Royal Caribbean's Genesis to Offer Towering Views?

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Yes, I just read that. It looks like some of the early rumors might be true, like the Central Park above the Royal Promenade. It looks very very tall. Can't wait for more pictures and info.

When did RCI say they going to make a press release, sometime in April? Does anybody know?
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Originally posted by cot427
Yes, I just read that. It looks like some of the early rumors might be true, like the Central Park above the Royal Promenade. It looks very very tall. Can't wait for more pictures and info.

When did RCI say they going to make a press release, sometime in April? Does anybody know?
April 15
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
April 15th for Press Conference with some Genesis details
Originally posted by Cruiserccl
April 15
Thanks, both of you.

And if I remember correctly, that's a Tuesday.

I wonder what they will say?
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Awesome thanks!

I'll have to mosey on over to the Genesis Inaugural board. There is probably talk about this over there too.
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Originally posted by crusinmama06
Awesome thanks!

I'll have to mosey on over to the Genesis Inaugural board. There is probably talk about this over there too.
LOL, I'm sure
However there is too much to wade thru over there. Even tho I signed up to join the inaugural and the hotel stay I can't deal with reading it all. Which is good it has it's own board for the chatter.
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I think that might just be the promenade's side blocks, but only two of them have been mounted on the dock yet. If they want to keep he same waterline beam as Voyager and Freedom class (wich is the same, so I guess there might be some sort of restriction in some port or passage) they can not make Genesis much taller, as the ship would have stability problems. Also, if you count the decks, there are not that many decks below the "towers"
Just my 2 cents...

I edit the message, because looking at the picture I think it might be possible...if it does not make the ship much taller. My doubt is if it is worth the tradeoff...you get a nice park, but you loose a lot of space on the inside. Also, to have living plants may have the problem of limited daylight.
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Originally posted by libertybelle41
I just may get my lazy river yet!
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Originally posted by Curro
I think that might just be the promenade's side blocks, but only two of them have been mounted on the dock yet. If they want to keep he same waterline beam as Voyager and Freedom class (wich is the same, so I guess there might be some sort of restriction in some port or passage) they can not make Genesis much taller, as the ship would have stability problems. Also, if you count the decks, there are not that many decks below the "towers"
Just my 2 cents...

I edit the message, because looking at the picture I think it might be possible...if it does not make the ship much taller. My doubt is if it is worth the tradeoff...you get a nice park, but you loose a lot of space on the inside. Also, to have living plants may have the problem of limited daylight.
The Genesis is going to be wider according to Aker yards. Genesis is only going to be 4 feet taller than the Freedom class.
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I don't think it is going to be that much wider in the waterline...If you look at the photo, you can see that there is much of the superstructure that is cantilevered fron the hull. Any way, 4 feet taller could make sense. I have been thinking that maybe that is why they are leaving such a void space on the top of the ship...to avoid moving the centre of gravity further up.

Another option to make taller ships would be to increase the block coefficient (make the forms "fuller"), but that would increase the fuel consumption, and considering the price of oil I wouldn't do that...And I don't think RCCL would either.
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The Genesis class ships will be wider at the water line than the Freedom/Voyager class ships & the Queen Mary 2. The section of keel laid for the Genesis was 47 meters wide (154 feet) while the Freedom/Voyager class is only 127 feet wide at that level & the Queen Mary 2 is 135 feet.

The Queen Mary 2 is 236.2 feet in height from it's keel to funnel. The Queen Mary 2 is taller than the Freedom/Voyager class ships.

The question is how tall are the Freedom & Genesis class ships from their keel to their funnels. The Genesis is listed as being 240 in height, so I'm assuming that from it's keel to funnel, so we'd just have to find out how tall the Freedom class ships are from their keel to funnel.
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I am so looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Tall towers with staterooms may sound appealing until you consider the amount of pitching and rolling those rooms will experience. Wonder if the beds will come with seat belts. Taking a shower would be fun also.
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Originally posted by Spaniel Lover
Aker Yards (the company building the ship) has an "artist's conception" image on their web site which shows what the Genesis is going to look like. Why don't you all just go look at that? http://www.akeryards.com/upload/ships/72dpi/genesis.jpg
We have, many, many times.

It's in the siggie of the Genesis Inaugural Cruisers. (see below)
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Originally posted by Spaniel Lover
Aker Yards (the company building the ship) has an "artist's conception" image on their web site which shows what the Genesis is going to look like. Why don't you all just go look at that? http://www.akeryards.com/upload/ships/72dpi/genesis.jpg
Judging by the atual pics coming out of Aker I have a feeling that Genesis will not look too much like that rendering above. OHHH I CANT WAIT
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