It's a shame to have to put it on hold, but it is a prudent idea. Until the world economy decides it's ok to keep going, not spending mega bucks is a good way to go. Unfortunately, that means less jobs. It'd be cool if they could do some solar power or wind power on board the Pinnacle. Then Carnival could say they were leading the industry in innovation.
The Oasis will have great maneuverability for sure with her Azipod propulsion- I note the Carnival Dream appears to retain the more traditional shafts and rudders.
The Oasis, despite her size shoud be able to dock with a greater degree of self sufficiency and cruise with less vibration (which increases the expected lifespan of the hull)! Thank's for the video Dwayne!
Yes, the Carnival Dream has shafts and rudders instead of the Azipods. The design of the ship to my understanding was an evolution of the original Destiny class and then the Conquest class ships, which all have traditional propulsion. I think they had a falling out with Rolls about problems with the Azipods on some of the Fantasy and Spirit class ships.