B&B Hotel – Budget Friendly Disney Partner Hotel : Disneyland (Paris, France)



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How Cruise Ships Work



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this is the symphony of the seas on eleven hundred eighty eight feet long eight thousand eight hundred and eighty person eighteen deck seven beast of a cruise ship that makes the Titanic look like a kayak it cost 1.4 billion dollars but cruise ships only lasts about 25 years 25 years of constant cleaning and maintenance plus an enormous amount of food fuel fees and employees but tickets can cost just 60 or 70 dollars a day cheaper than most retirement homes and a bit more fun so making profit and quite a bit of it means optimizing everything from a ship's flag to its precise schedule like Airlines the business of cruising is one of low margins at extreme scale Cruise Lines are experts at finding clever ways to save money Norwegian cruises would even sail 1,100 miles into the middle of nowhere to avoid fines they run a very tight ship cruises can be long short salty or not but they all fall under three basic categories mainstream cruise lines optimized for scale they sell lots of tickets or not a lot of money sometimes even at a loss the average ticket sells for twelve hundred and ninety three dollars but cost the company even more in food fuel wages marketing and lots lots more if everyone left their wallet at home these cruise lines would go out of business but the average person spends four hundred and twenty nine dollars on board they're the perfect captive audience when your only choices are pepsi or sea water they can pretty much guarantee your purchase casinos spas shopping and drinks are key to making profit and why you can't bring your own and since everyone walks from cabin to dining room at least once a day that's where they place lounges bars and casinos there's no avoiding them premium wines are just the opposite they make most of their money upfront the no screaming kids on board tax means they can spend more time in ports and luxury ships may only hold a few hundred passengers but each pays more than enough to make the difference all three categories serve very different markets so a good company catches them all which is why so many brands are owned by just two mega corporations Carnival owns Holland America princess piano and Costa even an airline at one point and Royal Caribbean on celebrity and as Ameri this way something like Costa Concordia doesn't damage the rest of the company's reputation when a ship reaches the end of its life they can just hand it down to one of their other brands with lower standards and a cruise ship is a vacation machine but it can never take a vacation November to April is when cold Americans escape to the Caribbean but keeping that many ships there all year round would be extremely costly so is moving around empty ships from one region to another so they don't when Caribbean ships switch to Europe in April they sell repositioning tickets a one-way two-week cruise from Florida to say Amsterdam this way the ship is always making money and when one cruise ends the next begins turnaround day is a miracle of coordination in less than half a day six thousand people exit the ship and a hotel restaurant a theater laundromat and theme park clean and reset as if nothing ever happened when the ship arrives back at port early in the morning the clock starts ticking while passengers sleep all their luggage must be carried ashore meanwhile trash is dumped crew members switched fuel pump and a Costco of food and supplies loaded onto the ship seventy thousand eggs three thousand gallons of soda and fifteen thousand pounds of potatoes by 10:30 passengers are gone and hundreds of housekeepers rushed to clean all three thousand rooms then paperwork needs filed maintenance performed towel animals folded and lunch cooked by mr. Fieri all before new passengers arrive at one by five o'clock the ship is on its way whether you're on it or not because the sooner it reaches international waters the sooner the casino can start making Bank gambling is already very profitable but especially when it's unregulated so don't go overboard ocean water is pumped in desalinated and sent to rooms which because surface area is so limited are mostly interiors but the real moneymakers are suites and balconies so profitable that some ships have fake windows with virtual views and the least desirable lower decks are reserved for the crew there's one for every 2 passengers but you'll never see them off-duty they work long hours for 3 to 12 months at a time and they have to stay in their quarters when not working and that's because a cruise ship can register in any country whose labor laws it prefers most ships fly a flag of convenience usually Panama or Liberia saving millions in wages pretty handy it's why you might have a Barbadian maitre d or latvian housekeeper but never a pricey american the only problem is the passenger vessel services act of 1886 it says no foreign vessel shall transport passengers between ports in the United States a cruise can take passengers from America to another country and then coincidentally those same people back to America but never directly between American ports so short Pacific cruises often stop in Ensenada it's only 50 miles from the US but on a 6000 passenger cruise it saves 1.8 million in fines but for cruises to Hawaii they had to get creative every week Norwegian cruise ships going to Hawaii would take a four-day 1135 mile detour to a tiny atoll with no running water or electricity called Tehran but because they technically step foot and the Republic of Kiribati a done hundreds and then Norwegian built the pride of America because it's registered in the US it can avoid the detour but it's subject to American labor laws which is why many cruises to Hawaii are more expensive meanwhile no port wants to be the next tab or on so they fight to attract cruises cruise lines sell local activities for high commissions and port fees are passed on to passengers but ideally passengers never leave company property so until 2096 Walt Disney owns a small island in the Bahamas where they take their cruises called castaway Key and now other cruise lines are doing the same it's every company's dream from the moment you step on board until you leave 10 pounds heavier you're under magic spell but that's also the beauty of a crews total convenience the last thing you want to do on vacation is cook or clean or remember passwords traveling in general is hard enough much less remembering airline hotel and other passwords sitting by the pool lemonade in hand and surfing the net is the last time you should need to remember your passwords dash line stores fills and can even generate those passwords for you anywhere in the world across all your devices so you can make them as secure as you want without having to remember basically dash line brings the convenience of a cruise to your passwords using one password for everything just isn't secure and if you do what you're supposed to do and make a long complicated password you'll never remember it do you want to get into your account or do you not want to be hacked those are terrible options and what makes dash lines so great it works on pretty much every platform and it's not some big complicated thing you have to setup it just works if it finds that one of your accounts is ever compromised it sends you a notification so you can change your password for a ton of sites dash line can even change your password for you with one click of a button I can't tell you how convenient that is why not make your life easier your data is worth it click the link in the description and use the code youtube' 2018 no spaces for 10% off the already very affordable premium plan or try it completely free