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Post by Stephen » 18 Feb 2019, 09:07

Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship 🚒

9pm tonight - channel 5

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Post by Onelife » 18 Feb 2019, 09:41

Thanks Stephen.....it'll depend on what the wife wants to watch... squeak! squeak!

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Post by david63 » 18 Feb 2019, 10:08

Already set up to record.

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Post by GillD46 » 18 Feb 2019, 10:13

Thank you Stephen.
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Post by Kenmo1 » 18 Feb 2019, 14:48

Thanks for the reminder Stephen. Now on record as I always manage to fall asleep on the settee by 10pm and this goes on to 10.30pm so never see the end of anything.

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Post by Stephen » 18 Feb 2019, 16:21

Kenmo1 wrote: ↑
18 Feb 2019, 14:48
Thanks for the reminder Stephen. Now on record as I always manage to fall asleep on the settee by 10pm and this goes on to 10.30pm so never see the end of anything.

Maureen

Same here :yawn:
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Post by david63 » 19 Feb 2019, 07:43

Well that was a waste of part of my life.

It really did not show anything and, in my opinion, was rather bland.

It might have been better if somebody had actually taken note of what was being said and used the same facts throughout the program. At various times there were 6k pax, 5k pax, just over 5k pax. Then there was 2k "rooms" (for 6k pax?) And, for an American cruise for a week I doubt that there would have been 15k pieces of luggage.

I was starting to loose the will to live by the end.

The program "The Cruise" about Princess Cruises is a far better program that does go a bit more in depth.

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Post by Meg 50 » 19 Feb 2019, 08:57

was watching something on the other side - thanks for the heads up - David - I won't bother to watch it on catch up while doing the ironing!

The Princess version is good
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Post by Kenmo1 » 19 Feb 2019, 08:59

The only fact I can remember was 5 tanker loads of poo has to be removed before the next lot of passengers get on. That made us both laugh - childish humour. :oops:

Certainly not a ship for us.

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Post by Onelife » 19 Feb 2019, 09:58

I only watch half of it but it was enough to tell me that l should go into the egg production business.......20,000 per day?

I thought the cruise director could have done with smartening himself up a bit......scruffy sod!

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Post by barney » 19 Feb 2019, 20:07

Am I the only one to think that it was a most unusual design?

A bit weird in my opinion.

However as a programme, it didn't do much for experienced cruisers.

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Post by Onelife » 19 Feb 2019, 20:35

You wouldn't have recognised it as a ship if you hadn't noticed the bottom third of it....awful looking thing. :thumbdown:

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Post by towny44 » 19 Feb 2019, 20:44

Well we watched it this afternoon and thought it was very interesting, the behind the scenes activity reinforced the recent behind scenes tour I took on Ventura, with the added benefit of seeing the actual engine room. As regards the variations in passenger numbers can I recommend buying a pair of wi-fi headphones, it really does help you hear what's said, and I think the 15000 pieces of luggage was for both sets of passengers on turn round day, although I agree even then it might be exaggerated.
Anyway I thought it a worthwhile programme and at least equal to the Majestic Princess one.
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Post by Stephen » 20 Feb 2019, 07:22

Not a ship we would ever sail on but we did find the program interesting. I did find it strange that a ship that size only had one entrance for loading goods.

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Post by kaymar » 20 Feb 2019, 09:32

We watched it last night and quite enjoyed it. OK, there was nothing really new for those of us lucky enough to have cruised a few times but quite entertaining, nevertheless. 5,000 passenger, 1,500 crew = 6,500 people - too many for us but obviously works for some. Below decks was the interesting bit, the sheer volume of laundry for example - what an awful place to have to work - and the scale of the kitchen was fascinating. Waste disposal was not for the squeamish.

All in all, a bit long but quite watchable and quite possibly gave those new to cruising a bit of an insight into what to expect if they fancy a "floating city"


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Post by Ray B » 20 Feb 2019, 20:30

Seem many programs like this one, but do still enjoy seeing behind the scenes, not a bad watch.

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Post by Jan Rosser » 20 Feb 2019, 23:08

Watched this programme tonight - actually saw the ship "in the flesh" so to speak when we were docked in St. Maartens at Christmas. MSC Seaside was one of several "big" ships docked - Britannia looked quite small in comparison :crazy:

I quite enjoyed the programme but admit I did fast forward through bits of it - watching people ironing sheets and kneading bread doesn't float my boat so to speak and I certainly didn't want to see how they deal with waste disposal :sick: Interesting to see how many of the dancers were British - not clear how many shows they do on a 7 day cruise but does look like hard work although there is compensation in the form of visits to the beach I suppose.
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Post by Happydays » 24 Feb 2019, 19:25

Watched this tonight as I was peddling on my exercise bike πŸ˜‡ got to watch something as it's boring....... The bike I meantπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 26 Feb 2019, 16:35

We watched it last night. Moderately interesting. Hideous looking ship. And the stats were all over the place. The crew number varied from 1000 to 1500 to 2000. And they loaded 7000 toilet rolls. With 5000 passengers and 2000 crew that's one per person for the cruise. I reckon that's a bit risky!

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