Ship vs Boat

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  1. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    We boarded on the starboard side of the ship in LA and Vancouver.

    I did google and found that originally it did have something to do with which side was docked to the port.

     
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  3. MrsKP

    MrsKP Mouseketeer

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    LOL!! I was wondering why I was reading pages arguing about the term!?!? I remember working in the magic kingdom & the Big Red Boat. Was so excited when Disney came in and took over the boat! Also known as a ship :)
     
  4. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

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    Today what ever side of the vessel is to the dock is called *Port side to* or Starboard side to*, meaning to the dock.


    Ships have had the same names for the sides for thousands of years........when facing forward, the right side is Starboard and the left side is port.

    The names go way back to the small open boats in the med, these small ships were steered by a oar tied to the rear right side. The paddle part of the oar trailed in the water and was shifted left and right to steer the ship.

    They usually docked with the left side, *port* to the dock and the right side *starboard* or steering side to the sea/water. They rarely docked starboard side to the dock, becuase they did not want to damage the steering oar.::yes::


    AKK
     
  5. Bonniec

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    Okay so Disney did own it? Lol

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  6. Tonka's Skipper

    Tonka's Skipper DIS Veteran

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    Soory Ib...I missed this, you already had the answer......AKK
     
  7. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

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    Thanks guys...google is my friend, I sometimes forget to visit her :thumbsup2
     
  8. MrsKP

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    No! Sorry, I was being sarcastic. Many visitors would do both MK then go on the BRB. Disney saw an opportunity.
     
  9. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Now, that is a nice boat.. I love the fact, she's been in the family so long. DFIL gave DBIL his boat, but the dummy sold her...pirate:
     
  10. anniemck

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    Disney characters started sailing with Premier to make up the niche of WDW cruises/land vacations since people were doing that anyway. This helped Premier stay above water for a while so to speak.
    Once Disney started their own line, Premier partnered with Looney Toons and had their characters on the ships.

    Premier eventually sold off their ships, which they had originally bought from other lines *mostly carnival owned lines, and went bankrupt in 2000.

    Several lines went under after 9/11 and the cruise market has never been the same.
     
  11. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    No problem. Sorry if I missed your question, but yes, in the begining, the BRB was owned by Premeier, and was under contract with Disney to provide characters etc.

    When the contract was up, disney had 3 options.
    1. Get out of the cruise business totally
    2. Extend the contract.
    3. Start there own line.

    I think we know what the answer was. :)
     
  12. phinz

    phinz 12 Volt Man

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    Don't forget the use of larboard as well, which is the opposite of starboard (or port to most of us).
     
  13. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Closing this
     
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