04:56

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

  Home · Search · Register  

Home » Passenger Liners & Cruise Ships Photo Options

« Previous image · Next image »

Carnival Destiny
Carnival Destiny

Click on image to view larger image

« Previous image  · Slide Show · Next image »


Photo Details
fred henderson



Super Moderator

SN Supporter

Registered: June 2005
Posts: 5,589
View Gallery Profile Send PM users gallery
Delivered by Fincantieri in 1996. The first passenger ship in the World to exceed 100,000 gross tons. Four sisters have since been delivered, followed by four even larger ships, and three more on order as at September 2005.
· Date: Sat, 17 September 05 · Views: 297
· Tags: 1 · Filesize: 48.8kb, 48.8kb · Dimensions: 800 x 425 ·
Additional Info
Keywords: Carnival Destiny
« more
1045Hong_Kong_004.jpg
1045Lily_Marlene_003.jpg
1045Grand_Princess_001.jpg
1045Arahura0003.JPG
1045Pict0002.JPG
1045Windsor_Castle.jpg
1045Wireless_Operator_001.jpg
1045Bremen_catering_001.jpg
1045Normandie_Poster_002.jpg
1045QM_Poster_001.jpg
1045Carnival_Destiny_001.jpg
1045Jersey_City_Terminal.jpg
1045New_York_Ferry.jpg
1045Monarch_of_Bermuda_Launch_001.jpg
1045H_W_Aragon.jpg
1045s.jpg
1045Kronprinzessin_Cecillie.jpg
1045Mould_Loft.jpg
1045France_Crew.jpg
1045St_Sunniva.jpg
1045George_V_HMS_Belfast.jpg
· more »

Author
Thread  
Frank P

Senior Member

Registered: March 2005
Location: Morecambe
Posts: 6,833
Sat, 17 September 05 17:18

nice photo Fred. It is a shame that they have to be called ships, I think they look awful, it\'s a pity that a new name can not be invented for this class of vessel.

cheers Frank
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
billyboy

Bilge Rat

Registered: July 2005
Location: Philippines
Posts: 36,005
Sat, 17 September 05 18:53

latin name comes to mind: "Jugernautus Apartmentus" ... LOL

------------------------------
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Frank P

Senior Member

Registered: March 2005
Location: Morecambe
Posts: 6,833
Sun, 18 September 05 07:08

Hello Billyboy, thats as good a name as any.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Paul UK

Senior Member

Registered: June 2005
Posts: 949
Sun, 18 September 05 13:04

Look they have to look like this to get enough rabbit hutches in to make them pay
or is it lemmings when you watch them disembark (or get off as they call it).

I remember a saying I am sure it was aimed at passenger ships "I counted them all out ans I counted them all back"

Paul
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
fred henderson

Super Moderator

SN Supporter


Registered: June 2005
Posts: 5,589
Sun, 18 September 05 16:28

Do I detect resentment at the success of the modern cruise industry? All the "experts" predicted the end of passenger shipping, yet last year over 15 million people worldwide embarked on a cruise. That is about three times the maximum annual number of passengers that ever travelled on liners when there was no alternative method of transport.

Fred

------------------------------
Fred
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Frank P

Senior Member

Registered: March 2005
Location: Morecambe
Posts: 6,833
Mon, 19 September 05 04:53

The increase in passenger numbers I would say is down to the cost and the availability of credit. There are alot more people with credit cards today, raise the interest rates substantially and we will see if the modern cruise industry survives. Not to mention the cheap Philippino/foreign labour costs.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
thunderd

Registered: April 2005
Posts: 3,034
Mon, 19 September 05 05:15

Oh Mr. Fred methinks you must have been involved in the design or construction of some of these things the way you defend them.

"over 15 million people worldwide embarked on a cruise"

And not a single self respecting seaman amongst them. LOL. I'm really just pulling your leg Fred.

------------------------------
Regards
Derek Blair



A house is only a badly designed ship
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
fred henderson

Super Moderator

SN Supporter


Registered: June 2005
Posts: 5,589
Mon, 19 September 05 05:42

The considerable popularity of cruising is entirely down to more and more of the travelling public realising that the cruise companies provide a great holiday and splendid value for money. It is entirely a leisure activity and the passengers are so delighted with the experience that they return again and again. The most essential factor in this value package is the construction of very big ships to provide superb on board facilities, low capital cost per berth, and considerable economies of scale.
Cheap labour is not a factor with the big operators. The vital requirement is to have eager and efficient employees. Cruise companies are international operations, with international employees paid international wages. As a result the big companies are paying Indian and Philippino stewards a monthly wage that is about the same as the average annual earnings in their home countries. That secures a lot of eager and diligent crew members.
The boom time for traditional passenger liners was created by mass emigration, in ships providing very poor accommodation and employing cheap British and European labour. The passengers were driven by economic conditions, and very few of them ever set foot on a ship again

Fred

------------------------------
Fred
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
fred henderson

Super Moderator

SN Supporter


Registered: June 2005
Posts: 5,589
Mon, 19 September 05 05:46

Not guilty Derek. At least not since the Vistafjord. I do enjoy a good debate however and praising the most magnificent passenger ships ever built seems to create a response

Fred

------------------------------
Fred
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Tony Crompton

Senior Member

Registered: July 2005
Location: Teesside
Posts: 865
Mon, 19 September 05 06:59

"And not a single self respecting seaman amongst them."

Wrong Derek! Maritime Memories third cruise starts this week on "Discovery"-Harwich to Barcelona. Loads of self respecting seamen (including me) will thoroughly enjoy it.
Loads of ships nostalgia, good company, good memories etc. etc. Admittedly the
ship is quite like the ships we all remembered and sailed on ( ex Isalnd Princess )
----------------
Tony C
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
John Rogers

Senior Member

Registered: May 2004
Location: St.Louis, Missouri. USA
Posts: 11,193
Mon, 19 September 05 08:06

I will also depart on a cruise on the 11th of October on MS Zaandam,pictures and stories later.
John
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
thunderd

Registered: April 2005
Posts: 3,034
Mon, 19 September 05 18:52

Oops, looks like I blew that one

------------------------------
Regards
Derek Blair



A house is only a badly designed ship
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Doug Rogers

Registered: August 2004
Posts: 2,505
Mon, 19 September 05 21:47

Well Derek, thee and me know we are peasants now....always suspected it was the case but they dont have to rub it in....cruising indeed.
Would be interested to hear what the Zaandam is like, have heard nothing but good reports of them in the main...and at least their ships mainly look like ships used to!!.

------------------------------
Doug
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  

Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2007 All Enthusiast, Inc.



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.