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Still waiting for sight of our cabin on the back!

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30 minutes ago, pete14 said:

Still waiting for sight of our cabin on the back!

 

Hopefully won't be long, just need to get the Encore out, float in and join the two sections, and drop in the stern sections.  I suspect they are already assembled alongside the dry dock, just waiting for placing.

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Another video of the Skydome lift, bu with some shots of inside the Skydome area.  From Meyer Werft

 

 

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Did anyone see the bit where it seems to knock something off the top of the building around 38 seconds in?

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43 minutes ago, Addict said:

Did anyone see the bit where it seems to knock something off the top of the building around 38 seconds in?

Yes but I think it was a man who walked down the steps as the dome lifted overhead, I sincerely hope so anyway! 

Has anyone figured out if the side shown is port or starboard?

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7 minutes ago, SarahHben said:

Yes but I think it was a man who walked down the steps as the dome lifted overhead, I sincerely hope so anyway! 

Has anyone figured out if the side shown is port or starboard?

It's port side.

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14 minutes ago, SarahHben said:

Yes but I think it was a man who walked down the steps as the dome lifted overhead, I sincerely hope so anyway! 

 

I just studied that bit again. Definitely not walking down steps lol.

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26 minutes ago, Addict said:

 

I just studied that bit again. Definitely not walking down steps lol.

That's a worry! 😲

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53 minutes ago, SarahHben said:

Yes but I think it was a man who walked down the steps as the dome lifted overhead, I sincerely hope so anyway! 

Has anyone figured out if the side shown is port or starboard?

 

It is starboard side against the dock in the harbour, aft section to be added to the left. 

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1 hour ago, jaydee6969 said:

 

It is starboard side against the dock in the harbour, aft section to be added to the left. 

Sorry I was referring to the image in post 123, not the video.

 

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1 hour ago, SarahHben said:

That's a worry! 😲

I'm being a doughnut today, I think you're right.  Pausing it makes it much clearer.  Funny though when you watch it at fast speed. LOL

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Nothing wrong with doughnuts 🙂

 

Thanks for the replies about which side of the ship it is. I can see pretty much where my cabin will be. It's terrible, I'm wishing the next 10 and a half months away 😀

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Just thought I'd share something with you that I've just been in contact with P&O about regarding Iona. 

 

One of our group has a mobility scooter which he doesn't usually take on cruises but we were looking at a port-intensive cruise so thought it could be useful some days ashore if we intend walking a lot. However, unlike all other ships where you can have a scooter in a mini-suite, we can only book an accessible cabin or a suite.  It seems unfair to have an adapted cabin because he has absolutely no need of one and also  seems unfair that we would be denying someone whose needs are far greater than his.  However if that's how it has to be that's how t will eb though it seems discriminatory and maybe a way of P&O limiting passengers by age. The question is who will fill all those cabins in January and February. 

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Aft sections of Iona arriving by barge today.  Also glimpse of Skydome installed in the background.

 

Video from EMS-Dollart Media.

 

 

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More picture from Meyer Werft:-

 

The completion of the p & O Iona is now on strike 👆: after the glass roof, the so-called command center of the ship has now been set up.
With a length of 29,2 meters, a width of 46,9 meters and a height of 15 meters, the bridge has a total weight of impressive 460 tons!

(Google transalte)

 

 

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I have had an unconfirmed report that the Norwegian Encore will be floated out of the dry dock on 17th August. This will be weather dependant, and as I say is unconfirmed. However, if true, Iona mega blocks could be floated together in the dock soon after.

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On 8/6/2019 at 3:55 PM, tartanexile81 said:

Just thought I'd share something with you that I've just been in contact with P&O about regarding Iona. 

 

One of our group has a mobility scooter which he doesn't usually take on cruises but we were looking at a port-intensive cruise so thought it could be useful some days ashore if we intend walking a lot. However, unlike all other ships where you can have a scooter in a mini-suite, we can only book an accessible cabin or a suite.  It seems unfair to have an adapted cabin because he has absolutely no need of one and also  seems unfair that we would be denying someone whose needs are far greater than his.  However if that's how it has to be that's how t will eb though it seems discriminatory and maybe a way of P&O limiting passengers by age. The question is who will fill all those cabins in January and February. 

Interesting decision by P&O and I certainly sympathise with you.  I wonder if access is restricted by a particularly narrow entrance into the mini-suite cabins?

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8 minutes ago, Britboys said:

Interesting decision by P&O and I certainly sympathise with you.  I wonder if access is restricted by a particularly narrow entrance into the mini-suite cabins?

My partner has a very new all terrain scooter made of lightweight material and which folds up to the size of large suitcase. It can fit behind the front seat of our car! 

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25 minutes ago, tartanexile81 said:

My partner has a very new all terrain scooter made of lightweight material and which folds up to the size of large suitcase. It can fit behind the front seat of our car! 

Sadly not everyone has those and I know in the past that some less than considerate people have virtually blocked cabin corridors by leaving a scooter outside.  Obviously that was before P&O said they must all be stored in cabins.

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Latest webcam update from Meyer Werft.

 

The Norwegian Encore is scheduled to float out from the dock this weekend 17th August, subject to weather, with the Iona floating megablock floated in soon after.

 

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Iona being re-positioned in the harbour, ready for the NCL ship to be moved out.  Hopefully it will be moved back into the dry dock over the weekend.

 

The atrium does look impressive.

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 6:15 PM, Britboys said:

Sadly not everyone has those and I know in the past that some less than considerate people have virtually blocked cabin corridors by leaving a scooter outside.  Obviously that was before P&O said they must all be stored in cabins.

Having had a man on a mobility scooter rammed into my chair twice in the Crystal Room on Britannia and having seen the Dance Instructor have her foot run over 2 days before that I wonder if P&O are going to instruct users to take more care in what is pretty much a confined space.

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Thank you for all the updates. I have tried to make a video of them all, though I doubt I will be able to post it on here.

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