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Rudman Attacks Cruise Ship Bludgers

Brian Rudman has taken a day out from bleating?about?public transport and theatres to attack?cruise?ship bludgers:

An Auckland summer wouldn’t be complete without mosquitoes taking over my backyard, the Curran St on-ramp to the harbour bridge closing for a reseal, and cruise ship operators belly-aching about their need for better waterfront facilities.

With the $18.6 million transformation of Shed 10 on Queens Wharf into a new terminal underway, you might have thought we would have been spared at least one of these perennial irritations. Silly me.
The $2.5 million automated gangplank about to be erected on Queens Wharf is no longer adequate. Royal Caribbean cruise line boss Gavin Smith says that with super-liners on the horizon, we should have two gangways to avoid bottlenecks when passengers are jostling to get on and off the boats.

The industry has also been lobbying Waterfront Auckland for an extra $5 million to be spent on strengthening Queens Wharf to handle ever-bigger liners, and a further $3 million to plant a mooring pole beyond the wharf for the use of ships longer than the 290m Queens Wharf can handle at present.? Read more »

Karaoke Competitions on Cruise Ships are bloody tough

From?the?guy who brought you “Dancing Behind People on Cruise Ships“, we?have?the hellishly tough Karaoke Competition:

Bonus Video: A tour of a f*cking cruise ship Read more »


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