Liberty of the Seas setting off on a Cruise

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Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:23 am

LOS - getting ready to "sail off into the sunset"
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(I mislabeled the photo -- the ship is actually in the Royal Caribbean line)

Beginning turn into the channel:
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I had to switch from cruise cam to the emerald cam to get these screen shots which were taken after the ship got through the channel and underway:
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I thought this dark shadow aft was smoke at first but it's a flock of birds following the ship:
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Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:59 pm

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Every time I see such pics - I am struck with the sense that these cruise ships look so "top-heavy" that they are about to roll over.
Reminds me when we were fortunate to make the Southampton (UK) to New York crossing on the QE2 - we dined with the ships navigator and were schooled that there was a real difference between a "cruise ship" and an "ocean liner". Thickness of hulls, ability to handle rough seas, etc.
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Pete wrote:Every time I see such pics - I am struck with the sense that these cruise ships look so "top-heavy" that they are about to roll over.
Reminds me when we were fortunate to make the Southampton (UK) to New York crossing on the QE2 - we dined with the ships navigator and were schooled that there was a real difference between a "cruise ship" and an "ocean liner". Thickness of hulls, ability to handle rough seas, etc.
Hmm ... that sounds interesting and information worth learning! Which one is safer, Pete? Inquiring minds REALLY want to know!!
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AngelGirl wrote:Hmm ... that sounds interesting and information worth learning! Which one is safer, Pete? Inquiring minds REALLY want to know!!
Well, there was no doubt where the QE2 crew's allegiance lie.
The two things I do recall was that the "ocean liner" (QE2) had 4-inch thick hull, where they stated that cruise ships were only 1-inch thick.
That puts more weight below water line, lower center of gravity, increasing stability?
Also, just the general appearance of the QE2 was not as "top heavy" above water line - both relative to length and beam. Compare this image with the cruise ship above.
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Also touted was that roll stabilizers were bigger/better on QE2. Ocean liners needed to handle north Atlantic rough seas year round. As I understand, "cruise ships" schedule crossings for the quieter weather seasons?
However, this was 25+years ago - could be cruise ships are different now?
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