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Old February 4th, 2002, 01:25 PM
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We have an opprtunity to take a very cheap (and I mean cheap) Pacific Princess Cruise NYC to Bermuda on 26 May. The objective of the cruise is to allow my husband to see the island form whence my mother came and to meet family that he has not met. the ship is not the destination and we have Constellation transat to look forward to in Oct.

We know the Pacific Princess is old. We know that she is small. How well will will tolerate her for two days at sea, and as a Bermud a "hotel" having taken our last two cruises on the Mercury and Galaxy? Will the serviceand food compensate for the age and lack of individual ambience? The per diem is less than 100.00/per day per pseron, and with Constellation approaching we do this cheapie or nothing.

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Old February 4th, 2002, 01:53 PM
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Chellie,

I have sailed on the Pacific Princess two times, once to Northern Europe and once to Bermuda. I have also siled on the Mercury and the Horizon.

Decor wise, you will find the Pacific Princess 'dated'. That being said, when I sailed on her, she was in great shape, the food and service were excellent. As far as the ride, she was smoother to Bermuda than was the Horizon. The standard cabins are small.

She is a great example of classic cruising. I love her and hope to sail on her again this summer before she is sold off.

Go for it!
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Old February 4th, 2002, 08:09 PM
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Go for it!
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Old February 5th, 2002, 09:13 AM
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Given the fact you know the Pacific and the age factor, my only concern would be the ocean. This sailing can some times have fairly rough sea conditions and this is a really small ship. I have a family friend that took her to Bermuda some years ago under bad sea's(20-25 foot waves) and everyone was really seasick and tossed around. She told me she would never sail a vessel this small to Bermuda again. I am not trying to discourage you, but I myself have sailed this route several times and would not take a ship this small...but its up to you.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 01:43 PM
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I have to second exactly what David said. the Atlantic ocean is very rough. The crossing at that time of year is exactly why your price is so low. People do not sail then who have experienced these waters. Bermuda may be nice, but the transit may not be! Buyer beware.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 09:33 PM
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If she will be worse than the galaxy crossing the bay of biscay in october, I guess if we decide to do this, we had better have a double suppy of patches, dramamine and bonmine, eh? Thanks all, for the input.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 06:53 PM
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ship in decent shape. water is rough to bermuda regardless of vessel size.
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Old February 9th, 2002, 12:48 AM
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Reports are that Princess in general is somewhat disappointing right now. This may be due to "cutting back" because of financial problems. You may have heard that they attempted to sell to RCI and then refused Carnival's offer.
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