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  • Costa to build World's Largest Cruise Ships........ for now

    Hi

    Costa Cruises to build world's largest passenger ships - www.travelweekly.co.uk

    Yikes

    Annie
    Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 28th July 2015, 03:38 PM.

  • andyn, Bucks
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    Originally posted by All at sea, Yorks View Post
    Carnival Corp seem to want to outdo Royal Caribbean in building the biggest cruise ships. A pointless exercise in vanity it seems to me, as so many people would not be tempted by such huge vessels. In any case Costa is not a brand I have sailed on or likely to.....
    What make you think people won't be tempted, speaking to a cruise agent the other day and she was getting calls from people trying to get on an Allure sailing, even calls from the US, but there was nothing available. Makes me believe that there are a lot of people tempted. I am sure that the cruise companies do not spend millions on a new ship without justifying a business case.

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  • All at sea, Yorks
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    Carnival Corp seem to want to outdo Royal Caribbean in building the biggest cruise ships. A pointless exercise in vanity it seems to me, as so many people would not be tempted by such huge vessels. In any case Costa is not a brand I have sailed on or likely to.....

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  • Little Red Rouster, Lancaster
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    A big massive (pun) NO THANKS.

    Can anybody explain why they would want 6600 passengers on one ship apart from profit. What is the point it's beyond me.
    Last edited by Little Red Rouster, Lancaster; 29th July 2015, 06:06 PM.

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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
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    A resounding no thankyou!!!! Jan.

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by Hawkinsmg View Post
    600 pax more than oasis but smaller! Wow.
    Now that does put me off.
    Not a fan of these mega ships but they seem to be popular with the cruise lines ,do they return more profit per passenger than smaller ships....Taffy

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Hawkinsmg View Post
    600 pax more than oasis but smaller! Wow.
    Yup and it is planned that one of them will sail from Savona, Italy - that will restrict the POC.

    Does not appeal to me at all.

    Annie

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  • cymrucruiser
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    600 pax more than oasis but smaller! Wow.

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  • Yogini, Waterlooville
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    I'm booked for a five night cruise on Ovation in April. I'll make up my mind then, but don't think I'll be rushing to the bigger ships. For one thing, they do seem to be more costly than the older ships.

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  • Lizzie, Lymington
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    Ghastly thought, no way, ship, size or the brand. I honestly believe these huge 'blocks of flats' are a disaster waiting to happen, I really hope I am wrong.

    Cue Malcolm to correct me on 'safety'.

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Not even if they pay me!

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Some people forecast the Costa brand would not survive the Concordia incident:

    Will the Costa Cruise Brand Survive? : Cruise Law News

    However 6600 people on 1 ship is probably 5000 too many for me.

    Annie

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  • Wilba
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    There is one regular cruiser here that will not be rushing to buy a ticket.

    If I want to hang around with 6600 people I just nip into Tesco Extra...........Wilba

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