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Mad Aussie
03-30-2014, 04:34 AM
The record for the longest ship to enter the Newcastle harbour here stood since July 1986 and belonged to a bulk carrier. Early this month that long held fell to this cruise ship... the Celebrity Solstice.
She's a big dingy... here's her stats:-
Occupancy: 2850 passengers, 1500 crew
Tonnage: 122000
Length: 1041 ft (317m)
Beam: 121 ft (37m)
Draught: 27 ft (8m)
Cruise Speed: 24 kts

At sunrise she made her way into port
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2589/13027381533_fdf8b24c9b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kRbJEr)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3659/13027381473_61b4efb9ef_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kRbJDp)

16 decks
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/13505152094_ba68308271_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mzprcU)

Then they needed to spin her on a dime
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/13505149644_bb8993f160_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mzpqtE)

Runmonty
03-30-2014, 05:21 AM
That is huge. Shot 3 & 4 show its size well, but I think my favourite is # 2.The superstructure almost looks too much for the vessel size

Iguanasan
03-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Wow! That's a huge freakin' ship. 1 Kilometre long supporting 2850 occupants. Nice set, MA. That second shot is my fav with the sun shining through one of the deck windows. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
03-31-2014, 03:23 AM
Wow! That's a huge freakin' ship. 1 Kilometre long supporting 2850 occupants. Nice set, MA. That second shot is my fav with the sun shining through one of the deck windows. :thumbup:
1041 feet... not metres Iggy. It's almost a 3rd of a kilometre long.

Thanks guys.

Marko
03-31-2014, 10:40 AM
very cool set - shot 2 for me please.

Mad Aussie
03-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Thanks Marko :)

Hillbillygirl
04-01-2014, 06:23 AM
WOW, now that is a huge ship.
Really likin' #2 with the sun placement, and the shadow/light play on the rest of the image. Well done MA.

Mad Aussie
04-01-2014, 06:27 AM
WOW, now that is a huge ship.
Really likin' #2 with the sun placement, and the shadow/light play on the rest of the image. Well done MA.
Thanks HBG ;)

asnow
04-01-2014, 10:16 PM
WOW, now that is a huge ship.
Really likin' #2 with the sun placement, and the shadow/light play on the rest of the image. Well done MA.

Ditto. Also like that 3rd one that really shows the size of that ship.

Mad Aussie
04-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Ditto. Also like that 3rd one that really shows the size of that ship.
:thumbup:

QuietOne
04-06-2014, 03:07 AM
Interesting pics. Better that others sail on her than me (too many people!)

Mad Aussie
04-06-2014, 03:16 AM
Interesting pics. Better that others sail on her than me (too many people!)
Yeh I'm not sure Cruise ships are my thing either for much the same reasoning.