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[THREAD] Tracking Princess ship movements and restarts (Winter 2020 onwards)


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Having been inspired by the work done on HAL's forum to check up on where ships are, I've decided to create this new thread to observe the impending restart of Princess ships and where those ships now are in light of the current circumstances. As we know, Princess ships are already on the move back to tentatively scheduled homeports for spring & summer 2021, if they're not already in their respective regions.

 

Re: specific test cruise dates

In THIS webinar for travel agents on December 10John Chernesky (SVP of Princess North America Sales & Trade Marketing) said that he could not provide any specific dates for test cruises but suggested that they might happen sometime right before their intended restart (meaning in March 2021 so that they can restart in April 2021). He made an effort to reiterate that he was unsure so nothing was set in stone.

 

(As of ~9PM GMT)

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SHIPS FOR THE AMERICAS (poised to resume in spring 2021)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (ALL LOCAL)

CARIBBEAN

Port Everglades-Fort Lauderdale, FL (en route)

December 17, 2020

CORAL

Caracas Bay, Curacao (moored)

December 12, 2020

EMERALD

San Diego, CA (en route)

December 24, 2020

GRAND

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (moored)

December 16, 2020

MAJESTIC

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

ROYAL

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 26, 2020

RUBY

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 27, 2020

 

SHIPS FOR EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA (restart schedule varying or unconfirmed)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (ALL LOCAL)

CROWN

Manila, Philippines (en route)

December 17, 2020

DIAMOND

Singapore (anchored)

December 8, 2020

ENCHANTED

Trieste, Italy (moored)

December 2, 2020

ISLAND

Augusta, Italy (anchored)

November 30, 2020

PACIFIC

Civitavecchia, Italy (moored)

November 30, 2020

REGAL

Moni, Cyprus (en route)

December 17, 2020

SAPPHIRE

Singapore (en route)

December 21, 2020

SKY

Limassol, Cyprus (anchored)

November 26, 2020

(all sourced from cruisemapper.com or marinetraffic.com)

 

To commemorate the return of cruise ships from Carnival Corp (but specifically the Holland America Group, which includes Princess) to the West Coast, here's a clip from the first of the ships, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, which arrived in Los Angeles at around 7AM Pacific time today, the 16th. 

(sourced from the live cam at the Port of LA; video is sped up 12x)

 

I know this might seem a little futile or boring but other than wait or mope, at least this should keep some hope alive. I will only update the map and tables when the ships are showing obvious movement, so there won't be daily updates. But I will keep an eye on the ships arriving these next few days/weeks.

 

Let's keep the updates centralized in this thread and (cautiously) anticipate what's in store for Princess cruising! 
If you've spoken to a crew member(s) onboard or that is slated to go back, let us know! 

If you've found what you think are credible details, please share! 

 

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Thanks for sharing this post.  Yes I will be sailing Caribbean Princess and she is in Port Everglades;  it is so nice to see the ships coming back.  Now the wait begins.  Merry Christmas to all

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Absolutely BRILLIANT idea for a thread. Thanks very much for thinking of doing this and putting the data together in one place. Much appreciated!!

 

We too are on a cruise out of PE (CB on 4/18) and are excited to see the current fleet movement. 

 

MODS, CAN THIS BE PINNED?

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2020 as of around 2030-2100 GMT

I'm glad you're all enjoying this thread! Thanks for the nice comments!

 

Today's map:

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The most significant movement today has been:

- Caribbean docking at Port Everglades

 

Continued updates as follows: (* = new)

SHIPS FOR THE AMERICAS (poised to resume in spring 2021)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

*CARIBBEAN

Currently: Port Everglades, FL (moored)

Bound for: Freeport, Bahamas

(leaving FL at 1700 EST)

December 18, 2020

CORAL

Caracas Bay, Curacao (moored)

December 12, 2020

EMERALD

San Diego, CA (en route)

December 24, 2020

GRAND

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (moored)

December 16, 2020

MAJESTIC

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

ROYAL

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 26, 2020

RUBY

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 27, 2020

 

SHIPS FOR EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA (restart schedule varying or unconfirmed)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

*CROWN

Manila, Philippines (anchored)

December 17, 2020

DIAMOND

Singapore (anchored)

December 8, 2020

ENCHANTED

Trieste, Italy (moored)

October 2, 2020

*ISLAND

Limassol, Cyprus (en route)

December 20, 2020

PACIFIC

Civitavecchia, Italy (moored)

November 30, 2020

*REGAL

Moni, Cyprus (anchored)

December 17, 2020

SAPPHIRE

Singapore (en route)

December 21, 2020

SKY

Limassol, Cyprus (anchored)

November 26, 2020

 

Here's a short timelapse of Caribbean docking at Port Everglades's T2 (images courtesy of PTZtv):

Various social media of her arrival:

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Remember if you have learned of credible information from crew members or reliable sources and you would like to share, please do!

 

Up next (that I can hopefully capture on video): Majestic arriving in San Pedro!

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Thank you so much for creating this thread.  For a long while I was keeping track of which Princess ships were where on the maritime map but after awhile stopped.  So nice to see this updated.  I am in San Diego and plan to go down to the port here to see the Emerald on the 24th if that schedule is kept.  Won't be there when she sails in but will go down later in the day to just see her.  It will be almost like old times.

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Here's a video of Caribbean Princess sailing out. I know Celebrity ships have been in and out of the port over the past few months, but this was the first sail-out I actually watched live and it felt surreal as I reminisced about when I used to eagerly watch ships pile in and out every week, brimming with waving guests. 

(timelapse; courtesy of PTZtv)

 

2 hours ago, DavidsNana said:

I am in San Diego and plan to go down to the port here to see the Emerald on the 24th if that schedule is kept.  Won't be there when she sails in but will go down later in the day to just see her.  It will be almost like old times.

Yes!! This sounds amazing and I'm glad you're able to do this for us. It will be interesting to see a Princess ship on the West Coast again after what feels like years. Thanks again for sharing.

 

If anyone is able to conveniently and safely visit a local port and would like to share any images or videos, that would be amazing. As much as this is a thread that tries to house details we've learned about operation resumption, this is also a ship-spotting thread! (I mean we all like to physically see ships too, right?)

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20 hours ago, DavidsNana said:

Thank you so much for creating this thread.  For a long while I was keeping track of which Princess ships were where on the maritime map but after awhile stopped.  So nice to see this updated.  I am in San Diego and plan to go down to the port here to see the Emerald on the 24th if that schedule is kept.  Won't be there when she sails in but will go down later in the day to just see her.  It will be almost like old times.

Post a picture on this thread when it gets here!! Also would love to see the Ruby ..... 2 of my future cruises are on it

 

Emerald, Grand, Majestic,  Royal, and Ruby are listed for West Coast. Are they all staying here? (Ruby coming to SF)

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As of Saturday, December 19, 2020 at around 0630 GMT

Any notable changes:
- Grand left Puerto Vallarta and is now bound for Los Angeles; tentatively scheduled to arrive the same day as Majestic

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SHIPS FOR THE AMERICAS (poised to resume in spring 2021)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

CARIBBEAN

Bahamas Anchorage (anchored)

December 18, 2020

CORAL

Caracas Bay, Curacao (moored)

December 12, 2020

EMERALD

San Diego, CA (en route)

December 24, 2020

GRAND

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

MAJESTIC

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

ROYAL

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 26, 2020

RUBY

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 27, 2020

 

SHIPS FOR EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA (restart schedule varying or unconfirmed)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

CROWN

Manila, Philippines (anchored)

December 17, 2020

DIAMOND

Singapore (anchored)

December 8, 2020

ENCHANTED

Trieste, Italy (moored)

October 2, 2020

ISLAND

Limassol, Cyprus (en route)

December 20, 2020

PACIFIC

Civitavecchia, Italy (en route)

December 19, 2020

REGAL

Moni, Cyprus (anchored)

December 17, 2020

SAPPHIRE

Singapore (en route)

December 21, 2020

SKY

Limassol, Cyprus (en route)

December 20, 2020

 

 

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17 hours ago, snoozecrooze said:

As of Saturday, December 19, 2020 at around 0630 GMT

Any notable changes:
- Grand left Puerto Vallarta and is now bound for Los Angeles; tentatively scheduled to arrive the same day as Majestic

image.thumb.png.aa841ffd5d0685bb1a3b08a41338515e.png

 

SHIPS FOR THE AMERICAS (poised to resume in spring 2021)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

CARIBBEAN

Bahamas Anchorage (anchored)

December 18, 2020

CORAL

Caracas Bay, Curacao (moored)

December 12, 2020

EMERALD

San Diego, CA (en route)

December 24, 2020

GRAND

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

MAJESTIC

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 23, 2020

ROYAL

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 26, 2020

RUBY

Los Angeles, CA (en route)

December 27, 2020

 

SHIPS FOR EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA (restart schedule varying or unconfirmed)

NAME OF SHIP

DESTINATION (STATUS)

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME (all local)

CROWN

Manila, Philippines (anchored)

December 17, 2020

DIAMOND

Singapore (anchored)

December 8, 2020

ENCHANTED

Trieste, Italy (moored)

October 2, 2020

ISLAND

Limassol, Cyprus (en route)

December 20, 2020

PACIFIC

Civitavecchia, Italy (en route)

December 19, 2020

REGAL

Moni, Cyprus (anchored)

December 17, 2020

SAPPHIRE

Singapore (en route)

December 21, 2020

SKY

Limassol, Cyprus (en route)

December 20, 2020

 

 

What site are you using to watch the ships positions?

 

Tom😎

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