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Offline Roderick Eime

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Costa Serena: New Italian Mega Liner a Floating Pantheon
« on: June 20, 2007, 03:28:10 AM »

Passengers arriving aboard the brand new Costa Cruises flagship, Costa Serena, could be forgiven for thinking they'd walked into some Greco-Roman epic. Roderick Eime stows away for a glimpse of glamour cruising, Italian-style.

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Re: Costa Serena: New Italian Mega Liner a Floating Pantheon
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 08:18:41 AM »
Anybody else feel the same way as me? Hull design 2007, Funnel design 1940!
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Re: Costa Serena: New Italian Mega Liner a Floating Pantheon
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 08:40:07 AM »
I am not a Carnival fan, but they keep building ships, and we have a hunger to photograph them.
Don't knock the funnels. All the latest Carnival ships have a similar appearance apart from the funnels. However Carnival does try to give each ship a funnel that links it to its original company. Hence the different funnels on Carnival, Costa and Holland America ships etc.
I think we should enjoy the fact that in this modern homogeneous world the company is trying to maintain a small tradition (even though it is more of a marketing tool than to do with traditions)
It is perhaps the only link with the past that would have certainly disappeared long ago!