I am considering taking the Pacific Princess Trans-Atlantic Voyage, 10/27/02 (17 days) from NYC to Rome. Although I haven't read this directly, putting "2 and 2 together" tells me that this should be, in fact, the last cruise of "The Love Boat", since press says that this ship will be retired after the 2002 Bermuda season. Since this particuar trip ends in Rome in mid November, I can't imagine that there would be anything else scheduled subsequently. The price for this trip is unbelievably low (about $1750 for an outside cabin, including taxes and port charges), which makes me think that my assumption may be correct. My questions to anyone in the know out there are as follows:
1. Is this the last PP voyage?
2. Would taking the last trip aboard this vessel be a mistake, or rather could it turn into a positive experience (i.e. possible hoopla about the last Love Boat trip).
3. Would it be a mistake to cross the Atlantic on a vessel this size--I have been on three cruises before, including Alaska with 18' seas, and had no problem, granted the ship was 70K tons.
4. Will I be the only person under age 65 on the boat? (I am 40)
Seems to me that this may be my chance to be a little part of cruise ship history, and cash in on a big bargain at the same time.
Thanks to anyone for your remarks.