1. Exquisite Tweets from @rosegeorge3, @Antijanner, @DeeChief

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    Why would you go to sea on a cruise when you could go on a container ship? A nice piece by @HoratioClare ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/4…

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  2. @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare Having worked on both for quite a bit of time, 5 on Crusieships, 7 cargo - I get the romance on cargo ships to

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare the outsider, but I think that romance is decreasing with smaller crews, more ships going dry, less time in port

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare & ports being further & further away from anywhere punter safe.

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  3. @Antijanner @HoratioClare I don’t think they are remotely romantic any more as working environments. But for passengers, it’s different.

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  4. @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare That's what I meant. It's not like the days when Geest Line did the Windward route & their famous passengers

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  5. @Antijanner curious: how do seafarers on e.g. cargo vessels like having passengers? a nice distraction or a headache?

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  6. @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare I just struggle to see why, apart from for research, why someone would want to sit on a Con Ship for 3 months

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare & also, I don't think cruiseship are ships anymore. Modern techniques want to remove as much seagoing experience

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  7. @Antijanner @HoratioClare peace, quiet, wildness, drama of nature, reading time. it’s a retreat, just on water.

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  8. @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare From the being at sea time. There are proper guidelines & everything how to speak.

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 @HoratioClare When I was with Cunard, we were told to no longer call them cabins but staterooms. Company issued memo

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 I've sailed with them a couple of times. Socially it's a nice distraction, but sometimes, especially when work is up or there

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 is stuff going on where the stress levels are high, you like to be left in a bubble of thought. They burst it.

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 plus, once they've been in for a while, they consider themselves to have near free reign of the ship & you find them wandering

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  9. @Antijanner but you’re an engineer, aren’t you? do they bother to visit the engine room?

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  10. @rosegeorge3 into the engine room & stuff. Used to drive me up the wall

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  11. @Antijanner I was never given any restrictions apart from safety ones as to where I could go. apart from in people’s cabins, obviously.

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    rosegeorge3

    Rose George

  12. @rosegeorge3 The consider themselves crew members rather than pax, almost over familiarity if you like

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 I've sailed with them who would wander in & out of the ER without telling anyone. I don't even let the mates do that.

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

    @rosegeorge3 & cabins? I sailed with 2 who would just walk in & start chatting with me, even if I had my curtain Closed.

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓

  13. @Antijanner @rosegeorge3 passengers are mostly oblivious to engine rooms, even on cargo ships, it's all just magic to them

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    DeeChief

    DeeChief

  14. @Antijanner @rosegeorge3 but woe betide the air con being ofr for 30mins to clean filters, ditto sewage plant

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    DeeChief

    DeeChief

    @rosegeorge3 @Antijanner even I think the engine room is magic, but in a different way :) mind you some of the tech is a bit voodoo

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    DeeChief

    DeeChief

  15. @DeeChief @rosegeorge3 I get annoyed by people wandering into it. We get told how dangerous it is, then people with no knowledge just there

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    Antijanner

    Umm, it's broken πŸ•˜ 〓〓