Finally! A cruiseline had the good sense to name a ship Pearl..I was waiting for Pearl of the Seas, but, RCI just didn't read my emails I guess So... NCL went ahead, and is naming a ship, The Norwegian Pearl! yayayaya!
Now, the problem, I saw a picture of it,[oh no] and it has, in bright paint, a string of Pearls painted on the hull!! That used to be what I called my family..my String of Pearls...)
But I digress...I have to say, I don't like any paintings, or writing on ships, other than it's name..I hated the no smoking icon on the Carnival Paradise.....I hate the RCI slogan on the sides of their Voyager class ships too...I wish they would not fool with the classic designs.. Do you like artwork on ships? Oh, and do you prefer a dark hull...ala HAL, some Celebrity or the white..Princess etc..How about you,Hull no, hull yes!!~!
Linda Pearl..aka Trip
Trip, with her book & tea!
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I love them all ! Especially one that I am boarding! I'm so happy they have named a ship after you.... what an honor. I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy my own boat to have it named after me. I just can't seem to get a nautical feel with to flow with it
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I like the NCL ships for their Freestyle cruising, the size of the staterooms on the newer ships and some of their entertainment but I have to admit that to me the paint jobs on their ships are pretty gaudy.
I prefer the older blue and white Celebrity, or HAL color scheme.
One piece of trivia. There is a significant cost increase to cool a dark colored ship than a white ship. Dark colors absorb heat while white reflects heat. It is a major reason most ships are painted white.
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