Originally posted by Dave Beers:
My interpretation of his comment was "nobody can beat this". I'd really be surprised to see cruise ships get any bigger than Genesis. At some point size becomes a logistics problem. I liked Freedom just fine, but it is really just a stretched Voyager-class. Genesis will have A LOT of people aboard - over 1000 more than a maxed out Freedom loading. It will be interesting to see how managing that many people goes. Just one Genesis ship arriving in a port will be almost equal to having three "regular sized" ships arriving! Embarkation and debarkation will also offer some new challenges. But I'll be there on it when it goes into service - perhaps on the inaugural sailing or at least soon thereafter.
Yes, true - The question is if the ports will have enought space and capacity for those ships.
In the port near me, even the Voyager-class ships don't get in, because of bridges and such.
Only the Jewel of the Seas has done its visit, as far as I know..
Thats why I miss even more RCCL cruises from Norway and the rest of Northern Europe, but also from New York - a port which is not really "in use" by Royal Caribbean.