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Mike Leahy

Excellent news!

Andy Aycoth

Good for Galveston, good for Texas !

Mike Leahy

Suggest that, when reporting "ship facts" the Society with whom the ship is in Class and the Country of Registry be included.

While it might seem that the general public does not care about these, most fundamental of ship facts, they will become very significant to any passenger if something goes seriously wrong during their time onboard. Educating the public by including these facts in a story like this will help all to become aware of their importance, and develop an interest to know these answers; just as they are interested in how long the ship is or how many crew and passengers it is certified to carry.

Steve Fouga

I'd also like to read how the Lines compare. How is Carnival the same as or different from Royal Caribbean? What are their philosophies? What clientele do they tend to serve?

How big is the cruise market in Galveston compared with other tourism segments?

As for the ships, what about displacements? Drafts? Installed power? Crew size?

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Laura Elder

I'll keep that in mind for future reporting. In the meantime, here's a link I think y'all will find interesting.


Steve Fouga

Thanks, Laura. That definitely answers all my questions about the ships!

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