Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Dec 23, 2006 17:49:53 GMT -8
Today I just completed going from Tsw-Swb on the Queen of Vancouver and Saanich. I had a lot of fun and i'm glad i did it. I ended up seeing the Saanich, Vancouver, SOBC, SOVI, Bowen Queen, Cumberland, Skeena Queen (i had no photos of her!), Queen of Nanaimo. a question: What is the Mayne Queen doing right now? Also, thanks to Hornby Guy i found the Queen of the Islands and got some ok shots. Tomorrow is the second part and i am going on the Queen of Esquimalt. I will be able to get pictures of the Queen of Oak Bay and Capilano (i have pictures of neither of them!) The last day will be going to get pictures of the Garibaldi ll and Kuper (wahoo!) The pictures from this trip will be posted within 2 weeks!
Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Dec 23, 2006 17:55:23 GMT -8
Haha, i forgot to say that i got some really good photos of the Princess Superior at Swartz Bay. One more thing: on the QoV i got four postcards- they are all new: SOVI, SOBC, both spirits. Queen of Esquimalt (i know the pictures fake- but oh well)
Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Dec 24, 2006 17:17:33 GMT -8
Well, I just got back from my second day a ferries! I did the Queen of Esquimalt as planned, but on the way back I took the Queen of Oak Bay (I had to wait 15 minutes longer). I know i broke my vow of never going on a C Class, but I have to go on every ship eventually! I didn't like it at all. It's very confusing trying to find your way around that ship. And there is only one passenger deck (the sun deck is basically all outside) And i absolutlely HATE what they've done with the car deck windows. It looks terrible. Also, I never knew that the C's had 3 car decks (sorta) that was kinda cool. When I was on the Esquimalt I noticed she must have been in for some refit work. Her "welcome aboard" sign is no longer in the old BC Ferries text and has been updated. Her outside decks have also been repainted getting rid of all the green paint in the front of the ship. A question: Do any of the ferries still have their old snack bar signs with their names on it? The Esquimalt's wasn't near the snack bar. It was in the forward lounge. Today I got some excellent photos of the Queen of Surrey, Queen of Oak Bay, Queen of Capilano, Queen of Cowichan, and the Queen of Esquimalt. It was alot of fun, and I'm sorta glad i did it (except for the QoOB part!) Tomorrow or the day after I will hopefully be going to see the Kuper and Garibaldi ll!
Sounds like a good trip so far. Looking forward to the photos.
Well now I know one person who is biased against the entire C class Sean.
Now time for... Myth-busting with Michael
Q:You say that it is confusing to navigate the ship. A:There are directories placed throughout the ship for people like you.
Q:You say that the C class only has one passenger deck. A:You have clearly never been aboard a C class before this my friend. It's been that way since '76.
Q: You say that you hate what BC Ferries has done with the car-deck windows. A: They have to promote somehow
Sean, the coastal theme is coming to invade more and more ships all the time. Quinitsa, Queen of Burnaby, Queen of New Westminster... if you hate it that much you will never get aboard the Super C's, the new intermediate vessel, even the Kuper. And look at the Bowen Queen, it has new floors. And look at the terminals!! Brand spanken new waiting areas. You an't escape Sean, it's coming to haunt you...
.....I took the Queen of Oak Bay (I had to wait 15 minutes longer). I know i broke my vow of never going on a C Class, but I have to go on every ship eventually! I didn't like it at all. It's very confusing trying to find your way around that ship. And there is only one passenger deck (the sun deck is basically all outside) And i absolutlely HATE what they've done with the car deck windows. It looks terrible...........
I could say something around the same lines of what you said, about a V-Class. But I won't, because it's Christmas, and I like to try to be a nice guy. The car deck windows is only minor detail. I rather have them sacrifice a few car deck windows, than deciding to retire all of the C-Class (the most efficient Ferries in the Fleet by the way...), due to the Ferries not meeting up with Transport Canada evacuation standards.
What's so confusing about the passenger deck? Two forward lounges, two side hallways, cafeteria on one end, gift shop and cafe on the other. All you have to do, is look out the window to see what direction, so you can keep your bearings.
Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Dec 24, 2006 21:31:51 GMT -8
In reply to Michaels Q's: there is too many directions, there is signs all over the place and it takes forever to find where you are going to. I have been avoiding C Class ever since I started my obsession with BC Ferries. The only time it could of happened was in '05. We were at Langdale and I didn't know which ferry it would be. Fortunately it was the Queen of Esquimalt! Yes, but some of the windows have been taken out for no apparent reason. Yes i know it has to do with the evacuation chutes, but there is some windows that aren't affected by that. Why do you think I went on the New West? I got photos of all the stuff that she wouldn't have after her refit. Unfortunately, yes i know that I can't avoid the new theme forever. 2-3 years from now it will all be changed. I just have to live ferries to the fullest right now ;D (and hope some dogwood lasts longer!)
Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Dec 25, 2006 14:38:46 GMT -8
Well, once again I am back with more photos! I got some awesome photos of the Kuper, and I got a few of the Garibaldi ll (I couldn't get close, BARB WIRE!) my pics will be posted sooner than I thought. They should all be uploaded by next weekend!
Post by rt1commuter on Nov 14, 2008 20:35:55 GMT -8
I'm with you on not linking the C class that much.... different reasons though. I ride the Spirits and the V's all the time, and I really appreciate the sun deck. It's usually a lot quieter with less foot traffic going back and forth -- great for getting some work done. I particularly like the old buffet areas on the V's. The C's have no such hiding place (that I could find), so you're constantly surrounded by endless back-and-forth foot traffic.
On the other hand, I'm quite fond of the outside deck space on them in the summer time on the C's. Not so great on the S's unfortunately.