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ARCADIA

Post by Francis GIB » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:22 am

BAY 290710: Cruise Ship - early morning arrival...
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Deepol » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:03 am

Could be another QUEEN VIC really.
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by davidwat » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:19 pm

Paul, I think there are about 6 of this class already constructed. For modern cruise liners they are not bad looking.
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Deepol » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:30 pm

Yes, I was quite pleased with QV on Thursday. Thought her funnel was quite OK much better than the apology on QM2!!
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Francis GIB » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:27 am

Certainly not bad looking, Paul. There is a relativity all around the shape including the funnel. Not so with C.SOLTICE....
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by wldclyde » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:45 pm

Wasn't she originaly supposed to be Queen Victoria?

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by alasdairmac » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:40 pm

She was indeed originally meant for Cunard as QV but they fought against it and eventually won the day. Arcadia's funnel is actually the Cunard design minus the side panels. Only immediately obvious difference apart from the funnel is the lengthened centre superstructure section, from which the external lifts have been removed. I also understand that QV's hull has been strengthened over the original Vista-class design for N. Atlantic operations in winter.

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by wldclyde » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:29 pm

Thanks Alasdair.

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Francis GIB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:06 pm

GIBRALTAR - 140910: Dawn approach...
She entered the harbour astern, and then berthed on Western Arm 3 East...
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Francis GIB » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:38 pm

GIBRALTAR - 121110: Early morning arrival....on to Western Arm...

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by peter sommerville » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:00 pm

Deepol wrote:Yes, I was quite pleased with QV on Thursday. Thought her funnel was quite OK much better than the apology on QM2!!
I read that the QM2 is saddled with that stumpy funnel due to air draft restricrion entering New York (the Verrazano Narrows Bridge)

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Deepol » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:44 am

Yes, an unfortunate side effect of QM2's design.
I think ARCADIA is due at Greenock next year.
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:06 am

Still think your 15th Sept. Picture of her is very impressive, Francis.
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:46 am

alasdairmac wrote:She was indeed originally meant for Cunard as QV but they fought against it and eventually won the day. Arcadia's funnel is actually the Cunard design minus the side panels. Only immediately obvious difference apart from the funnel is the lengthened centre superstructure section, from which the external lifts have been removed. I also understand that QV's hull has been strengthened over the original Vista-class design for N. Atlantic operations in winter.
When this vessel was originally ordered Carnival Corp (who already owned Cunard) didnt have a competitor to P&O for the British market so they hastily commissioned a Vista class ship for Cunard to be based in Soton and be called Queen Victoria. Their plan was to have QM2 on the TAs and QE2 would be doing other voyages like Transpacifics etc etc.
The new ship would have been radically different in it's interiors etc to anything Cunard had at the time (QE2 & QM2). However midway through the build Carnival purchased P&O and realigned their products essentially making Cunard their "heritage" flagship cruise line. This meant that the vessel currently building for them was out of kilter with the Cunard image and she was transferred to P&O and renamed Arcadia. QV as we now know her was ordered later and delivered in late 2007 and was as Alasdair has already said strengthened and lenghtened (midships).

As we left on QV for our Med cruise back in August who should follow us down Soton Water but Arcadia. As I commented at the time - two QV's line astern!!

Personally I like the Vista class ships - the first ones I ever saw were Holland America - I think they are the best looking of current cruise ship designs - they are reasonably quick for cruisers as well - QV was regularly making just over 24knts during our holiday. Of the two Vistas which Cunard currently have I think QV is the best looking as the additional cabins added to the stern and the covered in sports deck on QE make her look ungainly.

One of my all time faves is wee Artemis (not Vista of course) - build like a brick outhouse and pleasant to the eye!!

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Magoonigal » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:43 am

Did you see my quick plug a bit ago for the ARTEMIS Book Gav??

Artemis, The Original Royal Princess by Andrew Sassoli-Walker and Sharon Poole. Published by Amberley Publishing, Stroud.
ISBN 978-1-4456-0094-9.

Loads of great pictues and I would be very surprised if you didn't recognise the odd person.
Shame Sarah Breton is not going to be on her to the very end but her prize is one of the bigger ships.

I think Christine Noble and Zak Coombs will see it to the end before moving on.
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Francis GIB » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:14 pm

GIBRALTAR - BAY - 270611: Cruise Ship coming into the Bay and about to berth on the Western Arm...

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by markes » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:35 am

ARCADIA on the Tyne during her round UK cruise 20.08.11
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by markes » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:51 pm

At Quebec 16.09.11
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Thu May 31, 2012 7:44 am

In Gibraltar on the 24/05/12
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Henk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm

Pictured Wandelaar pilot station 20-06-2010

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:26 pm

In Gibraltar on the 01/11/12
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:25 pm

In Gibraltar on the 02/01/13
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:12 am

Off Algeciras on the 16/12/14
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun May 24, 2015 2:44 pm

Leaving Gibraltar on the 10/05/15
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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:58 pm

In Gibraltar on the 17/05/16
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Post by Henk » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:50 pm

Pictured Wandelaar Pilot Station 03-09-2016

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Post by Henk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:53 pm

Pictured Wandelaar Pilot Station 10-06-2017

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Re: ARCADIA

Post by Daniel GIB » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:21 am

In Gibraltar on the 03/06/17
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