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About NordicPrince

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    Cruising, cycling
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    Royal Carribean, Celebrity, HAL
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  1. There's no reasoning with the old-timers about this. They have their minds made up that they do not like the Pinnacle class because it's not exactly what they are used to with the HAL of yesteryear. That's OK, more room for DW and I on our future Pinnacle class cruises.
  2. You should check your facts before posting some of this incorrect information. For example, the Pinnacle class ships have very nice movie screens by the main pool under the Magrodome. Every day at 4 P.M. on the Koningsdam they would show a lovely nature series to enjoy during Happy Hour. The Pinnacle class hold 2600 passengers. This is far from massive passenger capacity, Comparatively the S-class vessels of Celebrity hold from 3100 to 3500 passengers and range in the 122,000 to 130,000 GRT range. RCL Oasis class hold over 6200 passengers which to most people is way too big. There is deck space to walk on an outside deck on the Pinnacle class ships. It is just different from what old time HAL cruisers think of. A promenade similar to previous ships would require a complete redesign of the life boats and the dining area. There is ample outdoor public space as featured under the Magrodome and in the back of the ships by the aft pool area. I think the ship designers have come up with a way to limit the size of the Pinnacle ships from what it could be to something that expands upon the limitations of the smaller vessels. The only cruise line that features smaller modern ships is Viking. I have been on them and they have a wonderful product but you pay 3 times more for it. You also get some more amenities included. HAL is not going to go that way; you might as well get used to it.
  3. I think this is funny. Many of the old timers swore they would never get on a Pinnacle class ship because they don't have a full wrap around promenade or because they are too gigantic or too humongous for them. Now, change the name to something which is historical to HAL and they're all willing to jump onboard. I'm just wondering how the people in Holland associated with Ryndam are feeling about all of this. Me - I like the Pinnacle class ships and think they are a step forward for HAL which gives them something to compete with the other comparable lines.
  4. Ship performers doing "If I were not upon the sea".
  5. Serving our favorite server Charlene. Two cruises later we saw her again and she remembered us.
  6. The Viking Crown Lounge on the Nordic Prince 1990. It was very hard for a woman to keep her modesty going up these outside stairs while the ship was moving. Good times.
  7. Well said Mom, do not be censured, post as you wish.
  8. RCG - The thought of it wounds the heart. Good bye to the wonderful history of Royal Caribbean.
  9. LP came up thru sales as a travel agent and will always have a sales mentality. Couldn't tell you which way the azipod propeller points when you want to go forward. Will rely on her 100% female crews for that.
  10. Don't know where you're going to find ships with full promenades anymore. Looks like you're going to looking for a new cruise line.
  11. You're still not answering the question of how you're going to set the pricing for these very small ships you are looking for. Prinsendam was only 29,000 GRT so doubt you'll ever see one that size again on a mass market line.
  12. I hate to shake your tree, but Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam and Ryndam are actually medium sized ships in today's world coming in at 99,000 GRT with 2600 quests. Ships like RCL's giants come in at over 225,000 GRT with over 6200 guests. If you have been on Koningsdam you would find out that HAL has a winner with this class of ship. Perhaps you are more comfortable with ships the size of what Viking has built 60,000 GRT 1250 people but are you ready to pay 2.5 x more? You have to face reality at some point my friend. COVID too will pass and Koningsdam class will be the new normal for HAL.
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