The Cruise Examiner for 27th June 2011: “Back to the 30’s” – Tomorrow’s Cruise Ships Will Be More Crowded – Other News: Royal Caribbean Fights Back Down Under – Greece Gets Expensive
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THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
“Back to the 30’s” – Tomorrow’s Cruise Ships Will Be More Crowded – Other News: Royal Caribbean Fights Back Down Under – Greece Gets Expensive
CruiseMates’s Paul Motter seems to be the first to have pointed out the obvious in an article in Fox Business last week – that the passenger space ratio on the new ships on order for NCL, Princess and Royal Caribbean is going to be less than in existing ships. In the case of NCL and Royal Caribbean’s ships, on order at Meyer Werft, they will have almost 8% less space per passenger, and in the case of the Princess ships, being built at Fincantieri, a full 16.5% less than the Diamond Princess. Elsewhere, we look at the major cruise line battle developing Down Under and some comments on the cost of cruise lines doing business in Greece.
THIS WEEK’S STORY
“Back to the 30′s” – Tomorrow’s Cruise Ships Will Be More Crowded
In an article in Fox Business last Friday entitled “Next Generation Cruise Ships Might Not Be the Best,” Paul Motter pointed out a rather interesting thing about the new cruise ships now under construction for the major lines, and something that no one else seems to have noticed as yet – but they will have less space than their immediate predecessors.