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  1. If you file the claim with the correct information and within the time frame required you will always win. One of the reasons Princess is saying wait 60 days is to possibly put guests outside of the filing time period.
  2. If I had to bet I would bet that Carnival Corporation, will have some ships operating to the Caribbean in November. It will be a limited number and nowhere near the whole fleet (103 +/- ships). Cannot say Princess will be operating but I believe they will be one of the brands for Carnival Corp that will operate. It makes sense for them to do short Caribbean cruises to test the waters....close to home (Corporate) and easy to control. We have had two cruises canceled already, have our next cruise July 7th out of Australia..... believe it will cancel....and our next Princess Cruise after that, December......believe will cruise. *****Just my opinion*****
  3. OK so let me see if I understand this... Through fraud you are booking a cabin for a friend. You want steal money from Princess Cruises and once booked you want the cruise line to be happy about this and just change the room cards around. You are not family members, as you stated "friends cruising" so not about moving family members around. You also want to also change the ship board accounts. Then you come here and want to involve site members in your conspiracy to defraud Princess Cruises? You also want to break the rules of the site: Illegal Activities Cruise Critic prohibits the discussion of illegal activities including (but not limited to) the posting of pyramid scheme/chain letter/make money fast-type information, as well as any activity that is considered against the law,.... The Princess host should remove this whole thread.
  4. The CDC is the federal Government, sorry you do not understand that fact. The state of California could not block the Grand from docking, they had to agree as the Federal Government through the USCG has control of all ports in the end. Sorry but your information is just wrong and not based upon facts , Admiralty Law, or Federal Law.
  5. In the end Governors do not control port closing. In the United States it would be the USCG and the Federal Government. Maine can ask but hey can be over ruled. The same as Florida was over the last few weeks. If you remember the Governor of California said the Grand Princess could not dock, and what happen over ruled by the Federal Government.
  6. The company that put this together deals with cargo ships. But if a port does not allow crew changes or crew off the ship in most cases it will be closed to cruise ships so it is helpful but not 100% accurate for cruise ships. The Wilhelmsen group operates the largest maritime network in the world, with over 2200 locations worldwide They provide products and services to over half of the world's merchant fleet, along with crew and technical management to the biggest vessels at sea.
  7. Even if you can book it the cruise will not be on the Enchanted Princess. The ship is very far behind becasue of Covid-19 and the shutdown of the ship yard. With Princess looking at put half the current fleet into cold layup they are in no hurry to take delivery of another ship. Besides because of Covid-19 I believe they will be making some changes to the ship. So when it is sailing they can claim safest cruise ship in the World. Changes to Air systems on the ship, changes to the dinning on the ship with a major redesign of the buffet areas. Some cabins set aside as isolation cabins.... I do not see the Enchanted Princess sailing in 2020.
  8. Royal can apply for any trademark they want....But it means nothing unless the regulations through SOLAS are changed. And even if SOLAS changes the regulations countries like the United States through the USCG must approve of the changes. The USCG can still require the current muster drills in US Ports.
  9. The ships uses bunker fuel HFO or heavy fuel oil, 2 Boiler units feeding 2 x General Electric turbines producing 24,500 horsepower driving the Shaft.
  10. It is a win win however it goes.... if the cruise sails we have a good cruise.....if it does not Princess gives us more free money.....We will keep booking as long as the offer cruises, if canceled just book another one.
  11. The Philippines is hosting no less than 10 ships now, about 5 are Princess Ships with more on the way.
  12. Our next cruise is July 7th from Sydney. 69 days until boarding....if the ship sails.
  13. She has been pulled out of New York as the ship was not needed. Never more than 15% of the beds used during the time in NYC, but still costs US Taxpayers millions of dollars. Overall a very big waste.
  14. You will have a good trip on both dates. In October the north will be well past peak, many trees will have no leaves. But the color towards the south will be much better. Both are great trips.
  15. It will not help. maybe in the United States you cannot get a doctor to sign off....But in places like the Philippines a doctor will sign anything you want. Do you think getting a sign off in China would be hard? I also think many doctors even in the US will sign off, if it is even legal for the cruise lines to ask. You know someone will take this to court.
  16. When they first start sailing again the ships will only be about half full. Read several reports saying this and interviews with management from the big three. If the ship is at 50% guests they can spread out in the dinning room. And after this is over, which will happen it will go back to normal.
  17. Welcome to the New Princess
  18. It is not like you have a choice now...one setting take it or leave it.
  19. Yes but it 30 plus minutes video for what you can read on the Princess site in 5 minutes. If you really lazy the better choice is take the 5 minutes to read.
  20. I will be very surprised if Carnival pays anything to thees claims. Could see several million in legal fees. But suing Carnival is not a easy thing to do, and many will learn that.
  21. The United States Government should bail out the three major cruise companies. But they should not give them cash or other things that will cost the taxpayers money. Very simple way to do this with no costs to the US and great benefits. Allow them to do cruises with their Foreign Flagged ships from US Port to US Port with no required Foreign Port. These types of cruises are not allowed under Passenger Vessel Services Act, some people says Jones Act but the Jones Act is for Cargo. The Passenger Service Act fines the crew line almost $800 dollars per guest on the ship if they break the rules. The answer is really very simple. The US Government waves these fines for a set period of time. Maybe 6 months to a year. It would allow ships to go from the West Coast to Alaska without stopping in Canada. They could do East Coast Cruises with no foreign port call. Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, Key West, etc. Once the United States is clear of this virus it would help the US ports and the Cruise lines, it would allow guest to cruise without passports and stay within the United States. Even very seasoned cruisers would be interested in these cruises which are never offered on very large cruise ships. Except Hawaii Pride of America. Other cruise lines could do Hawaii cruises too. It seems like a win win to me.
  22. You do not have a lot of time but you have enough to see loots of things. The port is close to downtown Boston, you could walk to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market in about 30 minutes. But have several options with public transportation. From Quincy Market you can walk to the North End, Freedom Trail, Boston Common & Public Garden, and the waterfront. I would not recommend the Hop on Hop off bus for you not enough time to really use it and hope off. Unless you want to use it to do the complete route and not get off. You can also consider a taxi or Uber, The Charlestown Navy Yard and the USS Constitution is worth seeing and it is a short taxi ride from Quincy Market. If you want to visit Harvard Square in Cambridge you can take the MBTA Red Line from Government Center. Enjoy your time in Boston I was born just outside of Boston and lived in the Area for 40 years, it is a wonderful City.
  23. Sorry you are not sailing on this cruise. The cruise will be cancelled.
  24. Asia is still here and moving along like the rest of the World. My wife & I are still at our home in the Philippines. The country is under a lock down with limited travel and limited business open. Most hotels are closed, most retail is also closed here. No domestic air travel and very limited international air travel. Food stores are still open and retail serving basic needs doctors, food suppliers, etc. Life is moving on here. Have talked to my friends in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, all are working through the current issues. Once the virus is over Asia will be back again strong and ready to welcome tourist again.
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