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#1
Atlanta, GA
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Joined Mar 2005
You all have done such a fantastic job on the cruise directors list, how about doing a list of all the Captains. It would be nice to know if any of the captains we have sailed with are still on Princess ships and where they are now. thanks.
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#2
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess –

Crown Princess -

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess -

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess -

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess -

Sea Princess -

Star Princess -

Sun Princess -

How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens.
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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#3
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
There ya go! It's EASY!

Someone has to look after it a little though...clean things up from time to time and pester the folks here on CC for some input. The captains are sent out in the pre cruise emails so it should be easy to keep the list reasonably up to date.

Terry

PS: I didn't know the exact meaning of Commodore until we were recently on Ruby Princess. Commodore Romano is the most senior Captain in the Princess Fleet.

Terry

From Wikipedia:

Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral. Non-English-speaking nations often use the rank of flotilla admiral or counter admiral or senior captain as an equivalent, although the latter may also correspond to rear admiral.
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Celebrity Cruises = 04 & Number of Days Cruising = 045
Princess Cruises = 34 & Number of Days Cruising = 370
Other Cruise Line = 01 & Number of Days Cruising = 007
**Total Cruises** = 39 & Total Days Cruising = 422
#4
Australia
32 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
As at mid February Dawn Princess had Capt. Ivan Jerman.

Guess I'll find out next week if he's still on board
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Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess –

Crown Princess -

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess -

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess -

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - 4.4.15 Captain Karl Austin / Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess -

Sea Princess -

Star Princess -

Sun Princess -

How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens.
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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#6
Topanga, CA
23 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess –

Crown Princess – Captain Justin Lawes: March 3 to May 3; Sept. 3 to Dec. 3

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess -

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - 4.4.15 Captain Karl Austin / Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess –

Sea Princess -

Star Princess -

Sun Princess –
How to Update Princess Captains List:
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Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
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Paste your copied text into the box that opens.
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
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#7
Aliso Viejo, CA
42,431 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess –

Crown Princess – Captain Justin Lawes: March 3 to May 3; Sept. 3 to Dec. 3

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess - Captain Heikki Laakkonen

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - 4.4.15 Captain Karl Austin / Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess –

Sea Princess -

Star Princess -

Sun Princess –
How to Update Princess Captains List:
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Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens.
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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#8
Michigan
164 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess –Captain Nicolo Binetti April 12

Crown Princess – Captain Justin Lawes: March 3 to May 3; Sept. 3 to Dec. 3

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess - Captain Heikki Laakkonen

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - 4.4.15 Captain Karl Austin / Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess –

Sea Princess -

Star Princess -

Sun Princess –
How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens.
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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#9
pa
8,200 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Captain Nick Nash is now on the Star. He boarded on Feb 27th and so he will be replaced at the end of May. Since Captains rotate in and out frequently there is no way you can keep an accurate list on CC. Fail to understand why knowing who the Captain is would be important to an enjoyable cruise. Captains don't run any of the passenger activities.
#10
Scotland
12,203 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Hi all

Some Captains are never seen and make very few announcements,

while others are seen out and about chatting to passengers, telling little stories at 12 bells etc.

While not going to pick a cruise just because of the Captain nice to know where they are.

Nick Nash is Fleet Captain,

yours Shogun
#11
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Originally posted by Shogun
Hi all

Some Captains are never seen and make very few announcements,

yours Shogun
Sounds like Cruise Directors!

What is a Fleet Cptain....thought thats what Commodore was?

Originally posted by sknight
Since Captains rotate in and out frequently there is no way you can keep an accurate list on CC. Fail to understand why knowing who the Captain is would be important to an enjoyable cruise.
Actually, I think it is going to much easier to keep the Captains list up to date as compared to the Cruise Directors list. The CD email comes out only about two weeks before sailing date here as the Captain is known probably 6 weeks before the cruise. This gives much more time well before the cruise to submit the info here. I suspect that Captains tend to alternate back and forth on the same ship more than the CD's do which also will make it easier to predict who will be the next captain.

As for the usefulness of this info, I agree to some extent as few would alter their plans based on the ships captain but even our cruise friends and family have commented long after returning home how great the captain was on some cruises. So it might be handy to have a running Captains list here on CC.

I am constantly amazed at some of the topics started here on CC wondering who could be bothered to type the question in for something that seems so trivial to me. But they do so why not a Captains list!

Terry
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Celebrity Cruises = 04 & Number of Days Cruising = 045
Princess Cruises = 34 & Number of Days Cruising = 370
Other Cruise Line = 01 & Number of Days Cruising = 007
**Total Cruises** = 39 & Total Days Cruising = 422
#12
Scotland
12,203 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Hi Fleet Captain is a posting that lasts about two years.
Duties are mainly that of training, not so much in sea manship but in administration procedures so will join ships for May be a week at a time to pass on info.

Yours Shogun
#13
CANADA
853 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Princess Ships Captain List Updated March 31, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess –

Coral Princess – Captain Nicolo Binetti April 12

Crown Princess - Captain Justin Lawes: March 3 to May 3; Sept. 3 to Dec. 3

Dawn Princess -

Diamond Princess -

Emerald Princess –

Golden Princess -

Grand Princess - Captain Heikki Laakkonen

Island Princess -

Ocean Princess –

Pacific Princess –

Regal Princess -

Royal Princess -

Ruby Princess - 4.4.15 Captain Karl Austin / Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)

Sapphire Princess -

Sea Princess - Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015 - )

Star Princess -

Sun Princess -
#14
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Princess Ships Captain List Updated April 1, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess:

Coral Princess:
Captain Nicolo Binetti (April 12, 2015)

Crown Princess:
Captain Justin Lawes (March 3 to May 3)
Captain Justin Lawes (September 3 to December 3)

Dawn Princess:
Ivan Jerman (February 14, 2015)

Diamond Princess:

Emerald Princess:

Golden Princess:

Grand Princess:
Captain Heikki Laakkonen

Island Princess:

Ocean Princess:

Pacific Princess:

Regal Princess:

Royal Princess:

Ruby Princess:
Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)
Captain Karl Austin (April 4, 2015)

Sapphire Princess:

Sea Princess:
Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015)

Star Princess:
Nick Nash (Started February 27, 2015)

Sun Princess:

How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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Celebrity Cruises = 04 & Number of Days Cruising = 045
Princess Cruises = 34 & Number of Days Cruising = 370
Other Cruise Line = 01 & Number of Days Cruising = 007
**Total Cruises** = 39 & Total Days Cruising = 422
#15
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
How about that format for the list? Makes it easier to insert additional info.

I wish that there was a way to make the shops name Bold or in color that would stay put when the list is copied but I don't think there is a way to do that.

When doing an update to the actual list, remember to check the recent posts for updates to ensure that information is not missed. That is, info that someone posts here but they don't actually update the list with the info.

Thanks,
Terry
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Celebrity Cruises = 04 & Number of Days Cruising = 045
Princess Cruises = 34 & Number of Days Cruising = 370
Other Cruise Line = 01 & Number of Days Cruising = 007
**Total Cruises** = 39 & Total Days Cruising = 422
#16
Maine
10,285 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Princess Ships Captain List Updated April 1, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain was, is or will be on the ship.

Caribbean Princess:

Coral Princess:
Captain Nicolo Binetti (April 12, 2015)

Crown Princess:
Captain Justin Lawes (March 3 to May 3)
Captain Justin Lawes (September 3 to December 3)

Dawn Princess:
Ivan Jerman (February 14, 2015)

Diamond Princess:

Emerald Princess:

Golden Princess:

Grand Princess:
Captain Heikki Laakkonen

Island Princess:

Ocean Princess:

Pacific Princess:

Regal Princess:

Royal Princess:

Ruby Princess:
Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)
Captain Karl Austin (April 4, 2015)

Sapphire Princess:

Sea Princess:
Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015)

Star Princess:
Nick Nash (Started February 27, 2015)
On 4/29/2015 - Captain Stefano Ravera

Sun Princess:

How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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#17
Vancouver Canada
1,280 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Princess Ships Captain List Updated April 2, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain is, was, or will be on the ship.

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS:


CORAL PRINCESS:
Captain Nicolo Binetti (April 12, 2015)


CROWN PRINCESS:
Captain Justin Lawes (March 3 to May 3)
Captain Justin Lawes (September 3 to December 3)


DAWN PRINCESS:
Ivan Jerman (February 14, 2015)


DIAMOND PRINCESS:


EMERALD PRINCESS:


GOLDEN PRINCESS:


GRAND PRINCESS:
Captain Heikki Laakkonen


ISLAND PRINCESS:


OCEAN PRINCESS:


PACIFIC PRINCESS:


REGAL PRINCESS:


ROYAL PRINCESS:


RUBY PRINCESS:
Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)
Captain Karl Austin (April 4, 2015)


SAPPHIRE PRINCESS:


SEA PRINCESS:
Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015)


STAR PRINCESS:
Nick Nash (Started February 27, 2015)
On 4/29/2015 - Captain Stefano Ravera


SUN PRINCESS:


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How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Cruise Directors list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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Celebrity Cruises = 04 & Number of Days Cruising = 045
Princess Cruises = 34 & Number of Days Cruising = 370
Other Cruise Line = 01 & Number of Days Cruising = 007
**Total Cruises** = 39 & Total Days Cruising = 422
#18
B. C.
122 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Princess Ships Captain List Updated April 2, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain is, was, or will be on the ship.

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS:


CORAL PRINCESS:
Captain Nicolo Binetti (April 12, 2015)


CROWN PRINCESS:
Captain Justin Lawes (March 3 to May 3)
Captain Justin Lawes (September 3 to December 3)


DAWN PRINCESS:
Ivan Jerman (February 14, 2015)


DIAMOND PRINCESS:


EMERALD PRINCESS:


GOLDEN PRINCESS:


GRAND PRINCESS:
Captain Heikki Laakkonen
Captain Ronald Wilson (April 21, 2015)

ISLAND PRINCESS:


OCEAN PRINCESS:


PACIFIC PRINCESS:


REGAL PRINCESS:


ROYAL PRINCESS:


RUBY PRINCESS:
Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)
Captain Karl Austin (April 4, 2015)


SAPPHIRE PRINCESS:


SEA PRINCESS:
Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015)


STAR PRINCESS:
Nick Nash (Started February 27, 2015)
On 4/29/2015 - Captain Stefano Ravera


SUN PRINCESS:


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How to Update Princess Captains List:
DO NOT push the "Quote" button. It creates a copy that the next person cannot properly update.
Do a "Copy" of ALL of the text, including these instructions, from the most up to date Princess Captain's list.
Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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PA
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Royal Princess Captain is Bob Oliver
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#20
Adelaide
631 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Princess Ships Captain List Updated April 4, 2015

The dates indicated are the most up to date confirmed date that the Captain is, was, or will be on the ship.

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS:


CORAL PRINCESS:
Captain Nicolo Binetti (April 12, 2015)


CROWN PRINCESS:
Captain Justin Lawes (March 3 to May 3)
Captain Justin Lawes (September 3 to December 3)


DAWN PRINCESS:
Ivan Jerman (February 14, 2015)


DIAMOND PRINCESS:


EMERALD PRINCESS:


GOLDEN PRINCESS:


GRAND PRINCESS:
Captain Heikki Laakkonen
Captain Ronald Wilson (April 21, 2015)

ISLAND PRINCESS:


OCEAN PRINCESS:


PACIFIC PRINCESS:


REGAL PRINCESS:


ROYAL PRINCESS:
Captain Bob Oliver

RUBY PRINCESS:
Commodore Giuseppe Romano (Started February 18, 2015)
Captain Karl Austin (April 4, 2015)


SAPPHIRE PRINCESS:


SEA PRINCESS:
Captain William Kent (June 11, 2015)


STAR PRINCESS:
Nick Nash (Started February 27, 2015)
On 4/29/2015 - Captain Stefano Ravera


SUN PRINCESS:
Captain Diego Perra

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How to Update Princess Captains List:
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Go to the bottom left of the latest post and click the "Post Reply" button.
Paste your copied text into the box that opens
Make your modifications to the list.
Click "Submit Reply" button just below the list you are modifying.
Confirm that everything is correct - you can edit for up to 20 minutes.
If you are unsure how to do the above, just post your updates and the next person can update the list checking that they are adding all of the updates submitted since the last list was posted.
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