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  • annie, Glasgow
    started a topic Ocean Cruise Terminal : New Air Bridges

    Ocean Cruise Terminal : New Air Bridges

    Hi All

    Good news for some.

    https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news...-bridges%C2%A0

    Annie

  • philhar, wallasey
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    When I was on the Solstice when she docked at Port Chalmers (NZ), we had one access point. Low water levels had disabled the other access point.

    I have also had issues at Bergen, Manhattan and Boston ports.

    None of the pax list exceeded 3000 and there was no other ship in port.

    Probably just unlucky.

    Annie
    Some ports ate trickier than others ,currents/tides.
    I have experienced some pretty steep gangways,I'm sure most of us have!

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

    What? doing ships with more than 2000 pax now.

    You will be sailing from Southampton next.
    Solstice class is too big and the next cruise I want to take only has overseas embarkation ports

    Annie

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  • Topdeck, London
    replied
    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    When I was on the Solstice when she docked at Port Chalmers (NZ), we had one access point. Low water levels had disabled the other access point.

    I have also had issues at Bergen, Manhattan and Boston ports.

    None of the pax list exceeded 3000 and there was no other ship in port.

    Probably just unlucky.

    Annie
    What? doing ships with more than 2000 pax now.

    You will be sailing from Southampton next.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by philhar, wallasey View Post

    I've been on some large ships with 2 ordinary access points and have docked next to quite a few mega ships with 2 access points,flow was fine.
    When I was on the Solstice when she docked at Port Chalmers (NZ), we had one access point. Low water levels had disabled the other access point.

    I have also had issues at Bergen, Manhattan and Boston ports.

    None of the pax list exceeded 3000 and there was no other ship in port.

    Probably just unlucky.

    Annie

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  • philhar, wallasey
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Really?? Not in my experience sadly at some ports.

    Will Iona use Geiranger's Seawalk or rely on tender?

    Annie
    I've been on some large ships with 2 ordinary access points and have docked next to quite a few mega ships with 2 access points,flow was fine.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by philhar, wallasey View Post
    Generally you only need more access points than usual for embarkation and debarkation.
    I'm sure she won't need air bridges everywhere she visits,the other large ships don't.
    Really?? Not in my experience sadly at some ports.

    Will Iona use Geiranger's Seawalk or rely on tender?

    Annie

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  • philhar, wallasey
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    Generally you only need more access points than usual for embarkation and debarkation.
    I'm sure she won't need air bridges everywhere she visits,the other large ships don't.

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post

    When are you off on your Norway cruise? We always like to sample the new ships and are considering Iona for later this year. Not sure how I feel about the fuel though - I think it is Liquid Petroleum Gas- makes me a little nervous. Not sure if anyone can enlighten me as to what difference this makes and the safety of LPG?? I am sure it is perfectly safe but still a bit unsure.
    Hi Lucy

    We are Cruising the Fjords on Iona in June this year our second visit to Norway, I think most of its cruises for at least the next two years are to the Fjords.

    With regards to the fuel it is Liquified Natural Gas not to be confused with Liquid Petroleum Gas https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_natural_gas.

    I don't know too much about it hence the Wikipedia link, but I am sure they would not be using it if not safe it's supposed to be much more environmentally friendly than diesel.

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
    Without updating the terminal logistics an extra ship access won't solve the bottlenecks.
    i understand these Air Bridges form part of a £12 million re development so I would imagine it would include changes to the terminals logistics.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Without updating the terminal logistics an extra ship access won't solve the bottlenecks.

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  • lucy, sutton
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    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

    Not a clue, will let you know after my Norway cruise.😉😎
    When are you off on your Norway cruise? We always like to sample the new ships and are considering Iona for later this year. Not sure how I feel about the fuel though - I think it is Liquid Petroleum Gas- makes me a little nervous. Not sure if anyone can enlighten me as to what difference this makes and the safety of LPG?? I am sure it is perfectly safe but still a bit unsure.

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post

    So what happens at all her ports of call?

    Will there be three bridges, or just long queues?................Wilba


    Not a clue, will let you know after my Norway cruise.😉😎
    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 14th January 2020, 04:57 PM.

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  • Wilba
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    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
    Yep, Ocean Terminal is being updated so the new P&O ship Iona can use it, she has to have three.
    So what happens at all her ports of call?

    Will there be three bridges, or just long queues?................Wilba



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  • Delboy, Essex
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    image_9524.jpg Yep, Ocean Terminal is being updated so the new P&O ship Iona can use it, she has to have three.

    IMG_5665.JPG
    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 14th January 2020, 04:33 PM.

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