Would You Like to Sail on One of These New Ships Next Year?

Seven new ships will come into service in 2016.  Do you have any plans for sailing on any of them next year or the following year.  Since I am a big HAL fan, I wish that I could sail on their new ship, ms Koningsdam with its emphasis on music.  The smaller Viking Sky also interests me as do the two new RCCL  mega ships, Harmony of the Seas and the Ovation of the Seas .  Then there is the new Carnival vista I'd be interested in also.  Here is the complete list courtesy of Cruise Radio.

http://cruiseradio.net/7-new-cruise-ships-for-2016/

 

Tags: Carnival Vista New cruise ships for 2016 Holland America ms Koningsdam RCCL Haemony of the Seas RCCL Ovation of the Seas

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None of the mega-ships interest us but a ship that focuses on music, even if it is HAL, would be a top choice for us. We LOVE good music and often find ourselves groupies to one or two of the acts on board for the duration of a cruise.

 

We would like to sail on the Koningsdam.

I'd like to try the Carnival Vista and the Viking Sky.  I hate to say but the new RCI ships where you need restaurant reservations before you board the ship is just to much work.  How do I know what night I'll feel like Sushi and what night I'll be in the mood for Steak ?  That set up sounds much more like a land based resort then a cruise ship. 

I hear you about liking music.  One of the reasons that i cruise is to hear music.  I would be interested in the next ship because of this also. 

 

 

 

That would be my first interest, too.  Wonder if stateroom all have mini fridges?  This is a big concern for us if the staterooms do not.  

 

 

Being truly, hopelessly addicted to cruising, we’d love to try them all!  So many cruises, so little time!

As much as I would love to explore the features and activities on the new over sized ships I cannot help but wonder how things will be at a port with 6000 passengers all trying to get off or onto the ship, especially at those ports that require tenders. I also notice the larger ships have a higher passenger to staff ratio vs the smaller ships which tend to have more staff on a per passenger basis. I suppose it all depends upon the experience that you are looking for. So far in our case the medium sized ships with a 2000 - 2500 passenger capacity seem to offer the experience that we enjoy so as long as these venues continue to be available we will probably steer clear of the larger new ships.

I agree 100%. Besides on these Mega Monsters, I would get lost and never be found...I get lost in parking lots....

As much as I would love to explore the features and activities on the new over sized ships I cannot help but wonder how things will be at a port with 6000 passengers all trying to get off or onto the ship, especially at those ports that require tenders. I also notice the larger ships have a higher passenger to staff ratio vs the smaller ships which tend to have more staff on a per passenger basis. I suppose it all depends upon the experience that you are looking for. So far in our case the medium sized ships with a 2000 - 2500 passenger capacity seem to offer the experience that we enjoy so as long as these venues continue to be available we will probably steer clear of the larger new ships.

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I belong to an organization that is running a cruise on the new HAL ship and I just may book it because it is a new ship.

 

 

Coming from a different perspective, we absolutely LOVE the mega ships! We tend to cruise with a few families and we all have children with us. There is such a WOW factor on these and so much for all the kids to do! Would love to try both of RCI's new ones as well as NCL's. 

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