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  1. Here's a photo of Brilliant showing the changes.  The lifeboat rigging sits past vertical meaning that the lifeboats will sit further into the ship. The center area is flush with the side of the ship, and the tail end doesn't have the overhang either. 


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  2. 29 minutes ago, cantgetin said:

    This is true, but. the VV ships are too big for the old locks.  The old locks are 110 feet wide; the Disney Magic was specifically built at 106 feet to allow her to fit thru the old locks...and I can attest that it is a tight squeeze.  At 125 feet in width, the VV ships are limited to the new locks.

    The modifications to the ship are to make the sides flatter so they can be moored against the side of the locks.  The original ship design has some overhangs on deck 7, the lifeboats, the center area (where you typically get on the ship (in Miami), and the aft end by what they call "the dock".   I circled them for clarity in blue. 

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  3. 19 hours ago, mklions said:

    Hi all,

    After nearly 40 cruises on various cruise lines , we have taken the plunge and booked our first cruise on VV   Sailing on the resilient in September.

    The catalyst for this booking is that our TA got in touch with a fantastic offer of 1300 dollars OBC , 600 to be used on a drinks package and 700 elsewhere.

    Although we like a drink or two 600 bucks will be hard to spend in a week and my question is how to spend the remaining 700?

    we are both in our early 60s ( and young at heart) and hoping the cruise will be ok for us?

    Any advise most welcome!



    I've actually had this same issue.  I purchased 2 hammocks and a ton of other merch but this "free" money can also be used for premium dining options like the tomahawk Steak in the Wake as well as on shore excursions (once you board the ship).  It can also be used in the casino and you can use it on alcohol after your bar tab runs dry.    

    As long as you're young at heart and not too uptight you'll have a blast and most likely purchase your next VV cruise before you leave the ship.  It's honestly a very different experience from other cruise lines so just board the ship with an open mind and you'll have a fantastic time. 

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