Poseidon Adventure II

Posted November 15th, 2009 by Iron Mike

Hi Americans,

Royal Caribbean Cruses wanted to make a mega-statement.  They had a mega cruise ship built.  I’m sure they’ve worked out the numbers and figure they’ll make mega-bucks.  As a kid I always heard the grownups say “the bigger they are, – the harder they fall!

Oasis of the Seas 2009

Oasis of the Seas 2009

This past week the thing – Oasis of the Seas – left Finland for Miami – where it would complete its interior decorating and start it’s first paying cruise.  But crossing the Atlantic it ran into the remnants of Hurricane Ida.  Those 40-foot waves and strong winds forced her to stay at sea two extra days.

Oasis:   225,282 tons,  5,408 passengers, 16 decks, 2,704 cabins,
Titanic:    46,326 tons,  3,500 passengers

Look at the huge flat sides of this baby, and how high she rides out of the water.  It looks like chicken coops lashed to a barge. I hate to be a pessimist, but – anybody else worried that a sudden gust could roll her on her side?  Let’s see Shelley Winters swim out of this one.

   /s/ Iron Mike
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One Response to “Poseidon Adventure II”

  1. ken richards

    You people are crazy.