SimonCommunity
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NEWS: Costa Cruises Makes Junior Cruisers “Captains for a Day”

Porthole Cruise Magazine reports:  Costa Cruises Makes Junior Cruisers “Captains for a Day”

"Costa Cruises has created a new “Captain for a Day” experience that gives its youngest guests the chance to see what life is like at the helm"

Tags: Costa Cruises

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Such a neat idea!  My husband hopes that this will be offered to him, laugh, laugh!

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Glo, I agree with your husband! Happy What a cool idea.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

I hate to be a naysayer but I'll throw out an opposing view.  It is a nice idea in theory but I'm not sure how this will play out. Consider the issue of having the Captain's and/or ship officer's attention turned away from the ship's operation.  Francesco Schettino should have been a lesson on that topic.

Honestly, I'm not crazy about having non-essential personal, let alone kids, anywhere near the bridge or in sensitive areas.  Maybe it's just me and maybe they have safeguards in place but I'm not sold. It's simply creating another revenue stream. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I have taken the ultimate ship tour on Princess and have been fortunate enough to have been invited on a bridge tour twice. What I have seen is the officers of the watch do not interact with the tour. The stay focused on running the ship. I have had cadets to the Captain explain the bridge. I believe the kids would probably be better behaved than some adults I've seen. Just my two cents.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Can't do any worse than fmr Capt. Schettino.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

That's the truth!

JusMe
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If the ships officers keep the ship on course,  no drive by's, everything should be fine.  I'm sure this activity would be canceled or re-set if a storm or other issues come up.

To really be a naysayer,  could a child do any worse then Captain Schettino ?  And he was a trained professional. Wink

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

You don't think any of the officers actually keep the ship on course do you ?  Popeye ain't piloting these boats.  It's all done via GPS.  The only time someone is actually hands on is A) in an emergency, or B) docking / pulling away from the dock.

"But could you please spare a nickel for a hamburger today, which I will gladly repay on Tuesday".      q. Blimpy

JusMe
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Contributor Level: Captain

The Concordia was not on course was it?

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Actually it was. It was just a little too close to land due to poor judgement on the part of the former Captain.

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