CARNIVAL Cruise Line's newest ship, the 103,000-tonne Carnival Triumph, has broken the record for carrying the most passengers on a single voyage, according to the cruiseline.
Backchat hears that the ship departed from New York with an astounding 3,413 passengers last week.
This achievement eclipses the 3,315 passengers carried by Carnival Triumph's sister ship, Carnival Destiny, in March 1997.
The successful trip earned the ship and the cruiseline a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
No doubt when Royal Caribbean's monster shipVoyager of the Seas is launched this autumn, it will trample all over this latest record.
It's all grand, historic stuff, we know that. But isn't it all getting out of hand?
Backchat can't help wondering what kind of scramble there is to nab the best sunbeds every morning.
And as for the queue for the loos - well, it doesn't bear thinking about.
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