Why is the world’s most famous cruise ship so expensive? Here’s why:
From the looks of things, a new cruise ship might be the most expensive one ever built.
A new world-class cruise ship that costs $500 million to build, and it’s going to be sailing to a foreign country and a whole bunch of people for a couple of days of pleasure.
That’s the crux of the issue.
What’s going on?
The new $500-million-plus cruise ship is going to sail around the world, and the passengers will be living on a boat that’s supposed to be a floating palace, but the reality is the ship is actually floating inside a massive ocean tank.
It’s been described as the most luxurious ship ever built, and for good reason: The ship will be a luxury cruise ship, and that means it’s expensive to operate.
The $500,000 cruise ship cost $5 billion to build in the 1960s, and by the time it hit the market in 2000, the cost had risen to $100 billion, according to Bloomberg.
And even though the ship has had a major overhaul since then, it’s still going to cost $500 billion to operate, according the Associated Press.
Because the world is now running out of ships, and those that don’t have the space or the capacity to hold as many people as a cruise ship does, can’t be built anymore.
The World Trade Center has become a floating fortress and a symbol of modernity, and even though that ship is supposed to hold up to 2 million people, it can only hold about 2,000 passengers, according TOEFL.
In fact, the World Trade Centers first passenger was about 3,500 people when it opened in 1999, but now that number is up to more than 9 million people.
So, what is going on here?
It’s not just that the cruise ships are expensive, but that the construction of a cruise ships costs so much.
In 2011, the United States spent $5.9 billion to make a cruise liner that would take passengers on a flight to New York.
Now that the ship’s gone, the average cost per passenger is more than $300, according ToEFL, but according to the Associated Post, the passenger cost of a $100 cruise will be $3,000.
And the average flight to and from a cruise is more like $1,200.
The world is not running out ships, either.
As of 2013, there were a total of 20 cruise ships around the globe.
And just in 2016, the U.K. surpassed Japan to become the world leader in the construction and operation of cruise ships.
According to the Guardian, it takes a lot of work to get a ship to the market, and because of the high cost of construction, that work often takes a long time.
In the last 20 years, a lot has changed.
But there are still a lot more ships that need to be built, as well.
And as the world struggles to find more ships, the construction costs continue to rise, according The Washington Post.
And that’s the bigger problem, right?
People don’t want to go on a cruise when they don’t know if the ship will stay afloat or not.