To be direct, I love liners, especially the ones of the 50s and 60s. Of course, I love cruise ships too, but I think the actual ones are not very beautiful and graceful for many of these. In my opinion, although their appearance is dictated by economic considerations, they are too cubic with not outside spaces enough. They looks like hotels at sea and many of these are rather similar. So, I tried to design a compromise between nostalgia for liners and profitability of new passenger ships with many actual commercial and technical constraints. That's the reason why there's many outdoor spaces, many places where you can see and smell the sea and some places which recall the era of great liners. The external appearance ( 3D outside views ) is quite different we can see today with the new buildings.
Furthermore, I gave priority to public spaces. That's why cabins are not very spacious (155 square feet for the smallest, so large enough in my opinion, basing on the usual average size of that category) and only few ones have balcony (196). To sum up, I tried to build a reincarnation of great liners such NORMANDIE, even if it may seem a bit pretentious, and tried to keep the best things of the actual cruise ships. Following the same philosophy, I didn't design interiors with many glittering elements like hotels at Las Vegas. Of course, that's a matter of tastes and all suggestions are welcomed. E-mail me and I'll try to design the next rooms with your observations too. Don't forget too, to sign my guestbook on the homepage or to fill my Survey & Suggestions page and to add your commentaries to help me. Thank you very much for your visit and your time. Just to dream, I would like to see this ship built.
The deck plans and the technical parameters are the big part of the design, the result of a 45 month long work, searches and studies, especially considering this was not my main and professional activity, neither my school studies. Other parameters or functioning, not displayed in this site to remain concise and not boring, were examined and worked out during this period to make this project technically feasible and so credible. Several thousands of them, in very various fields were studied or approached to preserve this feasibility. Imagination, without technical, commercial and reality's constraints, would be simply waste time. Other additional parameters are not available or, if anyway still closed to the reality, were the result of simplifications because the necessary tools, hardware and software to calculate them are very far from my financial possibilities. For several ones, a whole designers, engineers and naval architects team would be essential of course and they simply exceed my documentation or present knowledge. This site may be improved in the future.
I would really appreciate to receive true professional naval architectural/design or cruise companies opinions, no matter what they are. Anyway they would make me progress.
My name is Dominique Vaccaro and I'm 34 . I'm French, living at Marseille in the south of France.
I began to draw ships when I was ten. Ships, especially liners and cruise ships are my passion. Unfortunately, this is not my job, neither my studies (Electrotechnic). After a five year long period in French military navy, I worked in car's repair and I would like to have the possibility to change that and totally reverse the course of my professional career. Despite all the searches and work I did, I have still many things to learn regarding cruise ship's design and, if you allow me to be ambitious, I wish to work in a design's department for a shipyard, or a cruise company, or a ship's decoration / design firm, so, to finish hopefully, optimistically but without any pretentiousness, and before all if you consider my work can be useful (a detailed examination of this web site is maybe better than a long speech), feel free to contact me if you want ask me further details, hire me or call my services.
I beg you some indulgence for my approximative English, for the inevitable errors in the design of the ship that I try to improve every week and maybe in the pages of this site. (the visit is better with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or more). However, feel free to contact me to design your own site , to participate at the construction of sites, since besides passenger ships interest, I'd like to work in web design too.
Have a good cruise!
D. Vaccaro. email@example.com
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