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Title: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: NSWP on October 05, 2017, 09:26:01 PM
Word from the industry is that in 2019 Golden Princess will be moved over to P&O Australia Fleet.  Not a sale of course, all part of the Carnival Corporation conglomerate. ;D

Golden has been based in Australia for some time now.

I wonder if Princess will move another ship here to take Golden's place?  ???


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: RichC on October 06, 2017, 04:26:05 AM
One of the new ships perhaps?


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: NSWP on October 07, 2017, 08:15:12 PM
One of the new ships perhaps?

Yes of course, 'one of the new (20 year old) ships Carnival Australia boasts about.   ::)

I have friends currently on Golden, she is in a bad state, tardy, paint peeling, carpets, furniture needs replacing.  So no doubt a big refit/refurb before she is handed over to P&O Australia in a couple of years. ???


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: f-mattox on October 13, 2017, 04:38:10 PM
Golden Princess hasn't really been "here" for quite some time now.  But I do hate to see her go; I love the new suites on Sun Deck and I can't believe she has gone that far downhill since I was on her a couple of years ago.  That leaves just Star Princess and Grand Princess of the original Grand Class ships and I doubt if Grand will be around much longer. 


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: RichC on October 14, 2017, 05:44:18 AM
Golden Princess hasn't really been "here" for quite some time now.  But I do hate to see her go; I love the new suites on Sun Deck and I can't believe she has gone that far downhill since I was on her a couple of years ago.  That leaves just Star Princess and Grand Princess of the original Grand Class ships and I doubt if Grand will be around much longer

The Grand wasn't in great shape when we last sailed it 4 or 5 years ago. LOTS of rust.


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: f-mattox on October 14, 2017, 02:16:59 PM
I was on the Grand's second cruise in 1998; it was supposed to be the third but the Maiden Voyage was cancelled.  I will never forget hundreds of us standing on the pier in Barcelona, looking up in amazement at this huge new ship--unlike anything that came before it.  Interesting what 20 years can do.


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: nabs14 on October 14, 2017, 06:11:59 PM

Back in 1998 I do remember we were on the Grand Princess out of Barcelona.  After arriving at the airport we were bused to the ship.  I do remember as we got close to the harbor we drove up over a hill & there was the docked ship in the harbor.  How beautiful she was there & also to cruise on her.  We had a beautiful balcony cabin & the cruise was wonderful.  I do remember cruising past the Rock of Gibraltar... a few cruises latter we did tour the Rock...  the Grand was new, fantastic & majestic...   ;)       


Title: Re: Golden Princess to be moved to P&O Australia Fleet
Post by: NSWP on October 19, 2017, 12:12:08 AM
Golden Princess hasn't really been "here" for quite some time now.  But I do hate to see her go; I love the new suites on Sun Deck and I can't believe she has gone that far downhill since I was on her a couple of years ago.  That leaves just Star Princess and Grand Princess of the original Grand Class ships and I doubt if Grand will be around much longer. 

Perhaps the Aussies have not treated her too kindly !! >:( And perhaps Princess has not maintained her well.   We were also on Golden in March 2015, Buenos Aires to San Pedro -LA,  Around Cape Horn. She was in pretty good shape then. :-*