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Author Topic: Southeast Alaska pilots raise concerns over Royal Princess  (Read 253 times)
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« on: April 19, 2019, 01:56:35 PM »

"The pilots wrote: “Overall the simulations produced serious challenges in wind and current conditions common to” Southeast Alaska.

It also found that the Royal Princess model didn’t handle well at low speeds.

“The recommendations in this study strictly limit port calls and necessitate restricted operating parameters to ensure safe operations of the Royal Princess in Southeast Alaska waters,” the report said.

None of the pilots CoastAlaska contacted were willing to talk about their findings.

Princess Cruise Lines questioned the report’s results but said it would work closely with the marine pilots to ensure safe handling of the vessels in Southeast Alaska."
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 06:41:17 AM »

Since we love the Royal Princess & sailed it exclusively in the Caribbean for the last few years, I'm hoping they return the ship back to Florida & substitute a more maneuverable ship in Alaska.
I've read many posts that claim there just isn't sufficient viewing space similar to the old style ships so that may also keep people from choosing that ship for an Alaskan cruise.
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