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    I read in the paper this morning that the 116,000 ton luxury liner Sapphire Princess was docked at Lyttelton, which is a harbour close to Christchurch City.

    So i drove over to take a look and take some photos.

    It's cool because it was the biggest man made moving object i have ever seen!

    If anyone's Interested there is a bridge cam which refreshes every 60 seconds, I know i'll be looking at it over the next few days to see where it goes. The site is http://www.princess.com/ships/sa/ click on bridge cams




  • #2
    Where abouts do I need to go in Lyttelton to get to that spot?

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    • #3
      I cant wait to see it this summer
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      • #4
        I'll look on my map to get the roads name, It's packed in the harbour as well so it might take you a while to get there, i spose all the pax are walking around and theres a carnival thingee going on as well

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Messerschmitt Man
          I'll look on my map to get the roads name, It's packed in the harbour as well so it might take you a while to get there, i spose all the pax are walking around and theres a carnival thingee going on as well
          Cool, fanks

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          • #6
            bacically i went through the tunnel then once i was at lyttleton i headed east and up. I think i was in a side street just above Sumner road.

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            • #7
              its docked at the container terminal

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              • #8
                Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not the biggest cruise ship.

                The Queen Mary II is the World's Largest Cruise Liner.
                She is 151,400 tons.
                http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/...cfm?ShipID=294

                The "Voyager" class ships from Royal Caribbean lines are also larger at 138,000 tons.
                http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/...cfm?ShipID=105
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PT737SWA
                  Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not the biggest cruise ship.

                  The Queen Mary II is the World's Largest Cruise Liner.
                  She is 151,400 tons.
                  http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/...cfm?ShipID=294

                  The "Voyager" class ships from Royal Caribbean lines are also larger at 138,000 tons.
                  http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/...cfm?ShipID=105
                  Come to think of it... isthe title "world's largest cruise ship" given by tonnage, length, displacement, or what standard?

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                  • #10
                    Its the biggest cruise ship TO ever visit NZ, i just didn't get round to putting "to" in the title.

                    ATLcenter i'm no expert but i think the "world's largest cruise ship" is just that, full stop. Because if the largest ship has the biggest area, then it probably will weigh the most, and be the longest and widest for efficiency reasons etc. In other words everything more or less has to be in proportion, otherwise it's just not happening.

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                    • #11
                      Then your grammar would have been incorrect, largest cruise ship to ever visits New Zealand .
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                      • #12
                        allright allright you got me, i'll admit it, i was trying to make the title more exciting

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                        • #13
                          A visiting cruise ship is always an event, so I personnally understand Messerschmidt Man enthusiasm over the calling of MS "Shappire Princess".
                          When in Nice in 1975/85, I always made the small excursion to Villefranche-sur-Mer to see the visiting ships. Unlike the 18 feet draugh restricted Nice, Villefranche can accomodate everything with a 45 feet+ draugh.
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                          • #14
                            That ship is massive, when it was in Sydney I took a ferry over to Milsons Point and only when you get right next to it do you realise how huge it is.




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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ATLcenter
                              Come to think of it... isthe title "world's largest cruise ship" given by tonnage, length, displacement, or what standard?
                              That's like the question "is the largest airline measured by fleet size, passengers boarded or number of departures?"

                              For ships I think the official factor is tonnage, but usually as the tonnage rises, the ship does end up being longer.
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