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(Herald Sun)   Say what you want about Norwegian cruises, but one of their ships has the coolest bar at sea   (heraldsun.com.au) divider line 21
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2014-05-25 10:59:18 AM
Does norovirus spread well in below freezing temps?
 
2014-05-25 12:08:04 PM
At least the iceberg is inside the ship...


/Too soon?
 
2014-05-25 12:28:57 PM
Fark that shiat.

I want my bar to be nice and toasty warm.

Build it down at the waterline with big-ass windows in the hull. Fill it full of tropical plants and waitresses in bikinis.
 
2014-05-25 12:35:26 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Fark that shiat.

I want my bar to be nice and toasty warm.

Build it down at the waterline with big-ass windows in the hull. Fill it full of tropical plants and waitresses in bikinis.


Yeah this. And with a wide selection of brews.
 
2014-05-25 12:44:55 PM
I have zero interest in sitting on a block of ice while I relax and have a drink. Even in tropical climates, more than five minutes in that place and you would be shivering.
 
2014-05-25 12:47:06 PM

Cymbal: Yeah this. And with a wide selection of brews.


No way, I, like many people, prefer my bar with a small selection of brews ;)
 
2014-05-25 01:10:46 PM
That looks really neat... in pictures. In reality it looks damn cold. If people liked the cold my city would be a resort destination.
 
2014-05-25 02:36:28 PM
The Norwegian Epic can accommodate 4000 passengers.Source: Supplied
The SVEDKA Ice Bar on Norwegian Epic.Source: Supplied
The aqua park on the Norwegian Epic ocean liner cruise ship.Source: Supplied
The Spiegel Tent Cirque Dreams & Dinner offers a theatrical dining experience.Source: Supplied

When a caption specifically lists a source, it usually actually lists the source. "Supplied" isn't a source. Supplied by whom? Obviously not the author, who apparently went on the ship but didn't take any good pictures.
 
2014-05-25 02:53:52 PM
That ice bar is also on NCL's Breakaway and Getaway vessels.
 
2014-05-25 03:12:48 PM
What's the point of having all this shiat on a boat instead of land?  Are most cruise ships actually about offshore gambling, they just can't mention this in ads?

/never been
 
2014-05-25 04:07:00 PM

Tobin_Lam: The Norwegian Epic can accommodate 4000 passengers.Source: Supplied
The SVEDKA Ice Bar on Norwegian Epic.Source: Supplied
The aqua park on the Norwegian Epic ocean liner cruise ship.Source: Supplied
The Spiegel Tent Cirque Dreams & Dinner offers a theatrical dining experience.Source: Supplied

When a caption specifically lists a source, it usually actually lists the source. "Supplied" isn't a source. Supplied by whom? Obviously not the author, who apparently went on the ship but didn't take any good pictures.


Probably means supplied by Norwegian Cruise Lines, who probably also wrote most, if not all, of the copy. It's basically an ad pretending to be an article.
 
2014-05-25 04:45:40 PM
shipmateblog.com

Royal Carribean Quantum of the Seas has a pretty nice bar. With a nice HD video wall that changes scenes and acrobat show.
 
2014-05-25 05:47:39 PM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: What's the point of having all this shiat on a boat instead of land?

Wi not trei a holiday in Sweden this yër?
 
2014-05-25 08:36:45 PM
Never, ever again getting on board a boat or ship that I cannot personally turn around and head for home.

/USCG vet
//Thanks to all vets for your service
 
2014-05-25 09:08:11 PM
1) Go outside in January
2) Bring vodka
3) Drink vodka
 
2014-05-26 01:05:04 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: What's the point of having all this shiat on a boat instead of land?  Are most cruise ships actually about offshore gambling, they just can't mention this in ads?

/never been


There is some of the gambling, there is also the point that a luxury hotel on land doesn't make stops at various and sundry different locations for day excursions.
 
2014-05-26 02:06:51 AM
Part of me thinks that going on a cruise could be a pretty nifty experience. Of course, that's not the same part of me that hates the sort of people who go on cruises. I'd rather watch the ocean with beachside cocktail service.
 
2014-05-26 02:54:12 AM
Pommy? Way to alienate some actually potential customers there, ad guy
 
2014-05-26 06:27:10 AM
Gayer than a dolphin with a lisp.

nttawwt
 
2014-05-26 10:35:13 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: What's the point of having all this shiat on a boat instead of land?  Are most cruise ships actually about offshore gambling, they just can't mention this in ads?

/never been


The point is for people of means to self-select so they can be marketed...to.

I went on one cruise last December (courtesy of a generous relative), and this puzzled me for the first couple of days. Bulgari diamonds? Tag Heuer watches? Upscale art auctions? Is this really the Caribbean?

Your ticket is just the beginning. After that, the ship's goal is to squeeze $100 per person per day out of the passenger corps.
 
2014-05-26 10:42:27 AM
So, a long advertisement-cum-article meant to drum up interest for a business that has repeatedly expressed its apathy and disdain for its passengers? Yeah, I'm all over that. Where do I sign? You're seeing this article because NCL is pushing to upgrade their ships in the wake of years of lawsuits and steadily dropping business.

I mean, this is the same cruise line that, while advertising its special restaurants, was sued by passengers who couldn't get reservations to any of them because Norwegian Cruise Lines maintains a secret class system on board - suite guests received preferential treatment, ensuring that non-suite passengers couldn't get into any of these small specialty restaurants. I mean, such discrimination isn't a surprise - the United States sued them eight years ago for discriminatory hiring practices - but it's amazing to see the chutzpah on display here in this article.
 
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