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.