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By mckenzie, leven
on 11 Feb
Can you cancell the automatic tips on our credit card and pay the...
3 Answers , 553 Views
By Irving , Gravesend
on 12 Jan
Is there shuttle buses parked near our ship if you are not going...
6 Answers , 888 Views
By Chua, Blackburn
on 01 Jan
Is gratuities compulsory?
7 Answers , 2063 Views
By Irving, North Fleet
on 28 Jan
We are going on p&0 cruise for 14 days. what is the procedure if...
4 Answers , 1564 Views
You surely had the ideal opportunity to ask P&O technical staff any questions that you wished to ask when you were onboard the Ventura? I am sure that the Chief Engineer would have been happy to answer any questions that you had at the time? Happy cruising.
Could have been too busy feeding the fishes.
Lets face it any ship in a force nine is going to move about a bit, stablisers or not. .... Neil.
We cruised to Spitzbergen last year and had a force ten gale on two occasions. I loved every minute of it! Difficult to walk about - but try dancing! The comedian sat on a chair and his chair was moving across the floor. Great fun!
As far as I am aware most of the modern cruise ships have flat bottoms and don't lie particularly low in the water and, yes this does enable them to get into shallower ports and doesn't help with the problem of rocking. Venice, for example, has a very shallow entrance and there is only a few metres clearance for the larger ships. If you want to see more I suggest you watch out for the occasional transmission on the freeview channels of modern ship building, there was recently one about the construction of Independence of the Seas. She has a flat bottom (which is more than can be said for some of the passengers it carries!).