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Royal Princess in "distress?"

Saritabay

New member
I am writing a comprehensive Blog article on the return of traffic to SE Alaska.

Whilst awaiting the passage of Serenade of the Seas at my vantage point at
Pt. Wilson, much to my surprise along came the Royal Princess!

Since she is NOT on rotation to SE Alaska, (covered by Majestic Princess), I grabbed a
few shots of her, noting on Marine Traffic her destination is Singapore.

Checked on her status this a.m. (9/7) and she appears to be laboring along at
6.4 knots off Cape Flattery.

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Can anyone shed light on her status, and apparent disability?

- Robert in Port Townsend
 

Greg

Administrator
Staff member
There has been no published news at this time referring to any issues with the Royal Princess.

I would think with such a long downtime during the pandemic many of these ships have undergone at least minor repairs both cosmetically and mechanically. If this ship has undergone any recent engine work they would not be running at full power until the engines are broken in. This could take a day or two cruising at lower power/speed. The speed limit near the Port of Seattle, where the ship left from, is 7 knots. It would not be unusual for the ship to maintain its' initial power settings throughout any break in period. This, of course, is just speculation.

 
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