Hooray ! Splendour is Going

#42
France - sometimes UK and USA
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Originally posted by iheartbda
Looks like it's about 35-2.
And that's a good thing - people being honest about what they like and don't like.

It's not a competition so even 1-100 would be fine
#43
Ft. Myers Fl.
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I don't really see why anyone would want to celebrate the loss of a ship. I am sure there are folks who have made some wonderful memories on a particular ship and are sad to see it go.
We have only cruised twice--both times on Oasis. We loved the experience, however, because we enjoy the ports too, we have booked a cruise on the Splendour in Sept. This is a bucket list trip for us and we are excited to see what a smaller ship is like. Then I'm sure we will be sad with the rest of you.
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#44
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Originally posted by TinkBellaMom
I don't really see why anyone would want to celebrate the loss of a ship. I am sure there are folks who have made some wonderful memories on a particular ship and are sad to see it go.
We have only cruised twice--both times on Oasis. We loved the experience, however, because we enjoy the ports too, we have booked a cruise on the Splendour in Sept. This is a bucket list trip for us and we are excited to see what a smaller ship is like. Then I'm sure we will be sad with the rest of you.
Generally, the loss of an older ship means the addition of a newer one. Change is good
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#45
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Originally posted by John&LaLa
Generally, the loss of an older ship means the addition of a newer one. Change is good
Be Careful what you wish for.......Cruising out of Cape Liberty on Royal has doubled
#46
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Originally posted by DarthGrady
I wish they'd trade off a few of the Oasis and Quantum class ships instead.
I agree with you 100%…….
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#47
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Originally posted by TinkBellaMom
I don't really see why anyone would want to celebrate the loss of a ship. I am sure there are folks who have made some wonderful memories on a particular ship and are sad to see it go.
We have only cruised twice--both times on Oasis. We loved the experience, however, because we enjoy the ports too, we have booked a cruise on the Splendour in Sept. This is a bucket list trip for us and we are excited to see what a smaller ship is like. Then I'm sure we will be sad with the rest of you.
Enjoy the Splendour. It really shows how ships for some have become a commodity like anything else. It is nice to see your sentiments about the 'bucket list' cruise.

While I have sailed on every class of RCI ship and find something I like about them all and I have experienced most other cruise lines apart from RCI, when I was planning a special multi-generational family cruise, I chose a Vision class ship right away.
#48
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I wonder how many folks were sad when these fine ships left their original owners? Change is inevitable. Look at it this way, Splendour can now be the queen of the Thompson fleet, vs the poor step sister she eventually became at Royal



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#49
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Great news for us brits,
hope it is replacing the Island Escape for the same offers.

Island Escape is an all inclusive package, price including flights, all grats and drinks.
also pound sterling onboard.

Cannot wait to see the prices.

thanks for the info
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#50
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If these new ships were smaller and held less passengers, would that not flip the supply and demand more in their favor and possibly cause prices to increase even higher than they are now? I think the smaller ships can be fun and relaxing, but for those with families the big ones have a lot more to offer.
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#51
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Originally posted by sailor05
If these new ships were smaller and held less passengers, would that not flip the supply and demand more in their favor and possibly cause prices to increase even higher than they are now? I think the smaller ships can be fun and relaxing, but for those with families the big ones have a lot more to offer.
Possibly, if there was not competition from other cruise lines.
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#52
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Yeah, like Bob said, it's less about (unless you are an exclusive provider) YOUR supply/demand and more about EVERYONE'S supply/demand.

There are plenty of other ships sailing. You can only charge a premium when you have something someone can't get on other ships that they are willing to pay for.
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#53
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Originally posted by TinkBellaMom
I am sure there are folks who have made some wonderful memories on a particular ship and are sad to see it go.
......and probably made a few "tax deductions" while on board.........
#54
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Originally posted by grand isle joe
......and probably made a few "tax deductions" while on board.........
that is too funny! I'm sure you are correct! BabyMoons are very popular now.
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#56
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Couldn't agree with you more. I prefer the small 2000 to mid size ships. The "monster ships" are becoming the destination. So why don' they just park the ship out to sea, and let everyone play on it for a week. Could cut down the costs since they won't have to use so much fuel. Also a lot more difficult to really form close friendships while on board, with so many people. With 5000 plus passengers I hope nothing serious ever happens while at sea.
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#57
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Shame to see a ship going.
She has served the fleet well and I am sure I would have enjoyed any cruise on her had I taken one.
But, this is the 21st century and I personally want things to do on cruise ships so that's why I am cruising on Allure on Sunday.
I get bored during sea days on ships without at least a Royal Promenade and Ice Rink.
However one day they will need to build something smaller because it is starting to restrict itineraries (namely South America, Middle East and Baltic) and RCI can't be exclusively China, Caribbean and Med.
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Originally posted by Kevin's girl
I couldn't agree more. I love the small and midsize ships. The Behemoth of the Seas are just not my kind of ship.
This! If I'm on a cruise, I want to know I'm on a ship. If I want a resort, I'll keep my feet on dry ground. I don't get this "it's a ship but you don't feel like you're on one" mentality - THEN DON'T GO ON A SHIP! There are plenty of non-ship places to vacation. Quit ruining cruising for the rest of us with these monstrosities.
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
I like all the ships.

I like variety.

I like options.
My sentiments exactly MM......
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