IMO : 9410569
Build : 2010 by STX Europe Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, Saint-Nazaire in France, nr ??
Update VI (08-05-2010)
I have found some aerial pictures from the here much discussed subject showing you the amount of attraction parkness stuffed on the most upper decks for the entertainment of the trapped people on this over the top cattle transporter cruisevessel
A small update on this nice crispy springday, just to start off your week nicely.
Some pics for the much needed visual stimulation :
And on 01-04-2010:
According to trustworthy sources one of the engines of this Epic Floating Failure refuses to co-operate and has resigned staging mechanical failure. Oops. This engine will be exchanged during her final drydocking period before handover to the her proud owners. Apparently that handover will take place on the 15th of june, the Transatlantic voyage will start on June 24 and christening is planned to be in New York on July 2.
On another note: Lego (known from the little knobbly blocks) was (maybe a bit too) far ahead of her times when they brought out this Lego set:
Could this have been the inspiration for the designers of the Norwegian Epic?? Or have they been designing using Lego??
(thanks to Dieselduck of which I stole the above)
Update IV (26-02-2010)
While I was gone offshore and not actively watching out for her the owners used the opportunity to sneak her out of the yard for seatrails………
But I did notice, a bit later and I’m now warning the world AGAIN : Watch out for this Epic Ugly Failure of a floating not-so-pleasure village.
Update III (29-12-2009)
Malcolm Oliver of malcolmoliver.wordpress.com tipped me to these pictures of our most unfavorite cruisevessel.
Can the views of a vessel become even more horrendous?? OMFG!! This just shouldn’t be allowed!
Update II (12-07-2009)
Imagine the next line in a crazy high-pitched Frankenstein-like voice:
SHE IS AFLOAT, AFLOAT!!!…….SHE IS AFLOAT!!!! OMFG!!! AFLOAT!!!
WOOOHAHAHAHAHA!! THE WORLD IS MINE, EPICLY!!!
Update I (08-07-2009)
I think we are going to have a bit of a running post here……expect an update here every time another stage of the build of this Epic Ugly Vessel is completed.
This time the builders seem to have finished the best part of the whole hull & accommodation so you can see for yourself the whole drama of the outlines of this unbelievable hugh floating mistake.
Please hold your heart for the next update…..
I was already flabbergasted when I saw the renderings of this vessel a few months ago and I was sure to feature it here once she was launched but the comment of Maja gave me the idea to show the renderings here of this future ugly ship. (A first ever: to judge a ship ugly before she’s even launched, only based on the drawings. But even if she’s only half as ugly as shown on the drawings that’s more than enough to justify my premature deed) As Maja said: it looks like they dumped a complete appartment building onto the bridge, just to add a bit more passenger capacity.
They also released a rendering of the socalled artwork which is going to be displayed on the hull: again a swirly mix of pointless thingies, not really artwork if you ask me, my little niece of 3 can do bettter!
She’ll be launched in may 2010 so we got another year before this monster of the seas gets to pollute our views and overload unsuspecting touristy towns with her herds of walking & talking (crawling & complaining??) cargo. Some specs for the anoraks & other interested readers; length: 330 m, beam: 40 m, draught: 8.5 m, amount of passengers: 4200, crew: 1730, speed: 22 knots.
Yes, she is Epic….Epic Fail!!
Here are some pics of her under construction…..so do me & a lot of people a favour guys, stop building & start scrapping immediately, saves the world a lot of ugliness! There were initially plans for 2 of these monsters but fortunately they canceled the second one.
Thank you Maja…….May God have mercy on us, in Epic portions!