LOVE WON'T HURT ANYMORE: The MS Pacific (nee Pacific Princess) is heading for the scrap yard. Now, I have never been on a boat larger than an English Channel ferry, but watching the Love Boat, it seemed so big and luxurous. But a quick comparison of Pacific Princess, which was christened in May 1971 to the Oasis of the Seas, christening in November of 2009, shows just what forty years has done to the industry. 16,000 tons v. 225,000; 650 passengers v. 5,500. 550 feet v. 1,180.
Shout outs to the crew of the Pacific Princess are encouraged.