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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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DO SHIPS ALWAYS SAIL AT FULL CAPACITY ONLY? SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT AND I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE?
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:35 PM
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They do a pretty good job filling the ships with price drops, upsells, and "sales." They have signs posted that "Ship Is Full," so they don't have to deal with PAX playing musical cabins. I've read homeport staff are sometimes waiting on standby with packed bags if a cabin opens open the day of sailing; couldn't verify the accuracy of that though.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Yes. Very rarely will there be any rooms left on a ship once it sails.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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DO SHIPS ALWAYS SAIL AT FULL CAPACITY ONLY? SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT AND I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE?
Why are you yelling?
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Full cabins maybe but I doubt full capacity, as many rooms can hold 3,4, or even 5 people in them.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Nope, if the ship doesn't sell out it won't sail. They cancel the cruise. LOL


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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Full cabins maybe but I doubt full capacity, as many rooms can hold 3,4, or even 5 people in them.
I've heard though that there is a maximum passenger limit that is different from room limits. So say a ship had 10 rooms that could hold 4 people each. If ship capacity was 20, once 20 people were on board they couldn't sell anymore even if they put 4 in a room and leave 5 rooms empty.
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When a ship is at maximum capacity it means that the all of the ships available berths are full. So in layman's terms a ship sails at maximum capacity when rooms with 3 people are full with three people, rooms with 4 people are filled with 4 people and so on. Ships sail at maximum capacity usually during the summer and school holidays.

On the flip side a ship is full when all of the rooms are booked. That can mean a room that can hold 4 people is booked, but it might not mean that there are 4 people in that room. Ships usually sail this way throughout the year, where all of the room are booked, but the rooms might not have the maximum passengers in the room.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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There are 2 capacities.
During peak times the ship could sail at full guest.
However, the ship might sail at normal during non-peak times but be considered full.
For example here are the facts from Magic ..
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Size/Capacity
Gross tonnage: 130,000
Length: 1004 feet
Beam: 116 feet; 125 feet at pool deck
Maximum draft: 27 feet
Full guest occupancy: 4724
Normal occupancy (based on 2 per cabin): 3690
Passenger decks: 14
Space ratio: 36:1
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I was told by a staff member that our Jan cruise didn't sail full. It wasn't until disembarkation that I found out though when it seemed to be going faster than usual.
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