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Old August 31st, 2004, 09:35 PM
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One of the best POA stories hasn`t been told yet.

NCL is famous for painting the outside of their ships with colors and designs. The Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Star, and Norwegian Dawn are all very colorful. There is a group of Chinese painters they fly in to do the work. These Chinese are very talented and work for next to nothing.

NCL America wanted to be different. They decided to go with an American hi-tech company. So they hired this company to install space-age, laser designed, etc, etc, plastic decals on the hull to create the flower lei design. It cost them about $500,000 to have it done. The decals had a 5 year guarantee that they would not peel, fade, etc.

Beofre they even finished the installation, the decals were already peeling off !!!
The NCL America people got very worried and decided to spray water on the remaining decals to see if they would remain in place.
The company installing the decals claimed that spraying them with water voided the warranty!!

Needless to say, the decals are still peeling off, and there is a major legal battle going on between NCL America and the installers.

How much you want to bet the Chinese Painters will be back??
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Old August 31st, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Very funny, couldn't figure out why they were peeling off so soon when we were on this cruise.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 12:56 AM
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I did not know the Sun had its haul with special design if so what are they ?

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