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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.


About Scott Lara

Navy Veteran, Travel Agent, love to cruise!

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