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16  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Three Island Princess crew members arrested for drugs in Vancouver. on: May 13, 2017, 07:13:55 PM
 "Three crew members, returning to ship after being ashore, were found with narcotics and they were arrested," Brian O'Connor, vice-president of public relations, said in an email. "The delayed departure will not disrupt the itinerary."

None of the cruise ship's guests were involved, according to O'Connor."
17  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Time off for good behavior on: May 13, 2017, 07:09:24 PM
"On Twitter, Italians angrily claimed that Schettino’s 16-year sentence would likely be reduced thanks to Italy’s generous cutting of jail time for good behavior."

18  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Schettino loses appeal. Sent to prison. on: May 13, 2017, 03:37:40 AM
"ROME -- The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people, was headed to a Rome prison after losing his final appeals bid Friday.

The Court of Cassation, Italy's highest criminal tribunal, upheld Francesco Schettino's lower court convictions and his 16-year prison sentence."

19  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: April 28, 2017, 03:46:26 PM
Now online:

Tnx Charles
20  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Considerably higher ticket prices = considerably higher profits on: March 29, 2017, 09:02:44 AM
"Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing
demand from Asia and for cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. "At this time, cumulative advance bookings for the remainder
of 2017 are well ahead of the prior year at considerably higher prices," Carnival said in a statement."
21  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Caribbean Princess Receiving Seven New Dining Options (Follow the money trail) on: March 29, 2017, 08:59:08 AM
"Princess Cruises has announced that when Caribbean Princess completes her drydock during the first week of April, the ship will have the cruise line’s largest ever food and beverage innovation that will include seven new onboard dining options."

22  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Serious crew accident occured on the Regal Princess on: March 28, 2017, 07:16:41 PM
"Our friends on board with us reported seeing that, in heavy winds, last Thursday Mar 23, a maintenance staffer on Regal Princess lost his
finger when a 16th floor deck door slammed on it. The finger was recovered. We were told he was shaken up and opted to go home. Hope the
expertise was available to reattach it."

23  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Re: 2018 Cruises announced.. Spreadsheet update ???? on: March 28, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
Not at the moment.  Will advise.
24  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / Making a cruise ship your retirement home on: March 20, 2017, 05:16:38 AM

25  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Princess to revamp Caribbean Princess on: March 19, 2017, 07:47:28 PM
26  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / 10 things you need to know cruising the Mediterranean on: March 19, 2017, 07:44:27 PM

27  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Port capacity in Japan may be overwhelmed on: March 13, 2017, 10:20:47 PM
"If China's ban persists into the busier summer months it could both overwhelm the port capacity in Japan and reduce demand for cruises in China because of the lack of destination variety."
28  Princess Cruising / Princess News Chatter / Princess cutting calls to South Korean ports on: March 13, 2017, 10:16:14 PM
"Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corp's Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises have all also cut calls to South Korean ports including Jeju, replacing them with visits to Japan."
29  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / South Korean port visits cancelled by global cruise giants on: March 09, 2017, 10:28:59 PM
"Global cruise giants Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will cancel South Korean port visits from their China-based cruises after Seoul deployed a U.S.missile defense system, raising tensions between the two countries.

In a post on its Chinese website, Royal Caribbean said it would remove visits to popular South Korea sites due to “recent developments regarding the situation in South Korea.”

Carnival’s Costa Cruises said it was working with tour operator partners to adjust its offering for Chinese clients.

“Costa Cruises will remove calls to South Korean ports for our upcoming cruises home ported out of China, replacing them with cruising at sea or calls to destinations in Japan,” it said in a statement."
30  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Sydney Harbour is a cruise ship parking nightmare. Sydney airport out of room. on: March 09, 2017, 10:22:11 PM
"A parking nightmare in Sydney harbor left the giant cruise liner Radiance of the Seas unable to dock because the single berth big enough to take her was already occupied.

With a tight schedule to meet, the cruise organizers were forced to pay half a million dollars early last month to hire a flotilla of small vessels to ferry 2,500 passengers ashore, and bring back more waiting to embark for the next voyage.

"We have not done something like this ever anywhere else in the world," says Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

"It was completely foreseeable going back almost a decade that Sydney didn't have the infrastructure ultimately to support the ongoing growth in business," he adds. "Now, actually, we've reached the point where the constraint is completely real."

"Sydney's current airport at Kingsford Smith has also run out of room for expansion to meet growing passenger traffic, yet proposals for a second airport for the city have become one of Australia's longest-running bad jokes."
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