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I received in the mail a brochure for Viking Cruises, though I have never taken a cruise nor have any intention to do so. But, the little brochure makes for interesting throne room reading, so... I was looking at the pages detailing the layout of the vessels and saw this in the description of the Viking Sky class cruise ships that ply the Mediterranean.

Description: Small Ship
Length: 745 feet
Displacement: 48,000 tons



The USS North Carolina (the fabled "Showboat" of the Pacific theater who fought off Guadalcanal) had a LOA (length, overall) of 729 feet and a displacement of 41,000 tons fully loaded. And yet these ships of the Viking Sky class are considered "small ships"!!! I have no desire to go anywhere near the larger ones...
 

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I would love to go on a European Viking cruise. I know somebody who has done one and they raved about it. Like you, I have no desire to go one one of those huge floating cities either. If I was to do a Caribbean one it would be a Wind Star one.
 

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Small compared to the USS Lincoln or the USS Bush.
I received in the mail a brochure for Viking Cruises, though I have never taken a cruise nor have any intention to do so. But, the little brochure makes for interesting throne room reading, so... I was looking at the pages detailing the layout of the vessels and saw this in the description of the Viking Sky class cruise ships that ply the Mediterranean.

Description: Small Ship
Length: 745 feet
Displacement: 48,000 tons



The USS North Carolina (the fabled "Showboat" of the Pacific theater who fought off Guadalcanal) had a LOA (length, overall) of 729 feet and a displacement of 41,000 tons fully loaded. And yet these ships of the Viking Sky class are considered "small ships"!!! I have no desire to go anywhere near the larger ones...
 

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The largest cruise ships are over 1,100 feet long and displace over 200,000 tons. They're about the size of aircraft carriers. So, yes, that's a small one. The Viking ship also carries around 1,000 passengers. The big ones take around 5,000.
 

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I was just given a 7 day cruise by one of my suppliers, the marketing material states that it's "the largest cruise ship in the world". As if that was a selling point. Over 5500 passengers.

I'm still going because it's 8 free days away from work, includes free airfare and did I mention it's free.

I'll report back on how we fared.
 

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That's the one. I'm not leaving until May 13.
Do you know if your cabin is "interior" (meaning NO window)? If you you never get seasick then I wouldn't worry but if you have a tendency of getting seasick than it might be worth to consider upgrading to a "ocean view" especially for an 7-day cruise.

That's awesome it's free and most likely you'll view cruises differently afterwards. I usually recommend for first-timers to try a shorter 3 or 4-day cruises first to see what they think and then they will know what they would prefer (i.e. more land/island adventures vs. maritime activities).
 

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I received in the mail a brochure for Viking Cruises, though I have never taken a cruise nor have any intention to do so. But, the little brochure makes for interesting throne room reading, so... I was looking at the pages detailing the layout of the vessels and saw this in the description of the Viking Sky class cruise ships that ply the Mediterranean.

Description: Small Ship
Length: 745 feet
Displacement: 48,000 tons



The USS North Carolina (the fabled "Showboat" of the Pacific theater who fought off Guadalcanal) had a LOA (length, overall) of 729 feet and a displacement of 41,000 tons fully loaded. And yet these ships of the Viking Sky class are considered "small ships"!!! I have no desire to go anywhere near the larger ones...
nowadays it is.

RMS Queen Mary 2 is over 1100
 

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considering 1320 feet is a 1/4 mile.
 

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