reputation for some reason, my Aunt has went on quite a few nice cruises for a reasonable price and thoroughly enjoyed herself.

    I'll definitely go on a proper cruise at some point.
  • FWB 26 Nov 2009 19:27:15 45,643 posts
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    Not particularly interested in going on a cruise, but I still think it's impressive (however ugly you guys think it may be) what we can build.
  • MetalDog 26 Nov 2009 19:30:35 23,920 posts
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    We've built much more impressive things than floating civic centres, though.

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  • phAge 26 Nov 2009 19:32:41 24,446 posts
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    Like hydrogen bombs.
  • Deleted user 26 November 2009 19:33:10
    I used to work for royal Caribbean.

    /has nothing else to add
  • BabyJesus 26 Nov 2009 19:33:59 4,412 posts
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    We still haven't got 1000 monkeys on a 1000 typewriters trying to write shakesphere though.
  • otto Moderator 26 Nov 2009 19:35:25 49,335 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    Thats a fairly innacurate and tired stereotype.

    You can be moored overnight and you arrive in a port, no different to an airport. What you do with the day is up to you.

    Destinations are varied from the Carribean to Antartica. If you were to try and emulate the destinations by plane you would spend a huge amount of time in planes or airports.
    I can see the point in a low impact study cruise in a small ship to some kind of wilderness region, with onboard lectures and so on. I could see myself enjoying something like that. What I can't stand is the kind of cruise you'd get from a ship like the one in the OP. There's no way that one of them arriving in any port isn't going to turn the place into a soulless globalised hell. Yes I'm a snob about it if you want to use that terminology but it really makes my flesh creep.

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  • otto Moderator 26 Nov 2009 19:36:15 49,335 posts
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    Berlusconi started out as an entertainer on a cruise ship, says it all really.

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  • BabyJesus 26 Nov 2009 19:40:10 4,412 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Berlusconi started out as an entertainer on a cruise ship, says it all really.

    I'm imagining a Bernard Manning type stand up about fellas with 'tans'.
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