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Old February 18th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil&Liz View Post
I would begin with my objection to Diane Sawyer on ABC news the other day. Not once but twice she referred to the Concordia mess as "The Carnival ship". Yes I know the overall parent company is CCL Plc.

The other day Princess was barred from docking at the Falkland Islands dues to a suspected norovirus. It was reported as a Princess ship. It was not reported as a Carnival ship, even though CCL is the parent company.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong on this.

The reason the reporter was calling it a "Carnival" ship and not saying same for Princess, is that The Costa ships are built by the same designer shape and dimenions as what Carnival uses.. The shape and exterior dimenions are the same with the exception of the ships funnel and decor. As in Princess, they are a complete differnt design even though Carnival owns them.

So when other people see the ship first hand, they assume its a Carnival ship.

Same is true with auto makers, GM for example.. Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL and other body styles are same overall shape and platform but with differnt trim, Its all the same.
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