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1 hour ago, thesultanofsheight said:

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

I still want to know where it's all coming from. We're still bailing out Budgets to the tune of £40M a year from reserves.

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What is this fascination with cruise ships. Pile of old dirty gas guzzling beasts that rip up our sea beds. Most of the channels run across the old queenie beds. You’ll not find many queenies in Douglas bay any more. Their habitat has been ripped to shreds. Bloody load of old shite just so some pensioners can come onshore and marvel at Douglas town centre and buy a pack of batteries from Dealz. 

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15 hours 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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Just needs a felt museum at the end and a monorail to connect it to the shore.

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21 hours ago, WTF said:

i wonder if the private money for this will be the same as the private money that was going to build our new ferry dock  in liverpool ?

As we are now paying Peel Groups legal fees, never mind the dross spoken in Tynwald by a Sir Humphrey, how much money are Peel group investing of their own in the Liverpool terminal ?

 

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36 minutes ago, asitis said:

As we are now paying Peel Groups legal fees, never mind the dross spoken in Tynwald by a Sir Humphrey, how much money are Peel group investing of their own in the Liverpool terminal ?

 

Probably nothing.

Peel Ports want IOMSPC gone the sooner the better so they can use the Princes Landing Stage as an additional cruise liner berth . Sadly IOMG will rollover for tummy tickles, and will obey every command from both Peel Ports and LCC - if Holy Joe says jump, HRH The Chief Minister says how high, and produces an open cheque book.

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Having been involved in the Tourist industry for many years, I note the following.

We propose to use scarce resources on a deepwater berth for a market that is essentially the lowest level of Day tripping

The market, fully catered aboard ship.

Doesn't use the local Ferry service [Now Gov owned]

Doesn't use the local accommodation services

Doesn't use the local catering restaurants

Doesn't use the local bars etc

Will likely not use our retail outlets, as we know, they are expensive compared to other ports they will visit

We have regular calls from cruisers presently for no outlay,  so we want to spend millions to recoup thousands,  ?

We are, the lunatic Isle.

 

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58 minutes ago, mollag said:

Having been involved in the Tourist industry for many years, I note the following.

We propose to use scarce resources on a deepwater berth for a market that is essentially the lowest level of Day tripping

The market, fully catered aboard ship.

Doesn't use the local Ferry service [Now Gov owned]

Doesn't use the local accommodation services

Doesn't use the local catering restaurants

Doesn't use the local bars etc

Will likely not use our retail outlets, as we know, they are expensive compared to other ports they will visit

We have regular calls from cruisers presently for no outlay,  so we want to spend millions to recoup thousands,  ?

We are, the lunatic Isle.

Worse than that if the figures are to be believed IOM fridge magnets now cost £44.48 each!

Scandalous....

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41 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

From Skelly's tat shop, no doubt?

And presumably priced according to the same figures he and DfE base their local economy growth, visitor numbers and spend on..?

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Would it not be possible to provide a cruise berth at Ramsey by upgrading Queen's Pier and providing a new berthing head.

Restore the tramway with a modern multiple unit railcar to shuttle people to the promenade.  

Just a thought as it would mean some serious cash could be put into the pier and it could once again fulfil its original purpose. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ISS said:

Would it not be possible to provide a cruise berth at Ramsey by upgrading Queen's Pier and providing a new berthing head.

Restore the tramway with a modern multiple unit railcar to shuttle people to the promenade.  

Just a thought as it would mean some serious cash could be put into the pier and it could once again fulfil its original purpose. 

 

No. Too shallow at Ramsey.

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