Originally Posted by Paul Motter
Yeah but 4100 passenger berths on a ship this size is getting close to Norwegian Epic crowding.
The key word is consolidation from now on - Princess and NCL are doing it. too. More passengers per ship = more efficiency.
Doesn't mean it won't be a nice ship, though. let me put it this way, I would rather sail on this new ship than Norwegoan Epic (about the same passenger/space ratio) but Norwegian Epic is ugly and crowded.
If anything, RCL has really learned how to build beautiful and utile ships. If anyone can handle crowding it is RCL - they are very good at crowd flow.
I could not agree more with what Paul says about RCL being able to manage crowding. My wife and I are both major Carnival cruisers with DW reaching VIP status on our next Carnival cruise in ten days. We sailed on RCL's Oasis last May and were very impressed. Even though we spent a week with about 6,000 of our closest friends, we NEVER felt crowded. Not a single time. I really don't know how they do it but Oasis felt far less crowded than a Conquest Class ship on Carnival.
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