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1  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: August 14, 2017, 01:04:25 PM
New schedule is complete. Mike is having computer issues, so I am using a link to a google drive:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4U_Mo-ITYDEOEFPWmt3bVBnLWM/view?usp=sharing


Let me know if it works...
2  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: August 06, 2017, 07:46:51 AM
There have been some major shuffles in the Princess schedule in 2018.

Working on updating and validating the spreadsheet.

Lots of changes in Ruby, Star and Emerald schedule.
3  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Coral 60 Day North Pacific & World Cruise 2019 on: July 31, 2017, 11:36:27 AM
Any one here on these cruises?
4  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: Transformation of Dawn Princess to P&O Pacific Explorer Begins on: June 06, 2017, 07:52:15 AM
It looks like it alternates between Eastern and Western itineraries so I guess you'll just have to do a back-to-back.
We always do B2B2B....cruises but doing it on a ship that only does 7 day trips means spending another day or two in Ft Lauderdale which to us is a complete waste of a cruise day doing nothing but waiting around for new passengers.  Angry

Agreed. We did a B2B2B on the Ruby in 2015 and the wasted day in FLL was too much for us.
5  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: May 13, 2017, 09:12:20 AM
Here is what was posted on CC by Coral. Exotics and Asian. Looks like a Round the Pacific on Coral. Can a World Cruise on her be far behind!

Supposedly booking on May 25th!

6  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: May 04, 2017, 02:07:59 PM
And once more with fares this time...
7  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: May 04, 2017, 02:05:54 PM
The excel file did not load.

Let me try it again...
8  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: May 04, 2017, 02:02:14 PM
The 2018/2019 schedules are out to the TA's. The America's will be bookable May 18, Exotics on 25 May.

Here are the various brochures and TA spreadsheets.

Once these hit actual websites I will try and update the master spreadsheet.

Lots of changes:

Royal to west coast - she takes from 1/26/19 to 1/23/19 to get there - expect a grand south American for her...

Emerald Tahiti in Fall 2018, Star in Spring 2018

14 day circle Caribbeans are back - not 2 7 day B2B's - on CP.


9  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: April 25, 2017, 11:15:11 AM
Just updated the spreadsheet with the latest AUS/Asia cruises for the Sea, Sun, Diamond, Golden and Majestic.

Big gaps might be because of cruises in other venues or leases.

Mike will post when he uploads...
10  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: April 13, 2017, 11:23:35 AM
The new Majestic Itineraries are out. I will update the spreadsheet once the full itineraries get uploaded to bestprice.

in the meantime, here is the brochure...

https://book.princess.com/pdf/onesource/au/AU_1819_PR_minibrochure_AUD.pdf
11  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: April 04, 2017, 02:49:11 PM
I believe its up to date with the Diamond itineraries being announced and input. I know there are probably a few errors here and there but if you know of any new announcements on schedules, let me know. I use this thing all the time...
12  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: New routes out of Taiwan for Sapphire Princess on: January 18, 2017, 11:59:45 AM
I wonder if this will change the repositioning plans for the Sapphire in 2018 when she comes back to Europe for the summer.
13  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: Boy's seizure at sea on Star Princess prompts frantic trek to shore on: January 18, 2017, 11:58:33 AM
In all out cruises (83 or so) we've never had an evacuation at sea.

We had one in our very first cruise, the old Ocean Princess (Sun class) in the Gulf of Alaska in 2001. Coast Guard helicopter. They moved the front of the ship camera around so everyone could watch on TV.
14  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Re: As British tourists take to the seas, giant cruise ships spread pollution misery on: January 09, 2017, 11:24:14 AM
I always enjoy reading some of these articles to see the misinformation that is purveyed and/or simply not fact checked. Or are these writers and editors just incapable of clearly stating the issues and facts?

For example:

"This weekend it was claimed that the capital (London) breached annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017."

First of all, London is 80+ miles from Southampton. The entire paragraph is misleading you into thinking that cruise ships are at fault. Secondly, how can a capital breach ANNUAL air pollution limits five days into a new year! That means London will be in breach for the entire year...Somehow, I just don't think that sentence is properly constructed.

"These big ships can be moored for several days as they load up..."

Throwing the bullshit flag on this one. The large cruise ships turn and burn on one day. Container ships are moored for several days, but the article is clearly targeting cruise ships and to a secondary extent, economic growth and prosperity.

But if you dig deeper into the referenced NABU report you come across this little gem:

" In European ports, ships have to burn a fuel with a maximum Sulphur content of 0.1 per cent when at berth for tow (two) hour(s) or more. "

This is the "marine diesel" that the article touts as being a better alternative to the maritime fuel oil.

So all of the uproar over high sulfur content maritime diesel doesn't even apply to the cruise ships docked in Southampton, or anywhere else in Europe - if this sentence is correct in the first place.
15  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: Princess to watch your every move with a cruise card medallion on: January 08, 2017, 12:00:00 PM
Can you imagine the data they are going to gather and the value of that information?

When you eat, what you eat, where you go, what you do on a minute by minute basis.

I do have somewhat mixed feelings about it (big brother is watching and all that), from a business point of view - finally, someone wants to gather data from which to make future cost saving changes - otherwise known as 'product enhancement' changes.

But keep in mind, the bottom line is that labor costs continue to be a major element in company costs - and I will bet you that the pitch made to spend the millions of dollars to implement this included the potential labor savings that this information could generate.
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