The Cruise Examiner for 29th August 2011 – Royal Caribbean Fails the Avis Test : “We Try Harder” – Other Cruise News: Of Boats and Balconies: Costa Romantica – Tahiti’s Aranui 3 To Be Upgraded

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin

Royal Caribbean Fails the Avis Test : “We Try Harder” – Other Cruise News: Of Boats and Balconies: Costa Romantica  – Tahiti’s Aranui 3 To Be Upgraded

Almost fifty years ago, in 1962, Avis came up with the advertising slogan “Avis Is Only No. 2, We Try Harder.” Last week, the number two in the cruising world, Royal Caribbean, failed this test by allowing Carnival to try harder while it did nothing, or at least very little. Costa Cruises, in recently announcing that it would add two more decks and some balconies to its Costa Romantica, has joined the ranks of Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line in making alterations to their ships that make them less aesthetically pleasing in order to make more money. And the 200-passenger Aranui 3 is to be upgraded this winter.

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