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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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Oriana 1983
Pacific Fairstar 1993
Pacific Fairstar 1996
Pacific Sky 2005 P510 7 night cruise
Pacific Star 2006 R627 Island Indulgence 10 nights
Pacific Sun 2007 N728 11 night cruise
Pacific Dawn 2008 Explorer Cruise
Pacific Sun Flowers of Asia Cruise 4thJan 2010
Rhapsody of the seas 4th april 2011 Island Cruise
Legend of the Seas 5th October Asia
Rhapsody of the Seas 2nd april 2012 11 nights cruise cancelled
Rhapsody of the Seas 16th February 2012 14 nights
Splendour of the Seas June 2013 Eastern Mediterranean
Diamond Princess January 2014 New Zealand
Sapphhire Princess 28th Feb 2015 Asia
Pacific Jewel 3 night cruise 10th December 2015
QM2 Brisbane to Hong Kong 16 nights 13th March 2016
Radiance of the Seas 7 nights 24th October Aust.
Celebrity Solstice 8 nights 4th Jan 2016 Pacific Islands
Sapphire Princess 28 nights 28th March 2018
To come:
Radiance of the Seas 12 nights 5th May 2019 Honolulu to Vancouver
Golden Princess 7 nights 18th May20 19 Alaska
Majestic Princess 13 nights 18th February 2020
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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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**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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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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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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#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, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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#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).
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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, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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#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.
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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, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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#16
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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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Cheers..(Uncle) LES - Princess Captains Circle Elite. - 480 days.

Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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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#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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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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Cheers..(Uncle) LES - Princess Captains Circle Elite. - 480 days.

Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.

**Next: (We were booked on Adonia x 2, but they sold the ship on us.)
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.

'Adventure before Dementia - Live for Today !!'