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Old July 2nd, 2003, 09:59 AM
Dean Renner
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Default Re: POLL: When will ships be TOO big?

Michelle,

Many cruise ships are larger than aircraft carriers! (The Nimitz class carriers, the largest warships ever constructed, displace 90,000 tons of water -- about the same as RCCL's Vision class ships.)

I feel that the Vision class ships are just about the right size. Any larger, and I feel lost aboard the ship, and there is just too much to see and do, especially on a shorter cruise. Plus, the larger ships aren't able to go certain places, the Panama Canal for example, due to their size.

From a business perspective, bigger is better due to economies of scale. From a passenger's perspective (mine at least!) -- they're big enough already!

Happy cruising,

Dean
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