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    HAL, RCCL, Celebrity
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    Alaska, South Pacific, Carribean

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  1. I disagree with you here. The only 2 HAL ships that have ever been transferred to P&OAU is the Statendam and Ryndam, which became the Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria. If we go back to when P&O merged with Sitmar, the ship based here was the Fairstar. When that was withdrawn from service the Fair Princess came to Australia. The next ship based here was the Pacific Sky which was the former Sky Princess. We then got the Pacific Sun, which was the former Carnival's Jubilee. Then Pacific Star was transferred from Costa Cruises which was the Costa Tropicale (formerly Carnival Tropicale). The first mega cruise ship was the Pacific Dawn (formerly the Regal Princess), then Pacific Jewel from Ocean Cruises (also formerly a Princess ship the Crown Princess) then Pacific Pearl (also from Ocean Cruises and when launched was Princess Star Princess. The current Pacific Explorer and future Pacific Adventure and Pacific Encounter are all from the Princess Fleet. So from the above you can see the majority of Princess fleet is destination P&OA. Prior to the transfer of HAL ships to the Australian fleet, the previous 2 Holland America ships to be transferred out of the fleet was the Noordam (Marella Celebration 2005) and Nieuw Amsterdam ( MS Patriot 2000 - 2002 and Marella Spirit 2003).
  2. Don't forget about the Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria which were leaving the P&O Australia fleet in 2021 and going to CMV, which is now in liquidation.
  3. Just check Marine Traffic and she is still there about 3km in front of Ovation of the Seas.
  4. Yesterday I posted on Facebook a question regarding the Pacific Dawn and Aria going to Europe when Sture Myrmell commented on the Australian operations: Will P&O make a comment on where there ships are heading too. Marine traffic is showing Pacific Aria going to Cyprus and Pacific Dawn heading to the Suez. It is quite apparent that they will not be back in Australia waters this cruising season P&O Cruises Australia Hi Michael we really appreciate the interest that all the friends of P&O take in our beautiful ships. Yes, there has been some social media discussion about Pacific Dawn. The explanation is actually pretty straightforward. The much loved Pacific Dawn is among a number of cruise ships relocating from Asia to Europe and it is for a very practical reason. Being in Europe makes it easier to maintain crew requirements to staff the ships during the pause in cruise operations. Thanks again for your interest. Thanks -Kate
  5. Yes it was the original Regal Princess sailing as Pacific Dawn. The original Crown Princess did transfer to P&O Australia as the Pacific Jewel, but is now sailing as the Karnika for Zen cruises and operated by Jalesh Cruises based in India
  6. According to Marine Traffic Pacific Aria is also heading to the Suez.
  7. Marine Traffic is showing Pacific Aria destination is also Suez
  8. New delivery dates for the new builds. Only 3 ships in 2021. Wonder of the Seas delivery push back to 2022 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23355-royal-caribbean-newbuilds-will-be-delayed.html
  9. I remember reading Sydney ports, when it was up, did show Regal Princess coming down 2020/2021 and the following year it showed Royal Princess, however I feel it has all changed now.
  10. According to Royal Caribbean blog the Wonder of the Seas is now schedule for delivery in 2022. https://www.*****.com/2020/08/04/royal-caribbean-updates-wonder-of-the-seas-arrival-date-2022
  11. Inspiration arrived at Aliaga at 610am local time.
  12. Pacific Aria and Pacific Dawn were schedule to go to CMV, which is now in administration. I wonder what the future holds for these 2 ships?
  13. Royal Caribbean Group reinvents cruise industry's safety drill - New patented approach helps guests sail away smoothly - Technology licensed to other cruise lines to help eliminate crowding News Release Issued: Jul 24, 2020 (6:00am EDT) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/royal-caribbean-group-reinvents-cruise-industrys-safety-drill-301099281.html
  14. Royal Caribbean Group reinvents cruise industry's safety drill - New patented approach helps guests sail away smoothly - Technology licensed to other cruise lines to help eliminate crowding News Release Issued: Jul 24, 2020 (6:00am EDT) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/royal-caribbean-group-reinvents-cruise-industrys-safety-drill-301099281.htm
  15. Royal Caribbean Group reinvents cruise industry's safety drill - New patented approach helps guests sail away smoothly - Technology licensed to other cruise lines to help eliminate crowding News Release Issued: Jul 24, 2020 (6:00am EDT) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/royal-caribbean-group-reinvents-cruise-industrys-safety-drill-301099281.html
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