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…for the Princess brand. Maritime Industry insider, Lloyd’s List, is quotes as saying

Carnival is in advanced talks with German Meyer Werft for an order of two new cruiseships for its Princess brand, Italian and German shipping sources have said.

The word “advanced” is the key here. The article goes on quoting a Meyer Werft official that didn’t go into specifics, but stated that Meyer Werft ARE in discussions with potential customers. He didn’t go into further detail.

If true I expect these to be slightly larger than the Coral/Island Princess. Meyer Werft are constrained by size due to its location. Based on that fact alone, I don’t see Carnival ordering anymore Grand Class (or whatever you want to call that class) ships. I can see it as pretty much the answer Carnival has for the successful Celebrity Solstice class. Princess designs are a little dated by now and therefore I predict that it will be a slightly trendy ship (think more like Celebrity). That way, those that want a very traditional will have Holland America to go to.

Feel free to express your thoughts or predictions here.

UPDATE 10/24: Check out the comments section of the post to see another account. This time from Lisa. Thanks Lisa.

UPDATE 10/21: Another cruiser from that voyage was able to provide us with their take in the incident:

We were with Carlene and yes it was a “Thank you God” moment–He is always there to protect us. The talk on the ship was it list 30 degrees and it seemed like it was for about 45 secs then it started to upright itself. When I heard my room steward say” That scared me” I knew something wasn’t right. I was amazed at how quick everything was returned to normal.

Thank you Carl& Johnny Beth!


As Carlene Kelley commented on my Caribbean Princess Lists on Oct. 17, Carlene Writes:

I was on board! It was scary and a major happening on our trip. The pools on the 16th floor or deck emptied as witnessed by two of our traveling companions. The entire display of framed oil paintings dropped like dominoes. It was amazing how the crew recouped and had dinner for us that night! I was impressed!! To those of us on board, it was rather harrowing even though I know it could have been a lot worse! It was a “Thank You Lord” moment!

A big thanks goes out for providing us with the scary account.

If Carlene is reading, how many degrees do you estimate the list was?