Letters to the Travel Editor: Pulling our weight

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. Photo / Supplied
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. Photo / Supplied

Pulling our weight

Dear Sir,

I know it may confuse some people, but Anthem of the Seas ('Hitting a high note'), does not weigh 170,000 tonnes. That is her gross tonnage based on a displacement formula. The deadweight of the ship [pictured] is listed in one advisory at 120,000 tonnes. I think it would be good if writers were reminded of getting some of the terminology correct. After all, cruise ship reports are now so much of the Travel section.

Regards, Ian Read

Cheers for the heads up

Dear Sir,

Shame. Your recommendation of Dubrovnik for the best rooftop dining finished with the expression "salut!".

It should, of course, have been "ziveli" (pronounced zhee-ve-lee).

Regards, Stuart Rattenbury - Royal Oak

Thank you very much

Dear Sir,

I would like to say a small "thank you" to a very friendly and helpful Auckland Airport attendant. My wife arrived on a Korean Air flight from Japan, via Seoul, on December 6.

After the long overnight flight, it was indeed a pleasant change for her to be met at the arrivals hall by the young attendant who helped with my wife's baggage to our car at the international drop-off/pick-up area.

Kind regards, Robert Hawkins - Takapuna

On our time-keeping

Dear Sir

I don't know what planet Dr Murray Sampson is on ('Letters to the Travel Editor', Travel, December 15) or indeed the Travel Editor for agreeing with him, but 12pm is not midnight, it is midday. Why would he think that 12.30pm was in the evening? The rule is 12 midnight to 11.59 in the day is am, and from 12 midday to 11.59 in the evening is pm.

Trivial, I know, but let's not confuse your readers!

Regards, Pauline Paget

The Production Editor responds: Neither are correct or incorrect (it's actually noon and midnight) but usage-wise 12pm is noon.

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