Cruise with a quantum of passion

//Cruise with a quantum of passion

Imagine you’re the boss of a major cruise line. You have three, possibly four, new ships on order and you have to find names for all of them.
When Norwegian Cruise Line was planning its new Breakaway class, they had a simple solution – the first ship is to be called Norwegian Breakaway, and the second will be Norwegian Getaway.
When Royal Caribbean announced the building of two Genesis-class ships they invited the readers of USA Today’s Cruise Log to come up with names – and chose Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
Now they have two new Sunshine class ships in development and have placed an order for a third Oasis class vessel, with an option for a fourth.
So they need to make sure nobody else steals their ideas before coming to a final decision. Which is why a clutch of possible names has been registered with the US Trademark Office.
We could find ourselves sailing on any one of . . . Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Passion of the Seas, Pulse of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, or Vantage of the Seas. Some of them seem quite possible, others faintly ludicrous.
There must be other options. Anyone care to come up with a few suggestions? Not sure whether it might be better to wait until the New Year celebrations to add some alcoholic inspiration to the mix.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:41+00:00 31 December 2012|Cruise Ships|4 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.


  1. Roy Brocklebank 31 December 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Shanty of the Seas
    Old Man otS
    Now Tramp of the Seas might appeal to many 🙂

  2. Roy Brocklebank 31 December 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Tramp of the Seas
    Trollop of the Seas
    Serpent of the Seas
    Call of the Seas

  3. Scott Lara 1 January 2013 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Friend of the Seas
    Cougar of the Seas
    Stud of the Seas
    Winning of the Seas
    Chicken of the Seas
    Party of the Seas
    Scott of the Seas

  4. Duchess 3 January 2013 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Looks like they going to have as much fun coming up with a Royal name as Kate and William will in 2013

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