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10 hours ago, twangster said:

 I wonder now if Carnival regrets not going mega.  

I don't see how they couldn't regret it !  The O class has been such a sensation and has changed the cruise industry forever.

I imagine Carnival is kicking themselves every day for not bringing their concept forward.

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Spooky strange.... Please let me know when you have a dream about a middle-aged woman in Virginia winning the lottery.   😉😊

Just reserved on Harmony in August.  Ended up costing about $800 more than first cruise but still grateful got something to my liking.  Just didn't want to book in summer when kids are out.  The less

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3 hours ago, BrandonOwen said:

Has anyone heard the status of Oasis’ propulsion system.  I’m seeing posts on Facebook that she will be towed to Spain.  That seems like a really long tow.

All speculation.  In the world of shipping these ships are not the biggest ships out there.  They are the biggest cruise ships but there are larger ships and all ships get towed from time to time.  Yesterday she became free so divers can do extensive surveys.  Based on those I wouldn't be surprised to see her go to the open sea to test what propulsion may be available as is.  A sea trial as such.  That too is speculation though from an armchair quarterback.  

3 hours ago, Jaymac Radio said:

I Hope They Make One Of Those Dry Dock Bigger To Hold One Of Those Size Of Ships 

Likely depends on the damage to the floating dry dock.  If they can fix it for $250k, they won't build a new one.  If it's a complete loss they might replace it or they might decide the investment isn't worth it relative to the revenue it will generate.  They might not replace the one crane that was destroyed.  Maybe they'll patch it up and leave it with just three cranes.  The shipyard may be owned by Royal and Carnival as majority owners but it has to be revenue positive or it makes no sense to operate it as a business.   The shipyard may move forward and just operate the two remaining dry docks.  

 

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52 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

Is she headed to Spain on her own power or are the ships towing just not large enough to register on the marine traffic maps?

I believe she is headed on her own (potentially full) power as the tracker showed her moving at 18.7knts. Per google, her cruising speed is 22knts so she was almost at normal power. I doubt they'd be going that fast if being towed. 

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Ships cruise at full speed only when required.  They consume vastly more fuel at top speed compared to normal "cruising" speed.  The most economical speed is likely somewhere around 15-17 knots.  

It's not uncommon for speeds to be higher than the economical cruise speed to meet waypoints on time.  Sometimes that may be based on where a storm is forecasted to be in 4 or 5 days time, or they may run slightly faster for the first part of a long leg in case they run into foul weather or encounter a delay in the second part of a journey.   Running faster now allows them a buffer later in case they need it.  

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3 hours ago, twangster said:

Ships cruise at full speed only when required.  They consume vastly more fuel at top speed compared to normal "cruising" speed.  The most economical speed is likely somewhere around 15-17 knots.  

It's not uncommon for speeds to be higher than the economical cruise speed to meet waypoints on time.  Sometimes that may be based on where a storm is forecasted to be in 4 or 5 days time, or they may run slightly faster for the first part of a long leg in case they run into foul weather or encounter a delay in the second part of a journey.   Running faster now allows them a buffer later in case they need it.  

I've just received a mail from  RC about my incoming cruise in may 5th, they said is schedule and just assesing the damage  to the aquatheater, if itsnt ready they develop a "B plan" for entertainment, just in case

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I’m not sure those photos are up to date? It looks like they were taken shortly after the incident happened because a picture I saw posted by a crew member (with the theater in the background) showed a different story. They’ve also apparently been working on the theater during the journey so hopefully it’s ready by 5/5. 

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