Wednesday, September 26, 2007

CND Headlines - Yes, Virginia, Princess Will Still Call at St. Thomas

To read a wire service story making the rounds, you might think Princess Cruises is cancelling calls at St. Thomas, and has now reinstated ten of them. Factually that's correct, but it's rather confusing because it's not the full story. The full story is rather interesting, because it gives you a glimpse behind the scenes at all the decision-making that has to go on at a cruise line for
what seems to be a simple issue.

First, it should be noted that the issue actually involves only one ship, Sea Princess, and applies to its Caribbean program that includes calls at St. Thomas this winter. The other ships in Princess' fleet, which are scheduled to call at St. Thomas, were not changing their schedule, and will still call there, as Sea Princess now will (again).

Details are in today's edition of Cruise News Daily.