Sea Princess - Dry Dock 10-20 September 2012

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#1
Australia
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I'm going on a cruise in December 2012, but after doing some research on the ship i heard some rumours of a drydocking scheduled for the end of 2012 for the Sea Princess. After doing some digging i found this website which if you look closely is going into dry dock prior to it's voyage from San Francisco to Sydney.

http://www.sf-port.org/index.aspx?page=1801

Does anyone know what work is scheduled to take place on the ship? Especially since i've heard alot of reviews describing how she is showing some age.


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#2
The Mile High City
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Originally posted by allmighty34
I'm going on a cruise in December 2012, but after doing some research on the ship i heard some rumours of a drydocking scheduled for the end of 2012 for the Sea Princess. After doing some digging i found this website which if you look closely is going into dry dock prior to it's voyage from San Francisco to Sydney.

http://www.sf-port.org/index.aspx?page=1801

Does anyone know what work is scheduled to take place on the ship? Especially since i've heard alot of reviews describing how she is showing some age.


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Normal/routine maintenance, bottom cleaning,public area carpeting/upholstery.
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#3
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Originally posted by highheel girl
Normal/routine maintenance, bottom cleaning,public area carpeting/upholstery.
In addition, the engines and thrusters are overhauled, propellers examined, electronics (operational, navigational and entertainment) updated, repairs made to areas which would inconvenience passengers if they were onboard, etc. It's kind of like taking your car in for a 10,000 mile maintenance, getting your tires rotated, oil changed, etc. All ships have a dry or wet dock every 2-3 years. The salt water, seas and dockings do a number on the ship.
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In addition to the other posts - She had a major overhaul in Sept 2009, I traveled with her in April 2010 and she was in good nick then
#6
Modesto, Ca
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Originally posted by billco
Sea Princess drydock in San Francisco -- September 11 -25, 2009.
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Sea Princess on "World's Toughest Fixes"
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I believe that was last years fix. She is due to leave for Sidney on the 20th, from SFO.
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#7
San Francisco
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got into SFO in the early morning and disembarked a full load of passengers, loaded about 600 contract workers and sailed a little after noon to pier 70 for the drydock.
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#8
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Originally posted by allmighty34
I'm going on a cruise in December 2012
Small world but I too will be on this cruise.
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#9
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The people I talked to were working in the engine room, painting and decorating, installing a new show setup, doing some software upgrades, tiling, working on heating and air conditioning, working on chemicals...
#10
San Francisco
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Drove by pier 70 yesterday and the Sea is out of the water. they must be doing a scraping or painting of the lower hull. Maybe some engine work.
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