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    Cruise Ships

    Post by Topdog on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 9:51

    Breaking news fresh from Reg. Cruise ships anchored in Los Cristianos, with Tenders running passengers to and fro.
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Gypsy on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 10:00

    Are they legal or are all the passengers 'friends and family' ???????????'
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    Post by Topdog on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 10:10

    He said full cruise ship so reckon a big one.
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 15:26

    Somewhere else they said it was the 'World' cruise ship, big fecker then. Get down there and take some photos Kev, be the first.



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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 15:33

    The World ain't no ordenery cruse ship, you buy an apartment on it and live there as it takes you around the world so to speak, seen it tied up in Leith Docks (Edinburgh) about a year or so back, think the festival was on at the time...

    http://aboardtheworld.com/
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    Post by searcher on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 16:02

    Saw the "WORLD" in Monaco this year it looked deserted and the crew all looked pissed off, I remember some cruise line announcing they would be docking in L.C. this year , could be Fred Olsen as they also dock in La Gomera
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    Post by Gypsy on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 16:20

    No, passed it on the way to El Medano today, big but not that big!
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    Post by Jimandsi on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 16:22

    I saw it in San Francisco once and it's a big bugger .....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_The_World


     





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    Post by Gypsy on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 16:58

    A million apologies, I was wrong!!  Apparently it is the WORLD just read it in the newspaper DA  It really didn't look THAT BIG as we drove by!! Let's hope the passengers spend some money and perhaps if I put my lippy on I can sneak aboard tonight when I take my girls for their walk.
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    Post by Jimandsi on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 17:08

    I doubt they'll be able to find anywhere in LC to spend the sort of dosh they're used to spending !

    Unless they go on a EuroPint pub crawl.

     





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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by searcher on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 18:48

    The World is not a large ship by modern standards , of you saw it beside Norwegian Epic or Oasis Of The Sea for example it would look tiny ,but anchored off L.C. it would look big compared to the ferries, it is actually quite funny when you get up close as some owners have potted plants and ornaments on the balconies in fact it looks a bit naff ,more like holiday homes than ship cabins
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    Post by Gypsy on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 18:59

    I wont bother trying to stowaway then if it looks naff, I want POSH or nowt  weather
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Topdog on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - 20:48

    Gypsy has come out of the closest, do not let her get your Mrs, David Beckham
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by sgd on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 8:59



    Taken yesterday evening from our back terrace as the sun was going down.




    A little later, all lit up :)



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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Gypsy on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 9:25

    It looks lovely lit up at night.
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Mermaid on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 11:27

    lovely



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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 11:49

    Somebody get down to the harbour and take some close-ups!   



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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 12:37

    searcher wrote:The World is not a large ship by modern standards , of you saw it beside Norwegian Epic or Oasis Of The Sea for example it would look tiny ,but anchored off L.C. it would look big compared to the ferries, it is actually quite funny when you get up close as some owners have potted plants and ornaments on the balconies in fact it looks a bit naff ,more like holiday homes than ship cabins
    Ah, just like Green Park then, a bit naff. I have a couple of Aloe Vera plants on my balcony in my little triangle garden, I didnt plant them, they just appeared on their own. They flower nicely though. All the stuff I planted died.......   
    Anyway just because you are a billionaire doesnt mean you have class. I expect at least one taxi load went to the Funchal Strip. Oh, I go there too.  



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 12:43

    sgd wrote:

    Taken yesterday evening from our back terrace as the sun was going down.




    A little later, all lit up :)
    Oh dear, it DOES look suspiciously like Green Park.    Wonder how much the Community Charge is........



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    Post by searcher on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 21:11

    IT'S A BIT LIKE TIMESHARE , NOT ALL THE CABINS ARE LUXURIOUS HUGE SUITES , SOME DON'T EVEN HAVE BALCONIES , IT'S LIKE EVERY THING ELSE IN THIS WORLD ! YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Topdog on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 21:15

    Island Escape
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 21:58

    searcher wrote:IT'S A BIT LIKE TIMESHARE , NOT ALL THE CABINS ARE LUXURIOUS HUGE SUITES , SOME DON'T EVEN HAVE BALCONIES , IT'S LIKE EVERY THING ELSE IN THIS WORLD ! YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
    Trust you to go off topic...

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    Post by searcher on Sat 4 Jan 2014 - 14:39

    Topdog wrote:Island Escape

    We did a Med cruise on the Escape! a bit like camping at sea but it was one of the best cruises we have done , the food was O.K. but the entertainment was brilliant , the cruise director was the best in the business and we laughed for weeks after we got home, we use that trip to judge the entertainment on other ships but none has come close so far  Hi
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    Re: Cruise Ships

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 4 Jan 2014 - 16:50

    Vince is pretty good at that  Transport 
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    Post by Topdog on Sun 5 Jan 2014 - 9:36

    We also grabbed a Med on the Island Escape, we were booked for a third time on a fab little ship called Ausonia. We had a call two weeks before to say it had been changed to Island Escape and we thought give it a go. We had best cabins on board and the stunk of sewage, you could hear the system being pumped in the middle of the night, even though we were top deck. The entertainment was as Bill says, brilliant. The cruise director was in the Thompson Spirit as we were given a free cruise on there as compo and I must say I have been on many cruise ships some are just exceptional but the food and entertainment on the spirit were better than most. I know the food on P&O or Cunard is outstanding but for quality the Spirit was super

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