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#1
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Those who know me know i have cancelled, swapped and changed cruise's various times for various reasons over the years, well today is " PAYBACK DAY " ......... with Princess " CANCELLING OUR DIAMOND PRINCESS BEIJING TO VANCOUVER MAY 2014" cruise this was to be the first leg of our round the world cruise crawl..... oh well off to rework the plan............

Question is if she's not going home in 2014 where is she staying??????????? Princess Australia badly need a big beautiful ship such as her......just thinking out loud.....cheers Shiona
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Cairns, QLD Australia
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Originally posted by badgerbill
Those who know me know i have cancelled, swapped and changed cruise's various times for various reasons over the years, well today is " PAYBACK DAY " ......... with Princess " CANCELLING OUR DIAMOND PRINCESS BEIJING TO VANCOUVER MAY 2014" cruise this was to be the first leg of our round the world cruise crawl..... oh well off to rework the plan............

Question is if she's not going home in 2014 where is she staying??????????? Princess Australia badly need a big beautiful ship such as her......just thinking out loud.....cheers Shiona
Now that IS interesting. Did they give you an option on a different date for the relocation cruise or just totally cancelled it with no explanation?
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#3
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Cancelled completely Eileen

Please be advised due to operational reasons, Diamond Princess voyage M410A departing May 2, 2014, has been cancelled. You will receive a full refund of the cruise fare, transfers, Princess Vacation Protection, pre and post hotel packages, and government fees and taxes. We have created two new voyages on Diamond Princess in fall 2013 to Southeast Asia sailing roundtrip from Singapore.
#4
Gold Coast
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Originally posted by badgerbill
Those who know me know i have cancelled, swapped and changed cruise's various times for various reasons over the years, well today is " PAYBACK DAY " ......... with Princess " CANCELLING OUR DIAMOND PRINCESS BEIJING TO VANCOUVER MAY 2014" cruise this was to be the first leg of our round the world cruise crawl..... oh well off to rework the plan............

Question is if she's not going home in 2014 where is she staying??????????? Princess Australia badly need a big beautiful ship such as her......just thinking out loud.....cheers Shiona
Bit of a shock, but I'm sure you already have option B and C in the planning stage, Shiona.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if Diamond Princess was to be based in Australia, as Princess/Carnival is being left behind by Royal Caribbean/Celebrity in standard of cruise ships cruising in Australia/NZ.
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Cairns, QLD Australia
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Originally posted by badgerbill
Cancelled completely Eileen

Please be advised due to operational reasons, Diamond Princess voyage M410A departing May 2, 2014, has been cancelled. You will receive a full refund of the cruise fare, transfers, Princess Vacation Protection, pre and post hotel packages, and government fees and taxes. We have created two new voyages on Diamond Princess in fall 2013 to Southeast Asia sailing roundtrip from Singapore.
Hmmm.... so they are keeping it here longer then? Maybe they will keep it here. I hope they don't turn it into a Princess Australia ship and ruin it!
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I read somewhere she is due for a refit around that time....so I would not be surprised for a major refit to take place in maybe , Japan/China, and she will remain to service the very lucrative Asian market, and then come down under as usual.



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Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Originally posted by badgerbill
We have created two new voyages on Diamond Princess in fall 2013 to Southeast Asia sailing round trip from Singapore.
Surprise ....Surprise.

Singapore built that new terminal to cater for and service the big cruise ships ....and guess what...
They , (Princess) , are going to use it.
Now perhaps if our planners took note of what Singapore has done...??????

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#8
Cairns, QLD Australia
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
I read somewhere she is due for a refit around that time....so I would not be surprised for a major refit to take place in maybe , Japan/China, and she will remain to service the very lucrative Asian market, and then come down under as usual.


I hope that is the case David.... I don't think I want to see her "Aussiefied" and turned into an Australian Princess ship. JMHO of course, there are probably many people out there that would love her to be based in Australia. I am just not one of them.
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#9
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
Surprise ....Surprise.

Singapore built that new terminal to cater for and service the big cruise ships ....and guess what...
They , (Princess) , are going to use it.
Now perhaps if our planners took note of what Singapore has done...??????
It seems more likely she will be based in Singapore perhaps. The Sun will be based in Japan part of the year.
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Aurora P & O UK - Canary Is, Spain/Portugal/Morocco - November 2016

Golden Princess - New Zealand - February 2016
Diamond Princess - Tokyo to Sydney - September 2015
Diamond Princess - Singapore to Tokyo - April 2015
Diamond Princess - Sydney to Singapore - March 2015
Ruby Princess - TA to NY - Norway/Iceland - Sept 2014
Ruby Princess - British Isles - August 2014
Sea Princess - Aust Coastal - May 2014
Diamond Princess - Tasmania - December 2013
Diamond Princess - Aust to China - March 2013
Diamond Princess - New Zealand - Feb 2013
Ruby Princess - Mediterranean - May 2012
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Pacific Sun - Newcastle/Brisbane - Sept 2010
Sun Princess - Sydney/Brisbane - April 2010
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Pacific Dawn - Sydney/Brisbane - Dec 2009
Sun Princess - Vanuatu/New Caledonia - Feb 2009
#10
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Word has it that her cruises back to 21st Feb appear cancelled ... going to be a long refit.

Marion had no plan B or C this one was a keeper ... however a new plan has been formulated... we are now allowing 12 months to get around so will have plenty of choices we will become Cruise Gypsies
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Australia
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Not nice when you have a cruise cancelled, HAL cancelled a cruise on us back in May. Have fun getting the refund back.

So is Diamond Princess just going to cruise around in circles?

Maybe it is going into drydock like what they did to the Oosterdam when they cancelled our cruise.
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#12
Sydney, Australia
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
I read somewhere she is due for a refit around that time....so I would not be surprised for a major refit to take place in maybe , Japan/China, and she will remain to service the very lucrative Asian market
That would be my guess as well.
#13
Gold Coast
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Originally posted by badgerbill
Word has it that her cruises back to 21st Feb appear cancelled ... going to be a long refit.

Marion had no plan B or C this one was a keeper ... however a new plan has been formulated... we are now allowing 12 months to get around so will have plenty of choices we will become Cruise Gypsies
Plan D - 12 months sounds good.

I meant plan B or C, after the unexpected cancellation. I knew this cruise was to be part of a bigger trip, so you must have been very disappointed to receive this news.

Cancellations definitely are becoming more frequent now, so it doesn't pay to book too far ahead.
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Hurtigruten - Fram - 2014 - Ushuaia to Antarctica, via Falkland Islands and South Georgia Islands.
Princess - Ocean Princess - 2013 - Dover to Iceland and Norway, via Shetland and Faroe Islands.

Princess - Ocean Princess - 2012 - Singapore to Sydney
Fred Olsen Black Watch - 2012 - The Baltic, with Norway. Dover to St. Petersburg, via Kiel Canal.
Celebrity Century - 2011 - Auckland to Sydney

CTMA Vacancier - 2011 - Montreal to Magdalen Islands. Amtrak - Toronto to New York
MSC - Poesia - 2010 - Kiel, Germany to NY. Amtrak NY to Niagara Falls, VIA Rail Toronto to Vancouver
MSC - Lirica - 2008 - Genoa, Italy to Fort Lauderdale
Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas - 2007 - Honolulu to Sydney
Rivers of Holland Cruise - 2003 - to Amsterdam
Alaskan Marine Highway - 2003 - to most Alaskan ports of call
Star Cruises - Superstar Leo - 2003 - Sydney to Darwin
Norwegian Coastal Voyage - Naruik - 2002 - Bergen to Kirkenes
Angelina Lauro - 1971 - Sydney to Perth. Indian Pacific - Perth to Sydney (Put me off cruising for 30 years!)

P & O - Chusan - 1970 - London to Brisbane, via Africa, India and Sri Lanka (Suez closed).
Chandris Lines - Queen Frederica - 1969 - Sydney to London, via Panama, New York and Rotterdam
#14
Melbourne Australia
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I hope you used a Future Cruise Letter Shiona.
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Emerald Princess, South Pacific 3/17 11 nights
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