Undocking of Celebrity Solstice

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  1. Disney Campers

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    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.

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

    Gatordad <font color=blue>Hates WDW<br><marquee behavior=al

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    that thing is huuuuge
     
  4. kc5grw

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    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
     
  5. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

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    Does it have a trolling motor? Can you water ski from it?
     
  6. RvUsa

    RvUsa <font color=blue>John, the special Dis'r formerly

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    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.
     
  7. terri01p

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    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:
     
  8. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

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    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.
     
  9. loveDmouse

    loveDmouse <font color=red>Mickey was first<br><font color=ro

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    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.
     
  10. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

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    If you see a Kiev class, better sink it.
     
  11. Gatordad

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

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    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!!!
     
  13. AuburnJen92

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    It don't matter how big they are, they all sink just as fast...:lmao:
     
  14. Gatordad

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    I enjoy cruising. We were on the Adventure class ships on RC, very nice.
    You don't realize how wide they are.
     
  15. Disney Campers

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    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.

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  16. loveDmouse

    loveDmouse <font color=red>Mickey was first<br><font color=ro

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    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.
     
  17. AuburnJen92

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    Don't they have ones now that you live aboard all the time?
     
  18. loveDmouse

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    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.
     
  19. loveDmouse

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    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
     
  20. AuburnJen92

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    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
     
  21. ftwildernessguy

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    That would freak me out.
     

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