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"Burnie cruise ship volunteers "got a sleep in" on Friday after a vessel arrived around two hours late.
The Sun Princess' departure from Melbourne was delayed "following a technical matter that was resolved prior to departure", a Princess Cruises spokesperson said."

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6586175/cruise-ship-arrival-delayed-by-technical-issue/
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Crown Princess Mystery
« Last post by RichC on January 16, 2020, 05:45:06 AM »
For some reason it's been really windy this winter season in the Caribbean. We were on the Regal in Jan & had constant wind throughout the cruise having to dock on the backside of G Cayman & in Cozumel arrived 2 hours late due to the accident with the Carnival ships + 40 MPH wind making us inch into the dock.
We're leaving again this Sun & I suspect not much has changed as I'm reading that the Crown this week is experiencing the same thing.
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Begin rant: The non-enforcement of the suggested dress "guidelines" in the dining rooms.  T-shirts, gym pants, even well worn hunting clothes with dirty boots observed in the dining room.  Motorcycle gang kutte and leathers outfit worn by body art covered guy observed in Sabatinis line on formal night.  And then there are the morbidly obese in bikinis and speedos hanging out (literally) by the pool. End rant.
Here is where we part ways.
I'm in favor of a casual cruise but perhaps not as informal as it was on your cruise. I just dress casually on formal nights without a jacket for the DR. Of course I wear dress pants as well & dress shoes.
The Crown isn't noted as being one of the more formal cruise ships.
We shall see if there have been any more changes since we last sailed it last Oct. but I don't think so. Even shorts were tolerated on casual evenings in the DR back then.
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Also I can't forget to mention the now Princess required blasting, seat shaking, deafening sound levels and spot lights burning the back of your eyes in Princess Theater shows.
Yes, nothing has changed recently I see although that on the Regal they did adjust the lights not to shine directly at the audience but the sound was still deafening. 
I've just come to accept it & bring a pair of disposable ear plugs with me to every show, even a comedian. I think they should be required by law to pass them our to everyone as they enter the theater.  :o
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Begin rant: The non-enforcement of the suggested dress "guidelines" in the dining rooms.  T-shirts, gym pants, even well worn hunting clothes with dirty boots observed in the dining room.  Motorcycle gang kutte and leathers outfit worn by body art covered guy observed in Sabatinis line on formal night.  And then there are the morbidly obese in bikinis and speedos hanging out (literally) by the pool. End rant.
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Also I can't forget to mention the now Princess required blasting, seat shaking, deafening sound levels and spot lights burning the back of your eyes in Princess Theater shows.
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    • 3 day wait on Elite laundry. Three of my polo shirts were ruined in the "free" ship laundry
Typical...and you should know better.
  • Princess Theater show stopped for a blood drive announcement
  • Muster drill said to bring your medicine and cruise card but there was no cruise card to bring
They never were to speedy to change things.
  • Captain's Circle rep. dumber than a rock
Do you recall his/her name? I bet I know her.
  • Lots of glitches in the Medallion apps
  • Muster drill is now called the Safety Assembly
I don't care as long as they don't increase the time.
  • Cardboard straws
Aren't they just great !
  • Prices for wine in Sabitinis is sky high.  Prices easily exceed the Premier drink package allowance
We carried our own from our room.
  • Our deck table was in very poor condition
  • Princess Cays now uses water taxis
Much faster I thought.
  • Our shower drain was mostly clogged
  • Canned soda is not included in the Premier drink package
  • Crappy cardboard like pizza crust
  • The Crown Princess is a floating rust bucket
  • All of the ship elevators have serious gold like finish damage
Aren't they pretty.
  • Brewed coffee was not so great.  "Red eye" coffee was better
  • Cookies don't come out until 3:30 pm
No change as I remember it.
  • Anytime dining required you to carry a paper admittance slip which wasn't enforced.
  • EZ Air didn't lose my bags this time but we didn't receive the required bag tags until after dinner
  • Captain's Circle desk wasn't staffed for the 2nd leg of the B2B
What a loser. I still think I know who it was.
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Crown Princess Mystery
« Last post by Host Mike on January 13, 2020, 04:19:31 PM »
We got hit by a major wind gust on the Crown Princess in a driving rain storm last month.  Some kitchen, Horizon Court Shops had minor damage that was observed.  Crew was somewhat rattled but officers were not.
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    • 3 day wait on Elite laundry. Three of my polo shirts were ruined in the "free" ship laundry
    • Princess Theater show stopped for a blood drive announcement
    • Muster drill said to bring your medicine and cruise card but there was no cruise card to bring
    • Captain's Circle rep. dumber than a rock
    • Lots of glitches in the Medallion apps
    • Muster drill is now called the Safety Assembly
    • Cardboard straws
    • Prices for wine in Sabatinis is sky high.  Prices easily exceed the Premier drink package allowance
    • Our deck table was in very poor condition
    • Princess Cays now uses water taxis
    • Our shower drain was mostly clogged
    • Canned soda is not included in the Premier drink package
    • Crappy cardboard like pizza crust
    • The Crown Princess is a floating rust bucket
    • All of the ship elevators have serious gold like finish damage
    • Brewed coffee was not so great.  "Red eye" coffee was better
    • Cookies don't come out until 3:30 pm
    • Anytime dining required you to carry a paper admittance slip which wasn't enforced.
    • EZ Air didn't lose my bags this time but we didn't receive the required bag tags until after dinner
    • Captain's Circle desk wasn't staffed for the 2nd leg of the B2B
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Crown Princess Mystery
« Last post by RichC on January 13, 2020, 04:04:37 PM »
If you had experienced the winds on the Regal this past mid Dec it wouldn't be much of a mystery.

We had to moor at the backside of Grand Cayman it was blowing so hard and had to use a shuttle to get into town. After arriving most of the shops were closed anyway.

In Cozumel the capt managed to get in but was fighting a 40-50 MPH wind as we approached the dock & he had to inch his way every few feet. It was the same day as the tow Carnival ships had there little mishap.
From what I read they people did get compensated for their loss even though the ship doesn't make any promises that they will get you to those ports.
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