Faded Glory

How long does a “new ship" stay new? Or even shipshape? Carpets, bathrooms, balcony wood and the like may not even have a five to six year lifespan?  Lots of wear in tear on a cruise ship – Maybe cruise lines should offer discounts for older ships? NCL is almost there – not charging less for older ships - but certainly more for newer ships.

Tags: aging cruise ships

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The lines will continue to charge as much as they can while still sailing full.

Once the "older" ship starts losing bookings, they will start adjusting the price.

BD.. Thought you had a day job now?  Whom can I late night CRUISE talk with when you have to struggle getting up In in the AM?   

I think you answered your own question.  New ships almost always price higher than older ships, regardless of cruise line.

Still on mids until Thursday morning. Starting 3 weeks of annual leave then and return on the 24th. Hopefully I'll be readjusted from the Werewolf shift back to human hours.

New ship ARE priced higher.  I know when I booked our cruise on the newest HAL ship, the ms Koningsdam, prices were higher.  I was in a group so we  had a group rate with lots of perks.  We booked before the ship even entered service.  Our cruises happened 8 months after the ship entered service and was in perfect condition.  It still had minor glitches with the crew happening but the condition of the ship was never an issue at least from my viewpoint.  So I would say that a ship is still new after one year of service. 

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