Good evening, all
Some good,....and some not so good.....1/ Yes, they got the lesson the hard way with Millie & Co.;; newbuild to be equipped with '' standard'' ( read: time proven) propulsion 2/ 90%++ outside staterooms 3/ higher than average size for their overall standard staterooms......
But, with only 9 ships in the fleet ( 8 if Zenith is retired in '08 upon arrival of the newbuild ), and Xpedition not being interchangeable, having a post-panamax really hurts X's flexibility in fleet deployment....Don't you think ??? Unless they sail the newbuild thru Asia , transPacific and onto USA WestCoast, this ship will be ''Europe//Carribean'' 24/7....I'm surprised RCI went that route with X's limited fleet, not the same scenario as its own which can '' afford'' the number of PostPanamax they have.
My opinion anyways.
Any toughts, anybody ??
OH yes....looking forward to seeing that newbuild...it's high time, none since 2002...