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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 11/23/2019

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

CHANGES SUMMARY:

  • Majestic
  • Pacific
  • Ruby
SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Marco Fortezze (as of 11/6/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019 sailing)
Todd McBain (returns this 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 Dino Sagani (contract began 10/18/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess Andrea Spinardi (as of 11/11/2019 sailing)
Regal Princess Fabrizio Maresca (until 2/2020)
Tim Stringer (returns 2/2020)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 10/26/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Steven Lewis (as of 11/22/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 10/19/2019 sailing)
Paul Slight (confirmed for a 1/2020 sailing)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 11/3/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (until 12/7/2019) and Michele Tuvo (officially 12/7/2019 [source] // unofficially 11/21/2019)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 11/4/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 11/23/2019

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

CHANGES SUMMARY:

- Crown

- Majestic (future listing)

- Sea (Captain Christopher Lye preceded Tony during Tony's previous vacation a few months back, so maybe Captain Lye is at the helm again?)

- Ruby

 

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Marco Fortezze (as of 11/6/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019 sailing)
Todd McBain (returns this winter before last Antarctica cruise)
Crown Princess Vincenzo Lubrano (as of 12/7/2019 sailing)
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 11/18/2019 sailing)
Island Princess David Galloway (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)
Majestic Princess Dino Sagani (contract began 10/18/2019 sailing)
Tony Draper (confirmed for 3/12/2020 sailing)
Pacific Princess Andrea Spinardi (as of 11/11/2019 sailing)
Regal Princess Fabrizio Maresca (until 2/2020)
Tim Stringer (returns 2/2020)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 12/5/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Commodore Giorgio Pomata (begins 12/5/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paul Slight (contract began 11/26/2019; confirmed for a 1/2020 sailing)
Sea Princess (Tony Ruggero left 11/17/2019)
Sky Princess Michele Tuvo (begins 12/7/2019 sailing)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 11/4/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 1/16/2020

The dates indicated include specific sailing dates or end dates, unless not specifically deduced. They do not necessarily indicate the official beginning of their contracts.

***Note that Princess Captains tend to work on a "three-month-on, three-month-off" type of contract, although contract lengths are generally approximate and exact dates vary.

 

CHANGES SUMMARY:

- Caribbean
- Coral
- Grand
- Island
- Pacific
- Royal
- Sky (inputted dates)
- Sun

 

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Mario Ciruzzi (as of 12/20/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Todd McBain (as of 1/5/2020 sailing)
Crown Princess Vincenzo Lubrano (as of 12/7/2019 sailing)
Diamond Princess  
Emerald Princess Martin Stenzel (as of 12/18/2019 sailing)
(supposed to have left soon after)
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash and Gennaro Arma (beginning 6/2020)
Golden Princess  
Grand Princess Jon Paul Bryant (as of 12/18/2019 sailing)
Island Princess Rikard Lorentzen (as of 1/9/2020 sailing)
Majestic Princess Dino Sagani (as of 1/8/2020 sailing)
Tony Draper (confirmed for 3/2020)
Pacific Princess Gavron Favro (as of 12/22/2019 sailing)
Regal Princess Fabrizio Maresca (until 2/2020)
Tim Stringer (returns 2/2020);
will be with Regal when going down to AU
Royal Princess Nick Nash (as of 1/11/2020 sailing)
Ruby Princess Commodore Giorgio Pomata (as of 12/5/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paul Slight (contract began 11/26/2019)
Sea Princess  
Sky Princess Michele Tuvo (leaves 3/7/2020; returns 6/5/2020)
Heikki Laakkonen (returns 3/7/2020; leaves 6/5/2020)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 10/6/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess Diego Perra (as of 11/27/2019 sailing)

 

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9 minutes ago, suzyed said:

Any insight about Todd McBain?  Like/dislike?

I have not personally sailed with Captain Todd McBain, but I did a quick search that I hope can help you out a little bit. 

1. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2051245-captain-todd-mcbain/

2. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1603863-tell-me-about-capt-todd-mcbain/

 

Overall, it seems that the opinion (based on a small sample size, of course) is mostly positive and that he runs a ship well. 

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Todd McBain is one of the best captain's we have sailed with.  He gives outstanding daily bridge reports and always added something interesting about the area.   And you can understand what he is saying.   He was very approachable and friendly.   

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On 1/16/2020 at 1:53 PM, snoozecrooze said:

I have not personally sailed with Captain Todd McBain, but I did a quick search that I hope can help you out a little bit. 

1. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2051245-captain-todd-mcbain/

2. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1603863-tell-me-about-capt-todd-mcbain/

 

Overall, it seems that the opinion (based on a small sample size, of course) is mostly positive and that he runs a ship well. 

Captain Todd McBain is a fantastic captain because the safety of his passengers and crew is his primary concern. Plus he is articulate and keeps everyone informed throughout the cruise.  I once told Princess that Captain McBain should train all their captains because he doesn't allow passenger criticism to override safety and he exudes confidence at all times.  Moreover his announcements are both professional and personable.  I have no worries when McBain is at the helm!

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On 1/18/2020 at 5:16 PM, trystran72 said:

Is Paolo Arrigo still in the fleet?  Haven't seen him listed in awhile...  

 

On 1/18/2020 at 5:16 PM, trystran72 said:

Is Paolo Arrigo still in the fleet?  Haven't seen him listed in awhile...  

 

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 02/01/2020

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

CHANGES SUMMARY:

 

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Marco Fortezze (as of 11/6/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Dariusz Balana (as of 10/18/2019 sailing)
Todd McBain (returns this 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 (confirmed through 4-29-20)
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 Dino Sagani (contract began 10/18/2019 sailing)
Pacific Princess Andrea Spinardi (as of 11/11/2019 sailing)
Regal Princess Fabrizio Maresca (until 2/2020)
Tim Stringer (returns 2/2020)
Royal Princess Tony Draper (as of 10/26/2019 sailing)
Ruby Princess Steven Lewis (as of 11/22/2019 sailing)
Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera (as of 10/19/2019 sailing)
Paul Slight (as of January 1, 2020)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (as of 11/3/2019 sailing)
Sky Princess Heikki Laakkonen (until 12/7/2019) and Michele Tuvo (officially 12/7/2019 [source] // unofficially 11/21/2019)
Star Princess Mariano Manfuso (as of 11/4/2019 sailing)
Sun Princess William (Bill) Kent (as of 10/17/2019 sailing)

 

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Has anyone sailed with Tim Stringer, whose supposed to be Captaining the Regal starting this month?

We're boarding her in a couple of weeks, and I have never heard of him before.

 

My all time favorite is John Paul Bryant, and a close second be Andrea Spinardi.

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7 hours ago, flamomo said:

Has anyone sailed with Tim Stringer, whose supposed to be Captaining the Regal starting this month?

We're boarding her in a couple of weeks, and I have never heard of him before.

 

My all time favorite is John Paul Bryant, and a close second be Andrea Spinardi.

Love Captain Tim Stringer. He is very kind and personable and can be seen out and about on the ship. He likes to be more informative than not and personally, I like hearing announcements that he makes. Overall, would love to have him as a captain again.

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9 hours ago, flamomo said:

Has anyone sailed with Tim Stringer, whose supposed to be Captaining the Regal starting this month?

We're boarding her in a couple of weeks, and I have never heard of him before.

 

My all time favorite is John Paul Bryant, and a close second be Andrea Spinardi.

 

Tom Stringer is one of the best we have sailed with on Princess.  Enjoy your cruise!

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PRINCESS CRUISES CAPTAINS LIST: as of 2/22/2020

The dates indicated include specific sailing dates or end dates (MM-DD-YYYY), unless not specifically deduced. They do not necessarily indicate the official beginning of their contracts.

***Note that Princess Captains tend to work on a "three-month-on, three-month-off" type of contract, although contract lengths are generally approximate and exact dates vary.

 

[NEED TO PUT A FACE TO A NAME? VISIT THE GALLERY VERSION OF THIS LIST HERE: https://airtable.com/shrxRWxU4KBo3wswa/tblcdx0HVSHWxSfIW?blocks=hide]

 

CHANGES SUMMARY:

Most sailing dates updated
Coral (future)
Crown (future)
Golden
Royal
Sea
Star
CURRENT STATUS UNKNOWN: Caribbean, Crown, Pacific

 

SHIP CAPTAIN
Caribbean Princess Mario Ciruzzi (as of 12/20/2019 sailing)
Coral Princess Todd McBain (as of 2/6/2020 sailing)
Paolo Ravera (next year's Antarctic season)
Crown Princess Vincenzo Lubrano (as of 12/7/2019 sailing)
Paolo Arrigo (confirmed for 5/9/2020 sailing)
Diamond Princess
all voyages cancelled until 4/29/2020
current: Gennaro Arma
Emerald Princess Steven Lewis (as of 2/1/2020 sailing)
Martin Stenzel (confirmed for 4/29/2020 sailing)
Enchanted Princess Nick Nash (beginning 6/19/2020 sailing)
Gennaro Arma (late-2020)
Golden Princess Aldo Traverso (as of 1/30/2020 sailing)
Grand Princess Jon Paul Bryant (as of 2/11/2020 sailing)
Island Princess Rikard Lorentzen (as of 1/9/2020 sailing)
Majestic Princess
all voyages cancelled until 4/2/2020
current: Tony Draper (began 1/21/2020)
Pacific Princess Goran Favro (as of 12/22/2019 sailing)
Regal Princess Tim Stringer (until 5/2020)
Fabrizio Maresca (returns 5/2020)
Royal Princess Craig Street (began 2/1/2020)
Ruby Princess Commodore Giorgio Pomata (as of 1/27/2020 sailing)
Sapphire Princess
all voyages cancelled until first AU sailing on 5/1/2020
current: Paul Slight (began 11/26/2019)
Sea Princess Tony Ruggero (began 2/16/2020)
Sky Princess Michele Tuvo (leaves 3/7/2020; returns 6/5/2020)
Heikki Laakkonen (returns 3/7/2020; leaves 6/5/2020)
Star Princess Christopher Lye (as of 1/13/2020 sailing)
Sun Princess Diego Perra (as of 1/11/2020 sailing)

 

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On 1/21/2020 at 12:28 PM, socialworker said:

Captain Todd McBain is a fantastic captain because the safety of his passengers and crew is his primary concern.

 

Are there other captains for whom this is not true?

 

We should probably avoid them.

 

I always prefer captains who are properly licensed, and hold endorsements for the particular cruising area...

 

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57 minutes ago, jwattle said:

Any updates on the Masters for Enchanted/Discovery? 😃

Nick Nash is on Enchanted. I believe he is now Commodore since Bob Oliver retired. 

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45 minutes ago, dickinson said:

Nick Nash is on Enchanted. I believe he is now Commodore since Bob Oliver retired. 

Right, I saw a 2 minute Princess video last week of Commodore Nash giving a tour of his favourite spots on the ship.

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Thanks y'all! We are booked for the November TA and saw the video as well. Looking forward to a beautiful ship and either Commodore Nash or Captain Arma! 😊

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I think it will be interesting to see what the new lineup of captains is. Some may have left Princess for work elsewhere (cargo anyone?) to make ends meet. Less ships in the fleet as well.

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