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Quantum maybe "down under' in 2017?


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Interesting article in the Dunedin, NZ Otago Daily Times online..

 

"The Star understands 2017 could also be a big season with next-generation Quantum class cruise ships capable of carrying more than 4000 passengers expected in Dunedin.

 

Port Otago manager Peter Brown said the port's pilots would be carrying out computer simulations to determine whether these ships could safely dock in Dunedin. These were due to be completed by the end of the month."

 

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/320013/good-news-cruise-line

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Interesting article in the Dunedin, NZ Otago Daily Times online..

 

"The Star understands 2017 could also be a big season with next-generation Quantum class cruise ships capable of carrying more than 4000 passengers expected in Dunedin.

 

Port Otago manager Peter Brown said the port's pilots would be carrying out computer simulations to determine whether these ships could safely dock in Dunedin. These were due to be completed by the end of the month."

 

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/320013/good-news-cruise-line

 

 

Similar rumours re Princess, boy what if we have two 4000+ ships here at the same time.

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Interesting article in the Dunedin, NZ Otago Daily Times online..

 

"The Star understands 2017 could also be a big season with next-generation Quantum class cruise ships capable of carrying more than 4000 passengers expected in Dunedin.

 

Port Otago manager Peter Brown said the port's pilots would be carrying out computer simulations to determine whether these ships could safely dock in Dunedin. These were due to be completed by the end of the month."

 

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/320013/good-news-cruise-line

 

I doubt if a Quantam class ship could even negoiate the channel into Port Chalmers, for Dunedin .:confused:

 

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It would be cool if the cruise lines worked together/with the governments of places like Vanuatu, New Caledonia etc to work on providing better infrastructure in the south pacific. Even if they just built a rather simple concrete wharf so that big ships wouldnt have to tender.

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It would be cool if the cruise lines worked together/with the governments of places like Vanuatu, New Caledonia etc to work on providing better infrastructure in the south pacific. Even if they just built a rather simple concrete wharf so that big ships wouldnt have to tender.

 

There has been some involvement in that from P&O in the past.

 

Another factor is over-use though. For example, Lifou and Isle of Pines have already lost some of their remote appeal and condition as the numbers of visitors have increased.

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