Liberty of the seas

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Here she is, she is very big, pic were taken with my phone, quite impressed with results.
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Leaving on her maiden voyage.
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Forgott to say what she was, she is the sister ship of Freedom of the seas, they are the biggest cruise liners in the world, and she was picking up her first cruse goers for her maiden voyage, a round the world trip. lets hope she is not a titanic.
 

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Leaving on her maiden voyage.
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That reminds me, I need some more pretty blue lights! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Some background info on her (from the RCCL website) :

Ship Facts
Passenger Capacity: 3,634 double occupancy
Gross Tonnage: 160,000
Length: 1,112'
Max Beam: 184'
Draft: 28'
Cruising Speed: 21.6 knots

For a little while Cunard (OK, Carnival rather) had the 'largest' passenger vessel in the world with Queen Mary II at 156,000 gross tons, but then Liberty and her sister beat the poor QM II by a mere 4,000 GRT.
And it looks like RCCL will be hanging on to the record for the foreseeable future, as they will be taking delivery of a even bigger vessel (220,000 GRT I think) in a couple of years time.

Her beam is 184'..... for comparison, the maximum width of the Panama canal locks is approx 32.2m. (or 105').......

These are the 'Ship Highlights' :
Flowrider®
H2O Zone®
Cantilevered Whirlpools
Rock-climbing wall
Ice-skating rink
Royal Promenade
Extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones
Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom
Themed bars and lounges
Adventure Ocean® youth facilities
Day Spa and Fitness Center
Casino Royale

I think I would want to go for a cruise on her to get away from the damn cell phone..... /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

Passenger capacity is 3,634, and I think it is more like 5,000 for the bigger vessel in the offing....

I would guess that the total crew complement must be at least 1,200 - 1,500 - a bit less than half the number of pax - yet most of the crew accomodation is probably in that lowest row of portholes, and on decks below without ports (including below the waterline), and perhaps some in the middle of the ship (in 'inside' cabins, without windows), very often with 4 crew members to a cabin.
All very different to the palatial (in comparison) pax accomodation!
 

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Can a recently qualified Bod with an ICC drive it?

Not Lou, he got a duff one /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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I read somewhere that S'Hampton this week will 'host' more pax vessels than ever before. There are some interesting stats flying about............can't remember now where I read them. But the rate of growth in terms of number of ships and their size is impressive.
 

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If they build em any bigger you'll need your car to get around em! Then Gordy can charge you road tax, Livingstone Congestion Charges, and she'll have to have one-way streets!
 
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