Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the Covid-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industry. Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters of Covid-19 as the pandemic spread globally early this year. Continue reading »
Some modern super-yachts used to look differently and perform basically military missions. They served interests of their native country and its people. Many Soviet yachts became the property of foreign buyers in the 1990s who bought them quite cheaply. Continue reading »
Incredible Photos Of Two Roman Ships Which Were Recovered After 2,000 Years In 1929 And Lost Again During WWII
The Nemi ships were two ships, one larger than the other, built under the reign of the Roman emperor Caligula in the 1st century AD at Lake Nemi. Although the purpose of the ships is only speculated upon, the larger ship was essentially an elaborate floating palace, which contained quantities of marble, mosaic floors, heating and plumbing and amenities such as baths. Continue reading »
While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage. Continue reading »
Manufacturers of toys all over the world should be advertising their products with photos like these. Photographer Vesa Lehtimäki is responsible for these beauties; he’s been photographing his kid’s toys over the years and he makes shots that look like they belong in movies. His images of the various vehicles of Star Wars are especially impressive. Continue reading »
Photographer Dirk Brömmel made use of the available digital techniques and expanded the range of our perception. In what way? By means of technology he literally took us into the air, where everything is more visible and clear in order to show us how ships look like from the top. He took pictures of thirty ships which hev a different transport character and that vary in sizes. Continue reading »
The devastating images of the Costa Concordia cruise ship sinking off the west coast of Italy are more than just a disaster for the ship’s owner. The terrible accident threatens to inflict damage on the industry as a whole. The world’s top five largest cruise ships were all built within the last six years. The largest, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, debuted in 2010, snatching the title from another near-identical Royal Caribbean vessel, Oasis of the Seas.
Several industry officials worry that the disaster on the Costa Concordia, the biggest of the Costa Crociere fleet, will slow the growth of super cruisers in favor of smaller vessels where managing passengers on board is simpler.
Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship ‘Allure of the Seas’ enters its new home port in Fort Lauderdale as seen from nearby Hollywood, Florida, November 11, 2010. The world’s largest cruise ship joins its sister ship ‘Oasis of the Seas’, operating out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The ship, which is capable of carrying 6,318 guests, was built in Turku, Finland. (REUTERS / Joe Skipper) Continue reading »
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