Enroute to Hawaii & Tahiti on Dawn Princess - Any questions

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#61
Sydney Australia
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Hi Anna

I really appreciate you getting back to me about Raiatea and Patrick's tour. We've arranged two CC tours with Patrick, one the 3/4 day lagoon trip and the other an island jeep trip and lunch.

Really looking forward to it!
Bev
#62
Sydney, Australia
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
The Sun will be going to Japan ..Heres the article from Princess

http://www.princess.com/news/article...ticleId=na1225
oh I know the sun is going... they cancelled the next years 75 pacific circle....

it is the rumour that the dawn is going too that is worrying me

I have already started my planning LOL
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#63
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Pago Pago today...
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#64
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Perhaps it's just 2nd hand information about the Dawn, so don't quote me. Dawn still has some work here after the refit. I know that 40 upholsterers from the USA will be boarding in Sydney.

Pago Pago (Am. Samoa) was disappointing. I'd slot it between Tonga and W.Samoa. We had an aircon luxury landcruiser for the 6 of us but not a whole lot to see. Markets at the ship were well stocked but somewhat pricey. $20 tours in the open air buses were popular and there were lots of taxi trivers at the port gate. It was very hot and muggy, so walking was not so confortable.
Just 2 more ports and we're home. I've just about whipped through our internet allowance too.
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2016 Emerald Princess: Tasmania
2016 Emerald Princess: New Zealand
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2016 Sun Princess: Queensland Coastal
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2015 Pacific Princess: Pacific Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Panama Transit

2014 Emerald Princess:Mediterranean Medley
2014 Emerald Princess: Baltic Heritage

2013 Diamond Princess: Sydney - Beijing
2012 Diamond Princess: Bangkok - Sydney
2012 Dawn Princess: Hawaii & Tahiti
2011 Star Princess: South America
2011 Star Princess: S.America-E.Caribbean
2010 Sun Princess: SE Asia
2009 Dawn Princess: Papua New Guinea
2008 Tahitian Princess: Tahiti
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#65
The Hunter Valley, Australia
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Thanks for the updates on Bora Bora.....sounds like we chose the right tour!!!
Also on Pago Pago.....Havent got anything planned here.....Was the $20 US money..
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#66
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Star Cruises ... 2
Regent Seven Seas ...2
NCL ...1


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#67
Australia
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Originally posted by mummyrose
Thanks for the updates on Bora Bora.....sounds like we chose the right tour!!!
Also on Pago Pago.....Havent got anything planned here.....Was the $20 US money..
Yes, that's USD 20 in Pago Pago, mummyrose.

Suva today...ship is refuelling, and I can't see any other reason for stopping here. No doubt it's lots better out of the city. Those craft stalls just over the bridge reminded us of the set up in Salvador, Brazil...kind of creepy.

It's drizzly and overcast, but getting cooler. Quite a lot of pax stayed onboard.....maybe 60%
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2016 Emerald Princess: Tasmania
2016 Emerald Princess: New Zealand
2016 Sun Princess: Fiji
2016 Sun Princess: Queensland Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Alaskan Cruisetour
2015 Pacific Princess: Pacific Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Panama Transit

2014 Emerald Princess:Mediterranean Medley
2014 Emerald Princess: Baltic Heritage

2013 Diamond Princess: Sydney - Beijing
2012 Diamond Princess: Bangkok - Sydney
2012 Dawn Princess: Hawaii & Tahiti
2011 Star Princess: South America
2011 Star Princess: S.America-E.Caribbean
2010 Sun Princess: SE Asia
2009 Dawn Princess: Papua New Guinea
2008 Tahitian Princess: Tahiti
2008 Sun Princess: New Zealand
2006 Pacific Star: Vanuatu

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#68
The Hunter Valley, Australia
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Thanks for the info...will right it up on our rollcall... hard to beleive we have 101 sleeps to go....hmm would love to go go back to Suva....just ran out of soap
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Dawn Princess June 2009 Fijian Jewel
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Dawn Princess May 2010 Fijian Jewel
Pacific Sun August 2010 Food and Wine Sydney to Brisbane
Pacific Sun August 2010 Comedy Cruise Sydney
Sun Princess March 2011 Cherry Blossom Cruise HK to Syd
Sea Princess August 2012 Alaska Cruise SFO
Sea Princess September 2012 San Francisco to Sydney
Pacific Jewels May 2013 Comedy Cruise Sydney
Sun Princess November 2013 North Queensland
Sun Princess November 2013 New Zealand
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#69
Australia
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My last post as I've done justice to the "free" 1000 minutes offered. Will be home in a few days (Noumea today) if there are any other queries.
Bye for now....
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Completed Cruises:
2016 Emerald Princess: Tasmania
2016 Emerald Princess: New Zealand
2016 Sun Princess: Fiji
2016 Sun Princess: Queensland Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Alaskan Cruisetour
2015 Pacific Princess: Pacific Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Panama Transit

2014 Emerald Princess:Mediterranean Medley
2014 Emerald Princess: Baltic Heritage

2013 Diamond Princess: Sydney - Beijing
2012 Diamond Princess: Bangkok - Sydney
2012 Dawn Princess: Hawaii & Tahiti
2011 Star Princess: South America
2011 Star Princess: S.America-E.Caribbean
2010 Sun Princess: SE Asia
2009 Dawn Princess: Papua New Guinea
2008 Tahitian Princess: Tahiti
2008 Sun Princess: New Zealand
2006 Pacific Star: Vanuatu

19 cruises - 275 days at sea

Upcoming Cruises:


Golden Princess - Hawaii and Tahiti - August 2017
Regal Princess - Canada and New England (Historic America 1A) - October 2018
Royal Princess- Canada and Colonial America (Maple Explorer 2B)- October 2018




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#70
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Thanks for your posts Anna. Great to hear live reports from on board.
Heres the bridge cam for Noumea. See you are sharing the port with Pacific Pearl.




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P&O...12
Princess...11
HAL ...4
Norwegian Capricorn ... 3
RCCL ...2
Cunard ...2
Star Cruises ... 2
Regent Seven Seas ...2
NCL ...1


*Don't be afraid to go out on a limb ... Thats where the fruit is.

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*The only "dumb" question is the one you don't ask
#71
Australia
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Joined Sep 2006
Back home now and happy to answer any queries .
One of the bar stewards said that the Dawn Princess was going to Italy after the makeover??
Sun Princess is off to Japan??
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Completed Cruises:
2016 Emerald Princess: Tasmania
2016 Emerald Princess: New Zealand
2016 Sun Princess: Fiji
2016 Sun Princess: Queensland Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Alaskan Cruisetour
2015 Pacific Princess: Pacific Coastal
2015 Pacific Princess: Panama Transit

2014 Emerald Princess:Mediterranean Medley
2014 Emerald Princess: Baltic Heritage

2013 Diamond Princess: Sydney - Beijing
2012 Diamond Princess: Bangkok - Sydney
2012 Dawn Princess: Hawaii & Tahiti
2011 Star Princess: South America
2011 Star Princess: S.America-E.Caribbean
2010 Sun Princess: SE Asia
2009 Dawn Princess: Papua New Guinea
2008 Tahitian Princess: Tahiti
2008 Sun Princess: New Zealand
2006 Pacific Star: Vanuatu

19 cruises - 275 days at sea

Upcoming Cruises:


Golden Princess - Hawaii and Tahiti - August 2017
Regal Princess - Canada and New England (Historic America 1A) - October 2018
Royal Princess- Canada and Colonial America (Maple Explorer 2B)- October 2018




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#72
Sydney Australia
674 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Welcome home Anna, and thanks for taking the time to field our questions while you were away. Your answers have been very helpful to me for my cruise.

Bev
#73
Queensland
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Joined Jul 2009
Welcome home, Anna. What a lovely cruise!
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