Posted August 18th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Within the industry, the classes of the ships are used heavily. . i.e., "It's an R-Class ship", etc. . . .
I assumed that it had to be. I'm just surprised that HAL does not have an official classification system.
I don't really see them being used in collateral material, etc. as much.
"Vista class" shows up a fair amount but otherwise I can't recall seeing HAL's marketing materials refer to "class".
In contrast, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity, etc. (in no particular order) all do this. Mind you I don't always agree with their classifications but they do refer to "classes" of ships. HAL doesn't seem to.
At times R and V class is merged and simply called R.
I think most of the time it probably is. For all intents and purposes they are the same class of ship.