Monday, September 29, 2008

World's biggest cruise ship sails out "Celebrity Solstice"


After completion it will be sailing to my city of New York... Celebrity Solstice is

"10 varied restaurants, ranging from the dramatic, two-level "Grand Epernay" main dining room with a sweeping wine tower, to four exquisite specialty restaurants, to several stylish, casual venues".

Occupancy: 2,850
Tonnage: 122,000
Length: 1,033 ft
Beam: 121 ft
Inaugural Date: Nov 23, 2008

Mind the gap! The world's biggest cruise ship squeezes out of dock and sets sail Mail Online:

$700,000,000,000 sign off

Barney Frank quote in 2003:''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.'' -

The quote is from in NYT article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0 ...