Mein Schiff

Posted: 5 July, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob
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Mein Schiff

IMO : 9106297

Build : 1996 by Meyer Werft, Papenburg in Germany, nr 638 as Galaxy

Another cruiseship victimized by desperate marketing-bobo’s. This is Mein Schiff, in english that would be My Ship. As you may have determined from the name: the marketing of this ship is focused purely on the German market. Do you know how they decided to name this vessel?? No?? let me explain: They held a countrywide competition to see who came up with the best name……and from all the thousands of entries they went for “Mein Schiff”, My Ship….how original! I do wonder how bad the rest was.

To add to the misery a very-smart marketing-dude thought it would be wise to paint all kinds of words on the sides, words that would tell you something, words to allure you into a holiday-mood. And I went through the effort of determining what is written on her sides. here we go:

On Stb:

Gastfreundschaft       =       Hospitality

Fernweh ??                 =        Homesick

Meeresrauschen        =        Rustle of the Seas

Ruhe                             =        Rest / Quietness

Dolphine                     =         Dolphins

Mitternachtssonne   =          Midnight sun

Sonnenaufgang         =          Sunrise

on PS:

Sterrenhimmel          =         Starry Sky

Wohlfuhlen                =         Feeling well

Traumstrande            =         Dream beaches

Fahrtwind                   =        Airstream / Turbulence (because of the ship making way)

Fliegende Fische       =         Flying Fishes

Fremde Lander         =          Strange Countries

Seeluft                         =          Sea air

As you can see the words are all a bit…..naff??  To me it looks like a frustrated teenager has been on a rampage with a permanent marker and written his frustrations-of-the-day on one of the walls of his parents house. What a disaster!!

The best view of this ship, although that’s relative: her arse, complete with a nice swantail!!

A) because there is no ugly graffiti on there & B) Because that means she is pulling away from you, dissapearing out of your sight!!

Tschüs !! Bitte nie wieder kommen!!

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Comments
  1. ephraim58 says:

    Mein Schiff? …Better, MEIN SHIT! ….

  2. a nononono mous says:

    WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK THIS SHIP IS UGLY. IT IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CRUISE SHIP. GOD PEOPLE HAVE SOME HEART.

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