Originally Posted by sealegs
Good evening, all
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.
Celebrity currently has 4 ships in Europe. A larger ship might be able to do the work of 2 smaller ships that it currently has there - the Century and the Galaxy. That would then free up 2 smaller ships for more exotic and costlier itineraries.
Millennium-Transatlantic-9/01, 10/03, 11/05
Zenith-Special Caribbean 11/06
Back to back Millennium 28 days - Mediterranean 11/18/07, Transatlantic - 12/2/07