I can't believe that 380 got off the Grand in Honolulu and flew home. Why do they even bother cruising? The ship is underway now at 17 knots which is pretty good with limited propulsion on the starboard screw, and all shipboard services are at 100%. I notice that those in suites didn't hop on the first flight back home though, as there were plenty on board in line for their cabins, no vacancies. Here is my post on the pertinent Princess thread"
"Shucks, we can't take advantage of this deal cause we ain't on the ship now"
"If we were on the Grand right now there would be no question, we would stay on it to San Fran. No flying home for us, we love voyaging and we really love sea days. Somebody posted that Princess should concentrate on maintenance and not future bookings. Wow, so how is the corporation to maintain economic headway if they quit booking guests? Sounds like committing management hari-kari to me, glad they aren't on the company's board.
Anyway, counting our next cruise we will have sailed Princess 100 days in just a little over one year and 225 days overall, great voyages so far. On the average Princess has less mechanical foul ups and delays than the other majors. I attribute this to them staying away from pod propulsion until more of the bugs have been worked out of those relatively new systems. During our, going on 600, days of sailing the only times we have really had major propulsion problems was when we were on ships with pods, but we only cruise on Regent, HAL and Princess.
I agree with the posters who salivate at the settlement package Princess is offering, basically one free cruise, this one, then another of similar duration for 50% off."
As far as formal nights go, if a line should get rid of those, they just got rid of us.