Monday, February 28, 2011

A Big Ship

The Golden Princess
Every now and then, drivers along Nimitz Boulevard slow their cars to gaze at one of the huge cruise ships berthed at Honolulu Harbor.

Just the other day, the “Golden Princess” was in town, completely dominating Pier 11 next to the Aloha Tower Marketplace. It’s one of five Princess Cruises ships that will visit the islands this year.

It’s a huge bugger, with six dining rooms and another half-dozen casual eateries, 1,300 cabins, a 2,600-passenger capacity served by a crew of 1,100. It’s the length of more than three football fields and weighs 109,000 tons.

That’s pretty big … a whole lotta ship.

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