Princess Cruises Gives Its New-Build a Name, Teases Out a Few Features

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#3
Toronto,Canada
672 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
She looks wonderful-I want to sail on her-NOW!
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Past cruises:
BOLERO-New Years Millenium cruise 1999/2000
RCL MONARCH OTS-E.Caribbean 2001
RCL EXPLORER OTS-E.Caribbean 2002
DAWN PRINCESS-E.Caribbean 2004
SUN PRINCESS-E.Caribbean 2005(first JUG's cruise)
CROWN PRINCESS-S.Caribbean 2006
NCL PRIDE OF AMERICA-HAWAII 2007
CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION -S.Carib. 2008
CELEBRITY SOLSTICE -S.Carib. 2009
MSC SPLENDIDA -W.Med. 2009
CARIBBEAN PRINCESS-B2B E./S.Carib. 2010
EMERALD PRINCESS-S.Carib.(JUG's Reunion) 2010
RCL LIBERTY OTS -Transatlantic Oct.2011
RCL OASIS OTS -W.Caribbean Nov.2011
CELEBRITY SUMMIT-B2B E./S.Carib.Jan.2013
CELEBRITYINFINITYPanama Canal Nov.2013
MSC DIVINA-W.Caribbean 2014


RCL Brilliance OTS -JUG's Memories cruise-Repo Boston to Tampa Oct.2014
CarnivalBreeze-Caribbean,September 2015
RCL Serenade OTS-Canada/New England October 2016
MSC Divina -S.Caribbean December 2016
#4
San Juan - PR
1,186 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Went on a Royal ship with a hump in the middle and that feature stinks as you lose the 180 degree view from your balcony. The closer to the hump your stateroom is, the more your view is cut off; mine was actually a hump balcony (aft side) and I had no view forward. Never again....
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Renaissance-IV (1994-Windward Islands Southbound) -First and best cruise ever to date.
Nordic Empress (4 day: St Thomas/St Maarten)
Monarch of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean)
Sun Princess (1998-Alaska)
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Caribbean Princess (04/06/08-Eastern) Review: http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=40724
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#5
San Diego
5,137 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
I admire and love to sail on the ships designed and built by Princess........which state.......the sea is the most important element......
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Cruise History
Viking Longship Baldur, Amsterdam to Budapest (2017)
Celebrity Summit, Round-trip Bermuda (NY) (2017)

Crown Princess, Round-trip Hawaii (LA) (2016)

Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean (2016)
Zuiderdam, Mediterranean Explorer (2015)
Emerald Princess, Western Caribbean (2014)

Jewel of the Seas, Southern Caribbean (2014)
Golden Princess, Round-trip Hawaii (LA) (2013)
Pacific Princess, Mediterranean & Adriatic (2012)
Pacific Princess, Mediterranean Collection (2012)
Island Princess, Pacific Coastal (2012)
Sapphire Princess, LA / Hawaii / Samoa / Tahiti / LA (2011)
Golden Princess, Round-trip Hawaii (LA) (2011)
Crown Princess, Greek Isles / Med + Italy (2010)
Sapphire Princess, Mexico (LA) (2010)
Royal Princess, Mediterranean + Italy (2009)
Sapphire Princess, Australia / NZ + Fiji (2007)
Golden Princess, British Isles + Scotland (2006)
Dawn Princess, Mexico (SF) (2006)
Grand Princess, Mediterranean + Italy (2005)
Tahitian Princess, Cook Island (2005)
Tahitian Princess, Marquesas Island (2005)
Zenith, Western Caribbean (2004)
Ryndam, Mexico, (2003)
Grand Princess, Eastern Caribbean (2003)
Grand Princess, Western Caribbean (2003)
Dawn Princess, San Diego to Hawaii (2003)
Dawn Princess, Tahiti to Hawaii (2002)
Dawn Princess, Hawaii to Tahiti (2002)
Royal Princess, Panama Canal (2002)
Ocean Princess, Southern Caribbean (2001)
Dawn Princess, Mexico (1991)
Golden Odyssey, Black Sea / Med (1990)
Dawn Princess, Mediterranean (1989)
Fair Sky, Alaska (1984)
Fair Sea, Panama Canal (1983)
#6
104,150 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
i don't like the big mega ships

bring back the original royal princess -- she was so lovely
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#7
Ft. Lauderdale
40 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
Maybe they take this opportunity to work on the horrible congestion and lines in the Horizon Court. It would so much nicer to have stations like RCI and Celebrity so you can see what all is offered instead of waiting in line and putting something on your plate "just in case" there is nothing better further down.
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Tim in Pompano Beach

Oosterdam Jan/05
Zuiderdam May/05
Radiance of the Seas Jan/06
Star Princess April/07
Westerdam November/06
Jewel of the Seas December/07
Radiance of the Seas February/08
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Westerdam Jan/09
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Celebrity Century December 2010
Navigator of the Seas January 2011
Serenade of the Seas May 2011
#9
LONG ISLAND, NY
97 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
please have the home port be NY or at least have the inagural sail out of NY!!!
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#10
Val Verde, CA, USA
8,404 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
I'm looking forward to the Royal Princess too... gotta try it at least once!

Originally posted by tjsalyer
Maybe they take this opportunity to work on the horrible congestion and lines in the Horizon Court. It would so much nicer to have stations like RCI and Celebrity so you can see what all is offered instead of waiting in line and putting something on your plate "just in case" there is nothing better further down.
Hmmmm... actually the Horizon Court IS arranged in stations. It's just that people array themselves in lines and growl at people who are using the buffet like it was designed.
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I am a Princess employee and my views do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
#11
The beautiful AR Ozarks
209 Posts
Joined May 2008
I love the idea of transforming deck area into a dance club at night!
I have always wondered why so much is invested making clubs like you would visit on land within ship interiors...when what makes them special is the sea.
Hoorah for dancing under the stars in the fresh ocean air!

Amy
#12
UK
42 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Other than the desire to have to try everything that is new, or the belief that bigger is better, I cannot imagine why anyone would feel even remotely interested in sailing on the planned new Princess cruise ship. The image produced with the Press Release shows an ugly brute of a thing, despite the company's assurance that it will have 'classic lines' - what rubbish. Quite simply, in my view, Princess Cruises has never had built for them a good looking vessel. The only decent ships they've ever had were those acquired from someone else.
#13
Los Angeles
1,218 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
I was hoping the ship was going to have a covered pool for those of us who have to stay out of the sun, or for those days when it is too cold to swim outdoors.

I'm going to try to plan my voyages on ships that have covered pools.

Arlene
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Happy Cruising,

Arlene

Past Cruises
Diamond Princess- 8/2007 (Alaska CruiseTour)
Norwegian Star - 4/2009 (Mexican Riviera)
Grand Princess - 9/2009 (European Explorer)
Emerald Princess - 6/2010 (Western Caribbean)
Star Princess - 8/2010 (Baltics)
Norwegian Pride of America - 3/2011 (Hawaii)
Sapphire Princess - 7/2011 (Alaska Inside Passage)
Grand Princess - 01/2012 (Eastern Caribbean)
Caribbean Princess - 8/2012 (Transatlantic)
Emerald Princess - 1/2013 (Eastern Caribbean)
Celebrity Silhouette - 11/2013 (Italy & Adriatic)
Sapphire Princess - 3/11 & 3/15/14 (Pacific Coastal)
Royal Princess - 1/2015 (Southern Caribbean)
Celebrity Summit - 5/2015 (Bermuda)
Celebrity Equinox- 10/2015 (Italy & Greek Isles)
Star Princess - 11/2015 (West Coast Getaway)
Star Princess - 11/2015 (Cabo San Lucas)
Crown Princess - 1/2016 (B2B West Coast Getaways)
Diamond Princess - 3/2016 (New Zealand & Australia)
Celebrity Infinity - 4/2016 (Panama Canal)
Diamond Princess - 7/2016 (Japan)
Star Princess - 10/2016 (California Coastal)
Emerald Princess - 11/2016 (New Zealand)
Emerald Princess- 12/2016 (South Pacific Islands)
Crown Princess - 1/2017 (South America)

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