Hiya well what company will be next first island now ocean village what a blow to all who cruised on them .sadly i did not ive only done island cruises.its not just airlines that are going cruises lines as well .
Come on branson where are you?
I can't believe another operator will not jump into OV's shoes with the following they had.
Perhaps the numbers of passengers are not declining, just the number of ships. For instance two 2,500 passenger ships will replace five 500 passenger ships, in theory. My problem will occur when the small ships (mostly quite old now) are retired and replaced by the monsters. Can someone recommend a large ship where you are still a person, not just a source of income?
I think Carnival are making a big mistake. I think these ships are unique in that they offer casual cruising, freedom dining, and the opportunity to go ashore 12 days out of 14 on a 2 week cruise. I love this, and find sea days boring. I like the friendliness of the ships as they are just the right size. i wish VENTURA would go, as I found this ship very disappointing - BUTLINS ON THE SEA!! These big ships will not last as people on the whole do not like large ships - too crowded, they cannot get into so many ports and due to passenger size tendering takes forever!!