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#1
outside of Anchorage
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Anyone here been on a Trans Pacific? There is one at the end of April, and wondering what the seas might be like. Japan-Alaska...
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#2
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Yes. I've sailed on the Diamond from Beijing to Whittier in April/May a few years ago. The weather ranged from hot and humid to cold and snowy. Don't remember the seas being rough. Once sailing from Busan, we sailed north of the Aleutians and then sailed between islands south towards Whittier.
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#3
Two Rivers, Wisc.
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All positioning cruises are hard to say what the weather and seas will bring. I've had gorgeous, wonderful weather on a northern route one time, horrible another year. Seas being rough too unpredictable to say they will be rough in April. I was on a cruise from Hawaii to Vancouver the whole time we were in a fog bank, couldn't see anything for days. The point is no way to judge.
#4
outside of Anchorage
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Yes. I've sailed on the Diamond from Beijing to Whittier in April/May a few years ago. The weather ranged from hot and humid to cold and snowy. Don't remember the seas being rough. Once sailing from Busan, we sailed north of the Aleutians and then sailed between islands south towards Whittier.


Pam, I remember when that cruise came into Anchorage. We had late snows that year and even us Alaskans were shaking our heads.


And I guess that is my answer...You just never know....adds to the thrill....
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Originally posted by laughing husky
Pam, I remember when that cruise came into Anchorage. We had late snows that year and even us Alaskans were shaking our heads.
[IMG]On the way to Anchorage post-cruise in mid-May.
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#6
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Pam, how did you like your April/May transpacific cruise on the Diamond? We're trying to decide on the April 14th transpacific on the Golden, Singapore to Whittier, or round-trip Singapore, a 21 day cruise on the Sapphire leaving Jan 28th. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
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I want to do this cruise, but too many already booked, so hoping Princess continues this itinerary for 2019.

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#8
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We went from Beijing to Vancouver in mid May 2012. The was quite warm in China and comfortable in S. Korea and Japan. The seas were not overly rough but there was a storm in the North Pacific so the Captain took us north of the Aleutians, into the Bering Sea. It got quite cold and actually snowed while at sea. Some of the crew had never seen snow falling and had a ball playing in it. Be prepared for your internal clock getting totally messed up. You go through a time zone a day for I think 7 days, losing an hour each day. You go over the International Date Line and get to repeat a day. We had an entertainer show up late for a show because he got confused over which Wednesday he was supposed to perform.
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#9
Tennessee, USA
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Joined Aug 2009
We did the reverse of the TP described above a few years ago and sailed from Whittier to Bejing. It was a great trip. We did have to cancel a port stop in Japan due to a typhoon and also had to reroute a bit but otherwise the seas weren't too bad. It's not unlike a TA if you've done one of those. There's just no way to forecast what the seas will be like.

We are also booked on the April voyage you're referring to but are unsure if we will keep the reservation. It's not the best area of the world at the moment and we are also considering due to it being a little better timing.
#10
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Originally posted by SusieS
Pam, how did you like your April/May transpacific cruise on the Diamond? We're trying to decide on the April 14th transpacific on the Golden, Singapore to Whittier, or round-trip Singapore, a 21 day cruise on the Sapphire leaving Jan 28th. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
I am on the Tokyo-Whittier leg of that ship. Have you joined the rollcall? It is mighty quiet. Pam, that was quite the snow we had when you came into port. Everyone was talking about it..
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