Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Grows 99 Feet | Time Lapse Video | Way Cool to Watch

ByBill Belew

Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Grows 99 Feet | Time Lapse Video | Way Cool to Watch

This has nothing to do with speaking on a cruise ship … or maybe it does.

The ship is the Balmoral. It was built in 1988 and is operated by the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Cruise Ship Cut in Half

Cruise Ship Cut in Half

I wonder if some day there will be a Bill Belew Cruise Lines. Don’t hold your breath.

The ship was taken to the Blohm + Vosss Shipyard in Hamburg.

After that it was cut in half!! And a 99-foot midsection was inserted!!

It’s not me but I’ll bet there is somebody reading this who is an expert on ship construction who would be welcome aboard a cruise line to give talks on what it takes.

I’d come to the talk for sure.

This is an incredible undertaking.

I had a friend in high school whose brother was called Hacksaw Reynolds, an ex-NFL player.

Reynolds got his name by sawing a car in half with a hacksaw. Seriously!

I wonder if Reynolds was there when this ship was cut in half. 😎

Here’s a special interest topic – Amazing Engineering Feats.

Rick Deutsch does the Panama Canal. That’s hard to beat. The canal, that is. Not Rick.

What’s your topic? What do you know a lot about that you love to share when you have an audience?

Why not talk on a cruise ship?


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You know you want to.

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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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    Rick DeutschPosted on9:34 am - Feb 3, 2014

    Seems like this additional length would mess up the ocean going hydrodynamics from the original design.

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