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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Default Crown Princess to run out of Galveston 2012/13

Further details...

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...117309453.html

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Great news!!!

The Galveston terminal is only 65 miles from my driveway. I sailed Grand out of Galveston three times. It was my intro to Princess.

BTW - article mentions that Crown has greater capacity than the previous ship. Yeah, it does: Princess added a 500 passenger Riviera deck.

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Default crown princess moving to galveston

crown princess scheduled to move to galveston 2012-2013 season.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Good news!
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Outstanding! We're going to Alaska on the Golden in May, and will definitely sign up for future cruise credit while onboard. No question that we'll use it to sail the Crown out of Galveston ... we're 45 minutes from the port, and cruise from there at least once a year. We also were on the Grand in '07, and have really missed the Princess experience. With three cruise lines sailing out of there, prices should be a bit more competitive ... not that it matters all that much. We're really looking forward to this.

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Press release not up on Princess site yet, but here is link to USA Today story:
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/p...rown-/145935/1
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I did this route on the Grand and loved it, I just wish they would offer more/different routes out of Galveston. Like Cayman Island, Aruba and other southern stops.
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Great news!!!

The Galveston terminal is only 65 miles from my driveway.
30 miles from mine.
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This is good news for us a little further for us than 30 or 60 miles but closer than FLL or even LAX. Too bad is isn't the Grand again. We thoroughly do not like the extra deck things and have posted so a bunch of times. But this is in our back yard so to speak and we like this itinerary so guess we will do it and we do like Galveston.
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Wonderful! So glad to hear the news. The port is a bit over 200 miles from our driveway, but the key word there is DRIVE! No flights

We sailed on the Grand several times out of Galveston...so convenient.
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30 miles from mine.
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SOOO happy about this!!! Welcome Princess!!! Three different lines out of Galveston will give us all lots of choices and as someone else said, maybe some competitive pricing. Now if we could just get Celebrity!!
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This is good news for us a little further for us than 30 or 60 miles but closer than FLL or even LAX. Too bad is isn't the Grand again. We thoroughly do not like the extra deck things and have posted so a bunch of times. But this is in our back yard so to speak and we like this itinerary so guess we will do it and we do like Galveston.
My thoughts exactly. I had much rather have the Grand.

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:43 PM
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I wonder if this means that the new build (new Royal Princess) will be ready for Fort Lauderdale by 2012-13 season to replace the Crown Princess.
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Adding some ports other than the Western Caribbean and Bahamas would be awesome, but they would have to be longer cruises in order to do that. We can cross our fingers for Princess to add a few 10, 12, or 14 day itineraries.

I'm still hoping for Princess to come to New Orleans!!! Please, please, please!
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Here is the Princess release

http://www.princess.com/news/article...ticleId=na1146
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Wonderful! So glad to hear the news. The port is a bit over 200 miles from our driveway, but the key word there is DRIVE! No flights

We sailed on the Grand several times out of Galveston...so convenient.
See you should move east and join us in New Braunfels. Much closer from here hehehhehe. About 185 miles last time we did our cruise out of there.

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HUGE WOW! Has anyone seen any info on the transatlantic?
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Glad to have Princess returning to TX! I just wish they would depart out of the Port of Houston!
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OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY, this is GREAT !

Timing for this move comes just after my planned retirement and not having to pay outrageous airline costs is going to be GREAT.

Even if they start with the same ports there were sailings of Grand Princess out of Galveston around holiday seasons that added ports all the way down to Panama Canal. With Christmas and New Years on Tuesdays the first year in Galveston they probably won't deviate from the normal 7 day cruise itinerary, but when those holidays roll into weekends, look for extended itineraries.
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