Just thought I would reply to my own post...lol....I got an email from our nice friend in France who has been following the construction of the Island Princess. He said she sailed for the US last night (this morning)...3am their time. Looks like the July 12 cruise will definitely be on time!
The web cam still shows the position being "approx 600 miles N.E. of St. Eustatius" at 22:58 GMT after many hours. Considering how extremely tiny St. Eustatius is, either the Island Princess's web cam is not being refreshed frequently, or the ship is ...dead in the water. Just kidding. I'm sure she's just fine.
Any idea who the godmother of the Island Princess will be? The announcement will be official tomorrow. I have a French Canadian in mind, and am curious to see who it will be.
"CANADIAN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS TO CHRISTEN NEW ISLAND PRINCESS IN HISTORIC VANCOUVER CEREMONY
Figure Skating Pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier to Name Vessel July 11 in City's First Ever Cruise Ship Christening Ceremony
Princess announced today that Olympic gold medal-winning figure skaters Jamie Salé and David Pelletier will christen the line's newest ship, Island Princess, during the first such ceremony ever held in Vancouver. The Canadian pair, who earned international recognition during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, will become the vessel's godparents on July 11, 2003. "
Maybe she's ahead of schedule and this is a convienent location to waste some time, or possibly this is a planned stop so the engineers can evaluate the systems on this first leg of the trip. Who knows.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Island Princess is on its way!
Hey guys....think a minute! How long does it take to go Transatlantic....5 days? Add probably two or three to get to the Panama canal and then another 8 to goup the coast to Vancouver....only stops are for fuel. The Island Princess will have to stop at times to stay on schedule or she will arrive in Vancouver way too early!
Crown Princess 1/18/14....the NEW Me, Myself and I cruise!
Look at all of us trying to figure out her every move, or stop. I'm sure the entire trip is completely planned out. This is just fun. Anyway, another thought for her first stop, maybe she is scheduled to go through the PC in daylight hours or at a specific time.
I noticed one more thing. In the web cam view, it always seems gray, or black & white. Where's the blue sky and aqua waters??
I noticed some white caps in some of the pictures earlier today. Seas might be getting a bit rough. I'm looking forward to when she starts her transit through the Panama Canal, as there is a webcam at the Miraflores lock which will show the ship in blazing color.
I wonder if it's possible the she will not go through the canal and instead head all the way down and around South America to save the PC transit fee. Even with the extra fuel used it still might be more cost effective.