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Tipo de texto: Descriptivo, Patrón retórico predominante: Agrupación 16/01/2010

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Análisis:

El presente texto es tipo descriptivo porque describe cómo es el nuevo crucero.  La mayoría de los verbos están en tiempo presente.

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 Se encontraron los siguientes patrones retóricos:

 Agrupación:

“At the same time, it’s never hard to find quiet, private nooks — we loved Cafe Promenade, Vintages wine bar and even the Solarium pool for getting-away-from-it-all moments” (P.5)

 Causa – efecto:

“We got off to a rough start: Embarkation took nearly two hours from the curb to our stateroom, and because so many people were late coming on.” (P.4)

El Texto:

  Freedom of the seas. “Does size really matter?” I considered this age-old question upon boarding Freedom of the Seas, currently the world’s largest cruise vessel. Freedom, which launched in May 2006, represents a new class of ship for Royal Caribbean, measuring just shy of 155,000 tons with a double occupancy capacity of 3,634 passengers (a sibling, Liberty of the Seas, will debut in May of 2007). It surpasses Cunard’s gargantuan Queen Mary 2 by 7,000 tons and carries 1,014 more passengers.

Freedom of the Seas has also made waves in other ways. It is the first ship to feature a surf park, a regulation-sized boxing ring, an interactive water park for kids and even a barbershop. Yet in many ways, Freedom is merely an evolution, not a revolution, of the Voyager class that made its own headlines when it launched with biggest-at-sea status back in 1999. The layout is nearly identical and the promenade is back, as is the rock-climbing wall, the ice-skating rink, Johnny Rockets, the Promenade Cafe, Ben & Jerry’s, etc. It is almost as if Voyager of the Seas was simply super-sized, and beefed up with innovative spaces and concepts.

Which brings us back to our original quandary: Would the extra space, extra people, extra “everything” live up to the hype … or leave us feeling claustrophobic?

We got off to a rough start: Embarkation took nearly two hours from the curb to our stateroom, and because so many people were late coming on, the lido buffet was kept open an extra half hour and the time for the muster drill was pushed back; dinner was also delayed 15 minutes so everyone could settle in and get ready.

Surprisingly, in terms of lines and congestion, this was the first and last time we felt truly frustrated. Crowds elsewhere — at the pool, waiting for elevators — were equal to if not less than what we’ve experienced on Voyager-class ships. That’s not to say that the ship (as well as Voyager and its siblings) wouldn’t benefit from another bank of elevators. It’s still a mass-market, big-ship experience, and there will almost always be a half hour or so wait to eat at Johnny Rockets on a sea day. You’ll wait in a line (a short line, but a line nonetheless) to disembark at tender ports, and dinnertime can be a bit noisy with hundreds of others chowing down around you. At the same time, it’s never hard to find quiet, private nooks — we loved Cafe Promenade, Vintages wine bar and even the Solarium pool for getting-away-from-it-all moments.

We were also amazed by how personal the service was in general, despite the number of passengers. The two bartenders who worked every night at Boleros, Royal Caribbean’s Latin-themed bar, remembered our names and our poisons, and on the last night swapped heartfelt goodbyes and hugs with numerous passengers who had imbibed there throughout the week. When our cabin steward noticed us coming down the hallway, he’d pop his key in the door and hold it open for us — a nice gesture, particularly when we were coming back from shore with tote bags and purchases.

Size does matter, and in Freedom’s case it is a plus, not a negative — especially for families, first-timers and fans of Voyager-class ships that are ready for the next “big” thing.

disponible en:  http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=358

 

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