Diamond refunding pax full cruise $$ + Air.

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#1
phoenix, az. usa
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Joined Sep 2001
After some major grumbling (villagers with pitchforks) Princess is now offering pax who wish to debark here in Seattle, FULL REFUND of cruise and hotel, incidentals and Air to point of origin. Thus far about 75 pax have signed up for the leave ship option.

For all those who stay with reduced itinerary, $500 credit.

We are staying and hoping someone leaving is vacating a suite.

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#2
Tacoma, WA
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Joined Mar 2004
Too bad they won't let us on to replace those who got off. Oh, how I would have just loved to just jump out of my car and on to that boat.

Violet

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#3
Pekin, IL USA
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Joined Nov 2001
That's the attitude to have, Steve!! Hope you get a nice discount on a suite!!!! Sorry for all the problems and hope you enjoy the cruise anyway! Alaska is so beautiful, I'm sure you will!!

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#4
phoenix, az. usa
6,732 Posts
Joined Sep 2001
Day 1, we are happy!!! all the grumpies left last night, 190 of them.

We are on a 30 person upgrade list so we hope for good news today.

Either way, you can't ruffle our feathers with a brick, sailing is for cruisers, crying is for babies.

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West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>

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#6
Stanwood Washington
66 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Steve: It is great to hear your good attitude. I do hope you get into one of the gorgeous suites.
My DH and I were on the ship this week and it was a wonderful cruise. The weather was "out of this world" with beautiful sunshine and clear skys at night.
We do have some major questions about the handeling of embarkation and disembarkation here at Pier 30 in Seattle.
We got into port at noon and we did not get off until 5 P.M. !!
The best place to sit and enjoy the scenery is up in Skywalkers. We were there yesterday as we "slowly" cruised home from Victoria. We were told we could not go over 7 knots. Had been cruising at 21 and 22 knots before the shaft was damaged to the props.
Enjoy the internet while you can. It was not working most of the week.....I did use it a couple of times but most of the time it was off. We had a power outage one day and that damaged the internet transmissions to all of the ship.
Be sure to have a meal in Sabatini's...the service is great and the meal fantastic. Worth the $20 for something special.
We also enjoyed Sterlings. The primerib and New York steak was extra good.
Please keep us posted on your trip and how it goes.

"BARB & JOHN"

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#7
Northern California
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Joined Oct 2003
I have to agree with Cruising in ATTA BOY. Go with the flow and have a dandy time.
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#8
14,192 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> sailing is for cruisers, crying is for babies. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gotta remember that one! ROFL

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#11
las vegas, nv
1,663 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Best of luck to you Srphnx, I would have stayed too. I'm sure Princess will offer nonstop entertainment to make up for the problems. Looks like you'll just have to add one more Diamond Alaska to your other 4 diamond cruises lol. Have a great trip and hope you get a great upgrade, you certainly deserve it.

Blanke, sorry it took you so long to get off the ship yesterday.

If anyone hears about when the repairs are goiong to take place, I'd sure like to know. Happy sailings all.

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#12
Tampa, FL (Lutz)
118 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Yes, please someone quiz the officers on board as to the status for the future Diamond cruises over the next few weeks, will she be taken to drydock?....thanks!!!
#13
Hollywood, FL USA
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Joined Feb 2003
Good Attitude will equal a good time.

I can't imagine 7 knots is going to do it for long. I wouldbe worried about next week if I was booked.

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#15
97 Posts
Joined May 2004
SRPHNX reported in the DIAMOND 5/29/04 post that this morning it was travelling at 18 knots. The 7 knot speed was on the way into Seattle from Victoria
#17
Alabama
886 Posts
Joined May 2004
Steve, you da man!!! I don't see how anyone could have done any different. We would have stayed on for a week even if the ship never left the dock. Have a great time!

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#18
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Joined Jul 2001
Good for you! But what are people so grumpy about? Because the ship got bumped by the wind and has to bypass Juneau?

cydspal -- according to Cruise News Daily, the ship had minor damage which has been repaired. It does not need a drydock and is able to sail at full speed.

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#19
Tampa, FL (Lutz)
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Joined Aug 2001
Pam in MA:

Thanks!! Thats a great update! I was thinking that the issue (if there was one) was side propulsion, causing docking problems..
Sounding much better than it did 18 hours ago!!
#20
Las Vegas, Nv
4,212 Posts
Joined Aug 2000
srphnx...It gives me tons of joy to hear you and others on this board...I can just imagine the group of us rubbing our hands together as the others disembark grumbling and we're all whispering with glee 'There's more for me, there's more for me!' Always looking ahead...
enjoy and we'll be waiting for your updates!

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