Posted December 11th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Last edited by electricron; December 11th, 2007 at 09:35 PM
Thanks for your input . I still do not understand why NCL is also abandoning the 10 & 11 day cruises that just go around the Hawaiian Islands without Fanning Island . The website shows Pride of Aloha doing only 7 day cruises after April 2008 . It seems to me that many passengers would like the longer cruises which provide a little more time at sea with scenic cruising .
There is some logic behind it.
In 31 days, the Aloha can sell three 10-11 day cruises.
In 28 days, the Aloha can sell four 7 day cruises.
Let's compare the fares for the last 10/11 day cruise vs the first 7 day cruise.
10 days departing April 16, 2008 > Inside $1,009
That averages $101 per night.
7 days departing April 27, 2008 > Inside $899
That averages $128 per night.
The difference being $27 per night.
Double that amount per cabin, for double occupancy, that's $54 per cabin per night.
Multiply that by 356 nights per year, we come to over $19,000 per cabin per year.
Multiply that by 1,000 cabins for simplicity (actually there is only 999 cabins, but what is one cabin more or less).
That's $19 Million per year. That's not chump change.
That's what an extra cruise per month or so is worth to NCL.