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Manuela

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82 new ships!
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:26:59 PM »
New ships under construction:

http://maritimematters.com/future-ships/
Royal Princess - Transatlantic - Oct. 21, 2017
Golden Princess - Japan and Alaska - April 27, 2018
Grand Princess - Hawaii - Oct. 24, 2018
Grand Princess - Mexico - Nov. 8, 2018
Regal Princess - Caribbean - March 10, 2019

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Re: 82 new ships!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 12:12:14 PM »
There is a glut of births on the market now.
I am not sure this can continue. The fact is Holland America has changed the Oosterdam from Europe to Alaska for 2017 says something.

The only hope as i see it is the Chinese market.

Is bigger better? Not in my eyes. Just look at the problems with RCI for ocean voyages like the Transatlantic cruise. The number of sea days is increased due to compensate for weather in case of a storm.  While it is better for the cruise line for more sea days, does that help in the long run. Just look Anthem OTS and the few dealings she has had with storms.

MSC is making huge inroads in Europe and it will be interesting how that plays out. They are now offering straight across loyalty exchange for new cruisers. I am sort of surprised that they have not ventured into Alaska with one of their smaller ships.

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Re: 82 new ships!
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Re: 82 new ships!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »
I have read that the Chinese market isn't doing as well as expected. Some of these new ship orders could end up being canceled.
Royal Princess - Transatlantic - Oct. 21, 2017
Golden Princess - Japan and Alaska - April 27, 2018
Grand Princess - Hawaii - Oct. 24, 2018
Grand Princess - Mexico - Nov. 8, 2018
Regal Princess - Caribbean - March 10, 2019

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Re: 82 new ships!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »