Posted July 27th, 2012, 11:30 PM
So let's do some rough math to see what it takes foor RCCL to break even,
$3,700,000 / 90 days per quarter= $41,111 - RCCL is losing $41k/day.
So if RCCL and Celebrity have a total of 33 ships then each ship is losing $1,245 per day.
If each ship has an average of 4000 passengers then RCCL is losing 31 cents per day per passenger.
So RCCL doesn't need to dramatically change the menu make up the difference but expect to see them continue to eliminate some little things. If RCCL eliminates mints on the pillows, increase drink prices by a nickel or dime, eliminating little shampoo bottles it can go a long way to getting them to the break even point. So you should expect to see RCCL to focus eliminating even the smallest amount of waste or eliminating even the smallest frills so they can balance their books.
They already eliminated the mints. I bring my own shampoo so I'll return it to the room stewart
at the beginning of the cruise and save $0.10 there for them.
Thanks for bringing some logic to the CC boards. I'm sure lgt42, or whatever, will be upset when he comes back from bolivian.
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