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Old 04-25-2008, 04:43 PM
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Raoul, Thanks so much for posting the picture and pointing out some of the new design features! I like the design too, not many standard outside cabins I notice.

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Funny thing, the "hull balconies" on the Fantasy class ships are marketed as "penthouse suites" and are more expensive than the verandah balcony suites much higher up. Go figure.....
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I've never understood why penthouses became the most exclusive hotel suites and were located on the top floor. You are inconvenienced by longer elevator rides, you really can't walk to anything, and then there is the safety issues in case of fire.
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Raoul-Thank You for the beautiful rendering of the new Carnival Ship-Another beauty and another Megaship! Cruising is becoming more and more awesome with each passing year!

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I've never understood why penthouses became the most exclusive hotel suites and were located on the top floor. You are inconvenienced by longer elevator rides, you really can't walk to anything, and then there is the safety issues in case of fire.
Just saw a doccumentary on highrise buildings on just that subject. When Otis Elevator Corp. came up with a fail-safe system for elevators in the case of the rope (rope was all that held early elevators) breaking, it enabled building designers to go higher. As they went to the skys, the view was better until the property owner next door built one higher than the previous one. The top floors with the best views became, for the first time, the most desirable. Previously the 1st floor (no stairs or waiting on very slow elevator systems) commanded the highest lease rates. That trend has stuck much like peoples desire to be on higher decks of a ship has become more desirable. In part for the view and in part because of the cruise industrys past class system where the bottom decks were for steerage. Cattle/livestock and people in lower economic classes. Those trends stick even though most people don't know or care about the origins. They just know they're supposed to ask for a higher deck for some mysterious reason. I've asked people with such requests why they'd like to be higher up and the vast majority of the time there is either a long silence or "I don't know, I just thought those were better cabins" is the reply.

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Raoul-Thank You for the beautiful rendering of the new Carnival Ship-Another beauty and another Megaship! Cruising is becoming more and more awesome with each passing year!

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It sure does! It would be awesome (if they had them) to put the Mardi Gras or the Carnivale beside the Carnival Dream for comparison. The slogan "you've came a long way baby" would take on a new meaning. Have to admit though, I still have a fondness for the classic smaller ships in some regards.

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The Carnivale was my first ship to cruise on. Funny now to think how intimidated of her I was then. I prefer the smaller ships. I've never been on a megaship. I think I would be overwhelmed.
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The Carnivale was my first ship too. I thought it was huge at the time. Just imagine they could fit about 5 Carnivales into the Dream.

Here is a link to the Carnivale.

Here are some links to the Topaz (formerly Carnivale). These were dated 2004 and 2003.

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My first was a Princess, a sister ship to the Love Boat on TV. They had it up in Seatle doing day cruises up the Peugeot Sound from Seattle to Vancouver in the 70s. Running it almost like a ferry, back and forth. Not realy a cruise but it was my first taste of an actual cruiseship. Loved it then, love it now.

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Dwayne, the fist pic with the big "Peace Boat" logo and description made me wonder if the ship only turns left now?

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