#StretchedShip - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar docked in Dublin Port for an overnight visit having departed Dover, the vessel which was stretched five years ago presents a smart sleek profile, writes Jehan Ashmore.
On completion of the mid-section, this led to the cruiseships 19,089 gross tonnage increase to 24,344. The lengthening allowed for additional cabins totalling 485 and this equates to a standard occupancy of 929 passengers. The process also involved installing more lounge space and swimming pools.
After the stretching, this has given the vessel launched in 1993 as Crown Dynasty, a rather distinct profile accentuated by her funnel that is positioned well-aft. This is particularly apparent with this amidships photograph of the cruiseship, where you can scroll and click over each deck for further information about her facilities.
At the stern are five-tiered decks (see introduction of video), which give passengers another vantage space to view the scenery, take in the sea air and sun-bath. These sun decks are more akin to the liner era and as such this feature is increasingly lacking on most modern larger cruiseships.