Cruising for a Cause: US Veterans

Celebrate Valentine's Day and join Princess Cruises in Raising $1 Million for the American Heart Association

Join us for the newest "Cruising for a Cause" sailing, which will support the American Heart Association (AHA). With a goal of raising $1 million for the AHA's heart health programs and educational outreach, this 5-day Western Caribbean cruise from Ft. Lauderdale departs February 10-15, 2014 aboard Ruby Princess®.

Guest speakers include:


Dr. Kathy Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS – One of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world with specialization in heart failure, heart transplantation, and artificial/mechanical heart technology. A nationally recognized expert on heart disease in women, she is currently the Director of Women’s Cardiac Services at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, where she is developing a Multidisciplinary Women’s Health Center to address the cardiac needs of female patients.

Celebrity Chef Marc Anthony Bynum – Cook Healthy, Cook Delicious! A finalist on Food Network's “Chopped,” Chef Bynum will be offering fun, innovative healthy cooking demonstrations for passengers.

Diana von Welanetz Wentworth – Award-winning author and national speaker on many facets of heart health, Wentworth’s passion for nurturing women’s hearts arose from her own surprising heart attack.  Drawing from the recommendations of the American Heart Association, she developed a unique, fun, holistic program of heart-health care that is the topic of her newest book: “Love Your Heart: Follow the Red Thread to a Heart-Centered Life.

Jesse Sapolu – Four-time Super Bowl champion who played center and offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers during his 15 year football career. He now serves as the 49ers’ alumni coordinator, and is a motivational speaker and author of the biography “I Gave My Heart to San Francisco.”  He is also the co-founder of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

Ary Nunez – Fitness expert and celebrity personal trainer who is passionate about educating people about how to live a healthy lifestyle. In addition to being a Nike-sponsored athlete, health and fitness personality, and an internationally renowned celebrity personal trainer, Nunez also holds black belts in karate, tae kwon do and kung fu and has appeared on most major television networks. She is actively involved with many charitable causes including the American Heart Association.

Karen and David Gamow – The authors of “Freedom from Stress,” the Gamows have provided workplace stress management training to clients including NASA, CBS, GE, Marriott, Intuit, Nokia, Stanford School of Medicine, and the U.S. Army. The founders of Clarity Seminars, they have personally trained more than 20,000 people throughout North America to reduce stress and change their lives for the better.

Bernie Kopell – For 10 seasons, Bernie Kopell looked after the health of passengers aboard TV’s version of Pacific Princess as Doctor Adam Bricker (“Doc”) on The Love Boat. Kopell will be available to meet with and sign autographs for passengers.

Sail to Promote Heart Healthy Living

It's simple! When you book this cruise, a tax-deductible portion of every cruise fare ranging from $100 to $300* per person depending on stateroom category will be matched by Princess® and donated on your behalf to the American Heart Association. Take heart and book now.

Programming Unique to this Sailing

Princess and the American Heart Association have worked together to create an exciting line-up of specially themed entertainment for this sailing. Passengers will enjoy a range of activities including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrity chefs, informative heart disease and stroke panels, Valentine’s Day themed surprises and so much more! Click for the full list of current activities.

Just a Little Heart Attack

Inspired by the true stories of real women impacted by heart disease, this video created by and starring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks serves to educate women about the realities of heart disease and encourage them to put their health first.

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*Fares are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and capacity controlled. Government fees and taxes of up to $88 are additional and subject to change. See applicable Princess brochures for terms, conditions and definitions that will apply to your booking. Offer available to residents of the U.S. Other restrictions may apply. †A portion of every cruise fare ranging from $100 to $300 per person, depending on stateroom category ($50 for third and fourth berth passengers), will be donated on passenger’s behalf to the Section 501(c)(3) exempt public charity and is tax deductible. Princess Cruises will match up to $500,000 and provide passengers with a written acknowledgment of their charitable contribution for tax records.

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