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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Sky Princess daily report
« on: March 09, 2023, 04:35:44 PM »
Your editor is taking a 14 day Sky Princess repo cruise from Ft Lauderdale to Southampton with a stop in  Casablanca.  Embarkation is on March 18th.  The ship, so far, isn’t full.  I plan to post an unfiltered report of daily Sky Princess ship life.

"The Ruby Princess, part of the Princess Cruises lines, reported that 284 people, including 34 crew members, had become ill on a round-trip voyage to the Caribbean and Mexico that departed from Galveston on Feb. 26, according to the CDC. There were a total of 2,881 people onboard the ship, including 1,159 crew members."

Monterey has said no to servicing cruise ships coming to its shore. The city-sanctioned message to the industry, approved by a slim City Council vote, was clear: stop visiting Monterey."

Cruising Chatter / The truth about working on a cruise ship
« on: January 26, 2023, 08:50:59 PM »
"From 14-hour shifts to meager pay, working conditions on cruise ships are tough. No wonder it's becoming increasingly difficult to find staff."

"Given the negative market sentiment and forecasts of a recession this year, this stock is unlikely to turn around until investors believe the worst of the potential economic downturn has passed."

Carnival Corporation has announced that it is adding SpaceX’s high-speed satellite internet Starlink across its global fleet of cruise ships, which will provide faster service and more reliable wifi at sea.

The roll-out of Starlink started in December 2022 on Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises ships. Starlink will also be installed on several other cruise brands under the Carnival Corporation umbrella including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, and P&O Cruises Australia.

"What’s more, your experience onboard Sun Princess is guaranteed to be unique if you opt for the new and exclusive Signature Collection or Reserve Collection, both of which grant you access to premium areas onboard. "

(Ed: If there are no comments below on this I'll be surprised)

"As part of its commitment to maximizing cruisers' vacation time, Princess Cruises, for instance, has no plans to revert back to traditional muster drills.

"The Princess MedallionClass Experience has always revolved around maximizing guests' precious vacation time and guests love our simplified safety process because it allows them to muster on their own terms, and save them as much as 30 minutes on embarkation day, while enhancing our safety protocols. So there’s no reason to force our guests to revert to a traditional muster process that reintroduces complication and frustration," the line said in a statement."

"Little information has been revealed about this ship other than the class of ship and its expected completion year."

"Princess Cruises is undergoing a sales team restructure as the line deals with a surge in demand during the ‘wave’ peak booking season.

This month the line has seen a “double digit” sales uplift versus 2019, according to new UK and Europe sales director Nick Hughes."

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