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TLC's Drydock - Sovereign

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by Robkabob, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Robkabob

    Robkabob Guest

    Did anyone see the series on Sovereign's refurbishment on The Learning Channel? It was really well done and I got a sense of how dedicated the employees really are. RCCL should also be commended because they showed all of the warts of the project. Good God, they had more than a couple of Hefty bags of trash to pick up. LOL. What I really thought was neat was how they moved the new furniture into the ship....basically dozens and dozens of people handing it off like a bucket brigade at a fire.

    Here is the schedule of the episodes.

  2. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    The Royal Caribbean employees were dedicated. The dock workers ... well, lets just say that if I did what they did I would be unemployeed. How many coats of paint did the pool end up with? I lost count at five. I think I would have posted a guard with a gun after the third time. That painter must be rich by now. :lol
  3. good show--give's ya alot of insite to how it all works--talk about stress! LOL!
  4. CruiseCouple

    CruiseCouple Guest

    I would never take a job on the refit team... way too much stress!
  5. soccerandy

    soccerandy Guest

    I thought the special was great! I just got back from the Sovereign a month ago and had no idea all that they did to do the upgrades! It was cool to see the before & after and to recognize some of the staff from our trip - Kevin was our CD and the captain and lots of faces looked familiar. I can't imagine working on the refit team - they did a fantastic job and I thought the ship was beautiful!!!

    Great job on the special TLC and Kudos to all the folks who worked on the SOS update!


    :CO Denver

    Sovereign of the Seas - May 2005
  6. BMandMM

    BMandMM Guest

    I also thought it was well done and enjoyed the series very much. I have to agree, I would not want to be on the refit team, the stress to meet the deadline would take away many years of your life.
    I hope that they did one for the Enchantment. It would be really cool to see it split and rebuilt. :grin

  7. lizzitish

    lizzitish Guest

    I also watched all 5 shows....its amazing what they wanted to get done in 23 days, and that they actually did get it done....I agree, way to much stress for me....and to see the good and bad that occured during the refit...real life. Watching the poor men worrying about their families after the storms in polynesia....
    it was nice to see that they didnt sugar coat anything.....lots of bumps along the way. And I also hope that the Enchantment shows up on TV....how kewl would that be.....
  8. Mmketeer

    Mmketeer Guest

    Yup, I watched too and even stayed up late to finsih the series last Sunday. It was amazing! I'll certainly appreciate the ship alot more when I get on in December after watching all the hard work that went into her revitalization. I sure hope the run another special on how the Enchantment was stretched, cause' I'd watch that one too!
    I think TLC is running it again this Sunday for those that missed the series. Chcek out TLC's website for their show shedules. :)

    Mmketeer.....next cruise's: RCCL/ SOS 12/16 & DCL/ Wonder 2/2/06
  9. rshreib

    rshreib Guest

    All 6 episodes are being replayed June 19th..
  10. the show was really interesting but i do not think i want to be a worker now!
  11. rshreib

    rshreib Guest

    I think the execs were a litte unrealistic witht he timetable. Though they did complete it, I would rather have the job done right than fudge it together and save a week. Plus the toll it takes on the crew and team. Not sure it the best way to manage people. But hey, the ship sailed on time and it was one impressive feat..
  12. shirley8

    shirley8 Guest

    I am from the UK and would love to see this series of drydock but cant find it listed in the uk I have searched the travel channel can anybody tell me the number of the channel it will be shown on.
  13. Robkabob

    Robkabob Guest

    Hi Shirley

    This aired on the US The Learning Channel, which is owned by Discovery Communications. It might pop up on the Discovery Channel UK lineup of channels sometime. It is not being aired in the US at present. I believe the title was called Dry Dock: A Cruise Ship Reborn and there were 5 or 6 episodes. I don't think a dvd is available at this time.
  14. rshreib

    rshreib Guest

    I recorded the entire thing to DVD. Have watched it twice. Very cool. Maybe I can make copies..
  15. shirley8

    shirley8 Guest

    rshreib that would be fantastic if u could send me a copy i will of course pay for any expenses.
    I am really dissapointed that it will not be screened in the UK as I am sure many british people sail on sovereign
  16. shirley8

    shirley8 Guest

    Hi Robkabob, thanks for the information I will keep my eye on the discovery channel
  17. jefft

    jefft Guest

    It will be replayed in August the dates are on RCL website
  18. mlzangel78

    mlzangel78 Guest

    Would anyone be interested in taping this for me i would be more than happy to pay for the exspense of tapes and shipping and handeling??? Just let me know how much... I dont get the travel channel where i live
  19. rshreib

    rshreib Guest

    Ill see if I can make a few copies.. I dont think this is illegal as it was apublically aired show and I am not selling it.. If I can, anyone who will cover postage can have a copy.. Dont claim to be the best. I tried to edit out the Commercials as best I can but a few times I was so engrossed, I forgot to stop the recorder during them. Give me a day to see what I can do..
  20. mlzangel78

    mlzangel78 Guest

    def interesred in getting a copy,, let me know how much :)

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