The ShipWatcher Blog

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FIXED: Costa locations

The locations of Costa ships weren't showing up properly.

I've fixed the bug, so you should now be getting up to date locations for all Costa ships.

By the way, if any of the information looks wrong, please let me know and I'll get onto it right away.

Cruise Review - Pacific Star

We just got back from our cruise on Pacific Star.

You can read about it here:
Daily Log & Photos

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Improvements to Website

I'm planning to add a lot more cruise lines to ShipWatcher soon.

So I made some minor changes to the website to make it load faster.

The main difference you will notice is that you now have to actually click on the (info) icon to show info about the ship. Previously you could just hold your mouse over it to show the info, but that doubled the amount of data we had to transmit.

Reducing the amount of data we transmit makes the website load faster.

Please let me know if this adversely affects you in any way. I'd like to keep ShipWatcher fun for everyone, so I don't want minor changes that I make to detract from that!

Also, if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Just click on the "Comments" link at the bottom of this message.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Something old, Something new.

This is a mosaic photo of Pacific Star anchored off Lifou, New Caledonia.

Look closely and you will see thousands of little tiles.

The tiles in the photo are actual photos taken from the Cruise Cam of Pacific Star and Regal Princess.

Pacific Star will soon be retired from the P&O Australia fleet.

Regal Princess is a new addition, and will shortly be renamed "Pacific Dawn".

This is a tribute to the old and the new - they're both beautiful ladies of the sea for different reasons.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Montage for screensavers and wallpaper

Here's some montage arrangements of photos from QM2, QE2, Regal Princess, Pacific Sun and Pacific Star.

The original size is about 2100 x 1500 pixels, so they'll go well as desktop wallpaper or screen savers.

Please let me know what you think. If you've got any requests, let me know and I'll do up some more.