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Paul Motter December 31st, 2012 11:43 AM

Cruise Ship Building 2013
 

by Paul Motter

Where the next generation of ships are being built and how has the economy affected the industry


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The Breakaway-Plus will be one of the largest cruise ships in history


When you consider that man has been sailing for literally thousands of years, building passenger ships is a one of the world's most evolved technologies. That is why nations like Germany and Japan, known for cutting edge engineering and technology, are among the leaders in the field. But shipbuilding has become a very competitive business where a single contract can make a billion dollar difference in a shipyard's gross profits for a given year.

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Donna December 31st, 2012 05:23 PM

I noticed on our CM home page, an article about the next Royal Caribbean Oasis being built, only this time in France....

New build for Royal Caribbean

I am sure the economy will certainly effect any and all new ships, it is a gamble, especially today, waiting to hear if our law makers have made a deal for the fiscal cliff, have my fingers crossed...


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