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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Majestic Princess is currently CDC code yellow
« Last post by Host Mike on October 27, 2021, 12:35:04 PM »
Yellow status means the ship has met the threshold for CDC investigation, which includes one of the following criteria:

    at or above the investigation threshold for crew COVID-19 cases,
    at or above the investigation threshold for passenger COVID-19 cases; or
    state or local health department notified CDC of passenger COVID-19 cases occurring within 5 days of disembarkation.

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/cruise-ship-color-status.html
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"Since July 31, Princess Cruises has been gradually putting its ships back in service, with five out of 15 ships already in operation."

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/26078-latest-restart-dates-and-itineraries-of-every-princess-cruises-ship.html
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Carnival makes a return to Princess Cays
« Last post by Host Mike on October 27, 2021, 11:47:52 AM »
“We are delighted to return to the private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays and offer guests an opportunity to experience all of the beauty and charm of the island while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line."

https://www.cruisehive.com/carnival-cruise-line-returns-to-private-destination-in-the-bahamas/58028
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Princess mask requirements
« Last post by RichC on October 27, 2021, 09:09:02 AM »
From what I recently read, masks are required while sitting in a bar between sips of a drink but must remain in place otherwise.  :o
I wonder if that requirement also applies for eating in the DR.  ::)
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I hope this works better that the Medallion App in general.

I could never get the thing to work properly with my old phone 2 years ago and with my newer phone for our last cruise we cancelled out on for this coming Dec/Jan
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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess delays Hawaii start,
« Last post by Host Mike on October 26, 2021, 09:49:13 PM »
"Princess Cruises cited operational restrictions in delaying it Hawaii restart until January. Hawaii cruises have been replaced up to and including the Dec. 22 departure with alternative itineraries sailing from Los Angeles and San Francisco."

https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/environmental-health/sept-10-update-carnival-facilitates-covid-testing-princess-delays-hawaii-start
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"Princess Cruises is pushing back the return of two ships to sea amid the pandemic and cancelling several planned sailings.

On Wednesday, the cruise line announced the Diamond Princess will return to sea in Japan next Spring. This is the same ship that was quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, at the start of the pandemic, following a COVID-19 outbreak that ultimately led to more than 700 infections and more than a dozen deaths.

The Diamond Princess' 2021-2022 South America & Antarctica sailings and 2022 world cruise have been canceled.

Two December cruises planned for the Island Princess have also been canceled. That ship will return to sea in the spring with several Caribbean sailings before a 14-day Panama Canal cruise in late April."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/08/25/princess-cruises-delays-diamond-princess-island-princess-ships-return-sea/5588811001/
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"The corresponding CrewCall Chat feature lets guests text their specific question or request using a smart device to be answered or actioned virtually by crew.

“CrewCall significantly expands our MedallionClass service-on-demand capabilities allowing us to deliver high-touch, personalized service that doesn’t interrupt the vacation they are enjoying to find a crew member,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “It minimizes wait time at our guest services desk while simultaneously improving our responsiveness.”

https://scvnews.com/princess-cruises-unveils-new-on-demand-feature-that-increases-personalized-service/

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Princess News & Princess Chatter / More Princess cruise cancellations
« Last post by Host Mike on October 26, 2021, 09:35:56 PM »
"Princess Cruises is extending their pause for cruises in Australia and New Zealand through January 27, 2022 due to uncertainty in the region."

"As a result of the pause extension, Coral Princess voyages through January 17 are cancelled and Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess seasons through to March 2022 are being cancelled."

https://cruisefever.net/princess-cruises-extends-pause-for-cruises-in-australia/
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"Liverpool has welcomed the massive, luxury cruise liner Sky Princess into port unexpectedly this morning."

"The luxury liner had left Liverpool on October 3 as part of a 10-day trip around the British Isles.

It wasn't scheduled to return to Liverpool until Sunday, October 13, but has returned to Liverpool seemingly in a change to the planned schedule."

Liverpool Council has said the change of date was down to a routine scheduling change.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/massive-luxury-cruise-ship-sky-21801751

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