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Old 01-19-2007, 06:14 PM
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So who's ready to get on a ship with 5399 other passengers? Anybody think Royal Caribbean has finally gone too far with its Project Genesis?
Ten years ago when I first heard about Grand Princess' 109,000 gt and 2600 pax I said I would never get on a ship that big; and of course now it is one of my favorites.
But 220,000 gt and 5400 pax? Over twice as big? Talk about WOW factor!!
Anybody think this could be their next favorite?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:38 PM
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I'm certainly going to try it, hopefully on the first revenue cruise or shortly thereafter.

It isn't so much about how many people are aboard the ship as how you manage them. I've been with almost 4000 people on the Freedom Of The Seas. It was well managed and I never felt like I was in Times Square on New Years Eve. Obviously some things need to be done differently. You can't simply have a welcome aboard cocktail party for 5400 people, but then RCI has already changed the format for that event with the smaller ships currently in service.

Have you seen the artist's rendition of the Genesis (well, I guess you have since you read the new issue of Cruise Travel)? Quite impressive to say the least!
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:41 PM
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Look at this image from our sister website.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:49 PM
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I wonder what the draft would have to be on a ship that size.
It looks like it would tip right over.
It's all superstructure!
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This has something to do with how low they can get the CG (Center of Gravity). I know on the voyage class they used steel in the lower part of the ships and aluminum in the upper.

A lot of other factors play a role in the construction, but it all have to be within the approved stability standards.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:29 PM
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Hmm.. looks like they are starting to "de-clutter" the top of the ship too.. Of course that could just be from the artist's perspective.. the engineer's will come along and realize you need radio mast and radar domes still.. But its still a massive looking ship.

They will have to offer a lot more activities to keep large crowds from running into each other all the time.. it is like Dave said.. its how you manage 5400 psgrs that will dictate things.
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A a previous safety officer I'm more concerned with the ability to evacuate this kind of ship within the time limits.
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Doesn't look like there's enough life boats!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:01 PM
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Its an artists drawing.. they don't clutter those up with those pesky life boats..

But every ship I have been on looks short of life boat capacity.. but its there....
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Doesn't look like there's enough life boats!!
choochella,

the "Project "Genesis" vessel will be equipped with a new generation of extra-large lifeboats. The ship will most definitely have enough lifeboats for everybody onboard plus at least another 30%.
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