View from the bridge

March 9th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 0
Norwegian Jade's bridge

One of the great things about being a travel journalist is that sometimes you’re admitted to places few travellers get access to. One of these is the bridge of a cruise ship. I’m lucky enough to have been on the bridge of three ships now and it is a great experience – a chance to see what goes on while cruisers are relaxing on the sundeck. On this occasion I got to see a captain’s-eye-view of Norwegian Jade, while en-route from Barcelona to Casablanca.

One of the most incredible aspects of the tour was that the 100,000-tonne ship was being steered by something akin to a tiny joystick allowing it to change course without cruisers even noticing. Here’s some pictures from the bridge tour:

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