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Disney Campers
08-10-2008, 12:15 PM
In Papenburg Germany this morning the newest cruise ship for Celebrity Cruise Line was floated out. This seems to be a big event in Papenburg as many bring their RV's out to watch this. Its a beauty of a ship.

http://disneycampers.com/images/wwwIMGP3613.jpg

for those interested their are more pictures at this site:
http://www.depping-design.de/test/thumbnails.php?album=88

Gatordad
08-10-2008, 01:38 PM
that thing is huuuuge

kc5grw
08-10-2008, 04:20 PM
Wow, that's a monster.

From http://www.cruisecelebritysolstice.com

Occupancy 2850
Staterooms 1425
Tonnage 122,000
Length 1033 ft
Beam 121 ft
Draught 27 ft
Cruise Speed 24 knots
90% of the staterooms have ocean view
85% have verandas

ftwildernessguy
08-10-2008, 07:02 PM
Does it have a trolling motor? Can you water ski from it?

RvUsa
08-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Yeah, but the trolling motor is about 12000 horse power, and burns 3000 lbs of fuel an hour. As far as the skiing, sure, but if you fall it takes 2 hours for it to turn around and get you.

terri01p
08-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Man Oh Man that thing is huge ! I've never went on a cruse before and want to one day, but that's just crazy! :scared1:

ftwildernessguy
08-10-2008, 07:59 PM
I am no sailor, but doesn't it look kind of top heavy - like those oriental ferries that keep turning over? And those RV's in the picture look 2 dimensional. I think they are just cardboard cutouts.

loveDmouse
08-10-2008, 08:25 PM
The ships keep getting bigger and bigger. I am not sure that always means better. It is amazing looking at them that they don't just topple over.

I personally like the Voyager Class ships (Mariner of the Seas). Royal Caribbean has the Freedom Class now which is even bigger and then they are coming out with the Genesis Class which will be even bigger then that. Crazy. The Freedom Class ships are the largest on the waters right now.

ftwildernessguy
08-10-2008, 08:32 PM
The ships keep getting bigger and bigger. I am not sure that always means better. It is amazing looking at them that they don't just topple over.

I personally like the Voyager Class ships (Mariner of the Seas). Royal Caribbean has the Freedom Class now which is even bigger and then they are coming out with the Genesis Class which will be even bigger then that. Crazy. The Freedom Class ships are the largest on the waters right now.

If you see a Kiev class, better sink it.

Gatordad
08-10-2008, 08:38 PM
If you see a Kiev class, better sink it.

I love chicken Kiev, I usually sink it in the hole under my nose.

BigDaddyRog
08-10-2008, 08:43 PM
Its big, alright....but daaaang its ugly. It just looks like a giant cheap roadside motel! And you're right...it looks like a decent sea breeze would flip it right over!!!

AuburnJen92
08-10-2008, 09:23 PM
It don't matter how big they are, they all sink just as fast...:lmao:

Gatordad
08-10-2008, 09:30 PM
I enjoy cruising. We were on the Adventure class ships on RC, very nice.
You don't realize how wide they are.

Disney Campers
08-10-2008, 09:39 PM
The ships keep getting bigger and bigger. I am not sure that always means better. It is amazing looking at them that they don't just topple over.

I personally like the Voyager Class ships (Mariner of the Seas). Royal Caribbean has the Freedom Class now which is even bigger and then they are coming out with the Genesis Class which will be even bigger then that. Crazy. The Freedom Class ships are the largest on the waters right now.

They finally have a name for genesis class, its now the Oasis of the Seas, 220,000 GRT, it is so big it will have neighborhoods.

http://disneycampers.com/images/AquaTheater_Night.jpg
http://disneycampers.com/images/StateroomsOverlooking_BW.jpg

loveDmouse
08-10-2008, 09:41 PM
That is the same class as the Mariner of the Seas. They are a nice size. The Mariner is a gorgeous ship. I think they are a good size. Not sure I would want to go on a bigger one.


That pic above does make it look kinda narrow. Must be the angle of the photo cause they are pretty wide.

AuburnJen92
08-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Don't they have ones now that you live aboard all the time?

loveDmouse
08-10-2008, 09:43 PM
They finally have a name for genesis class, its now the Oasis of the Seas, 220,000 GRT, it is so big it will have neighborhoods.

http://disneycampers.com/images/AquaTheater_Night.jpg
http://disneycampers.com/images/StateroomsOverlooking_BW.jpg


They are suppose to be really neat ships. The way they will have them laid out in neighborhoods sounds kinda cool. I think it might be a little too big though. They already have to tender a lot with the Freedom Class ships although I understand some ports are building bigger piers and making room for these bigger ships. I guess it would be cool to try it out.

loveDmouse
08-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Don't they have ones now that you live aboard all the time?

I think they do have one you can live on all the time but I'm not too sure. Kinda like buying a condo setup. :confused3

AuburnJen92
08-10-2008, 09:47 PM
me either, i would rather have my house on dry land...

don't get me wrong, i love boats, but not to live on them permanently

ftwildernessguy
08-10-2008, 09:48 PM
That would freak me out.

clkelley
08-10-2008, 09:49 PM
I have heard of some seniors living on cruise ships long term instead of assisted living. For approximately the same cost or less they have accessible accomodations, full housekeeping, all the food they want, access to medical staff on board and they get to go to different places vs staying in one town, and all kinds of social stuff to do.

Disney Campers
08-10-2008, 09:54 PM
I think they do have one you can live on all the time but I'm not too sure. Kinda like buying a condo setup. :confused3

there is a ship called the World, that is an ownership ship, you can also rent at rates per couple of 1k-4k+ per night. They had a show on the travel channel, the ship seemed to be empty compared to a regular cruise ship.

http://www.aboardtheworld.com/

AuburnJen92
08-10-2008, 09:55 PM
there is a ship called the World, that is an ownership ship, you can also rent at rates per couple of 1k-4k+ per night. They had a show on the travel channel, the ship seemed to be empty compared to a regular cruise ship.

http://www.aboardtheworld.com/

that's where i saw it...looked creepy..imho

ftwildernessguy
08-10-2008, 09:57 PM
For those who would like to live on a ship:

http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp

Gatordad
08-10-2008, 10:02 PM
For those who would like to live on a ship:

http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp

I was thinking the same thing.

PolynesianPixie
08-11-2008, 10:00 AM
I've only been on one cruise for 5 days.....even though we were in the middle of the great wide ocean....I still felt claustrophobic and ......well, trapped. I'm sure I'll go on another one....probably Disney, but I would never want to live on one!

Rhonda
08-11-2008, 10:17 AM
I could live on one!! :goodvibes

Just Beachy
08-11-2008, 10:29 AM
That is the same class as the Mariner of the Seas. They are a nice size. The Mariner is a gorgeous ship. I think they are a good size. Not sure I would want to go on a bigger one.


We went on the Mariner Nov 2007 - Eastern Caribbean. Our first cruise. What a beautiful ship! It spoiled us, though. I don't think I would want to go on a smaller ship now. I would love to try the Freedom class!

Gatordad
08-11-2008, 11:00 AM
I like Royal, but we were on Carnival in January, and did they impress me..... I'd definately do one of theirs again.

Tent Camping Mom
08-11-2008, 01:24 PM
I would live on Disney's Magic or Wonder in a hearbeart but I could never live on Carnival (don't know about other lines). I compare Disney's cruise line to other cruise lines as I would compare the Fort to other resorts.

big kahuna1
08-11-2008, 02:43 PM
I thought O'bama was the Celebrity?:confused3

loveDmouse
08-11-2008, 06:04 PM
I like Royal, but we were on Carnival in January, and did they impress me..... I'd definately do one of theirs again.

Our first cruise was on Carnival and we really had a great time.

I would like to try a Disney cruise sometime. Although I think I would miss the casino. Not a big gambler but I like to play the nickle machines. ;)


I LOVE to cruise but not sure I could live on one. I would need to take a break on land some.

Gatordad
08-11-2008, 06:06 PM
we did a disney when my daughter was 2.5. It was a nice ship, clean ship, definately geared towards kids. My wife wasn't that impressed with the food. It is quite expensive to cruise them. More than is worth it. I'll stick to RC and Carnival.

I should say, they had a thing where you bought a mug and draft beer was cheaper. They didn't have the baseball playoffs on when I was on it, that kinda bummed me, but the beer was affordable.

loveDmouse
08-11-2008, 09:45 PM
Disney cruiseline is pretty high. We mainly cruise Royal Caribbean. They seem to fit us the best. Although Princess was very nice too. We took them to Alaska.

Gatordad
08-11-2008, 09:53 PM
never been on Princess, I thought it was more for old people......

Disney Campers
08-11-2008, 10:16 PM
never been on Princess, I thought it was more for old people......


I went on Caribbean Princess and enjoyed it quite a bit, not nearly as many "old People" as I imagined. Disney was a great experience for us - it was our first cruise and the service was spectacular, but for the money involved we prefer the other lines (Princess or RCCL), can't wait to see whats in store with the new Disney ships though.

Gatordad
08-11-2008, 10:21 PM
the guy at the bike barn said they are moving the old ships to Tampa.

Disney Campers
08-11-2008, 10:31 PM
the guy at the bike barn said they are moving the old ships to Tampa.


I heard that was a possibility too, it would be cool to see them under the skyway bridge. Once those new ships come out i'm sure the price for the magic and wonder will nose dive.

Tampa would be a good port for them its still close to the World.

BigDaddyRog
08-11-2008, 10:35 PM
They should keep the old ships at the bike barn...Id rent one for $75/day! It would be great....cruising the canals in a cruise ship....What...is that too much to ask?

Disney Campers
08-11-2008, 10:38 PM
They should keep the old ships at the bike barn...Id rent one for $75/day! It would be great....cruising the canals in a cruise ship....What...is that too much to ask?

Imagine the waiver you would have to sign for that rental...

Here is a pic of the Celebrity solstice less than a year ago:
http://disneycampers.com/images/20070924_bSolstice.jpg

2goofycampers
08-11-2008, 11:06 PM
We did the Alaska cruise with Holland America, Frank and I felt like little kids again. Everyone was 65 and up.

Disney Campers
08-12-2008, 05:08 AM
We did the Alaska cruise with Holland America, Frank and I felt like little kids again. Everyone was 65 and up.


I've heard that many times about Holland America.