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31 minutes ago, slinkydevil said:

Yeah mate just park it up in front of the Tower of refuge, nice one.

At least it will be easier for Mr Callister MHK to get on board to hand out those plastic trophies to the Captains.
 

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"We believe that this...could be all self funded as a commercial development..." Now where have we heard that before? Oh yes, a marina in Ramsey.

Is the bottom pic Skelly and Callister?

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The funniest line is the last one " we believe this could be all self funded a commercial development "

We have a terminal for our lifeline ferry that started out as zero cost implication ......... 

What a load of absolute tripe !!!!!!!!

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De plen, de plen, dey are coming Boss!!!!!!!!

With our MHKs spending propensity, don't write this off???

We need some facts and truth about the cruise figures. I do believe that the figures quoted are the 'capacity' of the boat, not the actual pax nos. Then not everyone gets off, not every boat allows landing due to weather, schedule etc.

Bus Vannin probably do OK bussing those that do come ashore to....... where? Round the Island? Cregneish? Do they have takeaway lunch provided? Douglas is the retail centre, if they are not in Douglas, they are not spending money!!!

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I don't think the income from cruise passengers would be anything phenomenal even if every one of them got off and wandered about buying Manx Cat badges and associated tat. A few cups of coffee and a bit of bonnag is not going to be the answer to our tourism wishes. I do think however that if we were a big cruise destination, we would attract tourism from those who then see us as a proper holiday resort? A buzz about the place could bring in more people and grow our tourism offer perhaps? 

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7 minutes ago, Max Power said:

I don't think the income from cruise passengers would be anything phenomenal even if every one of them got off and wandered about buying Manx Cat badges and associated tat. A few cups of coffee and a bit of bonnag is not going to be the answer to our tourism wishes. I do think however that if we were a big cruise destination, we would attract tourism from those who then see us as a proper holiday resort? A buzz about the place could bring in more people and grow our tourism offer perhaps? 

Maybe they'll all flood ashore to buy Lawrence's International Manx Lottery tickets in the hope of winning riches. Then the lucky winners can spend the rest of their days taking, er, cruises...

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On the image though they 'big boats' are parked on the seaward side, so if it's rough (quite often) they're not going to park up are they? I thought the whole point of buiding something was to give it some swell shelter? It'll be a hell of a dredging exercise anyway if it's positioned where they've plonked it.

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4 hours ago, slinkydevil said:

On the image though they 'big boats' are parked on the seaward side, so if it's rough (quite often) they're not going to park up are they? I thought the whole point of buiding something was to give it some swell shelter? It'll be a hell of a dredging exercise anyway if it's positioned where they've plonked it.

The only thing this will dredge is the coffers of the taxpayers ! Meanwhile the front line services go to hell !!

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HM the Sole been exerting influence already..?

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44 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

HM the Sole been exerting influence already..?

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Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

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2 minutes ago, Cypman said:

Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

There'll be some thinking why can't we have both!

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Would they be climate change deniers by any chance?

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22 minutes ago, Cypman said:

Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

This is coming the money is burning a hole in their pockets already. 

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The "justification" is based on the £ per pax. Which I personally think is a complete and utter nonsense.

The golden rule is if you can't put a value on it then it's worthless.

Hence so is this entire folly....

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