This story describes the newest generation of cruise ships, billion dollar monsters that will carry over 6,000 passengers.
The new Genesis class - over 6,000 aboard
"Royal Caribbean International on Monday ordered the world’s largest and most expensive cruise ship, a $1.24 billion vessel that will hold up to 6,400 passengers."
"The $1.24 billion figure includes all expenses for the ship, “from forks and knives and sheets to artwork and everything else,” said Harri Kulovaara, the Miami-based cruise line’s executive vice president of maritime operations."
Learning at Sea
With cruise prices at an all-time low, these new mega cruise ships herald an era where over 100,000 Americans are cruising the Caribbean Sea at any given time.
With prices less than an average hotel room, cruises are a great bargain and my company is now doing Oracle database training at sea, a great way to learn while having a wonderful vacation. Next year we will be doing Oracle Tuning training in the Caribbean and Oracle RAC classes in the Mediterranean.