That's a very fair point, I suppose every generation has it's own idea of beauty as do most individuals. I wonder what the old clipper seamen thought of the steel monsters of their day, they must have been horrified.PeterG said:I am also a fan of modern-style ships. Sure they may look like a block of flats, but what will ferries be like in another 40 years? Probably big squares travelling at 70 knots with 4000 people on them! And then we will look back on ships like SEAFRANCE RODIN and think 'They don't look like ships as I remember them!'