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Press Release – 01/17/2014

Facebook Fans Can Win a Chance to Sail on Princess' "Cruise with a Heart"

Line's Biggest-Ever Valentine's Day Celebration Offers 120 Sweepstakes Winners Opportunity to Join Caribbean Cruise to Celebrate Heart Health

Cruise with a Heart
Lucky winners will sail on Princess' upcoming Valentine's cruise.
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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 17, 2014) – Princess Cruises has launched its biggest-ever Valentine’s Day celebration with a sweepstakes on its Facebook page offering 120 lucky fans the opportunity to sail on its February “Cruise with a Heart,” wellness and heart-health themed voyage. Randomly selected winners will receive a balcony stateroom for two on the February 10-15 cruise aboard Ruby Princess.

To enter, users simply must comment on the sweepstakes post on Princess’ Facebook page asking about reasons for wanting a Valentine's Day getaway. Comments posted before midnight on January 21 will be eligible. The cruise sweepstakes is open to Facebook users ages 21 and over, who are legal residents of the United States.

“We're selecting 120 winners because this number is symbolic of heart health, being the highest systolic blood pressure recommended by the American Heart Association,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We look forward to welcoming these lucky winners onboard this special cruise where they will immerse themselves in a variety of important and enjoyable activities focused on their wellbeing.”

The special voyage will celebrate Valentine’s Day with an impressive line-up of expert guests and celebrities who will inspire and inform passengers about optimizing their heart health. Guests include a renowned cardiac surgeon, a celebrity chef, a fitness expert, an award-winning author, a four-time Super Bowl champion, and a beloved cast member from the hit television series The Love Boat. The benefit cruise will also raise funds for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) programs and educational outreach.

Among the educational opportunities offered exclusively for this cruise are training in the American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR; and seminars on how to better manage stress, diet, and exercise. Passengers can also take advantage of complimentary blood pressure screenings and participate in a fundraising walk on deck, patterned after AHA’s successful HeartWalks.

The five-day Caribbean cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, with calls at Grand Cayman and Cozumel, will also offer passengers a sailing full of romance, with Valentine’s-themed entertainment, culinary offerings and programming including a special onboard renewal of vows. The cruise will be capped off with a Ruby Red Gala party.

More information about the Princess Cruises Valentine’s Sweepstakes can be found here. Winners will be notified on or about January 23.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at princess.com.