Monday, August 25, 2008
They don't do things by halves - no, wait, they do!
It seems that the Royal Caribbean cruise line found one of their ships, the Enchantment Of The Seas, was a bit small. A replacement vessel would have cost a billion dollars and taken several years to build: so they decided to expand the old one.
By sawing it in half.
One instinctively does a double-take at the thought of cutting an ocean-going liner in half, but I guess it's a lot easier to do it that way. Still, if I ever sail aboard Enchantment Of The Seas, I'll be watching the midships welding seams carefully. If they look wet . . .