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Carnival, 2016, New Ship - What do you want to see?
So as you all know, Carnival is said to be launching a new ship in 2016. According to Wikipedia it'll have a 4000 passenger capacity and 135,000 GT (their biggest ship built). So what do you want to see? Just to name two: new interesting itineraries, and make the promenade deck a little more interesting (I haven't been on the newer Dream class but it seems they've added a little more to it). Just imagine you're the naval architect for Carnival, okay go!
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Hopefully they'll be a bit more creative than adding another deck and calling it a new design.
- Better space to passenger ratio
- Different ship layout, with better passenger flow.
- Expanded Cloud 9 accommodations and facilities.
- More alternative dining venues
- More eye pleasing and toned down decor (like Breeze)
- Smoking ban on all balconies.
- Better quality entertainment and shows
- NO Seaside Theater
- Itineraries that don't include Nassau or Cozumel.
- Ditch the singing waiters
Oh, and home port the ship in Charleston, SC. Offer extended 10-11 day itineraries. (Maybe a Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Cartagena itinerary)
CARNIVAL FREEDOM FEB 2014
CARNIVAL LEGEND OCT 2013
CARNIVAL MIRACLE SEPT 2012
CARNIVAL GLORY MARCH 2012
CARNIVAL DREAM OCT 2010
CARNIVAL LIBERTY OCT 2009
RCL LIBERTY OF THE SEAS DEC 2008
A bigger club for the comedy shows, they are always full and don't empty them between shows so you can get shut out or as my luck always stuck in the back somewhere standing.
Larger serenity deck so you don't have to run up there first thing in the morning to get a decent spot or any spot.
Carnival Breeze Oct '13
Carnival Freedom Oct 2012
Carnival Dream Oct 2011 first cruise!
"I'm sailing away,
Set an open course for the virgin sea,
'cause I've got to be free,
free to face the cruise that's ahead of me..."
- One new and exciting "innovation" (gimmick) of some sort
- New design focused on the exterior with a futuristic look
- At least two or three new alternative dining venues
- Expanded Lido Area with large pools. (Carnival's pools can be small sometimes with the especially on the Conquest Class)
- Expanded Waterworks with new slide varieties.
- A ship that is longer than 1,100 ft
This is not innovated because Viking river cruise is introducing this on their new ocean going cruise ship. An infinity pool aft. I also think ncl breakaway outside eating venues look pretty neat. Now something they could be innovated with, is create forward facing balconies. I know that would be difficult do to the wind at night. But with today's advances in engineering you would think something could be designed to deflect the wind.
-lazy river that goes around the whole ship with drink stations along the way.
Upcoming Cruises: Celebrity Millennium May 2014 (Tokyo, Amori, Sapporo, Petropavlovsk, International Dateline, Vancouver)
Completed Cruises: Legend of the Seas Dec2013 (Ft. Lauderdale, Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, Labadee) Carnival Sunshine Jul 2013 (Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens, Izmir, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Florence, Marseilles, Barcelona) Adventure of the Seas Nov 2012 (Malaga, Madeira, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Juan) Caribbean Princess Apr 2012(San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Grenada, Bonaire, Aruba) Carnival Victory Jan 2012 (San Juan, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten) Star Princess Jul 2011 (Rome, Monte Carlo, Florence, Naples, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Katakolon, Corfu, Split, Venice) Navigator of the Seas Jul 2011 (Rome, Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi, Crete) Carnival Freedom Feb 2010 (Ft. Lauderdale, San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Nassau) Celebrity Equinox Nov 2009 (Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Roatan, Cozumel) Carnival Splendor Aug 2008 (Southampton, Talin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Rostock, Copenhagen, Amsterdam) Serenade of the Seas Aug 2007 (Vancouver, Inside Passage, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Juneau) Serenade of the Seas Jan 2006 (San Juan, St. Croix, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados) Carnival Valor May 2005 (Miami, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize, Roatan) Brilliance of the Seas Jan 2003 (Miami, Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, Ocho Rios) Majesty of the Seas Nov 2001 (Miami, Nassau, Hurricane Michelle ) Carnival Sensation Jan 2000 (Tampa, New Orleans, Cozumel, Grand Cayman)
I want it to take at least a few cruises out of NY too. And if it's in the winter, can it go to a different itinerary then Port Canaveral, Nassau and Freeport? Would also like to have exhaust fans in the bathrooms and digital clocks next to the beds. How hard can that be??
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