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My October 10 Pacific Coastal cruise was cancelled due to dry dock to enhance medallion system.  Truthfully, I was relieved as I now have a work meeting at the same time.  I had booked it as a casino cruise (rebooked from a cancelled cruise) and hope to book again.  Does anyone have any insight into how many cruises were cancelled as it might give us some insight into the true re-start of cruising?  Yes, this Pollyanna is still hoping for restart this year.....LOL.

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No clue here, and I'm reading things that might have an impact on my Nov. Med cruise + TA.  Princess hasn't said anything . . . yet!   Athens port calendar has Enchanted doing 7 days cruises from there.

 

Thinking I should just concentrate on my 2022 Cali coastal cruises, forget going overseas this Fall.

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35 minutes ago, susancruzs said:

No clue here, and I'm reading things that might have an impact on my Nov. Med cruise + TA.  Princess hasn't said anything . . . yet!   Athens port calendar has Enchanted doing 7 days cruises from there.

 

Thinking I should just concentrate on my 2022 Cali coastal cruises, forget going overseas this Fall.

Probably so.  I got an email about this cancellation.  Can’t find any public listing of affected cruises.  I think it is ‘interesting’ that this round of cancellations was done so quietly.....

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The dry dock is for medallion updates, upgrades to air system and social distancing changes in restaurants and theaters per my PVP

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I guess that means that the Ruby cruises in July, August and September may be cancelled as well, unless they just switch boats that are medallion ready.

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1 hour ago, RSS from SF said:

The October 5th to San Diego & Ensenada also was cancelled.

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I canceled out of that one a few months ago. Got tired of them being canceled on me

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Ombud said:

I canceled out of that one a few months ago. Got tired of them being canceled on me

 

 

even if the CDC somehow allows cruising to resume , whenever , what is the word about the LA and SF ports actually accepting cruise ships ?

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4 hours ago, CynCyn said:

My October 10 Pacific Coastal cruise was cancelled due to dry dock to enhance medallion system.

 

3 hours ago, RSS from SF said:

The October 5th to San Diego & Ensenada also was cancelled.

 

3 hours ago, CynCyn said:

Can’t find any public listing of affected cruises.  I think it is ‘interesting’ that this round of cancellations was done so quietly.....

 

Here you are. The drydock period will last for 17 days, starting from Sep 30, in the shipyard in Portland.

 

Oct 5 and Oct 10 sailings are cancelled.

But Princess will also add two new cruises for Sep 18 and Sep 25. Seems they are confident that US departures will be allowed by CDC in September.

 

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1 hour ago, voljeep said:

even if the CDC somehow allows cruising to resume , whenever , what is the word about the LA and SF ports actually accepting cruise ships ?

Good news in SF!! Opera is restarting. Yes it's by car at Marin Civic Center but it's restarting.  Now if the Philharmonic does I wonder if they'll honor my tickets for the performance that was canceled due to quarantine 

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2 hours ago, voljeep said:

even if the CDC somehow allows cruising to resume , whenever , what is the word about the LA and SF ports actually accepting cruise ships ?

I think I read the governor of CA announced all would be back to normal by the 15th of July or somewhere near that date. Of course the author of the same article wondered just how the governor knows things will be good by then. Anyway, that may have some influence on the port's status.

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24 minutes ago, beg3yrs said:

I think I read the governor of CA announced all would be back to normal by the 15th of July or somewhere near that date. Of course the author of the same article wondered just how the governor knows things will be good by then. Anyway, that may have some influence on the port's status.

I believe that it was related to the announcement that California would be opening up and dropping state ordered restrictions on June 15.

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2 hours ago, voljeep said:

even if the CDC somehow allows cruising to resume , whenever , what is the word about the LA and SF ports actually accepting cruise ships ?

 

No one knows yet, but every US port is being affected.

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33 minutes ago, nocl said:

I believe that it was related to the announcement that California would be opening up and dropping state ordered restrictions on June 15.

Yes, that's the announcement I remember! Hey, in geologic time June 15 and July 15 are the same. Isn't that the same clock the CDC is using? 😁

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2 hours ago, Cruise Wonderland said:

Here you are. The drydock period will last for 17 days, starting from Sep 30, in the shipyard in Portland.

Hey @Cruise Wonderland! Do you know of any other dry docks in the fleet this year? Princess is very comparably low-key with their news, so it'd be nice to anticipate anything. Thanks! 

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6 hours ago, snoozecrooze said:

Hey @Cruise Wonderland! Do you know of any other dry docks in the fleet this year? Princess is very comparably low-key with their news, so it'd be nice to anticipate anything. Thanks! 

 

Sorry I do not have further information. If there are drydock works to be done in the next 1-2 months in summer (before the ship will be back in service), I don't think Princess will announce it in advance, since this won't involve any cancellation of cruises (and thus won't affect any booked passengers).

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12 hours ago, Ombud said:

Good news in SF!! Opera is restarting. Yes it's by car at Marin Civic Center but it's restarting.  Now if the Philharmonic does I wonder if they'll honor my tickets for the performance that was canceled due to quarantine 

Marin Civic Center is not San Francisco!

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6 hours ago, Ombud said:

@2 cruises a yearSF Opera performance at Marin Center is better than nothing IMHO

 

https://sfopera.com/on-stage/marin-center/

 

FWIW born and raised in SF. Still here decades later just 20 miles east

 

 

Question how long does it take to drive into SF from Burlingame  ?  TIA for your reply 

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Hey it used to take me an hour to go from SF home downtown. Now it takes an hour to go from my suburb home to SF downtown!! Of course in SF I'd take the M. I suggest visitors just stay in Marina or near Embarcadero and walk.  

 

41 minutes ago, mcrcruiser said:

Question how long does it take to drive into SF from Burlingame  ?  TIA for your reply 

Could be as little as 1/2 hour to Herbst Theater then search for parking / could be as much as an hour to just get from 280 (Outer Mission) to Embarcadero 

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On 4/12/2021 at 10:22 AM, memoak said:

The dry dock is for medallion updates, upgrades to air system and social distancing changes in restaurants and theaters per my PVP

I thought that Princess had announced that all ships are ready to go with medallions ... as part of their

touchless return to safe cruising?

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26 minutes ago, Roberto256 said:

I thought that Princess had announced that all ships are ready to go with medallions ... as part of their

touchless return to safe cruising?

They all have medallions but at least some need to have new actions added. Not sure exactly what they are

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3 hours ago, Roberto256 said:

I thought that Princess had announced that all ships are ready to go with medallions ... as part of their

touchless return to safe cruising?

Replying to myself...

 

This page:

 

https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ocean-medallion/

 

...says that Ruby is one of the MedallionClass ships.

 

It also lists the medallion and non-medallion class ships.

More than half are 'coming soon'...

 

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