“Kuki” Predictions For The Cruise Industry in 2011
Written by: Kuki
– One cruise line will experiment with installing an outlet mall on their promenade.
– Another will counter with a WalMart Super Store on Lido Deck.
– To meet the demand for smaller more intimate ships one cruise line will build a boat.
– To meet the demand for larger and larger ships offering more amenities, one cruise line will install an azipod propulsion system on New Orleans.
– In an effort to alleviate the growing demands on the health care system the government will approve Medicare payments for cruise fares on Holland America.
– Onboard lecture programs will expand. Mothers will be delivering the lectures; covering such topics as: “You could poke your eye out”, “ If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?”, “That’ll make hair grow on your palms”, and of course, “ Why would they buy the cow, if they get the milk for free”.
– The percentage of people boarding ships will rise by 13%. The percentage of people disembarking ships via the gangway will rise by 9%.
– The price of cruise fares will drop to $18 per day. Non commissionable fees will rise to $4000.00 per person.
– Areas where guests are allowed to smoke onboard will be restricted to one washroom, next to the casino.
– The building of the world’s newest largest ship will be announced, and it will be so large it will be it’s own congressional district.
– It will have it’s own “neighborhood” themes, including one neighborhood designed to present the urban atmosphere; called “The Slums”, featuring cabins with no doors.
– Following the success of the extra cost “Behind the scenes tours” several cruise lines will allow guests to attempt to park the ship in each port of call, at a cost of $201,111,111.
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Posted: December 28th, 2010 under Kuki.