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#1
chatsworth, ca
2,571 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
I'm very close to booking this (I'm elite and can book today--yeah me)
has anyone been
it has 4 days of scenic cruising..........will we see anything
#2
Land of Bad Comedy
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Joined Aug 2012
Try googs: Antarctica cruise video.

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Centerville, Ohio, USA
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Joined Apr 2002
I sailed on the Zaandam for 4 days off Antarctica this past December/January and there were scenic sights each and every day! Sea birds that I have never seen before, whales, penguins, an ice flow that was 2 miles long, ice bergs of all sizes, shapes, and colors, fog, rain, mist, sunny blue skies, light snow (some of our Indonesian/Filipino crew were quite excited about that event one afternoon). I came home thinking: I have done that, don't need to visit that area again. I am re-considering! It was that magnificent.
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#5
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Joined Jul 2001
I booked. I still need to research it. I can't afford the cruise with landings so this maybe the best I get.
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#6
Scottsdale AZ
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by Coral
I booked. I still need to research it. I can't afford the cruise with landings so this maybe the best I get.
I booked too! Are you doing the first or second one? We are on the first one and I already started a roll call https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2635412 .
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Pre mid 1990's - a dozen or so cruises on Princess, Carnival, etc. Rediscovered cruising in 2008 and here's our roster since then:
Carnival Freedom – 09/2008 Mediterranean
Caribbean Princess – 12/2013 New Year's Western Caribbean * 05/2014 Western Caribbean
Coral Princess – 02/2016 Panama Canal Partial Transit * 05/2016 Celebrating Retirement Mini Coastal Cruise
Diamond Princess – 01/2013 Auckland to Sydney
Emerald Princess – 12/2010 Christmas Eastern Caribbean * 10/2014 Canary Islands & Madeira * 02/2015 Western Caribbean * 10/2017 Mexican Riviera
Golden Princess – 06/2008 Alaska Inside Passage RT Seattle
Grand Princess – 05/2009 Iberian Interlude RT Southampton
Island Princess – 02/2009 Panama Canal Partial Transit
Regal Princess – 11/2016 Eastern Caribbean * 12/2017 Eastern Caribbean Medallion Preview
Royal Princess – 10/2015 & 01/2017 Southern Caribbean Medley
Star Princess – 05/2010 Baltic / Scandinavia / Russia * 10/2011 Greek Isles Venice to Rome * 12/2012 Around the Horn Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro * 03/2013 Valparaiso to Los Angeles * 08/2015 Southbound Alaska * 08/2016 & 05/2017 Denali Explorer Land Tour + Southbound Alaska

Upcoming:
August 14, 2018 - Grand Princess - Alaska Inside Passage from SF
October 5, 2018 - Viking Longship Mani - Amsterdam to Basel for first river cruise
January 19, 2019 - Sapphire Princess - Roundtrip Singapore - Moveover cruise #1
July 13, 2019 - Royal Princess - Southbound Alaska - Moveover cruise #2
January 5, 2020 - Coral Princess - Antarctica and Cape Horn
#7
Centerville, Ohio, USA
9,682 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
Even without the landings, I think you will be pleased with your experience. No idea what Princess may provide during your voyage, but HAL had a geologist, a biologist, a social scientist, and their own EXC specialist who provided commentary in scenic areas and conducted nearly 1x-2x daily presentations in the main show lounge about the area in which we were sailing. My cruise proved to be more educational than I anticipated.
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#8
Scottsdale AZ
2,929 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by rkacruiser
Even without the landings, I think you will be pleased with your experience. No idea what Princess may provide during your voyage, but HAL had a geologist, a biologist, a social scientist, and their own EXC specialist who provided commentary in scenic areas and conducted nearly 1x-2x daily presentations in the main show lounge about the area in which we were sailing. My cruise proved to be more educational than I anticipated.
I know I will be happy with this. I have been spellbound by "scenic cruising" in places like Milford Sound, Amalia Glacier, Glacier Bay, and so on. And I have no doubt that Princess will have experts on board to prepare us for what we will be experiencing. Am very excited that Princess is returning to this part of the world!
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Pre mid 1990's - a dozen or so cruises on Princess, Carnival, etc. Rediscovered cruising in 2008 and here's our roster since then:
Carnival Freedom – 09/2008 Mediterranean
Caribbean Princess – 12/2013 New Year's Western Caribbean * 05/2014 Western Caribbean
Coral Princess – 02/2016 Panama Canal Partial Transit * 05/2016 Celebrating Retirement Mini Coastal Cruise
Diamond Princess – 01/2013 Auckland to Sydney
Emerald Princess – 12/2010 Christmas Eastern Caribbean * 10/2014 Canary Islands & Madeira * 02/2015 Western Caribbean * 10/2017 Mexican Riviera
Golden Princess – 06/2008 Alaska Inside Passage RT Seattle
Grand Princess – 05/2009 Iberian Interlude RT Southampton
Island Princess – 02/2009 Panama Canal Partial Transit
Regal Princess – 11/2016 Eastern Caribbean * 12/2017 Eastern Caribbean Medallion Preview
Royal Princess – 10/2015 & 01/2017 Southern Caribbean Medley
Star Princess – 05/2010 Baltic / Scandinavia / Russia * 10/2011 Greek Isles Venice to Rome * 12/2012 Around the Horn Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro * 03/2013 Valparaiso to Los Angeles * 08/2015 Southbound Alaska * 08/2016 & 05/2017 Denali Explorer Land Tour + Southbound Alaska

Upcoming:
August 14, 2018 - Grand Princess - Alaska Inside Passage from SF
October 5, 2018 - Viking Longship Mani - Amsterdam to Basel for first river cruise
January 19, 2019 - Sapphire Princess - Roundtrip Singapore - Moveover cruise #1
July 13, 2019 - Royal Princess - Southbound Alaska - Moveover cruise #2
January 5, 2020 - Coral Princess - Antarctica and Cape Horn
#9
chatsworth, ca
2,571 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by rkacruiser
I sailed on the Zaandam for 4 days off Antarctica this past December/January and there were scenic sights each and every day! Sea birds that I have never seen before, whales, penguins, an ice flow that was 2 miles long, ice bergs of all sizes, shapes, and colors, fog, rain, mist, sunny blue skies, light snow (some of our Indonesian/Filipino crew were quite excited about that event one afternoon). I came home thinking: I have done that, don't need to visit that area again. I am re-considering! It was that magnificent.
thank you...........I did book it
being from southern California I would be excited (maybe ) about the snow too!
#11
Aliso Viejo, CA
42,346 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
I’m sure you will have a good cruise on Princess. In my experience sailing both Princess and HAL in South America and Antarctica, the HAL cruise was exponentially better. My HAL cruise is still one of my all-time top three cruises. Much better overall experience, particularly in ports.
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#13
26,371 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Originally posted by azbirdmom
I booked too! Are you doing the first or second one? We are on the first one and I already started a roll call https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2635412 .
I held the one before yours (Christmas) and yours (there are 3). I haven't deposited yet. The one before yours is more expensive but fits better into my work schedule (school calendar).
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#14
Scottsdale AZ
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by Coral
I held the one before yours (Christmas) and yours (there are 3). I haven't deposited yet. The one before yours is more expensive but fits better into my work schedule (school calendar).
I somehow missed that there was one in December! Thanks for setting me straight. Hope you can be there, it would be nice to meet you.
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Pre mid 1990's - a dozen or so cruises on Princess, Carnival, etc. Rediscovered cruising in 2008 and here's our roster since then:
Carnival Freedom – 09/2008 Mediterranean
Caribbean Princess – 12/2013 New Year's Western Caribbean * 05/2014 Western Caribbean
Coral Princess – 02/2016 Panama Canal Partial Transit * 05/2016 Celebrating Retirement Mini Coastal Cruise
Diamond Princess – 01/2013 Auckland to Sydney
Emerald Princess – 12/2010 Christmas Eastern Caribbean * 10/2014 Canary Islands & Madeira * 02/2015 Western Caribbean * 10/2017 Mexican Riviera
Golden Princess – 06/2008 Alaska Inside Passage RT Seattle
Grand Princess – 05/2009 Iberian Interlude RT Southampton
Island Princess – 02/2009 Panama Canal Partial Transit
Regal Princess – 11/2016 Eastern Caribbean * 12/2017 Eastern Caribbean Medallion Preview
Royal Princess – 10/2015 & 01/2017 Southern Caribbean Medley
Star Princess – 05/2010 Baltic / Scandinavia / Russia * 10/2011 Greek Isles Venice to Rome * 12/2012 Around the Horn Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro * 03/2013 Valparaiso to Los Angeles * 08/2015 Southbound Alaska * 08/2016 & 05/2017 Denali Explorer Land Tour + Southbound Alaska

Upcoming:
August 14, 2018 - Grand Princess - Alaska Inside Passage from SF
October 5, 2018 - Viking Longship Mani - Amsterdam to Basel for first river cruise
January 19, 2019 - Sapphire Princess - Roundtrip Singapore - Moveover cruise #1
July 13, 2019 - Royal Princess - Southbound Alaska - Moveover cruise #2
January 5, 2020 - Coral Princess - Antarctica and Cape Horn
#15
26,371 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Originally posted by azbirdmom
I somehow missed that there was one in December! Thanks for setting me straight. Hope you can be there, it would be nice to meet you.
I have a friend who will most likely be on your sailing. Likewise - always great to meet fellow CC people.
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#16
Concord, California
3,671 Posts
Joined Jun 2000
I just booked today. Did a very similar one back in 2009 on the Star Princess, even though just a 'Drive by" it was a fantastic cruise. We stopped in front of several bases and scientists came on board for a presentation and lecture I saw more wildlife by far than on any of my Alaska cruises.
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#17
SF Bay Area, CA
1,868 Posts
Joined May 2004
Although we currently have 4 Princess cruises booked, my hubby said that if we are traveling that far, that we are going to land in Antarctica. So we booked a 15-night in April 2017 for December 2018 the the Silversea Cloud luxury expedition ship. 200 pax maximum and 205 crew. Open bar (we don't drink), unlimited Internet but satellite coverage must be sparse down there.
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03/13/19 Majestic Princess - New Zealand RT from Sydney
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09/24/12 Star Princess - Pacific Coastal
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04/22/01 RCI Voyager of the Seas - Western Caribbean RT from Miami
#19
26,371 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Originally posted by caribill
I am seeing "pricing not available" for all sailings.

Is it sold out already?
No - it is still available.
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#20
189 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by cflutist
unlimited Internet but satellite coverage must be sparse down there.
When we were there, a few years ago, we had very good Internet service.

Enjoy your Cruise; it is a great experience.
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