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Old September 23rd, 2000, 05:39 PM
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Default RE: Sitmar

SmithF,

I never cruised with Stimar, but several of their vessels still belong to Princess Cruises or sister P&O lines. Here's at least part of the list:

>> TSS Fair Princess (formerly Sitmar's TSS Fairsea) -- now operates for the Australian P&O Holidays division; rumored to be either slated for either sale or transfer to a new unit based in New Zealand

>> TSS Sky Princess (formerly Sitmar's TSS Fairsky) -- about to transfer to the Australian P&O Holidays division as TSS Pacific Sky

>> MV Arcadia (formerly MV Star Princess, on order as MV Fair Majesty at time of the acquisition) -- now operates for the British P&O Cruises division

>> MV Regal Princess and MV Crown Princess (both on order for Sitmar Cruises and apparently unnamed at the time of the acquisition) -- still operate for the North American Princess Cruises division

Although undoubtedly superior to the older MV Pacific Princess (which probably will leave the Princess fleet soon after she fulfills the present Bermuda commitment which extends through the summer of 2002), the former Sitmar vessels have consistently received poorer reviews than even flagship MV Royal Princess. Nonetheless, the Princess Cruises division continues to book passengers from North America on these vessels.

Norm.
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