Fireworks go off as cruise ship sets off on delayed voyage

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

FIREWORKS lit up the sky tonight when a cruise ship embarked from Southampton on her delayed voyage to the Caribbean.

The 40-year-old Saga Ruby finally left port six weeks after her original departure date on a cruise which was cut from 109 days to 66 days.

The ship was due to leave Southampton on January 7, but hours before her planned departure engineers discovered an engine fault, forcing 300 passengers to cancel their holiday plans.

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8:54am Thu 21 Feb 13

Linesman says...

Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display?

Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?
Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC? Linesman
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8:55am Thu 21 Feb 13

Linesman says...

Linesman wrote:
Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display?

Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?
Should read ABP not ABB.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?[/p][/quote]Should read ABP not ABB. Linesman
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11:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

Tenderhearts wife says...

Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display?

Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?
Should read ABP not ABB.
who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t
axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?[/p][/quote]Should read ABP not ABB.[/p][/quote]who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side. Tenderhearts wife
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11:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

ToastyTea says...

Tenderhearts wife wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?
Should read ABP not ABB.
who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side.
Not really, people don't stop in Southampton. They come here, get on the ship and then go home again after. Southampton isn't really a sightseeing place that you would want to stop at.
[quote][p][bold]Tenderhearts wife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?[/p][/quote]Should read ABP not ABB.[/p][/quote]who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side.[/p][/quote]Not really, people don't stop in Southampton. They come here, get on the ship and then go home again after. Southampton isn't really a sightseeing place that you would want to stop at. ToastyTea
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1:12pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Tenderhearts wife says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Tenderhearts wife wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?
Should read ABP not ABB.
who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side.
Not really, people don't stop in Southampton. They come here, get on the ship and then go home again after. Southampton isn't really a sightseeing place that you would want to stop at.
I disagree people travel from all over the UK to go on these ships and stay in our hotels the night before sailing, when the ships dock the crew get down time and go to West Quay etc to shop , you can see evidence of this for yourself when a ship is in port. My neice worked for a long time on the Carnival ships and when they came in, her and her friends from the ship, went shopping,had their hair done and had lunch in restaurants. Carnival also put crew members up in Southampton Hotels not only the night before they joined a ship but also when they are in on training courses.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tenderhearts wife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Who picks up the tab for this fireworks display? Is ABB, the cruise line or SCC?[/p][/quote]Should read ABP not ABB.[/p][/quote]who cares? The revenue generated in southampton by the cruise ships coming into port far outweighs the cost of a few fireworks. Restaurants,hotels,t axis and the retail outlets are just a few of the places that benefit, so lets not look on the negative side.[/p][/quote]Not really, people don't stop in Southampton. They come here, get on the ship and then go home again after. Southampton isn't really a sightseeing place that you would want to stop at.[/p][/quote]I disagree people travel from all over the UK to go on these ships and stay in our hotels the night before sailing, when the ships dock the crew get down time and go to West Quay etc to shop , you can see evidence of this for yourself when a ship is in port. My neice worked for a long time on the Carnival ships and when they came in, her and her friends from the ship, went shopping,had their hair done and had lunch in restaurants. Carnival also put crew members up in Southampton Hotels not only the night before they joined a ship but also when they are in on training courses. Tenderhearts wife
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