I feel that the chances of someone else being selected are against this guy...
Norwegian coasterfan wrote:
But yeah, the ship looks great! I've only been on one trip with Hurtigruten, and that was on a class trip to Aalesund about 10 years ago. On the way up we were sailing with the old M/S Lofoten from 1964, which was really cool. You could feel it in the whole ship when they fired up the engines. It's the oldest ship in their fleet, and it's still sailing.
On the return trip to Bergen we had one of the newer ships, but I cannot really remember much of that. Mainly because I was drunk most of the time...
viking86 wrote:But yeah, the ship looks great! I've only been on one trip with Hurtigruten, and that was on a class trip to Aalesund about 10 years ago. On the way up we were sailing with the old M/S Lofoten from 1964, which was really cool. You could feel it in the whole ship when they fired up the engines. It's the oldest ship in their fleet, and it's still sailing.
If i remember correctly M/S Lofoten`s diesel engine has the most running hours in the world, over 300 000 hours i think it was, I also read somewhere that M/S Lofoten have travelled a distance that equals over 9 trips to the moon and back!
^That would be correct, I did a quick check and found several articles from 2015 when the engine reached 300,000 running hours. 4,000,000 nautical miles, equaling to 9,6 times to the moon and back, or 185 times around the equator.
I know Hurricane Irma is barreling towards the Caribbean, and Allure of the Seas is the only ship that has an altered itinerary at this point. Been watching the storm closely as one of my employees is sailing out of Miami on Empress of the Seas next Monday.
Royal Caribbean's Current Update
Hurricane Irma Update
September 4, 2017 at 12 noon (next update at 7 pm)
There is currently no impact to the ships in our fleet due to Hurricane Irma. Given the westerly track of the storm, Royal Caribbean’s Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet is closely tracking its’ progress. We will continue to provide twice daily updates with any changes that may impact future sailings. For more frequent updates, please follow our meteorologist on Twitter @JamesVanFleet or visit the Royal Caribbean Facebook page.
Royal Caribbean International September 1 at 12:24pm · New York, NY · UPDATE Sept 3rd, 7:00pm Allure of the Seas 9/3: Hurricane Irma has recently developed in the Caribbean and is tracking west as a Category 2 hurricane. Given the storm's location and for everyone's comfort and safety, it is necessary to alter Allure's Eastern Caribbean itinerary to a Western Caribbean one. We know this change may be disappointing, and we are truly sorry. Pre-booked shore excursions will be refunded to your original form of payment while onboard, and more detailed information can be found on royalcaribbean.com. All other sailings: no other itineraries are impacted at this time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-256-6649.
It's not a cruise ship, but this is the best thread for it and the building method is the same. Currently dock mounting the shaft alley unit of the largest container ship ever to be built in the US. It's also one of the heaviest pieces we have ever picked up here at the yard weighing in at 710 MTON.
September 5, 2017 at NOON EDT (next update today at 6 PM EDT)
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path and its potential impact to our current and upcoming sailings. Royal Caribbean’s Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet, is closely tracking the storm’s progress, and the current forecast is as follows:
Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane with sustained winds around the center at 180 mph and is currently located about 225 miles east of Antigua. The storm continues its westerly track at 14 mph. While it is difficult to predict the path of the storm outside of 72 hours, it is likely that Irma will impact Florida at some point this weekend.
In an effort to give you advance notice of any changes while also taking into account the most accurate forecast information, we will be providing updates on any impacted sailings no later than 2 days in advance of departure. Based on that timeline, we will provide you additional information on Friday departures as part of our 6 pm update today.
The following sailings are departing as scheduled:
Adventure of the Seas: September 9 Southern Caribbean cruise
Grandeur of the Seas: September 7 New England/Canada cruise
Liberty of the Seas: September 10 Western Caribbean cruise
Serenade of the Seas: September 10 New England/Canada cruise
Vision of the Seas: September 7 New England/Canada cruise
The following sailings are currently being evaluated and we will provide our next update at 6 PM EDT:
Allure of the Seas: September 10 Western Caribbean cruise
Anthem of the Seas: September 9 Bermuda cruise
Empress of the Seas: September 9 Cuba cruise
Enchantment of the Seas: September 8 Bahamas cruise
Harmony of the Seas: September 9 Eastern Caribbean cruise
Majesty of the Seas: September 8 Bahamas cruise
Oasis of the Seas: September 10 Eastern Caribbean cruise
For all guests currently sailing with us, the Captain and team onboard will be providing you specific updates at noon and 6 pm daily, and of course will update you immediately if anything changes.
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