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Carnival to add another year-round ship to island operations - The Galveston County Daily News: Local News

August 27, 2016

Carnival to add another year-round ship to island operations

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  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 12:51 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    Excellent news!

  • Alvinbr62 posted at 12:14 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 538

    Good for Galveston, good for Texas !

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 1:23 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    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.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 2:08 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    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?

  • lauraelder posted at 6:50 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

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


  • Jake Buckner posted at 9:05 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

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