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Peter D - Later reports on this side of the world say that she jumped and her husband tried to stop her - well that's what HE says!

To my hotel analogy - Perhaps she was confused and thought that it was the hotel pool.
 

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Yes, there are thousands of people every week embarking on a cruise aboard ships like this. So yes, the cruise lines must be doing something right. The link that jaguar06 gives us is really so interesting and well-worth reading.
Even so, I have largely given up taking cruises now as there's nothing much out there that holds any appeal to me. For starters, I do not need to be on a ship that gives me 40 different places in which to eat!
 

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Box boats are better looking, looks like they are designed by the same people that design cattle carriers!!!!
Kind regards,
Steve.
 

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Maersk are currently undertaking a feasibility study to convert a fully loaded EMMA Maersk into a cruise liner.
 

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[COLOR="Navy"]Leaving the safety aspect to one side for a moment ~ a factor that all professional seamen try not to think about and pray to the Almighty will never be put to the ultimate test ~ folk singer Pete Seeger was a trifle prophetic fifty five years ago when he, I believe, both wrote and sang about ssflandre's, 'Box Brownie' picture. [/COLOR]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-sQSp5jbSQ

[COLOR="Navy"]Just for the record the most discernible, positive sign of human existence (?) in the '77 Sunset Strip' segment pictured, are in 'Boxes 41 & 72' {reading left to right from top left hand corner} must be that 'light blue shorts' was the rig of the day for those going 'on deck' (?).[/COLOR]
 

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On the other hand, one can sit on balcony, look ships passing by, watch the sea, etc. I have been on these vessels and the cabins have been remarkably quiet. Although there are hundreds and thousands of people "next door", it can be completely quiet in the cabin with only noises coming from air-conditioning and on occasions from motors, etc.
 

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Well, it is possible that the entry into service of the new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, may herald the end of the 'balcony culture.' A large proportion of her cabins have been designed to maximise cabin floor space rather than waste it on a balcony.
 

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