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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Default The best innovations are an accident.

Like the NCL studio staterooms, like homeland cruising...

Can you think of any other great cruise ideas that were discovered by accident instead of purpose.
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I believe that Necessity is the Mother of Invention. The Epic example may be more accident, but aren't they both out of necessity?

The Oasis has started several new innovations such as the life vests at muster stations.
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NCCL - which later split into NCL and Carnival started as a holiday cruise line that was to take British passengers to Spain.

Just before they started operations, the British Government passed a law severely limiting the amount of money a British tourist could take out of the country. Suddenly, most Brits could not take this cruise.

The Norwegian ship owners made a partnership with Mr. Arison, a very aggressive travel agent in Miami. He convinced them to move their ship to Miami and he would sell the new Caribbean cruises to the American market.

At the time, nobody - except Ted Arison - believed that people would be dumb enough to pay good money to travel on a ship that just sailed in a circle and really didn't go anywhere. It started in Miami, sailed in a circle to several non-descript Caribbean Islands, and returned to Miami.

Arison was correct, very lucky, and then very wealthy.
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The Oasis has started several new innovations such as the life vests at muster stations.
I noticed life jacket lockers on the promenade deck of Ruby Princess. Made me feel a little better if for some reason I couldn't make it to deck 11 and back.
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Hi bruce. Ted Arison was also played pretty fast & loose with his new partner's money, prompting him to disappear for a few years as well. Its all in the book "Devil's & the Deep Blue Sea." A great story.
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