Many of my readers enjoy smaller ships. They enjoy their intimacy and often prefer the aesthetics of smaller (often older) ships to todays floating apartment blocks.
I found this picture below, of two lovely ship models, to illustrate the point:
The apartment block in question is ‘Oasis of the seas’. The smaller ship is the legendary ‘SS United States’ Ocean Liner.
Now I don’t doubt the achievement and facilities that Oasis represents. However in terms of aesthetics the SS United States wins hands down. She is a machine of beauty and the fastest Ocean Liner ever built.
‘Oasis of the seas’ is of course extremely successful, while the ‘SS United States’ is in lay-up, slowly rusting away. Over the years, she has regularly faced the prospects of being scrapped.
I love both ships.
You can find my review of ‘Oasis’ and material about the ‘SS united States,’ on this site, if you want to know more about either ship.