The SS Galaxy Returns to Port, Forever

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On the 3rd of May, 2015, the SS Galaxy will return to port after embarking on her final cruise.

I’ll be honest, in my eight years of Second Life™ I’ve never heard of the SS Galaxy nor did I have any idea there was a ship that spans three regions in-world. But now I do know and it’s closing. I feel like I’ve been cheated out of something wonderful. Or, probably more to the point, like the kid no one invites to the party, even though a cruise liner isn’t really my thing. I thought I’d have a look anyway, just in case I was missing out on something big.
The first thing I noticed when I arrived was the sheer immensity of the SS Galaxy.
It is huge. Massive. Gigantic.
I understand why she’s called the Queen of the Sagittarian Sea; nothing could possibly compare to her.
Anyway, I walk along the gangway towards the boarding section of the ship and notice the 7 Seas Fishing game, advertising boards and a few other bits and pieces. While those things tend to put me off — I’m all for advertising I just don’t want it to be the first thing I see, thanks — I decided to continue forth since there’s not a great deal of time left to explore this ship.
Now, I don’t often get to play the tourist so this was a bit of a first for me. I thought I’d take advantage of it and snap a few tourist-like pictures. For full sized pictures of the SS Galaxy in all of her glory and to read why she’s closing please see Inara Pey’s “SS Galaxy: a last cruise into the sunset”.
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The SS Galaxy is also a residential estate, event venue and shopping precinct. That’s perhaps not so surprising given she does, you know, span three regions. I managed to find the cinema, an art gallery, the shops — of course — and the deck areas. I followed the jogging path for a little while until I came across the bow of the ship. I couldn’t resist an “I’M THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD!!” moment; done my way of course!
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While I enjoyed my hour or so walking around that huge ship I don’t think I’ll be jumping aboard the next — if any — cruise liner. It was interesting to see and I loved that there are still new things for me to find in Second Life™. However, if you’re interested in something like this there are only a few days left to visit the Queen of the Sagittarian Sea so if you want to see what it’s all about here’s the SLurl.
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.3 — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 06 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dasha –  variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Fjord — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Earrings and Necklace: [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3 WHITE_FATPACK — by Kikunosuke Eel
Watch: [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_Fashionista(white)UNISEX  — Kikunosuke Eel
Ring: Zaara – Trusha rings – Onyx — by Zaara Kohime
Jacket: erratic – Anya jacket – floral — by Erratic Rain
Tank Top: erratic – basics – racerback HUD (MAITREYA) pack2 – Pastels — by Erratic Rain
Pants: erratic – Tegan pants – beige — by Erratic Rain
Shoes:  Ingenue :: Cecily Flats :: Bloom — by Betty Doyle
Picture One: Exposeur  – 3.15 Gift 2 — by RubyStarlight Writer
Picture Two: Exposeur  – 3.15 Gift 5 — by RubyStarlight Writer
Picture Three: Exposeur/Decoy – Chasing Stars – Balloon Girl 5 — by RubyStarlight Writer
SS Galaxy 

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