After all the excitement of the cruise ship Balmoral, someone on the Bourne Residents Facebook page posted that another cruise ship would be traversing the Canal in early October. We monitored the page (by 'we' I mean the members of the Bourne Facebook page) and the Marine Traffic site obsessively all week.
This ship is called The World and is a luxury condominium cruise ship, where you can buy the room and live on it. It's taking quite the trip, all around the world. I wonder what the residents do when it's in port or has to go to dry dock for repairs? Wouldn't it be awesome to have that kind of money to have a condo on a cruise ship? The ship pulls into various ports, so I guess the people that live on it stock up on their supplies.
It finally came through on October 2, which was a very rainy and windy day. Still, I wasn't about to miss it so down to the Canal I went, along with other obsessive photographers, to brave the weather and wait. And I have to say, it was totally worth it. Here she is approaching the Bourne Bridge.
It wasn't long, so much as tall. And it looked massive in the Canal.
I had to laugh though....there we all were, out in the torrential rain and wind, waving to the ship, and all we could see was hands sticking out of the sliders waving back. For crying out loud, man up, get out on the balcony and wave back properly! lol
I know it's an optical illusion, but we were all collectively holding our breath to see if it would clear the railroad bridge.
Will it? Won't it?
Yes it will!
I believe their next port of call was either Newport, RI or New York City. From there, it goes down the east coast, through the Panama Canal, down the west side of South America and close to Antarctica. According to their 2015 Journey part of their website, the cruise started in Asia, hit India, Africa, all of Europe and even Greenland before it got to eastern Canada and USA. Wouldn't you love to take that trip?? I sure would!