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October 27, 2005

Tropical Weather Update For Princess Cruises

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Tropical Weather Update -- Coral Princess Now Departing Thursday, October 27 from Miami

Due to the effects of Hurricane Wilma, and the current closures of Port Everglades and the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Princess will now turnaround at the Port of Miami on Thursday, October 27, 2005. Miami International Airport is now operational with limited inbound and outbound flights, and the Fort Lauderdale airport is expected to be open tomorrow as well.

Information for Passengers Embarking Coral Princess Voyage 6537:

Because Port Everglades remains closed, this cruise will depart from the Port of Miami on Thursday, October 27, 2005. This sailing will conclude as scheduled in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, November 4, 2005.

Complimentary shuttles will be available tomorrow to transfer embarking passengers from the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. A shuttle will also run from Port Everglades.

Coral Princess Voyage 6537 has been modified to an eight-day itinerary as follows:

Thursday, October 27: Arrive Miami 8:30 am; Depart 5 pm
Friday, October 28: At sea
Saturday, October 29: Arrive Ocho Rios 10 am; Depart 5 pm
Sunday, October 30: At sea
Monday, October 31: Cruise Panama Canal 7 am to 3:30 pm
Monday, October 31: Arrive Cristobal 4 pm: Depart 8 pm
Tuesday, November 1: Arrive Limon 6 am; Depart 5 pm
Wednesday, November 2: At sea
Thursday, November 3: At sea
Friday, November 4: Arrive Fort Lauderdale 7 am

Passengers must be at the pier for check-in no later than 4:30 pm.

Because of the shortened itinerary, passengers on this sailing will receive a refund of one-third of their cruise fare.

Passengers who booked Princess Air will be automatically rescheduled on alternate flights. Passengers with independent air arrangements should contact the airline as soon as possible to reschedule their flights in accordance with the following times:

Flights arriving no later than 3:00 pm into Ft. Lauderdale
Flights arriving no later than 3:30 pm into Miami

At the conclusion of the cruise on November 4, complimentary shuttles will also be available to transfer passengers from Port Everglades to the Port of Miami.

Information for Passengers Disembarking Coral Princess Voyage 6536:

Passengers currently onboard Coral Princess and scheduled to disembark the ship yesterday, will instead disembark tomorrow morning, October 27, 2005 at the Port of Miami, Terminal C.

Complimentary shuttle service will be available to transfer disembarking passengers from the Port of Miami to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, and to area airports.

Passengers who booked Princess Air will be automatically rescheduled on alternate flights. Passengers with independent air arrangements should contact the airline as soon as possible to reschedule their flights in accordance with the following times:

Flights after 12:00 noon from Miami
Flights after 12:30 pm from Fort Lauderdale
Flights after 6:00 pm from Orlando

Tropical Weather Update -- Star Princess Itinerary Changes October 30 and November 6

The port of Cozumel sustained substantial damage from Hurricane Wilma, and it is therefore necessary to suspend our calls there for the next two sailings. The itineraries for these modified Star Princess cruises are below:

Voyage 9537 Departing October 30, 2005

The call in Cozumel has been cancelled, however the ship will drop anchor in Cozumel to deliver relief supplies to assist victims of the storm. Additionally, the port order has been revised. The new itinerary is:

Sunday, October 30: Depart Port Everglades 10 pm
Monday, October 31: At sea
Tuesday, November 1: Anchor at Cozumel to deliver relief supplies
Wednesday, November 2: Arrive Grand Cayman 12 pm; Depart 7 pm
Thursday, November 3: Arrive Ocho Rios 9 am; Depart 4 pm
Friday, November 4: At sea
Saturday, November 5: Arrive Princess Cays 9 am; Depart 4 pm
Sunday, November 6: Arrive Port Everglades 7 am

** Please be advised that although the ship is planning to depart at 10 pm, the authorities could request a departure as early as 7 pm. We therefore request that you make every attempt to be onboard by 5 pm.**

Voyage 9538 Departing November 6, 2005

The call in Cozumel has been cancelled and replaced with a call to Mahahual, Costa Maya. Additionally, the port order has been revised. The new itinerary is:

Sunday, November 6: Depart Port Everglades 5 pm
Monday, November 7: At sea
Tuesday, November 8: Arrive Mahahual, Costa Maya 7 am; Depart 4 pm
Wednesday, November 9: Arrive Grand Cayman 12 pm; Depart 7 pm
Thursday, November 10: Arrive Montego Bay 8 am: Depart 6 pm
Friday, November 11: At sea
Saturday, November 12: Arrive Princess Cays 9 am: Depart 4 pm
Sunday, November 13: Arrive Port Everglades 7 am

Updated October 26, 2005 6:00 pm PDT

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Posted by Denise at October 27, 2005 08:40 AM

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