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Thanks for sharing.  Will be on the 12/7/19 sailing of Sky.  She is coming right along.

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One Master for Sky Princess will be Capt. Heikki Laakkonen from Finland who has been on Sapphire P. for some time.

He said he would be standing by the building after Sapphire repositions from Singapore to Southampton next year.

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Great to see some pictures of the Sky Princess!

 

We are on the March 2020 sailing.   Was following a similar thread for the Celebrity Edge and it was good to see updates as the ship is being built.

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25 minutes ago, Woobstr112G said:

Finally some pictures of the Sky.  Thanks for posting them.....:classic_smile::classic_smile::classic_smile:

 

Bob

 

 

Hi Bob,  The Sky looks a little like the Rowboat 🚣‍♀️ 

The Captain of The Rowboat,

Tony

 

 

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Not to hijack the thread but can anyone tell me why all the cruise ships seem to be built here? Can't other shipyards handle them? Thought the Diamond and Sapphire were pretty good ships (been on both) but it doesn't seem like cruise ships are coming out of Mitsubishi either. 

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21 minutes ago, crawford said:

Not to hijack the thread but can anyone tell me why all the cruise ships seem to be built here? Can't other shipyards handle them? Thought the Diamond and Sapphire were pretty good ships (been on both) but it doesn't seem like cruise ships are coming out of Mitsubishi either. 

There's also Meyer Werft &  STX France

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22 minutes ago, crawford said:

Not to hijack the thread but can anyone tell me why all the cruise ships seem to be built here? Can't other shipyards handle them? Thought the Diamond and Sapphire were pretty good ships (been on both) but it doesn't seem like cruise ships are coming out of Mitsubishi either. 

If a shipyard gets an order for a ship it will have various costs incurred in getting set up to build it according to the specifics of the design of that ship wanted by the cruise line.  Those costs would not occur for subsequent orders of more ships of the same class.  Therefore it is cheaper for a cruise line to order multiple ships from a single shipyard than to order single ships from multiple shipyards.  Carnival Corporation has something like 100 ships between the various cruise lines it owns.  Those ships will continually require replacements. To get all or part of that business a shipyard will offer significant discounts.

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Another reason is by buying items in bulk reduces the costs. Not just the ships but things like bed, chairs, tables, lights and other items. The cruise lines know how to cut costs when building new ships.

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Thanks for posting!  We'll be on her Jan 2020....I think I see my cabin :classic_biggrin:

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Happy to see she is coming along.  We will be sailing a year from now, in January of 2020.  This will be the largest and newest ship we've been on.  Already counting the days!

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Posted (edited)

The beautiful Sky Princes....

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Photo Credit: Fincantieri FB

Edited by need2cruisesoon

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