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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Default The NEXT generation of cruise ships

Here is what is coming and I don't think I like it!

Now, Celebrity Solstice is a beautiful ship, because it is 122,000-tons for about 2600 people. Oasis is 225,000-tons for 6000 people.

But...

But the new princess ships are 138,000-tons for 4000 people.

The new Disney ships are about 128,000-tons for 4000 people

The new NCL ships ate 142,000-tons for 4000 people.

It looks to me like they are making ships slightly bigger, but most of that spave is going to cabins. They are really starting to pack the people onto the ships.

Isnt this going to be too crowded???

This year Solstice is selling at a bargain for the amount of ship you get. People are really going to miss ships like Solstice in the near future. More ships are going to feel like NCL Epic.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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I guess it would depend on the space to passenger ratio.
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I guess that Clipper ships are things of the past
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Basic passenger/space ratio is easy to calculate - just divide capacity by gross tonnage. You will find Oasis is about 40 while Carnival Dream is about 35.

The new Princess ships are psr 39 (not bad) for berth capacity, but if you figure they will prbably hold as many as 4500 easily it gets down to 33.

The new NCL ships are 143,500 with 4000 passenger berths. That means they can hold as many as 5200 easily. That is a PSR of 27 (horrible)

Carnival Dream at berth capacity is 35.65, but figure it can hold 4500 that is a psr of 28 (pretty bad)

Disney Dream is 128,000-tons but can easily hold as many as 4000 people. That is a psr of 32 (not bad)

Grand Princess even at FULL capacity is a psr of 35. That should be the industry lowest.
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I guess the cruise lines are banking on increased business in the years to come. With the present economy and the fact that things aren't really looking better.....Almost smells of the housing bubble all over again. I do not want to travel on any of these mega ships so I guess they will have 2 less passengers to worry about.

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