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#1
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Does anyone know who the current captain is on the Sapphire Princess please?
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#3
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Originally posted by freshair8
I thought it was Paulo Ravera, but I could be wrong.
O.k. just that I recently read somewhere a new Captain was on the ship and they said they hardly heard from him, not even midday. From my previous cruises if you have a good Captain you have a good crew, little bit concerned as we cruise 28th March on a long cruise.
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#5
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Originally posted by claudiniusmaximus
Ooh I had an email off him this morning. His name is Heikki Laakkonen.


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He looks young!
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Originally posted by claudiniusmaximus
Ooh I had an email off him this morning. His name is Heikki Laakkonen.


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We are on Sapphire x 2 in May/June, so got the welcome E mails. Yes that is the man, he looks about 21.
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Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

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#7
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Originally posted by NSWP
We are on Sapphire x 2 in May/June, so got the welcome E mails. Yes that is the man, he looks about 21.
I am on the cruise after you and have not received any emails.
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#8
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Originally posted by Coral
I am on the cruise after you and have not received any emails.
Coral....we got two Captain's E Mails for 26 May and 2 June. Don't fret, the young El Capitano will send one to you shortly for your 16 June cruise?

Above all enjoy.
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**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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#9
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Originally posted by NSWP
Coral....we got two Captain's E Mails for 26 May and 2 June. Don't fret, the young El Capitano will send one to you shortly for your 16 June cruise?

Above all enjoy.
It is the June 23rd one. Princess seems hit or miss on this it seems.
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#10
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Originally posted by Coral
It is the June 23rd one. Princess seems hit or miss on this it seems.
OK, we will be on Royal Princess then, I wonder if the Captain of that vessel will send us an E Mail? I can hardly wait, lol.
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Baltics, Scandinavia, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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#11
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We received the email for our 26th May cruise. Given its a Scandinavean cruise, at least the new captain will feel at home (although, I appreciate, he appears to have a Finnish name and we aren't going to Finland).
#13
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by Burgmeister
We received the email for our 26th May cruise. Given its a Scandinavean cruise, at least the new captain will feel at home (although, I appreciate, he appears to have a Finnish name and we aren't going to Finland).
But going to Helinski - Finland on the one after, 2 June - Baltics, we are on both.
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Baltics, Scandinavia, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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#14
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Originally posted by NSWP
But going to Helinski - Finland on the one after, 2 June - Baltics, we are on both.
We really enjoyed Helsinki when we were there a few years ago. Watch out for the mosquitoes though!

We went to to Suomenlinna Fortress and it was really good. I would recommend that to anyone that is unsure about what they wish to do in Helsinki.
#15
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Originally posted by Burgmeister
We really enjoyed Helsinki when we were there a few years ago. Watch out for the mosquitoes though!

We went to to Suomenlinna Fortress and it was really good. I would recommend that to anyone that is unsure about what they wish to do in Helsinki.
Thanks for information, we have booked a Princess shorex - 'Helsinki highlights and Time on Your Own.' We should be able to see a little bit.

As for the 'mossies' we are used to those little critters over here. Always pack the insect repellent. If there is a 'mossie about' it will seek me out.!
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Baltics, Scandinavia, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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#16
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by Coral
It is the June 23rd one. Princess seems hit or miss on this it seems.
The Captain's welcome E mails come out about 100 days before cruise and downloading/printing of E Tickets (boarding passes) and those top quality luggage tags @ 75 days.
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Baltics, Scandinavia, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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#17
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Originally posted by NSWP
The Captain's welcome E mails come out about 100 days before cruise and downloading/printing of E Tickets (boarding passes) and those top quality luggage tags @ 75 days.
There used to be 4 emails. One right after you book with ship information, second email right around final payment time with Captain information, 3rd email 45 days out with Passenger Services and Matride and 4th one 15 days out with CD/Captian Circle and entertainment options.

Though - these don't always seem to happen.
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#18
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by Coral
There used to be 4 emails. One right after you book with ship information, second email right around final payment time with Captain information, 3rd email 45 days out with Passenger Services and Matride and 4th one 15 days out with CD/Captian Circle and entertainment options.

Though - these don't always seem to happen.
We still get a few of the above, Princess wants to flog you their services. I already paid for our 3 cruises on Sapphire x 2 and Royal x 1. I am a generous person, Carnival Corporation needs my Australian Dollars, lol.
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Baltics, Scandinavia, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last trifecta of cruises:
Sapphire Princess - 26 May 2018, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 7 nights B2B with..
Sapphire Princess - 2 June 2018, Baltic Heritage, ex Southampton - 14 nights.
Royal Princess - 18 June 2018 - British Isles, ex Southampton - 12 nights.

Next Cruise: Nil booked.

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