Anyone else see the comparison?

newda898
7th June 2006, 21:43
The design of these ships (Pic 1 in Costa livery, but also found within the Carnival Fleet) has been annoying me for some time.

There are three things that I could think of that resembled the shape of the design.
1. A Certain type of coach. butI couldn't find a picture of one, so I can't show you
2. A Buffalo
3. And A Bison (Pictured)

And with a little help from photoshop I will show why on earth I have made this stupid connection.

Pic1
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd7/165241/costa_fortuna_2003_2.jpg

Pic2
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd7/165241/bison%20costa.jpg

Pic3
http://www.filelodge.com/files/hdd7/165241/bison%20costa%20final.jpg

Chris Field
7th June 2006, 22:10
Itr's my honest opinion that the good old Bovril Boats of the Thames (c1950's) were more elegant than these wretched structures- no curves, only money-grabbing ,passenger-cramming flotation devices.
Your bulls and buffalos have far more style and shape than these monsters of the deep in my opinion!

david
8th June 2006, 07:46
Good one Daniel.
But how about that funnel?


David D.

newda898
10th June 2006, 00:05
Well david, I suppose I could fit a chimney on the bison! :p

sailor_boy37
12th June 2006, 12:25
Ugly ship the Cost-a-Fortune. I was in Palermo with her last year. She made a flashy exit with thrusters here there and every where, made a feeble squeak with her whistle, and minced off into the sunset. We had to use three tugs to get off the wall, but left her standing as we went past as 27kts!!
Im sure that the Costa MArina used to be a container ship, it is definately converted

william dillon
12th June 2006, 22:15
Well david, I suppose I could fit a chimney on the bison! :p


(EEK) Daniel,
Why not swivel the funnel through 180 Degrees & make it a well endowed Bison.LOL (Thumb)

Santos
12th June 2006, 22:23
I cant really say what I think the ship looks like because it would be rude !!!!!!!!!

Nice one Daniel, like the suggestion of moving the funnel through 180 degrees


Chris

newda898
12th June 2006, 22:36
Glad you all like the "transformation"
Heheh, I do like the idea of the well endowed bison.

Hawkeye
15th October 2006, 00:09
Hi Sailor boy 37

Ugly ship the Cost-a-Fortune. I was in Palermo with her last year. She made a flashy exit with thrusters here there and every where, made a feeble squeak with her whistle, and minced off into the sunset. We had to use three tugs to get off the wall, but left her standing as we went past as 27kts!!
Im sure that the Costa MArina used to be a container ship, it is definately converted

These are the two that were converted from container ships.
http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/annie_johnson_1969.htm
http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/axel_johnson_1969.htm

If you have a look at the one for Axel Johnson, she became the Costa Marina.

Regards
Karl