CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4385 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2432 times:
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what airline I will fly between EWR and MIA this summer. I am on a cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines that departs from Miami. They are flying us to Miami from Newark. Is there a specific airline that they use?
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Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
Well, till now P&O Princess does not belong to the Carnival Cruise Group but CCG has decided to fire on Royal Carribean´s bid for P&O Princess cruises with a counter offer. Don´t know how it will develop but I´m quite sure that - even though Carnival´s bid is higher - the deal won´t pass the trade offices in both Washington and Brussels due to Carnival already owning Costa Crociere, Cunard Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and Windstar. Pretty large group, especially when you know how many ships are currently on order and under construction...
But RCCL isn´t bad either, I know that they own Celebrity Cruises and have at least 4+2 ships under construction plus more for Celebrity Cruises.
But I don´t think any of these big companies will ever try to enter the airline market, Carnival´s failed attempt has shown all of them that this is not their core business and it is all too risky to invested millions next to billions already needed for the ships (fr those who don´t have a clue what one large cruise liner costs: its in the area of 400-700 mio US$ per frame, delivery time around 24 months).
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
Be careful with these prices, you will never know how much it is really. I´ve heard prices going up to 0.75-0.8 bn US$. The "Radiance of the Seas"-Class ("Brilliance of the Seas" will make its voyage down the river Ems in about 2 weeks, I assume as always you´ll have about 100.000 spotters there) goes for around 600 Mio US$. Anyway, quite a chunk of money... but really worth ever cent. A few years ago I had the chance for a private tour around the main dock of the Meyer-Werft, Germany, when the "Galaxy"-Class was under construction. Extremly impressive when you´re on floor zero and there is a large hull rising 60 meters high into the hall...
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
my RCI / Celebrity rep said the new ships average $640 mil a pop and they told us on our FAM trip on the Voyager that it cost about $685 mil, but it's hard to put an exact price on it due to the currency fluctuations and that the ship is paid for over a period of time...
anyway, still a HUGE amount of money...
The Norwegian Dawn (?) is suppose to have 2 13,000 square foot PENTHOUSES on top of the ship that include a privage jacuzzi, garden, patio, grand piano, in-room butler, etc.... how about that? :P
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 22 Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
I've taken three Carnival Cruises and all have been great! As far as Airlines it all depends on the deals they get. My first cruise I flew down on Delta and came back Us Air. My second cruise they flew us on TWA, and my third cruise they flew us on American. My friend took a RCCL cruise last year and they flew him down on UPS, yes I said UPS (United Parcel Service). UPS Apparently does charter service.
As for some of the above comments about Carnival, they provide the same cruise experience as RCCL. Carnival caters to a wide range of customers from young to old. My three cruises on Carnival were fantastic and Carnival lives up to their slogan "Carnival's got the fun". Their service was outstanding and Carnival has made me a very loyal customer. My next cruise in August is abroad their new Carnival Spirit. What ship are you going on? I've been on the Carnival Destiny, Fascination, and Inspiration. You'll have a great time.
TimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
i know carnival used to operate an airline the would connect cruise passengers to their point of embrakation, howeever, i have a feeling this may have collapsed - i know they were operating through 1998 at least...
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
Back to the original question: If you fly into MIA, chances are good that you will fly AA. If you fly into FLL, then CO is probably the likely choice. But, as mentioned before, it could be just about any airline.