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Old September 4th, 2004, 01:05 PM
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Just watched an American show on satellite about cruising and how it has progressed since the early days.

I was blown away to find that a new ship is coming off the drawing to be built. It will be one mile long and has over 8,000 passengers on a design I’ve never seen before. It looked like three hotels floating on water. It was called the American “something”

Had to take a business call at the key moment, missed the real information re who was building it etc etc, can anyone help? As I cant find the programme on reschedule.

A ship a mile long, that is something else. Need more info
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Old September 4th, 2004, 05:04 PM
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Old September 4th, 2004, 08:28 PM
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David B.

Sir: You jest, I think! But if not, please let me know, as I don't want to book it. Even with a mile in length and 8,000 passengers, I'm sure there will still be only one place to embark/disembark, and I can just imagine the lines.

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Old September 4th, 2004, 08:33 PM
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There's a quasi-documentary that gets played on the Discovery Channel about the "Freedom Ship". It's only a concept, and although the promoters make it appear that the plan is moving forward, it's dead in the water. I think the film is several years old already and the people involved have gone on to other things.

The idea was for a ship carrying 50,000 people, that would be constructed in modules. The top deck could be used by small jets. There would be permanent residents, and passengers.
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I saw that show a while back as well - you can actually live on board for like a million bucks (inside cabin). I got confused on the Glory - think I would be totally lost on this one - TTFN Jennifer
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Old September 4th, 2004, 08:45 PM
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I think Residencesea (Sp?) has tried that concept on a much smaller scale, and has found the market, shall we say, lacking?

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Old September 5th, 2004, 06:04 AM
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The name of the Residensea ship is The World. It is actually less than half the size of large Caribbean cruise ships.
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Old September 5th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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David:
This has been a "concept" for a number of years. There is very little chance of this actually happening. The concept has been seeking funding for about 6 years and all the funding that has been received has gone towards promotion with no return on investment.

It's an interesting idea but one I don't think will "float".

When the movie Titantic was big there was a major effort underway to build an exact replica of the Titanic, with updated structural and safety changes. That one also received quite a bit of hype but it never made it past the drawing board for lack of funding.

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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:11 PM
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Thanks for the info mates,,,. see what happens when you miss the key part of a tv show, thought I had missed something important.

Richard I'm with you, I would love to see it, but would never imagine booking for something that size
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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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I think I prefer the smaller ships - 2,000 passengers or less. I can't imagine any advantages to being on such a huge cruise ship. As someone mentioned, embarkation and disembarkation would be a nightmare.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 07:25 AM
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Of course, if they take the Southwest Airlines approach, and have a second embarkation ramp, that'll put that issue to bed.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 02:28 PM
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Sandy, I'm with you regarding numbers, I've always said that.

Shooting in the dark here, but given the popularity of cruising, ships / lines have to make profit and be more clever in how they do it

Could in the next few years a concept ship like this not actually emerge?

When Cunard commissioned the QE2, could they have dreamed that they would have built the QM2 some 30+ years later. The bulk cruise leaders such as Carnival who have since the 70's driven the market, could right now be thinking that a ship such as this is their future for 2010 in the bulk market.

If its proven possible to build, dont dismiss it not appearing. The figures quoted then to build will reduce given the world market to build and todays manufacturing techniques

I've since found out thanks to above it was actually a quarter mile long with 6,000 passengers.

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www.freedomship.com has some interesting information, such as artist's renderings, proposed prices and a proposed three year circle-the-globe itinerary.

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David, what ship is it?

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Old September 8th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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o.k. saw it just after i posted

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Old September 9th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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Tim and Joann

Thanks for the info and link but it's not the ship I seen on the programme. Freedomship looks very scary to me, and not unlike an aircraft carrier, nothing nice about it.

SO I've been replying to some posts about the wrong ship!, not your or my "mates" , FAULT ITS MINE

I found the one I was going on about the other night with a Google search, did not ADD IT TO FAVOURITS or book mark it, I cant find it again, what an ass

Sorry getting annoyed with myself now........Will return when I have something you can actually reply to.
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Old September 9th, 2004, 08:43 PM
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yeah.....I'm annoyed too!


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Me too - booting DavidB in the butt lol. Kind if squishy but nice. TTFN Jennifer
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Old September 10th, 2004, 06:21 PM
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kicking DavidB in the butt, don't know....... but big target, hard to miss I assume

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Old September 10th, 2004, 08:01 PM
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Good evening.

With this Board, who needs TV--reality or otherwise! Thanks for the entertainment. You regulars seem like really wonderful people and I enjoy all of your posts.

As to ships, I would never cruise on anything as large as David B. mentioned in his original post. I would, however, love to see and experience the grandeur of a "Titanic" and am disappointed that no one could make that fly. My guess is that "passage" would have been prohibitive and only for the chosen few. Can you imagine a hairy chest contest on that type of ship?

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Old September 11th, 2004, 12:16 PM
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Well.....I should say 'ol chap, cheerio, excuse me while I momentarily disrobe to partake in a rather dashing display of gentlemanly sport.......

My grandfather and great uncle did after all, as I am sure you are well aware, have the superior blood line and priveleged upbringing to surely position me excel in such a fine competetion.....

I was after all, recognized as somewhat of a champion and quite the favorite among the ladies back in my Oxford days.......

What contest you ask??

My personal attendant has enlisted me in....

the belly flop contest !!

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Fabulous! I knew I could count on you.
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What happens if your belly is flopping even if you are not entered in the contest (she asked innocently) ? TTFN Jennifer
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