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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:05 AM
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Not of great interest here I suppose as the as yet unnamed vessel will be based in the UK...but anyway....
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IMHO - a HUGE mistake.

Judging by the amount of deals available from SOTON - I did not think there was the demand - but hey ho I am probably wrong

All the British cruisers I know live north of London and will not consider SOTON/Dover or Harwich - it is easier to fly to Europe with the bonus of avoiding the Bay of Biscay or English Channel.

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Sounds like the same passenger load and gross tonnage as the new Royal Princess scheduled for 2013. Princess has another scheduled for 2014 and this is probably the 2015 build. I wonder how many of these they will build?
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Sounds like the same passenger load and gross tonnage as the new Royal Princess scheduled for 2013. Princess has another scheduled for 2014 and this is probably the 2015 build. I wonder how many of these they will build?

Agreed John,if you look at the artist images they are essentially the same, although for some reason the P&O liveried version has 2 sets of funnels. No idea what that's about.

I only hope they are following Celebrity's lead & putting solar cells on every piece of flat upward facing non-passenger area.

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Shame that there is nothing original about this new P&O vessel just like Cunard's new lack of design originality??? :evil:
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Shame that there is nothing original about this new P&O vessel just like Cunard's new lack of design originality??? :evil:

I guess when it could cost hundreds of thousands to come up with a new format & run the risk of getting it wrong that the bean counters stick with a "winning" design. Not that that did Rennaisance much good

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I thought it looked like a "solstice" class??
As our last two cruises have been on Eclipse & Azura we are fans of the bigger ships now, can't imagine going on a ship with one place to eat & one entertainment venue, especially on a cruise with lots of sea days, may even consider a transatlantic or round trip Caribbean on one.
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