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7,721 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Last week we booked another cruise!

We are again back with Princess! This time we are going on the Sea Princess for 35 days!! (Yes 35 days!! ) in September 2013.

We enjoy our Tahitian Treasures cruise so much so back in July 2011 on the Pacific Pearl, we decided to do it all again!! , this time with Hawaii included!! and I have not been to Hawaii since I was 5 - 6 years old!!!

We are going to: Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Apia, Western Samoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii, Kona, Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii, Papeete, French Polynesia (Not leaving Papeete till 4am), Moorea, French Polynesia, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Pago Pago, American Samoa, Suva, Fiji and Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

We’re been to some of these places before on the Tahitian Treasures cruise, but a lot of them like Hawaii, Apia & Pago Pago are new to us so it should be a very interesting cruise.

This is also the first time that we are sailing as Elite with Princess.

I am looking forward to it!
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Past Cruises:

Pacific Star - 11 July 2006
Pacific Star - 25 Feb 2008
Pacific Sun - 11 June 2008
Volendam - 19 Dec 2008
Pacific Sun - 25 July 2009
Pacific Sun - 19 Dec 2009
Sun Princess - 1 Oct 2010
Pacific Pearl - 26 June 2011
Pacific Pearl - 1 July 2011
Diamond Princess - 29th Dec 2011
Pacific Jewel - 19 May 2012
Diamond Princess - 26 Nov 2012
Sea Princess - 29 Aug 2013
Sea Princess - 2 Sept 2013
Sun Princess - 25 Jan 2014
Pacific Pearl - 6 June 2014
Carnival Legend - 27 Oct 2014
Queen Elizabeth - 8 Feb 2015
Pacific Pearl - 8 May 2015
Emerald Princess - 19 Sept 2015
Emerald Princess - 26 Sept 2015
Emerald Princess - 17th Oct 2015
Carnival Glory - 25 Oct 2015
Coral Princess - 7 Oct 2015
Pacific Aria - 17 Dec 2015
Queen Mary 2 - 11 March 2016
Sun Princess - 19 April 2016
Queen Victoria - 17 Sept 2016
Emerald Princess - 28 Sept 2016
Pacific Pearl - 30 Jan 2017
P&O UK: Aurora - 12 March 2017
P&O UK: Aurora - 22 March 2017
P&O UK: Aurora - 29 April 2017
Queen Victoria - 8th July 2017
Queen Mary 2 - 4th Aug 2017.
Grand Princess - 15th Sept 2017
Maasdam - 27th Sept 2017

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Clarksburg, WV
13,978 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
CONGRATULATIONS! Sounds like a marvelous cruise indeed. It will make for a great LIVE report.

And the Sun-class ships are among my all-time favorite. Just the perfect size.

Have a GREAT cruise!!!
Central Coast NSW
5,057 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
I am so looking forward to this very similar itinerary without Fiji etc. we are going to Tonga and through to Akaroa and Auckland...

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Princess Elite, 2 Star Mariner (HAL), Elite Celebrity, Diamond RCL
Way back, Fiji (Blue Lagoon), Queensland coast (NCL), (Fairstar), Islands, NZ, Tonga, Solomons.

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2004 Pacific Princess (Fiji, Vanuatu,New Caledonia)
2006 Star Princess (Darwin to Bangkok)
2008 Diamond Princess (Sydney to Auckland)
2009 Dawn Princess(Cherry Blossom, Asia, Japan, PNG,)
2009 Diamond Princess Bangkok to Sydney
2010 Diamond Princess Singapore to Sydney
2011 Volendam Sth Pacific
2011 Radiance of the Seas Long Dinner Party
2012 Dawn Princess Mel/Syd
2012 Dawn Princess Syd/Brisbane
2012 Aegean Odyysey Instanbul to Venice
2012 Radiance of the Seas
2013 Ocean Princess Honolulu/Tahiti/Tonga
2013 Celebrity Solstice New Zealand
2014 Voyager of the Seas
2014 Azamara Journey India to Athens via Suez Canal
2014 Celebrity Solstice Hawaii/Tahitii/NZ
2015 Celebrity Milennium Singapore/Thailand/Malaysia
2015 Caribbean Princess Norway
2015 Caribbean Princess trans Atlantic
2016 Pacific Eden Sydney to Melbourne
2016 Dawn Princess Brisbane Sydney
2016 Celebrity Infinity Full transit Panama Canal
2016 Royal Caribbean Explorer Christmas New Year South Pacific
2017 Celebrity Solstice Queensland Coastal

3,564 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
We have done a similar cruise and it was amazing! Enjoy!
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Future- Regal Princess Dec. 10, 2017
Palmdale, Ca
33,910 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
Congrats on reaching Elite status. I'm sure you will have a wonderful cruise. After I retire I am hoping to do a longer cruise.....

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Future: Star Princess Hawaii R/T From LA 11/18
Future: Emerald Princess Alaska R/T From from Los Angeles 04/18
Pacific Princess Panama Canal Cruise 05/17 - 17 Days
Caribbean Princess Iceland/Norway T/A 09/16 - 17 Days **First Princess Elite Cruise**
Caribbean Princess Iceland/Norway T/A 09/15 - 16 Days
Golden Princess West Coast Getaway 04/15 - 3 Days
Royal Princess Med/Trans Atlantic 10/13 - 18 Days Inaugural T/A Crossing
Sapphire Princess Hawaii R/T From LA 03/13 - 14 Days
Ruby Princess Med/Trans Atlantic 10/11 - 18 Days
Golden Princess Hawaii R/T From LA 02/11 - 14 Days
Ruby Princess Med/Trans Atlantic 10/09 - 18 Days
Diamond Princess AUS/NZ 01/09 - 12 Days
Emerald Princess Med/Trans Atlantic 10/08 - 18 Days
Celebrity Constellation British Isles/Norway 07/06 - 14 Days
Celebrity Summit Alaska Repo 05/05 - 14 Days
Celebrity Summit Panama Canal 10/02 - 14 Days
RCCL Rhapsody OTS Alaska 09/01 - 7 Days
RCCL Splendour OTS Baltic/Northern Europe 09/99 - 12 Days
HAL Veendam Eastern Caribbean 07/96 - 7 Days
Carnival Holiday Western Caribbean 07/93 - 7 Days

240 Days At Sea: 167 Days Princess , 42 Days Celebrity. 19 Days RCCL, 7 Days HAL, 7 Days Carnival.....

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3,076 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
The Sea Princess is a nice smaller size ship but feels just as large as the Grand. Your cruise sounds wonderful. Enjoy!
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Bernadette & Eric
59,527 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Great news!
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57 Princess Cruises

Seal Beach & La Quinta, CA
3,100 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Enjoy !!!!

Are all of the sea days grouped together--and how many sea days???

1,250 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Congratulations! I'm green with envy! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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103 nights at sea and counting...

Past Cruises:
Caribbean Princess (E. Caribbean) March 2006
Disney Wonder (Bahamas) July 2007
Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas (Baja Mexico) May 2008
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas (Mexican Riviera) October 2009
Sapphire Princess (Alaska) June 2010
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas (E. Caribbean) September 2010
Carnival Paradise (Baja Mexico) January 2011
Crown Princess (W. Caribbean) April 2011
Ruby Princess (E. Caribbean) April 2012
Crown Princess (W. Caribbean) March 2013
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas (W. Caribbean) June 2013
Disney Dream (Bahamas) December 2013

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas (E. Caribbean) April 2014
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas (E. Caribbean) March 2015
Island Princess (Grand Mediterranean) June 2015
Crown Princess (Mexican Riviera) November 2015

Future Cruises:

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas (W. Caribbean) March 2016
Caribbean Princess (British Isles) July 2016
11,546 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
You've caught the bug . It's always a buzz when you book. Drop a line if you want a hand with ideas on what to do.
I still have great memories from last years cruise.
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Completed Cruises:
2017 Golden Princess: Hawaii and South Pacific
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

20 cruises - 308 days at sea

Upcoming Cruises:

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