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    Thank you Joe, top notch as usual
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    Thumbs down Lightship `PLANET`.

    If I were Gary McClarnan I would turn my back on the City of Liverpool and take my ship to Manchester to people who appear to be more appreciative. Why ? Because quite frankly I don`t believe Liverpool deserves the PRIVILEGE of playing host to PLANET. This complete farce has been going on for so long now and viable solutions are still being blocked by certain bodies or people who appear to me to be no more than `high flying idiots`. I can remember the days when Salthouse and Canning docks were crammed with coasters much larger than The `PLANET. I`m not sure about The Albert Dock but I have a feeling that if these idiots who say Planet is too big for the dock did some research, they might well find that in past years the dock did perhaps berth vessels as big as PLANET or even bigger. I am open to correction on this of course if necessary. In any event, the people of this city have had ample time to make known their views on this matter, and I get the strong impression that the majority are `not bothered` either way.
    That Liverpool, once one of the greatest maritime City`s of the world can turn it`s back upon the opportunity to host such an iconic and historic LIVERPOOL vessel is certainly beyond me. I think I would now feel quite embarrassed to face [a generous] Gary McClarnan and say to him I am a Liverpudlian !

    An ex member of The Lightship Preservation Society. [which was actually disbanded as a result of this ongoing farce].

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    Its still there isnt it?
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    Its still there isnt it?
    Yes, but only by way of Gary McClarnans patience apparently. The mans patience must run out sometime, that is if he is not told by an unappreciative host to `clear out` before then !

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    As I have indicated on another thread I no longer live on Merseyside but have an affection for" Planet " having hung on the rails of the Isle of man steamers in bad weather (not the greatest of sailors) waitng to see the BAR light and Know the end was in sight.

    I think this whole Saga is an absolute disgrace along with the similar Royal Iris fiasco .These 2 Iconic ships BELONG on Merseyside. I was staggered to see the Royal Iris in a shabby state, unloved in a corner of Cardiff docks about 20yrs ago
    i couldn't believe she wasn't somehow a tourist attraction on the Mersey.

    WORDS fail me , well almost.

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    birkenhead terminal by exacta2a, on Flickr
    mersey Viking at the ro ro terminal in Birkenhead



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    Pilot launch Dunlin in the Mersey

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    Kathleen & May about to enter the half tide Canning Dock
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    Queen Elizabeth
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    Is it just me?
    Looking at the pictures of cruise ships in Liverpool, I'd sooner row a dinghy than sail on any of them. They are basically barges with blocks of flats on top. Considering the beauty of the cruise ships of old, I think these are an abomination. Profitable, and economically important to the ports they visit, but still an abomination. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Is it just me?
    Looking at the pictures of cruise ships in Liverpool, I'd sooner row a dinghy than sail on any of them. They are basically barges with blocks of flats on top. Considering the beauty of the cruise ships of old, I think these are an abomination. Profitable, and economically important to the ports they visit, but still an abomination. Sorry.
    I agree with you... but many of my friends and neighbors just love going on cruises. The easy way to travel - everything is done for you...

    One trouble I see is that every port you visit just gets overwhelmed by the volume of arrivals - Liverpool might be big enough to escape this effect though, unlike the smaller Carribean and Alaska stops.

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    Leaving...


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    Great pic's there,Corky!

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    I O Man ferry on it`s evening run passes the Queen Elizabeth

    Welcome to our MODERN port

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    Sorry - just a ghetto for passengers. Probably the height of luxury inside and very nice to sail on. Just doesn't appeal from the outside.

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    You express my sentiments exactly Kev , regarding modern cruise liners , I wouldn't cross a wet street on one of them . Ron

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    Cracker pics everybody.

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    Tugs take up position on the Queen

    Nearing her turning position

    Starting her turn

    Halfway there

    Nearly there
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    Fantastic pics everyone!

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    Coming alongside now

    Passengers starting to wave to the waiting crowd

    Passengers and crowd were clapping and cheering each other in turns

    Finish with engines

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    Good stuff GD.

    Anyone sitting at home can get a slow updating pic of it leaving on the mobile cam here

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    Great pic's Joe,and Corky! Watched the fireworks going off(just the higher one's!) from my bedroom window!

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    The cruise ship Mein Schiff at the terminal last night.
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    Great pics GD

    Mein Schiff From across the Water...


    Mein Schiff in Liverpool 03 by CorkyWirral, on Flickr

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    Fantastic pics everyone
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    The great pics - but oh those ships. The design is based upon creating nearly all cabins with outside balconies, so the owners can charge premium prices. That's why they've got that tenement look about them and the fast racy lines of cruise ships in the past are now history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    The great pics - but oh those ships. The design is based upon creating nearly all cabins with outside balconies, so the owners can charge premium prices. That's why they've got that tenement look about them and the fast racy lines of cruise ships in the past are now history.
    That reminde me of when we migrated to Australia.
    When we boarded our ship at Southampton I was given an oar.
    When i asked why the guy told me that we had been allocated an outside cabin with a porthole.
    "You've got nearly six weeks of rowing to do"says he.

    Pud

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