Poll Position: New-build Bonanza

July 9, 2012 | By | No Comments

There are lots of new ships left to launch in 2012, but because so many are sisters to models that have already been released, it seems that excitement is minimal. There are a few brand-new ones in the works though, and we got to wondering which of those new-builds readers are excited to see.
What we asked: About which soon-to-launch ship are you most excited?
What they said: Nearly 22 percent said they can’t wait for Princess’ Royal Princess. Another 19 percent voted for Celebrity Reflection. A further 17 percent chose Norwegian Breakaway. Nearly half, however — 42 percent — said they aren’t excited for any of the three.
What it all means: This poll proved our suspicion that, for some reason, folks just don’t seem to be as excited about this year’s new-builds. We can’t help wondering if it’s because mega-ships like Oasis and Allure are still at the top of the heap in terms of amenities.
Several people shared their thoughts on Facebook, weighing in on their picks.
“I’m most interested to see the Princess design,” said Craig Woods. “The Carnival group of cruise lines have fallen badly behind in ship design and badly need a fresh and better-laid out ship.”
“Since the much ballyhooed new ships are huge mooses that hold the population of a small city, I cannot feel an enthusiasm for any of them,” added Mary Lou Snyder.
What do you think? Be sure to leave your comments below.
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