as long as they can get you off the ship as quickly and as safely as possibly who cares
And back to the point of the post - tendering is not an option for the Genesis ships. On a recent RCI cruise the Captain said the lifeboats for those ships are twice the size of usual lifeboats. (I would state the capacity figure he gave me, but I don't want to chance being called "wrong again"). Tendering that many passengers is just not going to work in any port.
I think they need to stop at the size of Oasis. Good God it's already a floating city!
I agree! If they went any further it would no longer be a cruise experience. And that is assuming the Oasis will resemble a cruise experience. I doubt they will be ordering anything bigger for a long time.
I don't know about that Dwayne... I feel that the Mayans finally figured out the pleasure and benefits of cruising and they built the largest cruise ship of all time... the S.S. Atlantis (or I guess the Atlantis of the Seas for RCCL fans or maybe perhaps the Atlantisdam for HAL fans) At any rate, the whole civilization boarded the ship for a quick cruise to parts unknown. An unexpected hurricane came up and that is how the Mayan civilization and the lost "continent" of Atlantis vanished.
Again, I think this is bearing out what I read a couple years ago: The advent of the portless cruise. So much so available on the ship you will board your resort and then just enjoy it on the open sea. Apparently certain so-called travel experts (actuaries? fortune tellers?) predict this as a new wave in travel. There are already ports where I want to just stay aboard. Maybe fewer ports per cruise? We will just have to wait and see what they decide to build next.
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