What's happening to the Princess Cruises fleet

Interesting YouTube from a Princess Officer of what they are doing with ships and staff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbOltfFmQ2Y

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Once all crew members are back to their home countries I guess a skeleton crew will stay onboard to keep the ship running til the main office finds a place to anchor or port to call home for a while. Really a chaotic state.

I have now watched his other videos posted in the last few weeks of being quarantined on the ship and how Princess is handling that. They are interesting to see.

Thanks for sharing. I am glad they have found a way to get the crew home (or at least closer to home). I am sure the crew are thrilled to be headed toward their families.

Looks like the entire Princess fleet may be anchored until 2021. Here’s a link to read/view the entire statement.

https://www.princess.com/news/notices_and_advisories/notices/global-ship-operations-pause-2020-summer-season.html

Here’s a partial statement about pausing ship operations for the remaining of the 2020 summer season that’s posted on its website:
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“Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Global Ship Operations For Remaining 2020 Summer Season
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Due to reduced air flight availability, the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its pause of global ship operations and has therefore made the extremely difficult decision to cancel select cruises through the end of the 2020 summer season, including the following cruises and associated cruisetours:

All remaining Alaska cruises on Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess
All remaining Europe and Transatlantic cruises on Enchanted Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, Crown Princess and Island Princess
Summer Caribbean cruises and all Canada & New England cruises on Caribbean Princess and Sky Princess
Summer to Fall cruises departing from Japan on Diamond Princess
Australia-based cruises on Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess through August
July cruises sailing from Taiwan on Majestic Princess
Fall cruises sailing to Hawaii and French Polynesia on Pacific Princess through November”

We are booked for January 2021. Hopefully, we all will be cruising by then!

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