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  • AllThingsLuxury, Redditch
    started a topic Big Announcement - Quantum of the Seas

    Big Announcement - Quantum of the Seas

    So what's your plans for Bank Holiday Monday?

    We know what we'll be doing now!!!!!!

    Royal Caribbean have just announced there will be a huge announcement at 3pm Monday regarding the upcoming launch of Quantum of the Seas.

    As members of our cruise community you'll be able to watch the announcement live!

    As promised here's the link - 3 pm today!
    http://www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-guides/quantum-new-ship/
    Last edited by James, Cruise.co.uk; 25th August 2014, 10:10 AM.

  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by andyn, kensworth View Post
    Okay, I'll post it.............

    thats after you've been on the 'Road to Nowhere'

    Well, we know where we're goin'
    But we don't know where we've been

    Talking Heads


    Well Richard Fain, CEO, has said they are targeting he millennial generation i.e. those born between 1982 and 2000's ....... well that let's me out. They apparently want to let people know that cruising is not sedentary.

    Annir

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    Okay, I'll post it.............

    thats after you've been on the 'Road to Nowhere'

    Well, we know where we're goin'
    But we don't know where we've been

    Talking Heads


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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    Originally posted by andyn, kensworth View Post
    It would need to be a fly cruise, if you are going to cruise to nowhere it needs to be sunny
    Surely a cruise to nowhere should be preceded by a flight to nowhere...✈..
    Regards
    Garfie..

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    It would need to be a fly cruise, if you are going to cruise to nowhere it needs to be sunny

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    Hi Annie
    Round and round the IOW...although to open the shops and casino they'd probably have to move outside the 3 mile limit..🚢
    Regards
    Garfield

    Hi Garfie

    I think you may have a point - exact routing don't know but for a 7 day duration, it can't go far unless they go at max speed and that costs money and gives the bean counters heart attacks.

    I always ask myself 2 questions before I book any holiday:

    1. Is it on my bucket list (thankfully getting shorter)??
    2. Can I obtain better value elsewhere??

    Travelling to SOTON to join a cruise ship sailing short cruises fails test 1 and I don't even want to think what they would charge me as a solo I can book many a land holiday without a solo penalty but it is near impossible on a cruise ship currently.

    Annie

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    Hi Annie
    Round and round the IOW...although to open the shops and casino they'd probably have to move outside the 3 mile limit..🚢
    Regards
    Garfield

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
    No Garfy, you miss the point.....

    This is a money making proposition and even if you include the cost of fuel there are too many penalties, both tax and legislative to stay in one port; this particularly applies to ships sailing from the USA by the way.

    And just to be pedantic.... how can you have a cruise that goes nowhere? That surely would make the vessel an hotel and hotels do not cruise. That one would probably fail on the "ubiquitous" front too.




    Have you noticed that so many cruises are of 7 or 10 days now? My theory is that apart from lowering the price of a cruise as things are not at their best in the USA, the American worker does not have the same long holidays that we have so to gain maximum passengers they have shortened many cruises.

    Just a thought. ......Neil
    Hi Neil

    It will come as no surprise to you that GH of MSC views cruise ships as 'floating hotels'. If I understand Garfie correctly, the new ships could sail up and down the English Channel only - would not suit me- what's new

    Re the 7 day cruise length, I think there are several possible reasons. Yes the USA does not have the same generous holidays as some UK workers enjoy. However in the UK more people are self employed and I know of several local businesses who prefer their staff not to take 2 weeks summer break.

    The cynic in me thinks yes shorter cruise length = lower headline price initially but how many years will it be before we are charged the equivalent price of a 2 week cruise for a 1 week cruise ? These new ships don' t come cheap and there will be pressure from shareholders to recover investment cost a.s.a.p.

    However I don't believe the cruise market in the UK will ever reach the levels they want. RCI and NCL have both expressed concern about their ability to fill the berths recently. Compared to many on this forum, I am a novice cruiser and after this year plan to take no more cruises for the next 3 years??

    Annie

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  • Neil Down, Southampton
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    Why move at all in those circumstances. .the ubiquitous "cruise to nowhere"
    Regards
    Garfield
    No Garfy, you miss the point.....

    This is a money making proposition and even if you include the cost of fuel there are too many penalties, both tax and legislative to stay in one port; this particularly applies to ships sailing from the USA by the way.

    And just to be pedantic.... how can you have a cruise that goes nowhere? That surely would make the vessel an hotel and hotels do not cruise. That one would probably fail on the "ubiquitous" front too.


    Originally posted by Annie, Glasgow View Post
    I think another trend may be, and we see it already across the pond, cruises will have a max length of 10 days?? except RTW or repos.

    However the possible flaw in the ointment may be they have to find lots of new passengers. I regards a cruise length of 7 days as a mini cruise.

    Annie
    Have you noticed that so many cruises are of 7 or 10 days now? My theory is that apart from lowering the price of a cruise as things are not at their best in the USA, the American worker does not have the same long holidays that we have so to gain maximum passengers they have shortened many cruises.

    Just a thought. ......Neil

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    I couls see myself enjoying a cruise to nowhere, love the sea days on a transatlantic, so could quite easily cruise halfway across and the come back

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    Why move at all in those circumstances. .the ubiquitous "cruise to nowhere"
    Regards
    Garfield
    Hi Garfie

    I am with you

    I just don't get it - but hey what do I know?? On my last cruise, I boarded in Cape Town and disembarked in Rome.

    However with changing employment patterns, i.e. more people self-employed I think 7 day cruises to nowhere could become a standard offering.

    Annie

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    Originally posted by Bradbury, Coventry View Post
    Much along the lines of my thoughts, in that why even bother stopping at any ports. There will be so much to do and see on board there will be no need to go ashore.
    Why move at all in those circumstances. .the ubiquitous "cruise to nowhere"
    Regards
    Garfield

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Bradbury, Coventry View Post
    A moving Bed n Breakfast- Interesting thought.
    I know it will probably never happen.

    I think another trend may be, and we see it already across the pond, cruises will have a max length of 10 days?? except RTW or repos.

    However the possible flaw in the ointment may be they have to find lots of new passengers. I regards a cruise length of 7 days as a mini cruise.

    Annie

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
    Hi Neil

    Hope for me yet.

    My ideal - a cruise ship say 2000 passengers max serving only breakfast and sailing during the night with longer port days. No dress code - well if you can have dinner ashore - no need for a dress code

    Well a girl can dream. I know the bean counters would hate it but just think of all the staff they would not need.

    Annie
    A moving Bed n Breakfast- Interesting thought.
    Last edited by Bradbury, Coventry; 26th August 2014, 08:37 PM.

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
    My original post was, I fear, a little too flippant.

    What we have here is the new type of "cruise" ship: I think that it is aimed at a different market to fit alongside the ubiquitous one where certain age groups, certain set thinking patterns and formal nights are de rigueur.

    There is a strong possibility for this type of vessel to be the actual destination, a cross between Thorpe Park, Miami, Las Vegas and Longleat. Everything is there to encourage you to stay onboard and spend your dollar with them as opposed to the hard work of fighting your way ashore, putting up with foreign languages and customs and wondering if it was worth the expense.

    It will obviously not be everyone's cup of tea but there are many who currently go to sea and who will enjoy this new experience and more to the point there are millions more who will be attracted to this new style and endeavour.

    We have prices, styles, variations and distinctive cruise ships out there which will attract all manner of differing passengers and this is another spoke in the ever growing wheel that is cruising.......Neil
    Much along the lines of my thoughts, in that why even bother stopping at any ports. There will be so much to do and see on board there will be no need to go ashore.

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