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On 4/4/2018 at 3:49 PM, johnmik1 said:

Tony Draper is now aboard as Captain on Royal.

He is still here on Royal as of June 2019.

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On 4/14/2018 at 11:57 PM, SeaDog-46 said:

Currently Capt. Paolo Ravera is master on Sapphire Princess [April 2018]

 

I go on Sapphire soon and have had an email saying he’s our captain.

Anyone had experience of this captain?

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Sue - Was on SP for 50 days Oct/Nov 2018 & we had the other master Capt. Heikki Laakkonen.

So have no experience of Paolo Ravera but he is well known previously on the Australian Princess ships.

Use search box & some info should come up.

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 12:47 AM, SeaDog-46 said:

Sue - Was on SP for 50 days Oct/Nov 2018 & we had the other master Capt. Heikki Laakkonen.

So have no experience of Paolo Ravera but he is well known previously on the Australian Princess ships.

Use search box & some info should come up.

 

Does anyone know where Capt. Tuvo is? I had heard he was helping out with the Sky

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1 hour ago, Photofinish4 said:

Does anyone know where Capt. Tuvo is? I had heard he was helping out with the Sky

Don’t know where he is at the moment, but heard he will join the Sky at the port in Lisbon on the Nov 17th TA.

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1 hour ago, Photofinish4 said:

Does anyone know where Capt. Tuvo is? I had heard he was helping out with the Sky

 

Capt. Tuvo will be on the Star Princess in September for two Alaska cruises we are taking. Don't know when he embarks or disembarks from the Star Princess.

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On 6/17/2019 at 8:47 AM, SeaDog-46 said:

Sue - Was on SP for 50 days Oct/Nov 2018 & we had the other master Capt. Heikki Laakkonen.

So have no experience of Paolo Ravera but he is well known previously on the Australian Princess ships.

Use search box & some info should come up.

 

 

Thank you

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Capt Heikki Laakkonen advised he would be one of the masters on Sky Princess.

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On 6/17/2019 at 1:25 AM, P&O SUE said:

 

I go on Sapphire soon and have had an email saying he’s our captain.

Anyone had experience of this captain?

He was the captain for several of the cruises we did last fall on the Sapphire Princess. We thought he was great, only because he communicated well with the passengers when there were delays, was seen out and about on the ship, recognized the crew at every opportunity and he was a good (and involved) host at the CC parties. 

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17 hours ago, PescadoAmarillo said:

He was the captain for several of the cruises we did last fall on the Sapphire Princess. We thought he was great, only because he communicated well with the passengers when there were delays, was seen out and about on the ship, recognized the crew at every opportunity and he was a good (and involved) host at the CC parties. 

 

That's great, thanks 🙂

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Grand Princess via e-mail

 

Sept. 13-13-19  Alaska.... Capt. Diego Perra

 

Sept. 9-23-19 Mexico....Capt. John Henry Smith

 

 

Had Capt. Smith to Alaska in May of this year. Very nice Capt. Talks to everyone.

Sailed with Capt. Perra too but don't remember him as being as social.

Both very good Captains.

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On 6/16/2019 at 1:06 PM, DistinguishedCruiser said:

Crown Princess Sept 22, 2019 Captain Vincenzo Lubrano (per pre-cruise Princess Cruises email on 6/16/2019)

Ironically, after Capt. Vincenzo Lubrano leaves and other (different) Capt Lubrano will take over!

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2 hours ago, DistinguishedCruiser said:

Do you know which cruise the second Capt Lubrano takes over? 

The Crown.  That is what I was told last March by the Hotel General Manager.

Both will be Back to Back on the Crown.

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 10/26/2019

Dates include specific sailing dates or end dates unless not specifically deduced.

CHANGES SUMMARY:

  • Since the last time there was a structured list (April 2018), everything should be relatively new here.

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess  
Coral Princess  
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (as of 10/18/2019 until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess  
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/20/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially beginning 12/7/2019; source)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 10/26/2019

Dates include specific sailing dates or end dates unless not specifically deduced.

CHANGES SUMMARY:

  • Coral Princess

 

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess  
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019); Todd McBain left 10/18/2019 and returns sometime before the last cruise visiting Antarctica this winter
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (as of 10/18/2019 until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess  
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/20/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially beginning 12/7/2019; source)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess  
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019); Todd McBain left 10/18/2019 and returns sometime before the last cruise visiting Antarctica this winter
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (as of 10/18/2019 until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess  
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing) Paul Slight (  Jan 2020.)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/20/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially beginning 12/7/2019; source)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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Edited by Expat Cruise

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SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess  
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019); Todd McBain left 10/18/2019 and returns sometime before the last cruise visiting Antarctica this winter
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (as of 10/18/2019 until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess

Martin Stenzel (as of 10/14/2019)

Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing) Paul Slight (  Jan 2020.)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/20/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially beginning 12/7/2019; source)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess  
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019); Todd McBain left 10/18/2019 and returns sometime before the last cruise visiting Antarctica this winter
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (as of 10/18/2019 until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess

Martin Stenzel (as of 10/14/2019)

Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing) Paul Slight (  Jan 2020.)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess

Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/20/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially beginning 12/7/2019; source, unofficially joins Sky on November 21)

Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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Edited by trvlnliz

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 10/29/2019

Dates include specific sailing dates or end dates unless not specifically deduced.

CHANGES SUMMARY:

  • Caribbean
SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Marco Fortezze (as of 10/24/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019 sailing)
Todd McBain (returns in the winter before last Antarctica cruise)
Crown Princess Domenico Lubrano Lavadera (until at least 2/2020)
Diamond Princess Gennaro Arma (as of 9/2019)
Emerald Princess Martin Stenzel (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 9/25/2019 sailing)
Grand Princess John Harry Smith (as of 10/13/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Craig Street (as of 8/31/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess  
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (leaves 10/31/2019; returns 2/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (as of 10/31/2019 sailing)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 9/29/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Justin Lawes (as of 10/23/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 9/14/2019 sailing)
Paul Slight (confirmed for a 1/2020 sailing)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 10/5/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (as of 10/27/2019 sailing) and Michele Tuvo (officially 12/7/2019 [source] // unofficially 11/21/2019)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)


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