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Waynaro
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posted 04-04-2008 01:21 AM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just found out today, I will be joining PRIDE OF AMERICA on May 17th as a Deck Cadet.
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Malcolm @ cruisepage
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posted 04-04-2008 04:31 AM      Profile for Malcolm @ cruisepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Waynaro:
Just found out today, I will be joining PRIDE OF AMERICA on May 17th as a Deck Cadet.

Fantastic! Although no beauty externally, I'm told the ship is stunning internally.

We will be expecting the occasional update on life onboard!


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Waynaro
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posted 04-04-2008 01:30 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Malcolm @ cruisepage:

Fantastic! Although no beauty externally, I'm told the ship is stunning internally.

We will be expecting the occasional update on life onboard!


Agreed on external looks, but I am starting to get used to it. Hopefully I will be allowed to explorer some passenger areas when I am onboard.

p.s. I was clearing out my external hard drive and came upon this partial write up I did during my Training Cruise with the school last summer. Is it too late to share it ?


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posted 04-04-2008 11:48 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Better late then never!
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captain_brandon129
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posted 04-22-2008 10:51 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well I just heard that I will be sailing with Majestic America Line starting on April 28th. Its not NCL which is what I wanted but I will take it.
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posted 04-22-2008 11:18 PM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by captain_brandon129:
Well I just heard that I will be sailing with Majestic America Line starting on April 28th. Its not NCL which is what I wanted but I will take it.

It's of course a question of taste, but it sounds MUCH more interesting to me.


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dougnewman
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posted 04-22-2008 11:19 PM      Profile for dougnewman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wayne - Don't know why I didn't see this before, but congratulations and have fun. With only one US-flag NCL ship left, I guess you have beaten some slim odds!

Brandon - Which boat (I understand they never call them ships)?

It is certainly short notice!

It should be an interesting experience, anyway... Something a little different. I find river cruising rather intriguing; I wasn't sure I'd like it until I tried it. (I haven't in the US yet, though.)


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Ernst
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posted 04-22-2008 11:29 PM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dougnewman:
[...](I understand they never call them ships)?
[...]

As it is offending to call a ship a boat it is offending to call a steamboat a ship.
Here an example for a steamboat.

(watch the clip on the engine room - you might then understand why I consider it to be not bad at all compared to NCL )

Mind you, that this nomenclature only applies to the U.S. - this would be a steamship.

[ 04-22-2008: Message edited by: Ernst ]


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captain_brandon129
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posted 04-22-2008 11:38 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I will be on the Empress of the North till about June 4th.

As per the ship vs. boat, I have seen quite a few people get yelled at by the Chief Mate, Bos'n, and Commodore if they call vessels with more than one continuous deck a boat.


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dougnewman
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posted 04-23-2008 12:40 AM      Profile for dougnewman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ernst - It does seem rather odd that in the US such things are called boats. I have heard that the vessels that sail on the Great Lakes are considered boats too, though I'm less clear about that.

I do know that calling e.g. DELTA QUEEN a "ship" tends not to be taken well, though! Whereas a European river vessel of any size would certainly be a ship.

Brandon - So you will not be on a river then. I often forget that MAL does Alaska cruises.

EMPRESS OF THE NORTH looks like an interesting ship, boat, or whatever you want to call her.

Normally I would never think of calling something that large a "boat", but I have been corrected many times by steamboat enthusiasts for using "ship". As Ernst said, it seems to be as much an insult to call such a vessel a ship as to call, say, QUEEN MARY 2 a boat.

But EMPRESS OF THE NORTH will be in salt water when you are on board, so I don't know what to call her.

Fortunately, I deal almost entirely with vessels that can only be ships, except of course for the smaller vessels carried on board.


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posted 04-23-2008 01:13 AM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dougnewman:
Ernst - It does seem rather odd that in the US such things are called boats. [...]

I am a guest in this country. It is not adequate for me to challenge local customs.

quote:
Originally posted by dougnewman:

I do know that calling e.g. DELTA QUEEN a "ship" tends not to be taken well, though! [...]

Actually it is not taken well at all. The 'river nuts' get pretty mad when you call Delta Queen a ship and Delta Queen is densely populated with 'river nuts' who have traveled gazillion times with her - so you do not have any chance to call her a ship without being corrected. Nomenclature on the rivers in the U.S. is certainly very different.

[ 04-23-2008: Message edited by: Ernst ]


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posted 04-23-2008 02:42 AM      Profile for PamM   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dougnewman:
I have heard that the vessels that sail on the Great Lakes are considered boats too, though I'm less clear about that.

I am sure someone can enlighten us, but I have the 2007 version of an annual book on the vessels in the Great Lakes; it's entitled "Know Your Ships - Guide to Boats & Boatwatching, Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway". Somewhat confusing, ships or boats?

Pam


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Waynaro
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posted 04-26-2008 08:02 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by captain_brandon129:
Well I just heard that I will be sailing with Majestic America Line starting on April 28th. Its not NCL which is what I wanted but I will take it.
Bon Voyage Brandon!

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posted 06-09-2008 11:00 AM      Profile for GregD   Author's Homepage   Email GregD   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If your intreste doing working the shoreside part, Im going to Texas A&M at Galveston getting a degree in Maritime Administration. I figured this would help me since it includes maritime studies in the curriculum.
website:
http://www.tamug.edu/mara/

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Neil - Ex P & O & PRINCESS CRUISES
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posted 06-10-2008 12:26 AM      Profile for Neil - Ex P & O & PRINCESS CRUISES   Author's Homepage   Email Neil - Ex P & O & PRINCESS CRUISES   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hi

I have always understood that ships carry boats !

Namely ' LIFEBOATS ' !

Neil ( Bob )


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captain_brandon129
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posted 08-25-2008 03:39 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well i am finally back back home from a ery traveled summer. I worked on the Empress of the North in June, they do call it a boat. then for the past 2 months I have been on my schools training ship in the South Pacific.
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Waynaro
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posted 08-28-2008 12:36 AM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Welcome back Brandon! How was your time with Majestic America Line?
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captain_brandon129
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posted 09-01-2008 08:42 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Majestic was interesting, I will never work for that company again, and I would not recomend working for them to anyone. The ship itself was very nice, we never sailed full capacity though, and Alaska was great. But the crew were not motivated to work, our Bos'n did not know anything about the ship, he was a wannabe Mate. But overall it was pretty good, okay pay, and some of the crew were nice. I know the Empress of the North is no longer sailing for them though.
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posted 02-18-2009 03:15 AM      Profile for Atlantic        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How old are you people anyway? I Thought this discussion was for kids!
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posted 02-18-2009 04:10 PM      Profile for rem-dk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Atlantic:
How old are you people anyway? I Thought this discussion was for kids!

I believe we all are kids inside, aren´t we?

René


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Atlantic
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posted 02-18-2009 11:49 PM      Profile for Atlantic        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As of right now, I am literally in the stage between being a teenager and an adult (officially).

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posted 02-25-2009 12:38 AM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well I am old enough to work on ocean going vessel, and old enough to drink in this country. Also i am graduating from the Academy in May.
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Atlantic
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posted 02-26-2009 09:38 PM      Profile for Atlantic        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Congratulations!

What is your profession then with a degree from the Academy?

I am interested very much in naval architecture.


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posted 04-13-2009 01:03 AM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Atlantic:
Congratulations!

What is your profession then with a degree from the Academy?

I am interested very much in naval architecture.


i am graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in International Business and Logistics. I also have a U.S. Coast Guard Staff Officers License as a Purser.


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posted 10-01-2009 02:14 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heard from Brandon he is now on the NORWEGIAN JADE as a Assistant Financial Accountant. Congrats!
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