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1  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Announces Record 2021 World Voyage from Australia on: October 17, 2019, 12:04:23 PM
"Princess Cruises has announced its 2021 world cruise, an 108-day voyage from Australia that will feature its own dedicated music playlist, according to a press release.

The record journey will be Princess Cruises’ 20th world cruise from Australia and will see the Sea Princess visit 44 destinations in 29 countries, including 10 new world cruise ports.

To celebrate the occasion, Princess Cruises has curated a special Spotify playlist “Songs of the Sea” featuring 108 great songs inspired by the ship’s 108-day itinerary, which includes a maiden world cruise visit to England’s Liverpool, home to The Beatles, the company said.

The list will be shared with guests once they book on the cruise, and played onboard throughout the sailing."

2  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / ‘Love Boat’ bartender Ted Lange has a new gig on: October 08, 2019, 11:25:45 AM
"Ted Lange has a new bartending gig. Lange played Isaac Washington, bartender on the S.S. Princess cruise ship, for nine seasons of the Saturday night ABC-TV hit “The Love Boat." The accomplished actor, whose resume also includes stage works by Shakespeare, August Wilson and Neil Simon, will join the cast of TheaterWorks’ holiday staple “Christmas on the Rocks" when it returns Dec. 1 to 23."

3  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Discovery Princess announced with all new higher prices. on: October 07, 2019, 11:18:45 AM
4  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Discovery Princess announced with all new higher prices. on: October 07, 2019, 11:16:52 AM

5  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Discovery Princess announced with all new higher prices. on: October 07, 2019, 11:14:54 AM

6  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Cruises unveils VR gaming show on latest ships on: September 30, 2019, 05:47:13 PM
"Transporting guests into a virtual reality gaming world, Princess Cruises has revealed details of a new production show called ‘5-SKIES’ which will debut onboard the line’s newest ships.

Created exclusively for Princess Cruises, the show will feature a series of digital effects, acrobatics, elaborate sets and costumes, on board the Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess. The show follows the main character ‘Gamer 1’, who attempts to complete a series of five increasingly difficult levels, meeting different personalities along the way in an attempt to reach Sky Princess."

7  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Princess Cruises celebrates float out of Enchanted Princess on: September 30, 2019, 05:32:31 PM
“At Princess Cruises, our crew members are truly the heart of our company and the reason we are able to create memorable vacation experiences for our guests every day,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Ms. Ho’s passion for the ship manning business and our seafarers led her to grow Magsaysay into the successful business it is today and we’re proud to employ more than 7,000 Filipino crew members onboard our ships. We’re honored to reflect on our successful partnership and proudly name her Madrina of Enchanted Princess.”

Doris Magsaysay Ho, Magsaysay Group president and CEO (left) with Rai Caluori, Princess Cruises executive vice president of guest experience.
8  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Cruises celebrates float out of Enchanted Princess on: September 30, 2019, 05:19:50 PM
"The ship was blessed by its godmother, Doris Ho, president and CEO of the Magsaysay group based in the Philippines – one of the largest human resource companies in the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Ho has been head of a long-standing partnership with Princess Cruises to recruit, train and develop crew members who work on the line’s ships.

Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe Tony Roberts said: “We’re delighted to see another significant stage of Enchanted Princess’ construction successfully completed. The countdown to her launch in Southampton next year continues and we’re eagerly anticipating the final development of this stunning ship over the next few months.”

9  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / 11 ways to get kicked off a cruise ship on: September 30, 2019, 05:15:29 PM

10  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Visa Card Benefit Changes on: September 30, 2019, 05:12:37 PM
Princess Visa Card Benefit Changes - Effective November 1, 2019

  • Pay-per-use roadside assistance added
  • Extended warranty deleted
  • Satisfaction guarantee deleted
  • Price protection deleted

11  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / How to prepare for your first cruise on: September 28, 2019, 01:40:11 PM

12  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Royal Princess - 9-14-2019 - midnight sailing SNAFU in Vancouver on: September 21, 2019, 02:40:47 PM
"First, everyone got an email a few days before the cruise stating the cruise is leaving Vancouver an hour early from the scheduled normal departure time. The port in Vancouver was chaotic since there are 3 cruise lines trying to get their passengers cleared by customs. Princess passengers were taken to the front of the line to make the 3:30p departure, which did not happen.
At 3pm, the Captain announced that our departure will be a late as scheduled due to the vessel delivering fuel spilled fuel at their vessel and there is clean-up to do.  Muster drill did not happen till after 3:45p and the Captain announced that the fuel spilled in our ship, the Royal Princess, and some into the water. Therefore, there is clean-up to do, and we are waiting for the government representatives ( we are assuming the environmental department) to assess the spill. The other factor is since the tide is high, we can not go under the bridge (height/size of Royal we are again assuming) and have to wait till we are clear or the bridge opens.

We did not leave until midnight and late in arriving in San Pedro – which was a total chaos again because of 1) the people who wants to get off the ship – it was so unorganized that the Royal employees let everyone get off even if their disembarkation number has not been called. Why  give out disembarkation numbers/times if they themselves will not enforce? We have #1 disembarkation tickets and saw people with 2,3 and 4 getting off the ship and tossing their numbers out – because the employees did not care to check.  2) the passengers waiting outside the port to get on the ship; 3) a lot of people missed their flights 4) a lot of people missed work – we were supposed to arrive at 8am not 2:30pm.

Overall, all we received was a (not so)  apology letter on Sunday at noon time explaining what happened in Vancouver. We’ve taken the same cruise every year – this was a disaster!"

13  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Royal Princess Generator fire 9-13-2019 on: September 19, 2019, 11:53:51 AM
"We were sailing from Ketchikan AK and an announcement was made that I barely understood. " Emergency alarm deck 4 zone 5" was all I really could understand. It sounded like aid was needed in this area but I'm not 100%.

After 15 min or so Captain Nash got on the PA and announced 1 of 4 generators had a fire and the suppression system was able to extinguish it. He kept repeating the fire is out and that there would be residual smoke. We would be without some propulsion because of the fire possibly making port at Vancouver a problem because the tide was rising.

After another 15 min Captain Nash announced that the fire was still out and the crew was investigating the situation.

No further information was given."


14  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Cruises passengers to help care for Northland kiwi on: September 19, 2019, 11:50:35 AM
"Princess Cruises has pledged to contribute $100,000 over the coming year, rising to $1 million over five years, towards for Northland conservation projects.

The company will give $2 for every Princess Cruises passenger who visits the Bay of Islands, starting this season, as part of its local partnerships programme, aimed at encouraging the return of kiwi and other native species to areas visited by its ships."
15  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Cruise lines have a minor impact on increased tourism says Carnival head on: September 19, 2019, 11:48:09 AM
"Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corp., stressed at Skift Global Forum 2019 in New York City on Wednesday that cruise lines have a minor impact on increased tourism around the world despite the strong focus on the sector’s role in particularly vulnerable port cities."

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