Cruise clinic in need of attention

//Cruise clinic in need of attention

sThe_Star_Princess_cr_27516c.jpgSince locking itself away behind a paywall, The Times’ website has been launching all sorts of offers and gimmicks to attract readers.
I was particularly interested in today’s planned travel clinic, during which Cruise Critic editor in chief Carolyn Spencer Brown will be dispensing sage advice and answering questions.
The first question should be directed at the online picture editor who selected this illustration to accompany the clinic.
OK, it’s of a nice bright, white, shiny cruise ship glistening in the sun. Perfect.
Well, not exactly perfect. It’s just plain wrong. It doesn’t take a very close examination to see that a large central section of the ship looks blackened. What could it be?
In fact the picture is of Star Princess, and it was taken shortly after a fire broke out in March 2006, severely damaging 250 passenger cabins.
Not the brightest of choices . . .

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:24+00:00 29 June 2010|Cruise News|3 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.


  1. Sue Bryant 29 June 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    It’s because I asked on the Cruise Critic blog yesterday if anybody had any burning questions!

  2. Carolyn Spencer Brown 29 June 2010 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Oh my! Great catch Captain.

  3. Jim Walker 1 July 2010 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    In addition to damaging cabins, the fire injured a dozen passengers and killed my client’s father, Mr. Richard Liffridge.

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