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Grandeur OTS Also for sale! Attention Matt!

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Like how constable145 found out about Rhapsody getting put up for buyers, on Boats.com, Grandeur of the Seas has also been put up for sale for 300,000 USD. The title is listed as Cruise Ship 2400 Passengers -Stock No. S2388. 

Since two vision class ships were launched in 1996 that look similar, (ie the Enchantment) I took into account the passenger counts of both ships (remember Enchantment was lengthened in 2004, which increased the passenger count to 2,730 passengers. We can also most likely rule out Enchantment as the price to lengthen the ship was so much that I would assume that they would prefer to keep the ship sailing under Royal's colours for a little while longer. 

See it for yourself: http://uk.boats.com/power-boats/1996-cruise-ship-2400-passengers-stock-no-s2388-4886313/#.WZQSzFF97cs

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I agree with a previous poster who said they're likely always for sale. For the right price, I'm sure Royal would offload an older ship if the profit from the sale requested to more than they'd make operating the ships minus expenses. 

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Current itineraries only go until October, 2019, so don't read anything into that. If we don't see new sailings for Grandeur when the 2019-2020 season's itineraries come out (probably in the third quarter of this year, if it lines up with the 2018-19 itineraries release), then we can start wondering.

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2 hours ago, mediawade said:

Grandeur for Sale??? Not sure , but there are no more cruises out of Baltimore after Oct 2019

Welcome to the message boards!

If you are using 'available cruises to book' as a measure, there will be only 12 ships left in the whole fleet by Nov. '19.  I don't think so.   They just haven't planned the itineraries that far out yet.

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No idea if they plan to swap ships around or out of Baltimore.  

Airlines 'right size' the planes that fly certain routes all the time.  Over a longer time period Royal will do the same.  Like Tampa though, those bridges in Baltimore limit how big they can go which causes ripple effects as they look at the "dance of the cruise ships" - moving the fleet around to keep things fresh.

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38 minutes ago, twangster said:

Welcome to the message boards!

If you are using 'available cruises to book' as a measure, there will be only 12 ships left in the whole fleet by Nov. '19.  I don't think so.   They just haven't planned the itineraries that far out yet.

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No idea if they plan to swap ships around or out of Baltimore.  

Airlines 'right size' the planes that fly certain routes all the time.  Over a longer time period Royal will do the same.  Like Tampa though, those bridges in Baltimore limit how big they can go which causes ripple effects as they look at the "dance of the cruise ships" - moving the fleet around to keep things fresh.

Plus Grandeur has had special "Smokestack Emission" modifications (and still going through them) in order to meet requirements for the Chesapeake Bay.  That, in itself, makes it uniquely qualified for regular sailings in the Chesapeake....... 

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