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Old 10-26-2006, 09:07 PM
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Hi,
I was looking at Cozumel on google earth and spotted the Freedom of the seas near the dock. This means the satellite picture is a recent one.

Just thought some of you would find this interesting.

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Old 10-27-2006, 06:32 AM
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?That is where we anchored in June on the Freedom maiden voyage, so this image can't be more than 3 months old. No mistaking the Freedom!
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:47 AM
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Hi Dave,
We were there last week and didn't anchor. We docked at the pier. It's good to know that goggle earth updates the picture.

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:57 AM
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That's new.. last time I checked on Google eather there were no ships in Cozumel. So the picture has been added recently.

My only comment is they you know it is a big ship when you can still see it on the 32.86 mile altitude zoom! And you can tell it is a ship at 15 miles.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:32 AM
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Hi Sonny!
When I found Cozumel at Google Earth, it wasn't good quality, and I couldn't really see what ships who was in the harbour.

You Should have taken a "screenshot" of the Freedom, and posted it in your post, like I did with "The Majesty of The Seas" - Would have been fun to watch the Freedom from above
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:37 AM
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I do I do that?
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Sonny.....that is one immense ship!..I'm going on the Navigator. How much larger is the freedom?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:11 AM
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The Freedom isn't really that much bigger than the Navigator. It's 20 tons more. The new features are what makes the Freedom so much different. The Flowrider, cantilevered jacuzzis, and the H2O Zone really make the Freedom unique. From the Google Earth view I could tell it was the Freedom because of the emblem of the Flowrider at the back of the ship, and the cantilevered jacuzzis and each side of the ship.

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:48 AM
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After SonnyV mentioned seeing the Freedom in cozumel... I looked at some of the other cruising ports.. Miami had one ship in port. St Marteen had a couple (maybe Princess ships?)

Grand Caymen did not have any... its kind of fun to hunt around and see if you can spot them.

Just remember, Google Earth is NOT real time. Its a snapshot taken at some moment in time and then "glued" together with others to form the whole surface. So its possible to see the same ship in multiple ports at once. BUt I haven;t got that carried away in looking yet...
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Wow, I looked tonight and Coz was covered with clouds around the dock. Grand Cayman had three ships in but I couldn't tell what they were other than I'm sure one was a Princess Ship due to how they look aft. Didn't see any at St Thomas.
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