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Big Day

On the second of October there was a record set in Charlottetown Harbour with four cruise ships calling in. I recorded here before when the previous record was set as well.

 

The last boat shown was quite far out on my left and could have been seen better from some other points of land than my POV.

 

The combined ships carried 8200 passengers and over 3000 staff. I stayed on the other side, across the river and avoided the crowds of people on the other side.

 

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Big Day

On the second of October there was a record set in Charlottetown Harbour with four cruise ships calling in. I recorded here before when the previous record was set as well.

 

The last boat shown was quite far out on my left and could have been seen better from some other points of land than my POV.

 

The combined ships carried 8200 passengers and over 3000 staff. I stayed on the other side, across the river and avoided the crowds of people on the other side.

 

photoblog image IMG_9991.JPG

 

 

photoblog image IMG_9989.JPG

 

comments (19)

Ils sont immenses, trop grands pour moi.
Goodness... do they not create turbulence for each other getting so close, like that?
Mary MacADNski: They arrive and leave at different times.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2018, 03:37
It was a convention!! Amazing.
Mary MacADNski: The same time next week, they had to cancel because of heavy seas. We have had a lot of wind this month.
cool shot(s0. I'd love to buzz them with my drones
Mary MacADNski: All kinds of small boats check them out. I have lots of photos of that.
  • Chris
  • Not nowhere
  • 19 Oct 2018, 06:33
Just like being in a city..
Mary MacADNski: I was certainly glad not to have had to cross the bridge into town. There are busses, tour cars, horse carriages and thousands of pedestrians everywhere.
It's almost getting out of hand, Mary, isn't it! (sigh)
Mary MacADNski: Not at all for people who make their living catering to them.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 19 Oct 2018, 07:36
I love the view and I am like you, I would have stayed also at the other side and let them figure it out with the crowd...
That is a sudden explosion of people..... crazy...
Mary MacADNski: The same time on the next week, they had to cancel because of heavy seas. We have had a lot of wind this month.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2018, 08:02
What an influx into the town - it must have been so crowded
Mary MacADNski: Where I worked until recently, people passed the house in droves every day on walking tours.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Oct 2018, 08:29
Cities of the sea, it all looks dreadful from this perspective Astrid. The rise in popularity of cruises is amazing.
Mary MacADNski: More of them m means more money to companies all along the string. Tourism is a good thing here.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Oct 2018, 08:31
Not Astrid of course, silly me.
Mary MacADNski: smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2018, 12:45
What a plenty of cruises and visitors! It is a real problem for the towns or cities. In Barcelona we saw a sign with the advice "Tourists, go home!"
Mary MacADNski: That would be too rude for a true CDN to write.
A nightmare for me all those crowds...
Mary MacADNski: I know. I stayed out.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2018, 15:04
Goodness! Do they all disembark at the same time?
Mary MacADNski: No. They are all scheduled for staggered arrivals and departures. A lot of buses were lined up at the docks.
They are fine looking vessels, especially the smaller ones in pictures two and three but how on earth do the people of Charlottetown deal with all those people landing at the same time?
Mary MacADNski: Tours of all kinds by buses, 15 seater vans and everything in between take care of those who leave the city for the beaches and many tourist attractions. In the city there are lots and lots of pedestrians and horse drawn carriages, taxis, and again buses.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Oct 2018, 16:04
These cruise ships are really special. I don't think I will ever go on one, though. Like being locked up in a hotel for a number of days. Doesn't take away that they have great looks.
Mary MacADNski: I would love to go on one.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2018, 16:08
Goodness; how awful would be fore the real tourists is this lot descended on the small towns.
Mary MacADNski: A lot of the people board buses for tours - lighthouses, beaches, culinary events, scenic areas, historic times, and the like.
A wise decision

Love Stan Rogers who you introduced me to
Mary MacADNski: Tiny Fish for Japan is one of my favorite songs of his and that was the alternative song. Give it a listen.
you gave us a bonus Boat Friday Mary... just imagine all of the people that one of these ships caries into even the smallest ports....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: The same time next week, they had to cancel because of heavy seas. We have had a lot of wind this month.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 19 Oct 2018, 17:26
i bet they would have set the cash registers ringing, assuming they set foot ashore, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: You bet! It would be impossible to find a table downtown at lunchtime.

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