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    Ocean Village Farewell Season Brochure Hits in December

    On 1 December 2009, Ocean Village will launch its 2010 brochure including full details of its farewell summer aboard the original ship.



    The launch will be followed by a £500,000 multiplatform TV ad campaign in January next year, with spots on ITV1 in the North, Central and Scotland and national coverage on GMTV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and digital TV including Sky.

    There has been a strong demand from passengers, having a significantly greater % of next summer’s accommodation already sold than at this time last year. 48% of all passengers already booked are past guests booked.

    This builds on the record-breaking run of comment form scores from the original Ocean Village ship this summer, with the target 90%+ scores being achieved for nearly six consecutive months.

    Featuring five brand new destinations, the Central Med cruise itineraries between Crete and Palma are proving the most popular with repeat bookers, with opportunities to visit Cagliari in Sardinia, Messina in Sicily, Marmaris in Turkey, La Spezia in Italy and Toulon in the South of France for the first time.

    Newcomers to the brand still make up the largest proportion of passengers however, with the Eastern Med cruises to Venice, Cairo and Istanbul proving popular with those with some cruise experience. Most first time cruisers, meanwhile, are opting for the big-name resorts and cities of the Western Med such as Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona, Florence and Pisa.

    With Ocean Village being popular, it makes you wonder why they decided to walk away from it?


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    Smile 500K? - that's a fair chunk of change!

    With all these shenanignas and half a million Pounds to spend on it
    I can't help but think that the marketing experiment continues on
    to see just how badly CCL/P&O can make The Average Brit cry for his OV
    before returning it to them?

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    See how it goes

    Everyone worked up into a nostalgic frenzy

    Ship is full next summer

    Prices are higher

    Next autumn

    Hey folks, we have found you another ship(s) for 2011.

    Everyone rushes to try the new ship

    Call me cynical if you want.


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    I for one will be giving this brochure a wide berth.


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    Thumbs up Brill!

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    See how it goes
    Everyone worked up into a nostalgic frenzy
    Ship is full next summer
    Prices are higher
    Next autumn
    Hey folks, we have found you another ship(s) for 2011.
    Everyone rushes to try the new ship
    An entirely plausible scenario, if you ask me.

    Anyone have any idea
    how big the British OV cruise market is?
    100,000 interested people? (-a wild figure, out of nowhere..)

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    Two ships totalling about 3000 passengers on mainly 7 night cruises.

    156,000

    Island cruises also had 2 ships of about the same capacity.

    another 156,000

    Next summer only 2 ships left and in 2011 just the Island Escape.

    Whoo! £312 million income, there must be a business opportunity there.

    Apparently the all inclusive (in a broad sense, not booze) nature of cruises is now more attractive to british holidaymakers because of the recession.


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    Just back from our first cruise on a RCI ship. Bring back OV thats what we say !!


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    Two ships totalling about 3000 passengers on mainly 7 night cruises.
    156,000

    Island Cruises also had 2 ships of about the same capacity.
    another 156,000

    Next summer only 2 ships left -and in 2011 just the Island Escape.

    Whoo! £312 million income!
    - there must be a business opportunity there. ===> and yet..

    Apparently the all inclusive (in a broad sense, not booze) nature of cruises
    is now more attractive to British holidaymakers because of the recession.
    Thanks for the analysis.

    Wouldn't be difficult to surmise
    that they're trying to force you to cruise Ventura
    -or simply stop cruising
    but I'm fairly sure it wouldn't be the latter.

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    OV better than RCI? What are U saying?!

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    Just back from our first cruise on an RCI ship.
    Bring back OV thats what we say !!
    We're hoping you might expand on this comparison of yours?
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    There is simply no comparison between RCI and OV. They both offer very contrasting cruises, attract a different audience, but the result is the same - you either love of hate them. I no many people would would not take a FREE cruise on OV and also many that keep away from RCI. Each to their own.


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