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Ain't going to be no more room on the ocean!

I would venture to guess that some of the cruise lines may begin to retire their older, smaller, less advanced Royal Caribbean Vision and Sovereign Class, Older Carnival Fantasy Class, etc

I didn’t see a lot of the mega-ships in that list. I may have just missed them, but if they put more ships on the table, then theoretically the prices will remain relatively low in order to fill them.

Interesting points made. Guess we will have to wait and see.

there are 2 Oasis Ships - 1 in 2021, and another in 2023, 2 Quantum Ships - 1 in 2019, 1 in 2020 plus the 2 Project Icon ships in '22 and '24...if your definition of mega ship is 200,000+ tonnes, the Oasis and Icon ships fit the bill

Size definitions for cruise ships vary slightly depending on the source, however most seem to categorize "Mega Ships" as those which carry over 3,500 passengers----C.C. says "Mega-ships include the 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas, 3,963-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, 3,900-passenger Carnival Vista and 3,600-passenger Royal Princess." or-----

----Mega-Ships 3,500+ Passengers

----Large Ships 2,500-3,499 PAX

----Midsize Ships 1,500-2,499 PAX

----Small-Mid Ships 800-1,499 PAX

----Small Ships 799 Passengers or fewer

However, Berlitz, in Cruising and Cruise Ships doesn't recognize "Mega" but places them in four sizes based upon gross tonnage---1. large Resort Ships 101,001-230,000 gross tons 2. Mid-Size Ships 50,001-101-000 g.t. 3. Small Ships 5,001-50,000 g.t. 4. Boutique Ships 1,000-5,000 g.t.

According to the new orders then, under C.C. definition, Out of about 118 new ships 34 will be Mega Ships and 21 Large Ships.

Thank you for that Kennicott. Will be helpful when pitching cruises to people who ask.

RCL stock has been doing very well.

I would suspect that they may take the smaller less profitable ships and sell them off usually to the smaller less known lines or transfer them to some of their fringe market lines so long as they are mechanically sound.It is a very growing industry with more people realizing how great and addictive it is.A few years ago I figured we would have seen an over capacity of cabins available but not yet. Maybe down the road there might be but not in the foreseeable future.

Majesty OTS & Empress OTS & Enchantment OTS were revitalized in 2016. These 3 ships are still popular. Granduer, Raposdy, & Vision OTS were last done in 2012 & 2013, and not as if anything, I could see these being sold off.

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