The Cruise Examiner for 25th July 2011: Cruise Ship Design – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Other Cruise News: MSC Cruises To Sail From Abu Dhabi – Antarctic Cruise Numbers In Decline – Havana To Have Three Cruise Ships This Winter
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THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
Cruise Ship Design – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Other Cruise News: MSC Cruises To Sail From Abu Dhabi – Antarctic Cruise Numbers Decline – Havana To Have Three Cruise Ships This Winter
Cruise ship design is a very personal thing but let’s have a look at some of what’s out there these days, including some of their more desirable elements as well as some of the less desirable. We look at wrap-around teak promenade decks, real steamer chairs with blankets and forward-facing lounges, but also at gyms that rob those same forward-facing views from other passengers. We look at two of the more elegant classes of cruise ship, the “R” ships from St Nazaire and the “Vista” class from Marghera, which include two of Cunard’s Queens as well as P&O’s Arcadia and Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Elsewhere, MSC announces that it will escape the Dubai crowd by sailing from Abu Dhabi next winter (although still allowing a Dubai embarkation option). Meanwhile, the number of cruise visitors to Antarctica is set to fall further as new fuel requirements come into play. And two weeks ago we erred on Havana – the Cuban port will actually have three cruise ships based there next winter and not just the two we mentioned.