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Old 02-02-2005, 03:30 PM
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Now that Princess is part of the Carnival Corp.And with all the new ships on order will they ever ofer a 2-4 day cruise to nowhere? With no ports of call.As we prefer to remain with princess.Will these short cruises count towards the Captain Circle benefits?

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Now that Princess is part of the Carnival Corp.And with all the new ships on order will they ever ofer a 2-4 day cruise to nowhere? With no ports of call.As we prefer to remain with princess.Will these short cruises count towards the Captain Circle benefits?

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Hi, Dennis & Kathy,

Right now, Princess has not announced any plans to run any cruises-to-nowhere, but they do offer short one-way Pacific coastal cruises in May and September to reposition their fleet for the Alaska season. These cruises are typically 2-5 days, often with no port calls, and they sail between California and the Pacific Northwest.

The closest to a cruise-to-nowhere that Princess offers is a (usually 2-day) Vancouver/Seattle repositioning sailing to get the Diamond and Sapphire into and out of Seattle from Vancouver for the season. The seemingly archaic Passenger Services Act, passed in the 1800's to protect American shipping interests, prevents foreign-flagged vessels from sailing solely between US ports, so cruise lines must use foreign ports such as Vancouver and Victoria as embarkation/disembakation points for the final legs of their repositioning cruises. This does create a great opportunity for a short cruise with Princess that doesn't leave you too far away from where you started, and you get to experience two great cities as well!

Hope this helps...

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Oh, and yes, these short cruises DO count towards Captain's Circle Gold/Platinum/Elite membership!
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