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Captain David Christie passes

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A long-time Princess captain, who commanded Grand Princess, Captain Christie was based at the company's headquarters in Santa Clarita, California and was responsible for overseeing all of the maritime operations of the line's growing fleet. A 36-year P&O Princess Cruises veteran, Christie first took to the sea as a cadet with P&O in 1966. In 1975 he joined the original Pacific Princess, as a navigator and rose through the ranks aboard many of the vessels in the Princess fleet. In 1992 Christie earned his captain's stripes and took his first command aboard Island Princess. He has commanded many of the company's vessels, including leading Sea Princess at her inaugural in 1998.

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I have a special affection for the "up from the ranks" folk. It is one of the reasons that I appreciate Alan Buckelew, who never forgot the vets.

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May Our Heavenly Father welcome him home to his eternal rest.

 

In the flying business, when a pilot passes away, we say he's "Gone West". May your sail westward be peaceful, Captain Christie. Thank you for your faithful service to your passengers and crew over the years.

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7 hours ago, Colo Cruiser said:

 

A long-time Princess captain, who commanded Grand Princess, Captain Christie was based at the company's headquarters in Santa Clarita, California and was responsible for overseeing all of the maritime operations of the line's growing fleet. A 36-year P&O Princess Cruises veteran, Christie first took to the sea as a cadet with P&O in 1966. In 1975 he joined the original Pacific Princess, as a navigator and rose through the ranks aboard many of the vessels in the Princess fleet. In 1992 Christie earned his captain's stripes and took his first command aboard Island Princess. He has commanded many of the company's vessels, including leading Sea Princess at her inaugural in 1998.

Don't know the man at all, but I always figured their must some senior Captain at HQ.  You posted a very nice concise tribute.  

Edited by steelers36

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Rest in peace Captain.   Gone to the 'big bridge' in the sky.

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8 hours ago, tailspintom said:

I have a special affection for the "up from the ranks" folk. It is one of the reasons that I appreciate Alan Buckelew, who never forgot the vets.

Amen to that, Alan even gave the veterans obc to us Aussie troops, retired and serving.

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