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deeva211

Current Grandeur pictures

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Here is a picture taken by a friend, Debbie who was on the April 25th cruise. The pictures were taken on Thursday. She says the crew has recovered and was taking wonderful care of them. No more compensation was offered besides the $300.

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I hope they are planning to spruce that up a bit! Looks like the insurance cut them off mid repair or something! :eek:

 

Either that or Carquest is still trying to fill RCL's order for a couple of tons of Bondo. LOL

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I´m quite sure it´s just a temp fix until the next dry dock.

 

The Grandeur's next scheduled drydock is not expected to be until summer 2006 at the earliest if RCCL makes the decision to stretch the Grandeur the same way Enchantment is being stretched next month. That's a long time to wait to fix the damaged area. It's not just cosmetically ugly, there is still an actual indentation in the ship's hull that no paint job is going to fix. If for nothing other than PR reasons, RCCL should not put off any permanent repairs to this ship. I think it should be done before the Baltimore sailings begin but that looks highly unlikely now. I hope she holds up in the rough Atlantic seas that she's sure to encounter on a regular basis, not to mention any possible hurricanes.

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Guest OBAYbee

Amazing what a little super glue and duct tape will do! ;)

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Ya know we need someone with a hammer to go inside and bang it a couple of times.and then repaint it.Itll be good as new.:)

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I tend to think they might try to move up the dry dock time some. As long as my June 19 cruise isnt affected, I don't care!

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A new reason to bring duct tape with you....LOL

 

Seriously I am glad no one was hurt. :)

 

Bobbie

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I wonder if that has affected the ships speed any?

On our return, we were hitting 22 knots against the wind so I don't think so. The max is 28 I believe.

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That has got to be embarassing driving that ship around with that ugly dent on it. I would have hated to have to show my boss what I did when I got back home with the ship:eek:

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I guess I haven't been keeping up. What happened to Grandeur?? I was on her last May and I hadn't heard anything about something happening? Can somebody clue me in?

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I guess I haven't been keeping up. What happened to Grandeur?? I was on her last May and I hadn't heard anything about something happening? Can somebody clue me in?

 

She struck the pier at Costa Maya last week while docking and tore a hole in its hull. The pictures you saw at the top of this thread show what the damaged area looks like after repairs were performed in Costa Maya prior to the ship returning to New Orleans last Monday.

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Wow.....that is an ugly patch job...... I can't believe they would wait until 2006 to fix it....that can't be totally safe.... I know I wouldn't sail on it like that.....:eek:

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That has got to be embarassing driving that ship around with that ugly dent on it. I would have hated to have to show my boss what I did when I got back home with the ship:eek:

 

 

Reminds me of a time we were in port on a ship. Wish I could remember which port and ship. Doesn't matter though.

 

There was a member of the crew painting the trim on the ship. He spilled the bucket of green paint all the way down the side of the ship. I couldn't help but laugh. I am sure he got in big trouble for that one.

 

 

Bobbie

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It's just a patch to the skin of the ship. It should be just fine for years and it is above the water line. Most of the work was done on the inside from what we heard on the other thread.

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