2018 Cruise Ship News and Updates New Trends and Features Norwegian Royal Carribean Carnival MSC


hey everybody how you doing today
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snow is gently falling down big pine tree outside my front
livingroom window is covered with snow and just looks like I should put
decorations on it it’s ready to go Christmas just around the corner
hey everybody how you doing it’s Bruce here with traveling with Bruce welcome
back to my channel this is December the 19th 2017 and today is daily number 19
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with the snow coming down it’s pretty to look at but when you’re trying to film
you know my this face when you’re trying to film this you need all the help you
can get so I got lights on me all over the place to try to brighten up this
area so I don’t come off like I’m in a cave it needs to be so much easier but
it is just nothing today I wanted to talk to you folks about the cruising
business the cruising industry we are nearing the end of 2017 and I thought I
would tell you a few statistics and a few trends that are coming in the cruise
ship business a lot of you out there who are subscribers of mine I know are
following me because I talk about crew shipping all the time but cruise ship
holidays I’ve got as your regulars know I have cruise videos out there about how
you can find a good deal on a cruise how you can find a deal on a repositioning
cruise what is a repositioning cruise secrets on how to pack for a cruise how
to get ready for a cruise I got all that stuff and more coming but today I wanted
to talk to you about what you can expect to see going forward and I just found
some information today about cruise ship deliveries and that type of thing one of
my glasses here so I can read my notes first of all between 2015 16 17 we just
finished 17 new ships who are delivered to cruise ship companies and that
represented 41,000 more passengers being accommodated on cruise ships over the
year or two before that’s a nine point one percent increase in capacity and its
massive I mean if American Airlines were to
increase seat capacity by nine percent in one year it would make CNN I mean
this would be news like you wouldn’t believe they’d have four place orders
for airport aircraft in the hundreds of billions of dollars it would just be
crazy so nine point one percent increase in the cruise ship capacity just in the
last year year or two that represents on an annual basis over two million
passengers being accommodate on cruises additional passengers for
2017 the the stats are now coming in twenty five point eight million
travelers who will have traveled on cruise ships in this past year that’s
more than two million a month going on a cruise or a half a million a week you
think about the logistics of this if you got a half a million people a week going
on a cruise that means you got a half a million
people a week getting off a cruise because – in order to change from one to
the next you got to get them out of the room to get them back in the room and in
between the time frame you got to clean the room so think of the laundry being
done the bedding being arranged the towels being done half a million people
a week out and a half a million people a week in on average in the current cruise
ship environment worldwide it is truly phenomenal it is growing wonderfully
actually for 2018 the numbers now already with cruises booked they are
estimating the the cruise ship industry and the Association they’re estimating
twenty seven point two million passengers that’s another one and a half
million additional or about five percent more growth again in actual bookings of
passengers it is a growing area and because of that more and more cruise
ships are being delivered to Cruise Lines more and more cruise ships are
being ordered by Cruise Lines and the numbers are are truly staggering for
2018 this coming year twenty seven new ships will be delivered to cruise lines
now this is in this is a combination of ocean liners for like the carnival’s of
the world Hall in America Royal Caribbean Norwegian MSC and then there
are river cruise ships coming and that’s a sector that’s really exploding and
then there are specialty ships being delivered now I’m hearing I’ve seen
Press reports and releases about cruise ships that can hold four to five hundred
people only in five six star luxury out of my price range that will take you to
the Antarctic for for you know an expedition there you know the kind of
stuff we used to read about in history books that the explorers used to do now
it’s becoming more reachable for those with the kind of
cash you need to book a cruise like this we’re probably talking a thousand bucks
a day two thousand dollars a day per cabin that type of thing very expensive
but they exotic and you got it you got it off for something for those who have
that kind of money I just wish I was one of those people between now and 10 years
from now or nine years from now until 2026 ninety one cruise ships are on
order right now ninety one additional cruise ships are on order
worth fifty eight billion dollars the build-out and the money involved is
staggering 239 thousand additional beds which translates into an additional 11
million passengers a year of capacity for the cruise lines now assuming that
all ships sailing today will still be sailing then which isn’t true because
certain ships will be retired but you just do simple math you add ten million
to the 27 million we have now projected in 2018 to go on a cruise 37 to 38
million passengers are expected to be cruising within a decade this is how
this business is is tracking it is just phenomenal I also read today that a half
excuse me half of all cruises that are being taken now are being taken by
people who drive to the Seaport to get on the ship they don’t they don’t fly
only half the passengers actually come in other than in their car now in Europe
probably a number of them take rail by the North America the other way to go if
you don’t drive and you’re probably flying in and that was I found an
interesting stat so I know that I personally took a cruise with my wife
out of New York City sorry out of a lot of Sanders near as well but in Los
Angeles in particulars just think about this we left Los Angeles on a Mexican
Cruise and we had driven to the United States from Canada and we had taken a
two two and a half week trip overall and it included a one-week cruise to Mexico
and back and I had researched it that it paid it just made sense to park the
rental car literally the rental car in the parking lot beside the cruise
ship for the week and paying $115 to park the vehicle for a week was a
bargain it was security 24 hours a day security around it we got back a week
later nothing no problem whatsoever with the vehicle little dusty on the
windshield obviously because it’s sitting there for a week once you wash
the windshield wipers off you were fine to go and we had our vehicle and the
beauty of this was that we were able to bring onboard awkward big suitcases
because we drove to the ship rather than flying on an airplane when you fly on an
airplane you got those darn baggage fees and you
have those weight limitations which are getting smaller and smaller and smaller
so you got to be careful with you know how many bags you take and how heavy
they are with a rental car or a vehicle of your own you brake the big suitcases
and cruise ships don’t charge you for a 70 pound suitcase versus a 40 pound
suitcase they may care but they don’t say anything they just take in you’re
good to go so that’s something to keep in mind if
you you know down the road if you’re thinking of a cruise and a little
extended holiday nothing wrong with flying to Orlando and then renting a
vehicle and driving down to Miami for a few days and then getting on a cruise
from Miami park your car nearby may be a little cheaper than a hundred fifty in a
week if you can find it and your car is waiting for you when you when you get
back but anyway that’s another topic for another day new trends in cruising for
2018 these are some of the new gimmicks that are being introduced this year to
the cruisers this one I think I’m would look forward to this myself this is
electric go-kart racing on the Norwegian bliss this is a new ship that Norwegian
is bringing out it’s biggie and they’re gonna have a 1,000 foot long track
go-cart track which is a dual story go-cart track you get into the car on
the lower level in the shade and then you drive up a ramp to the upper level
and you’re racing around this twisty windy course and then you come back down
to the lower part race around one time and then come back to the pit area and
you change out of your car let the next person in electrically operated however
they’ve got speakers in the in the go-kart
right by your ears that mimic the sound of an of a gas engine so you feel like
you’re racing a go-kart with a motor whereas in reality it’s just an electric
motor so from an environmental point of view it’s clean you won’t be surrounded
by those fumes I hate those fumes of these two-stroke
engines in a closed environment so you won’t have that issue at all so that
sounds like a pretty cool thing we’ll see how successful it is another
gimmick coming Royal Caribbean is introducing outdoor laser tag after
sunset certain ships on Royal Caribbean’s line are going to be fitted
out with the right kind of software Wi-Fi systems whatever they need to do
here to allow certain areas of the upper levels of these ships to be designated
as laser tag zones in the evening hours and they’re building out all kinds of
obstacle courses and sets and all kinds of neat tricks this should be a lot of
fun and you could sure see how Royal Caribbean is going after the family
adventures adventurous family market let’s say this
sounds like a pretty fun pretty round gig the first underwater lounge is going
to be debuted later this year on a Mediterranean line where patrons who
want a cool one will go below deck into a room a large room that will have
several windows looking out into the water under the waterline that are sort
of a fisheye type windows they’re super strong in other words and well I guess
dim the lighting on the inside of the lounge and then probably have some
outside lighting to help you see even better depending on the sunshine and
that type of thing and I guess how close you are to a reef system in this sort of
area it’s gonna be a bit tricky for the cruise lines because you know you want
to show people fish you know underwater schools of fish going by you’re gonna
have to be near reefs well reefs are kind of bad for ships they sort of tear
them apart and they you know leak water when they when that happens so you’re
gonna have a bit of a delicate balancing act and going forward on this I don’t
know how successful this ultimately be but a crew
is giving it a try and they feel that they have the itinerary to make it work
now for those of you who either know someone that has done well and likes you
you know that’s the secret they like you or you done well like you won the
lottery you got an inheritance you know a
windfall has come your way I got the deal for you
a two-story suite is going to be available later this year on one of the
new ships I believe it’s a Royal Caribbean I’ll look into that a little
further forty thousand dollars a week you can rent this this suite and it can
hold up to eight family members and here’s what you get inside a $40,000 a
week fun suite for the family it’s a two-story suite first of all it has a
slide a tube-type slide from the second floor down to the to the living room it
has an air hockey game it has a Lego wall so you can play endless Lego with
this in this thing it’s got a videogame corner I don’t know what that quite
means but it’s got a videogame corner a popcorn machine of course I mean you
gotta have a popcorn machine and as a private deck with its own whirlpool that
can hold eight family members at a time so everybody can jump in and it comes
with a 24-hour seven-day-a-week Butler just to take care of those little things
you need taken care of like my drink is a little low my coffee’s getting cold
I’m kind of hungry they’ll take good care for 40 grand a
week you two can enjoy some of the luxuries
at sea starting later this year 2018 so you know there’s something for everybody
as you folks know out there I delight in finding cruise deals and letting you
know about them and one of my hobbies is if I can find a cruise on a five-star
type of line high-end cruise line for the price of a four or a three star line
that’s oh that’s a winner to me I I don’t mind being the poorest guy in a
nice neighborhood I don’t mind that it’s okay by me because the staff on board
doesn’t know that I’m the poor guy because I don’t dress in rags
necessarily and so you get treated like everybody else on board and if the staff
thinks that you’re paying you know 3,000 a week for a cruise and I got in there
for six hundred and twenty five dollars I’m the winner I like this deal so
that’s what I love to do and you regulars out there you know what I’m
talking about anyway today that is my topic but what’s been going on in the
cruise line industry and what’s coming up exciting changes exciting
developments so a lot of development going a lot of bill out going on and I’m
sure when there are a lot of additional announcements as the year goes on for
deliveries in 2019 and beyond as well it’s gonna be summer
this is an area of the cruise business that is is I don’t want to say booming
but it is growing this strongly and repeat cruisers are coming back first
time cruises are discovering it Millennials are discovering cruising
them they were starting to reach that age where ten years ago they went only
old people go cruising and now they’re sort of reaching that middle-age area
where my dad started cruising when they’re in their 40s and I’m kind of 38
now maybe I should look at the millenniums are coming most interesting
its poverty fall it’s great anyway that’s my video today thanks again for
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on for my subscribers keep common people promise to keep working hard to bring
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