09 September 2007

Cruise Ship

Friends arrived yesterday on a cruise ship. Their ship, Seabourne Legend, is the smaller one at the end and takes only 208 passengers. The monster boat in the foreground is called 7 Seas Navigator and has facilities for 490 guests. This is the first time I've visited the digue (floating dock) - security is tough - I had to pass two sets of police to collect my friends but at the same time they were really friendly.

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Frankly, I am amazed "they" allowed you there with a camera. Here, of all places, you have problems taking cameras almost anywhere.

Jilly said...

The police saw me taking the photographs and there wasn't a problem. Not so different from meeting someone at an airport or train, I suppose and it was obvious I was meeting friends as they watched us load up the car with their luggage.

I would have liked to walk way down and photograph the smaller ship but they wanted me to move my car.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

The port is lovely. So clean and orderly looking. :)

What surprises me is that they allow cars to be parked so close to the ship! Are those cars official cars or just regular people parking there jilly?

Jilly said...

Ann, I'd imagine these are cars waiting to collect passengers. Certainly it's not regular parking.

Jilly said...

I meant to say that guests on this boats go off on tours of Monaco, so perhaps the larger cars/vans are waiting to collect people for a tour.

Radman said...

just as a point of information, by today's standards, both of those cruise ships would be considered "small" or boutique.

Jilly said...

Goodness Radman! I realised the smaller ship was small but the other one seemed massive. Especially standing underneath it. The mind boggles therefore at the same of a normal cruise ship. Thanks for pointing it out.

Chris said...

Jilly, we're leaving for a cruise on Tuesday, and our ship holds 1700 passengers. . . . It's considered small by today's standards! The last three we've been on have held between 2900 and 3200 passengers, and there is one being built that will hold 5000+ passengers!

I'm very surprised you were permitted near the ships. In the Caribbean, you can't get near the docks without official documentation, and to get that close to the ships, you have to either be crew or passenger.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

5,000 passengers! Wow. I really hope that ship comes into Monte Carlo so that Jilly can get an up close photo of it for us! lol :-)

This ship in the photo looks huge to me too Jilly. Although every cruise ship looks massive to me :)


I wish I could get that close to the ships here without official documentation! :(

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