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How to build a modern cruise ship

My first ship, U.S.S. Samuel Eliot Morison FFG-13

Back in 1981, I was a 20 year old sailor standing in front of 3 separate pieces of my first ship, FFG-13 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

The officers and crew totaled 176 souls onboard.

When you consider that a modern cruise ship can serve over 5000 guests and over a 1000 crew, building such a vessel is truly amazing.

Modern technology has made shipbuilding faster, safer and more economical.

When you consider go-kart tracks, amazing high-tech show lounges, specialty dining venues, and even a microbrewery onboard, cruise ships have now become the travel destination!

Many of the cruise lines continue to build modern cruise ships at a rapid pace. Carnival, Holland America Line and Norwegian are building more ships to add to their fleets, while newcomers Virgin Voyages and the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are starting their journey into the cruise industry.

You can go on YouTube and see many videos about the steps in making a cruise ship from the cutting of the first piece of steel to the placing of the coin.

Watching the installation of the guest cabins is almost like seeing a Lego action figure being put together!

Click on the link below from telegraph.co.uk for even more details about the ship building process, and be amazed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/guide-to-launching-a-cruise-ship/

About Scott Lara

Navy Veteran, Travel Agent, love to cruise!

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