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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Paul,

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The thing that bothers me the most is the breakdown in the theme they had. Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse... and then Silhouette and Reflection.
Actually, it follows through on the theme -- the play on light and shadow.

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I don't mind "Reflection" as a name. I think "Reflections" would have been better. In fact, my wife & I made a lot of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity names plural and I like them a lot better...
But all of the names are singular.

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I am VERY tired of the "of the Seas" business, though. Do you suppose they do any actual focus group testing by IMPARTIAL people on this stuff? I doubt it.
No, I think it just sort of evolved. But OTOH, it does give immediate brand recognition to the ships of Royal Caribbean's fleet, much as the -dam suffix gives immediate brand recognition to the ships of Holland America Lines. I really like that form of branding a lot better than prepending the actual name of the line to what most insiders call the ship, a la the new names from Carnival and Celebrity.

Norm.
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