Sunday, 25 January 2015

6. What wouldn't I miss? Humongos Cruise Liners

During summer, there is a cruise ship tied up in Sydney Cove, every day. Every weekend there is a different one. This is the "Voyager of the Seas". They are so massive, they dwarf the Harbour Bridge, They dwarf the Opera House. From the Pylon Lookout on the bridge, I could not see Circular Quay (and obviously, judging from this photograph, from the Cahill Walk, I could not see the Pylon lookout), and I could not get a good view of the city skyline.

If I had to leave Sydmey, I would NOT miss these cruise liners. I want my city back!!

9 comments:

bill said...

seems like they would be very annoying.

Alain said...

A coté les autres bateaux semblent minuscules. Les ferrys, ce n'est vraiment pas les bateaux que je préfère.

William Kendall said...

They just seem to be getting bigger and bigger too, without much regard for how garish and out of place they can get.

My inner writer remembers the Costa Concordia incident, and the worrying notion by a reporter of it happening in deep water. That gave me an idea for a plotline down the line.

Julie said...

You only need the ferry incident last year in South Kores, William. An airliner carries perhaps 350 peoplke. Whereas these monsters cayy 10 times that!

I checked those stats ... Voyager of the Seas is 1,020 ft long, carries 3,138 passengers, and has 1,181 crew. It has 15 decks.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I don't see them much but when we lived at Bangaroo I really liked seeing the cruise liner parked outside ... though it was not one of the massive ones which can't get under the bridge.

I would never go on a cruise but I do find them quite romantic just to look at.

Julie said...

Up close, they are the antithesis of romantic ... and that is just from the outside.

Andy said...

That cruise ship makes the the boats in the foreground look like toys.

Julie said...

Yes, sad isn't it, Andy.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These ships look so like grand ladies in the open seas, but a more intimate view somehow becomes quite overwhelming, almost grandiose.