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Sapphire Princess Staying In OZ Winter 2020?

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55 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

No, the full 30 night circumnavigation from Sydney. That's why I was concerned about getting a different cabin. 

 

Are you doing the full circumnavigation from Adelaide, or just Adelaide to Perth?

Board in Adelaide, October 11th to Sydney, Oct 19th, 8 night. Could have booked it as 2 four nighters.

They are done in so many differing sectors, that's why cabins are blocked out, actually whole decks!!

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1 hour ago, cheznandy said:

Board in Adelaide, October 11th to Sydney, Oct 19th, 8 night. Could have booked it as 2 four nighters.

They are done in so many differing sectors, that's why cabins are blocked out, actually whole decks!!

Yes, lots of combinations on that series of cruises. But I doubt they'd block out whole decks for a sector. That wouldn't give people enough choice of locations. However for the shorter sectors it might look that way as there would be less cabins allocated to that sector and the rest would show as sold. 

 

I was so surprised that I was able to pick up a different cabin in a better location the other day. It was pure luck. I'd been checking 4-5 times a day just in case a cabin popped up the suddenly there were quite a few, then just as suddenly they all disappeared again, but in that short window of opportunity I nabbed the cabin I wanted. 😊 Luckily we had spare FCDs so I could book the cabin immediately then I just cancelled the other booking to get that FCD back.

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Given the suspension of all Princess ships until May, I’m wondering if we will see the Sapphire here in our waters at all? What a crazy world we are currently in! 
 

I also wonder if Princess will extend their final payment deadlines. Our cruise has a payment  date of 23rd April & I’m not real keen to part with our $$ if there are not even any ships sailing!

 

It’s all so very sad & such a mess. ☹️
 

Vicki.

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32 minutes ago, Busy Mum said:

Given the suspension of all Princess ships until May, I’m wondering if we will see the Sapphire here in our waters at all?

 

I am wondering the same as well. Maybe my suitcase will be staying in the cupboard this winter.

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22 minutes ago, sewgood said:

 

I am wondering the same as well. Maybe my suitcase will be staying in the cupboard this winter.

Gee I hope not, but it’s certainly a possibility. Really looking forward to a Winter cruise! Wait & See. 🤷‍♀️🤔🤞

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Sapphire isn't due down here until May anyway. Of course it's always a possibility that the timeframe will be extended but hopefully it won't be.

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I can't see this settling down to the extent operations restart by May. 

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2 hours ago, The_Big_M said:

I can't see this settling down to the extent operations restart by May. 

Possibly not, especially here as the virus hasn't really hit in Australia yet.

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For those of us who booked great deals on the Sapphire, what are you doing now that the final payment dates are approaching? As the news gets worse by the day I cannot see our June cruises going ahead. Have you already cancelled?

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1 hour ago, Relaxing Robbies said:

For those of us who booked great deals on the Sapphire, what are you doing now that the final payment dates are approaching? As the news gets worse by the day I cannot see our June cruises going ahead. Have you already cancelled?

We will tomorrow. I would think that the non essential travel ban just announced will still be in force and I doubt that the Sapphire Princess will be allowed to come to Australia as it is coming from a foreign port (Singapore).

 

Leigh

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2 hours ago, possum52 said:

We will tomorrow. I would think that the non essential travel ban just announced will still be in force and I doubt that the Sapphire Princess will be allowed to come to Australia as it is coming from a foreign port (Singapore).

 

Leigh

 

I booked Sapphire for August from Fremantle to Brisbane so I won't cancel yet! Final payment isn't due until May.

Two of my cruises in NZ - one on Princess and one on RCL have been cancelled so I’m getting refunds. Another cruise in Europe in May will probably be cancelled and one section of my flight there on Singapore Air has been cancelled. 

I got off Queen Elizabeth in Sydney a week ago and some passengers who were due to go on to NZ for 11 days had to pack up and get off at short notice. I enjoyed my cruise around Tasmania but am happy to be home safe and sound! 

 

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