Huge cruise ship blocks Charlottetown's skyline

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Charlottetown has had its share of cruise ships visiting this week and one ship, Brillance of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruises, was moored close to the Hillsborough Bridge and blocked out the city's skyline to motorists travelling into Charlottetown from Stratford. The ship holds 2501 passengers. Moored at the wharf was the Eurodam of Holland America Line and it holds 2044 passeengers. The next ship to visit the city will be the SS Navigator on Sept. 30. It holds 500 passengers.

Organizations: Royal Caribbean Cruises, Eurodam of Holland America Line

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Stratford

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  • Ulfric
    September 29, 2012 - 22:22

    I can just see the folks sitting back at the guardian laughing at this comments section. Way to stir the kettle with an open ended writeup. It's interesting to see the things people argue about, to say the least. It's a boat folks.

  • Ad Hoc
    September 29, 2012 - 10:57

    There's nothing wrong with this story, but it could have carried a better headline. "Huge cruise ship FILLS Charlottetown's skyline", would have been more fitting.

      September 29, 2012 - 12:42

      Please explain that to PIET HEIN will you.On second thought,why bother.He will only tell you that you are stupid.

    • Block and fill the same
      September 29, 2012 - 17:17

      Oh Ad Hoc, if a huge ship fills the skyline that means you cannot see the skyline. So if you cannot see it then it is blocked by the ship. In this case fill and block have the same meaning.

  • seriously?
    September 29, 2012 - 09:42

    Yikes, folks, there are some bizarre misinterpretations going on here. It was a filler piece about the large number of ships here this week and it observed that one of the vessels was large enough that you couldn't see Charlottetown as you drove across the bridge. Of course no one complained about the lack of view. The idea of someone making noise because they couldn't see the town due to the ship "parked" there is no strange I can't believe anyone would think that is what the article is about. wow

  • Piet Hein
    September 29, 2012 - 09:42

    MRA, you got that right - about your lack of intelligence, I mean.

  • Piet Hein
    September 28, 2012 - 23:11

    Richard, DLR and Upwester, are you clowns so dim you do not understand the intent here? Read the story again and this time try to understand what it is about. I know I am asking a lot from so little intelligence, but try to understand. I know you have no sense of play or fun and can see only the negative in everything (psychiatrists can help you with this) but the story and photo was just something light and cheerful. I bet you guys read about fatal, accidents and get s good chuckle.

    • mra
      September 29, 2012 - 07:43

      read it three times,still came up with the she conclusion,richard,dlr,and upwester are right. but then again i don't have the SUPER intelligence you do.

      September 29, 2012 - 11:45

      PIET HEIN... It must be awfully hard for you to walk around with such a big head.You seem to know everyone's intent when they write something. The headline stands on it's own. Normal people, of which you are not one, would see the headline just as it was written.It almost sounds as if you wrote the headline yourself,since it seems you are the only one who knows in what manner it was written.I follow these comments daily, and I have yet to see where you don't make disparaging remarks on every other poster. I believe it is you who have the problem, and no, it is not curable. I'm sorry, but it is terminal.

  • Mell
    September 28, 2012 - 20:34

    A headline meant to be a positive turned into sounding negative. It is great that there are still so many cruise ships arriving in PEI. As the Fall can be one of the prettiest times of the year, and often the cruise ships at this time of the year may carry alot of older folk (I would assume), it is too bad that so much shuts down on the island to not give the visitors a full scope. I guess if there stops are limited, the downtown and the quay gets alot of business!

  • Jerry Bingley
    September 28, 2012 - 20:31

    Only on PEI do we fill the streets with tourists and complain where they parked their transportation. It won't be parked there for 10 months of the year, believe me. Give me, and the Captains a break. Slow news day guys !!!

  • Richard
    September 28, 2012 - 20:09

    Is this really news? What is the point of this article? The Brilliance of the Seas is not a HUGE ship, it is a mid size ship . 99% of people coming across the bridge from Stratford have seen the Charlottetown skyline before; what is the big deal. We should be happy that approx 4,500 passengers and probably another 1,500 crew were in PEI for the day and injecting some dollars into our economy. In addition some of these people will come back by air or by car to spend a few days or few weeks further exploring and enjoying PEI. We had 2 out of country guest that were on the Holland America's Eurodam from Wisconsin. We met these people on a transatlantic cruise 2 years ago and they took the New England / Canada cruise partly so they could come and visit us for a day. We had a great day touring and spent dollars on lunch, souvenirs and treats. They were very impressed and will be back for at least a 1 week visit likely within the next 2 years. I don't know why the Guradian comes up with a sensational headline like this and yet the article has little or no substance. Guardian readers deserve better journalism

  • Pretty sad
    September 28, 2012 - 19:06

    Are there really people out there who have nothing better to do than complain about seeing the skyline WHILE TRAVELLING FROM CHARLOTTETOWN FROM STRATFORD??? The ship is only here for a very short period of time and it's nice to see a big ship like that in a place like PEI.

    • statler
      September 29, 2012 - 04:14

      What skyline that big 120 ft skyscraper downtown?????

    • Horse Hair
      September 29, 2012 - 09:34

      Pretty Sad, what is really said is that you completely misunderstood what the story and photo are saying. No one is complaining about the skyline blocked off. The whole thing was just a light little fluff piece that people like you cannot understand because in your dark world all is black and cloudy. You live to complain and find the negative in everything.

      September 29, 2012 - 15:28

      HORSE HAIR.. I guess only you and PIET HEIN are capable of interpreting headlines.The writer clearly states that the cruise ship is blocking the skyline.There is no other way to interpret that statement.Maybe you chose the wrong part of the horse for your nom de plume.

  • DLR
    September 28, 2012 - 18:00

    Talk about a negative slant on things .

    September 28, 2012 - 16:18

    Huge cruise ship blocks Charlottetown's skyline Guardian photo by Brian McInnis CRUISE SHIP Published on September 28, 2012 - - Now that's quite a welcome to Charlottetown!