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Princess News & Princess Chatter / Princess Suffers Staff Shortages in Alaska
« Last post by Host Mike on June 27, 2022, 08:03:04 AM »
“Guests with affected land tours will have the option of accepting an alternative itinerary, rebooking for 2023, or canceling their cruise tour. Princess Cruises is also working to provide employment opportunities for the displaced teammates from Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.”

"According to the cruise line’s website, the other three, Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, and Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, all have very limited availability. "
Princess News & Princess Chatter / Crown Princess Multiple Generator Outages
« Last post by Host Mike on June 27, 2022, 07:57:35 AM »
"The email said, “Crown Princess is currently experiencing a technical issue with one of her diesel generators. This is in addition to the diesel generator that is currently out of service for scheduled maintenance. While this in no way affects the safety of our guests or crew, which is our highest priority, it does restrict our ability to operate at full speed.”
"The cruise line has also recently changed its protocols in Alaska. Guests on northbound and southbound Alaska voyages between Whittier and Vancouver have to wear a face mask at all times when indoors."
"Princess Cruises has canceled the Baltic season for Regal Princess from April 9, 2023, through September 3, 2023. Royal Princess cruises in Asia are also no longer taking place from September 5, 2023, through October 10, 2023."
"The cruise line has announced more cancellations that impact those guests cruising in Australia. The Majestic Princess voyages from March 7, 2023, through March 9, 2023, have now been canceled. "
It may not be a fool proof prevention. But i will take precautions. Every little bit helps.
Thankfully it doesn't include the other ships as well....for now.
I'm one that hates masking, especially when it's not a foolproof means of not catching the virus.
Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: SES to meet soaring cruise bandwidth demand
« Last post by RichC on June 12, 2022, 06:41:04 AM »
Sounds promising.
Princess News & Princess Chatter / SES to meet soaring cruise bandwidth demand
« Last post by Host Mike on June 10, 2022, 07:05:57 PM »
"As cruise ships return to service, SES is working to meet 'unprecedented' bandwidth demand that's a whopping 50% higher per user than in 2019.

Its next-generation O3b mPOWER satellites going up later this year with Boeing and SpaceX will be capable of delivering multi-gigabit connectivity. The first six of 11 satellites are scheduled for launch in the third quarter.

Service is expected to begin in early 2023. "

Ed: Princess Internet is slightly better than the old days and it appears that help is on the way.

"Beginning this Sunday, travelers who are flying back into the U.S. after a cruise (or a trip for any reason) will no longer have to provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their international flight home.

“This is a tremendous development that allows our guests to travel more easily and without stress throughout Europe as well as experience our Alaskan cruises that conclude in a Canadian port,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises."
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