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One of the complaints about Britannia has been the absence of midships stairs above the Atrium level. Have a look at the deckplan images below – they show the midships area of deck 7 (left) and deck 8 (right). You can see that while there are stairs on deck 7 (which extend downwards from there […]

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As I posted earlier, the complete deck plans for Britannia are now available.┬áHere’s a link. I’ve been comparing them with the plans of Royal Princess, and below is a summary of the differences and similarities. I’ve been saying ever since this class was announced that Britannia would be very similar to the Princess ships, and […]

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P&O have released another short video about the design of their forthcoming new ship, Britannia. This time it’s about the interior design. You can find it here, on YouTube.┬áThere are all the usual gobbledegook statements – “That’s the big word – wow, wow, wow!” – and is it just me, or is Christopher Edgington really, […]

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Update: Princess Cruises have announced that Royal Princess’s next cruise will start as planned on Friday. Here’s a link to the official announcement. Royal Princess’s next cruise is due to leave on 27 September. It’s another 12 night Mediterranean cruise, beginning in Barcelona and ending in Venice. That should be followed by an 18-night transatlantic […]

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I gather (from various on-line sources) that Princess Cruises’ Royal princess has suffered a major power outage while in the eastern Mediterranean. She was on a passage from Mykonos to Naples when the power went out at about 1:30 pm. Power wasn’t restored until about 5:30. or so. She seems to have arrived in Naples […]

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I posted a number of Andrew Sassoli-Walker’s pictures yesterday to show many of the fine features of Royal Princess, and I think those images of the atrium, the theatre and other aspects of the ship all look good. Now for a couple of things that don’t look so good. First, there’s the absence of a […]

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My internet photographer friend Andrew Sassoli-Walker, who has allowed me to feature his pictures her before, has done so again. Just over a month ago he went on the first mini-cruise on Royal Princess. As usual he had his camera along, and the shots below are among those he took.

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Sharon Poole, co-author of my favourite P&O books, was on the first Royal Princess mini cruise. She’s posted a huge number of pictures in her Picasa gallery. You can find them here. That atrium looks spectacular.

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Not the greatest of pictures, but that’s a bottle of champagne and that’s Royal Princess in the background!

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Andrew Sassoli-Walker, whose images I’ve been able to use here before, was also taking pictures on Friday. He was in a small boat and getting very wet, I gather. Nonetheless it was obviously worth it: his pictures are shown below. These all remain his copyright, of course, and are shown here with his kind permission. […]

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