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Old 10-29-2009, 10:09 AM
johnboy johnboy is offline
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And, as I understand it, they will both be home-ported in Ft Lauderdale.

Hard for an amateur like me to understand that logic.

Given that concentrated and limited market, and many folks who have to consider the extra cost for airfare which must be added to the primium prices charged to sail these ships, I imagine it would tend to exclude a large chunk of the potential market.

Seems more reasonable to consider basing them in two different densely-populated geographical regions (NY, Boston, San Francisco, etc.) in an attempt to capture a broader "local" customer base.

But, that would probably tend to limit the number of possible itineraries...

I'm sure a lot of thinking went into these issues before that decision was made.

It doesn't seem that running a cruise line is very easy.