If anyone has any updates...please let us know!
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I can't believe no one has posted yet! The Internet Cafe is quite busy this morning. The ship was here waiting yesterday when we got here about 9:30 am, although we weren't allowed to board until almost noon. We didn't notice anything unusual on our deck (Dolphin). Sometimes we thought we smelled a bit of smoke, but then again, it could have been someone's cigarette, so definitely not real noticable. We took a walk down the Aloha and Caribe decks this morning. The only smell was more like new carpeting than smoke. We noticed there weren't any names on the suites mid-ship on Caribe, so perhaps they aren't ready yet. Everything else seems like a normal cruise. Our table mates are from Wales and they had no idea the ship had been out of commission for the last 7 weeks! They were quite surprised that it hadn't just arrived from a Transatlantic cruise.Glad you were able to board and take your cruise.
We'll probably be back at some point since we have free Internet and it keeps us amused on a sea day!
Has anyone gotten any feedback on the Star Princess condition since they boarded for the May 15th sailing in Copenhagen? I scanned the boards but didn't see any updates at all. I was curious what condition the ship and crew were in? Is eveything just like any other cruise? Are there any cabins out of service? Any notice at all of the damage? Smoke smell?
If anyone has any updates...please let us know!
This "report" sounds exactly like what's been posted here, almost word-for-word.I agree, it sounds like the writer just took posts from here and wrote an article from it. Guess it's legal since this is a public forum but not exactly a stretch on their part either.
It's interesting that the crew was sent home from our 3/19 sailing and not brought back. Of course, legally it's a smart move on Princess' part so that if anyone did bring a suit against them, they would have to find the employees and pay big attorney's fees to go to their home countries and depose them.The implication being that perhaps Princess is partly at fault and so they got rid of the crew so they couldn't be held? From what I understand the staff performed pretty admirally - from posts here, anyway.
The implication being that perhaps Princess is partly at fault and so they got rid of the crew so they couldn't be held? From what I understand the staff performed pretty admirally - from posts here, anyway.I am not slamming how Princess handled things, I'm not. The majority of the staff was wonderful and the majority of things were handled beautifully. I can tell you that those in muster station D had a different experience than those in muster station C but that is besides the point. This has nothing to do with what happened or why I said that. And, there were really only a hand full of posts here from people that were on that particular cruise compared to how many actually were on the cruise. I also don't remember seeing anyone else who lost a cabin on here to hear anyone else's experience either.
We're having a great time here on the Star! Left Stockholm just a couple of hours ago.Carol, so glad to hear you're having a great time. It sound like the ship looks great. Enjoy the rest of your time. Interesting to see that our cabin isn't occupied.
We are in A416 and the cabin doesn't smell of smoke but there is a strong smell of new carpeting. The cabins below us on the Caribe deck (suites) do not appear to be occupied. In fact one has several, what look to be glass panels for sliding doors, propped up on the balcony. So I don't think these cabins are done yet.
We had a nice CC gathering on Tuesday with about 25 people. The bartender had been on the Star during the fire. She said that some of the crew returned and others are new. It seemed to a mix. She went home for 5 weeks and then met up with the Star in Germany a week before they sailed. About 30 - 40% of the crew stayed on board the entire time the Star was being repaired.
Our balcony furniture is metal. There is also a sprinkler but I do not think they are operational yet. Some part of the piping still has a plastic covering on it. i have no idea what this part is or what it's function is but it is hooked up to the same pipes.
I'm off to the casino. I've done really well there the last couple days!
Sorry it took so long to post but we're having such a good time I just didn't make the time to get on the internet.
Please forgive typos, I'm rushing to get back to the tables!