Yes David, she is too big for Circular Quay. On the television last night the reporter said that the Commodore (can't remember his name) told them that she is not to be called a boat or a ship, but a liner. I would have thought that she is not a liner but a cruise ship, even though she is built like a liner. What are your views on this?
Many thanks Sister Eleff. I am glad the Commodore said she is not a boat because I have made great issue of this in the When is a Yacht a Ship thread in Mess Deck, but surprised he said she should not be called a ship. But she IS a liner, not a cruise ship. That is because she plies the north Atlantic 'line voyage'. As I have always said, liner is a trade name, born out of vessels plying 'line voyages'. So in that sense, the Commodore is right. But he is wrong to say she is not a ship because she is. She was the first liner built since QE2.
Thank goodness for great lighting - and good timing! I took this shot from a small balcony on the wharf closest to Garden Island - a great spot with next to no one viewing there!
Pompey, I hear you loud and clear regarding the whole ship vs boat issue!