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Old December 9th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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I still say the names sound like wrist watches.

FYI - I wrote a LONG post to thios earlier and lost it to a bad DSL connection -

I said that one must remember that these ships are built to last 20 years, and they won't always be able to command premium prices.

If you look at the new ships on order for Princess and NCL, the trend is towards more people per ship - smaller passenger space ratio.

That formula just makes for more profitable ships. And while hips like Solstice and Queen Mary 2 are beautiful ships - reality is that fuel is getting more expensive, especially if new international regulations ban bunker fuel, and it is getting so the opulence and luxury of open spaces on cruise ships may just be a luxury many cruise lines can't afford.
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