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On 1/7/2020 at 3:24 PM, canadarocks said:

Yep. Exact same thing as the Caribbean Princess that we had to deal with as well. Maybe Princess should spend its time and money on fixing their ships in a timely fashion, instead of the ridiculous focus on "The Ocean Medallion". 

The Caribbean operated with a max. speed of 18 knots for a year+ before it was taken out of service April 13 to May 14 for wet dock. The fix was long and not an easy one. The generator had to be rebuilt. I don't believe generators are routinely re-built during dry docks. Somewhere on this site are photos of the nasty job of removing the stater. It was initially reported that in order to make the repair they would have to cut an opening in the hull, but this did not happen. They were able to get the replacement parts down to the engine room without the hole. If the Crown is the same issue then Princess now has experience. 

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 11:10 PM, Lolabunny488 said:

We’ve just got off the crown and got told at the muster drill we would be missing Grenada with longer in curaçao but all other ports had shorter days too due to us traveling slower. 


Also just off the crown, and at our muster station (Club Fusion) the muster was a cluster!  The captain interrupts the in-progress, pre-recorded muster drill to make the announcement.  He finishes and the pre-recorded muster drill is over.  We missed the go to your muster station, the hold your nose and jump in, and the how to put the life-jacket on segment.  The poor muster crew looked dumbfounded, some put on the life jacket, some stood around and then we were dismissed.  Pretty odd with as much weight as they seem to attach to the drill ???

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FWIW, the Caribbean Princess also had propulsion issues in early 2012 that ultimately caused her to miss some sailings.  I was on the first sailing after getting fixed (from San Juan) and was greatly relieved when I saw her in port!  Apparently the crew stayed busy while it was being fixed (dry-docked in Freeport ???) as everything shined like new!

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