Anybody here dreaming of living on a cruise ship when they retire??:
Not a novel idea. The World has been sailing the world with it’s residents for many years now:
When new The World was visited by then President George W Bush. He introduced himself as; “I’m George, President of the United States of America”
Capt. Dag H. Sævik replied; “I’m Dag, Captain of the World”
On one of The World’s visits to Norway, Capt. Dag took his ship and guest on a short visit to his home village of Tjørvåg (Population; abt. 400):
Yes; previous operators started in one country, ended in the other. Several “expedition” size ships have been here in the past. Clelia II was doing a solid business here when I was a Federal pilot as did the Le Levant. Small pax capacity certainly made for a more pleasant experience.
Then again, I tried to keep the crew in fresh fish while the guests were bustling about town. Relaxing for me, good eats for them!
Costa Diadema chose to turn around due to strong winds on Nordfjordeid. PHOTO: ERLING WÅGE
The over 305 meter long cruise ship Costa Diadema was scheduled to dock at 08.00 on Nordfjordeid on Tuesday. But due to the bad weather, the captain chose to turn around.
They waited off here for a while and made assessments with regard to wind and weather, but there was more wind than forecasted, so the captain chose to turn around, said Arild Åshamar, daily leader at the Seawalk in Nordfjordeid.
He further says that measurements had been made on the bridge which showed winds of about 30 knots. This corresponds to between 15 and 16 m / s.
This wind came straight from the south, so the ship got it right on the side. It was an assessment of wind speed and direction that made them decide to turn around, so Costa Diadema chose to return out of the Nordfjord, says Åshamar.
It is best to be on this safe side. Safety comes first, he adds.
According to the cruise overview, Costa Diadema, which has a passenger capacity of over 3,600 passengers, will continue to Stavanger.
The next call at Nordfjordeid is already tomorrow. Then, according to the cruise overview, both World Explorer and Vasco da Gama is scheduled to dock there.
Another cruise ship also stopped by the wind
The cruise ship “Iona” is also struggling to dock in strong winds. They have canceled their call at Hellesylt on Wednesday 22 June.:
The cruise giant «Iona» photographed on Hellesylt 7 June. PHOTO: RANDI ANSOK / NYSS
“The weather forecast is that there will be strong winds that day, which means that the ship will not come to Hellesylt that day” reports hellesylt.info, with Stranda harbor service as the source.
Hellesylt.info adds that “Iona” has visited Hellesylt several times earlier this year, and that thousands of passengers have gone ashore to look at and photograph sights, visited cafes, shops, excursions, or just gone for a walk in the area.
According to Stranda Port Authority, the next visit of the huge cruise ship, with a length of 345 meters, will be already on Wednesday 29 June.
Hellesylt has a permanent population of 238, but is visited by one or more large cruise ship just about every day in the summer season.
Some of the cruise ship make a short stop in Hellesylt to drop off passengers that make overland trips to other places in the area and re-board the ship in Geiranger: