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    38 Comments by Doc Vernon Published on 28th March 2018 10:30 PM


    The largest liner yet, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of theSeas, was delivered today (Fri Mar 23rd) from France's STX yard at StNazaire.
    A quickcomparison:
    Titanic (1912) 46,329 tons 882 ft long 2,603 passengers
    Queen Elizabeth (1940) 83,673 tons 1031 ft long 2,283passengers
    Carnival Destiny(1996) 102,853 tons 893 ft long 2,642 passengers
    Symphony of the Seas (2018) 236,963 tons 1188 ft long 6,680 passengers
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    An accident waiting to happen. Either by fire, sinking or by disease & sickness amongst the passengers. The standards of hygiene on cruise liners by passengers has been proved to be awful and viruses like the Norovirus etc will have a field day on ships like this. Too big, too confusing and too many passengers to be safe. How long before a major disaster - Costa Concordia was a warning that it would appear nobody is heeding.
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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Bl---y hell its enormous and looks kind of inviting however I think I will still steer clear of her! Wouldn't mind a look abaird but these days one cannot get a pass as far as I know ,unless someone who is traveling is on her??Possibly I am wrong I think John in Oz may know
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    Yes, far too big to be comfortable for any one.
    Once the ship goes over about 3,000 then it is time to find another.

    Fire on such a ship would be worse than the Titanic, though to be fair the ships of today have far more security systems in place.

    Norovirus is far worse in the Southern hemisphere than the north.
    This had been attributed to the number of small south pacific islands many of the ships cruise to.

    Hygine in some is not the best and bloods go ashore, eat and drink in places any of us would consider very suss then wonder why they get sick.

    Most of the guys are very good at hand washing after the loo, only caught one guy who I spoke to about it, the embbaresment made me think he will never do it again.

    But the ladies according to my wife and a number of other ladies is another matter. They are in many instances very unhygienic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    But the ladies . They are in many instances very unhygienic.
    But we survived!!

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    Who was the naval architect .. Legoland ??
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    9 decks down to the lifeboats, and probably 7 - 8 up as well, good luck with that!

    Each lifeboat capacity 200 persons plus, complete chaos, no matter how much you practice
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    No trouble surmising the block co-efficient of that vessel, must be 1. Or at the very least 0.999999999 recurring. JS

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    Symphony of the Seas launches this weekend, 281,000 tonnes and carries 6500 passengers.
    If you are flush you can spend 30,000 for a week's cruise.
    Vic
    Last edited by vic mcclymont; 29th March 2018 at 08:53 AM.

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