Princess Cruises: News Articles http://www.princess.com/news en-us 2015-06-18 17:07:52.0 Princess Cruises: News Articles 158 41 http://www.princess.com/news http://www.princess.com/images/news/rsslogo.gif Princess Cruises Brings Guests Closer to Shark Week through New Discovery at Sea Partnership http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/06/Princess-Cruises-Brings-Guests-Closer-to-Shark-Week-through-New-Discovery-at-Sea-Partnership .html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 19, 2015) – As part of the recently announced Discovery at Sea program, in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications, Princess Cruises is bringing guests closer than ever to the entertainment phenomenon of Shark Week with premiere television content, onboard parties, trivia games, giveaways and even shark-themed culinary bites and beverages.Shark Week at Sea will challenge adults and kids alike with activities designed... Princess Cruises Joins International Maritime Organization to Celebrate Day of the Seafarer on June 25 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/06/Princess-Cruises-Joins-International-Maritime-Organization-to-Celebrate-Day-of-the-Seafarer-on-June-25 .html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – Princess Cruises is joining the International Maritime Organization in celebrating the 5th annual Day of the Seafarer on June 25, which is also a United Nations international observance day. Day of the Seafarer brings awareness to and recognizes the world’s 1.5 million seafarers to thank them for their service and contribution during their career at sea.Around the world, there are organizations that support the well-being of seafaring crew by providing imp... First Copper River Salmon Arrives at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/First-Copper-River-Salmon-Arrives-at-Denali-Princess-Wilderness-Lodge.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – A buzz of excitement surrounded the kitchen of King Salmon Restaurant at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Friday, when a helicopter carrying the season’s first catch of wild Copper River king salmon touched down right outside the lodge. This special event helped kick off the 2015 Alaska season and guests from around the world were delighted to enjoy this local favorite, served fresh just hours after being caught.The 2015 Copper River king salmon fishing sea... Princess Cruises Debuts 2016-2017 Exotics Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-2016-2017-Exotics-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 8, 2015) – Princess Cruises has debuted its 2016-2017 Exotics program which will take guests to fascinating cruise destinations around the globe. With 58 departures ranging from three to 111 days, these exotic cruise itineraries go on sale May 28.The diverse deployment includes four cruise ships sailing on 38 unique itineraries throughout six continents, visiting 70 destinations and 40 countries. Guests will be able to book cruises to South America, Southeast Asia, Jap... Actress Jill Whelan Named “Celebrations Ambassador” for Princess Cruises http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/Actress-Jill-Whelan-Named-Celebrations-Ambassador-for-Princess-Cruises.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Actress Jill Whelan, known as one of the stars of The Love Boat television show, has been named “Celebrations Ambassador” for Princess Cruises, a role that has been created to help spread the message that special occasions become extraordinary when celebrated on one of the company’s cruise ships or in a spectacular destination. Whelan’s appointment is being announced to coincide with Mother’s Day and, being a mother herself, she has some insights for those c... Ruby Princess Receives Special Welcome in Juneau http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/Ruby-Princess-Receives-Special-Welcome-in-Juneau.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Guests aboard Ruby Princess received a special welcome today as a team of Alaska sled dogs “pulled” the ship into the port of Juneau, marking the vessel’s maiden voyage in Southeast Alaska.The four-dog sled team, driven by Maliko Ubl of TEMSCO Helicopters Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding Tours and Alaska Icefield Expedition, mushed their way alongside the cruise ship giving guests an official Alaska welcome before they disembarked and enjoyed the day explorin... Princess Cruises’ Next New Ship to be Based in China Year Round http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/Princess-Cruises-Next-New-Ship-to-be-Based-in-China-Year-Round.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 5, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China year-round when introduced in summer 2017. Based in Shanghai, the ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed and built specifically for Chinese guests.The as-yet-unnamed ship is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, and will carry approximately 3,6... Princess Cruises Unveils 2016-2017 Americas Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/05/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-2016-2017-Americas-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 1, 2015) –  Princess Cruises has announced its 2016-2017 Americas cruise itineraries including sailings to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the West Coast and Canada & New England, as well as land and sea vacations. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on sale May 21.In total, 10 ships with 255 departures on 62 itineraries visiting more than 80 destinations will be sailing between September 2016 and ... Princess Cruises Announces Line Up for Seattle Seahawks Fan Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Line-Up-for-Seattle-Seahawks-Fan-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks has announced the players and alumni joining the “Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise,” offering fans the exclusive opportunity to hear players talk about off-season moves, the 2015 game schedule and their favorite memories as a Seahawk. This seven-night Alaska cruise over Father’s Day departs Seattle on June 20 aboard Crown Princess.Before the cruise ship departs Seattle, “Sail with... John Chernesky Appointed Vice President of North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/John-Chernesky-Appointed-Vice-President-of-North-America-Sales-for-Princess-Cruises-and-Cunard-Line.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - John Chernesky has been appointed to the role of vice president, North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, effective June 1.  The Princess Cruises veteran succeeds Brian O’Connor who was recently appointed vice president, public relations for the cruise line. In his new role, Chernesky will lead the field sales team representing both lines to professional travel retailers throughout the United States and Canada.Chernesky, who has been with... Princess Cruises Debuts Top Deck Wine Festival and Whisky Menu http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-Top-Deck-Wine-Festival-and-Whisky-Menu.html SYDNEY (April 20, 2015) - Princess Cruises has announced that Dawn Princess will cruise out of dry dock in May offering Australia’s first beer and wine festivals at sea and a neat new whisky menu. As part of the multi-million refurbishment in Singapore from May 11 to 24, the Australian-based superliner will become the first ship in Princess Cruises’ worldwide fleet to offer a Beer and Wine Garden Festival experience at sea.To be held twice during every cruise of more than seven days, the new off... Princess Cruises Announces Largest-Ever Australia Deployment for 2016-2017 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Largest-Ever-Australia-Deployment-for-2016-2017.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Princess Cruises has announced it will home port five ships to ports in Australia to sail the cruise line’s largest-ever program offering in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the 2016-2017 season. Princess Cruises will introduce the 3,082-guest Emerald Princess to the market, with Golden Princess returning to sail from Melbourne and Sun Princess, Sea Princess and Dawn Princess rounding out the fleet and expanding the cruise line’s in-market... Princess Cruises Appoints Brian O’Connor Vice President of Public Relations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/Princess-Cruises-Appoints-Brian-OConnor-Vice-President-of-Public-Relations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 13, 2015) – Princess Cruises has appointed Brian O’Connor to the role of vice president, public relations, effective June 1.  He succeeds Julie Benson who will retire May 29, after 32 years of service.  In this role, O’Connor will lead the team accountable for media relations, publicity, social media, community relations, ship introductions and special events. He will drive messaging for product and program launches and be responsible for issues management and crisis... Princess Cruises Unveils 2016 Japan Cruise Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/04/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-2016-Japan-Cruise-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 2, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc announced today that its Princess Cruises brand, the top North American cruise line in Japan, will offer an array of Japan voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2016 that circumnavigate the country, visiting the top-rated ports with two new ports of call on the island of Kyushu, along with visits to Korea, Taiwan and Russia.  The voyages are designed to offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to... Princess Cruises and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Take The Sound of Music Out to Sea http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/03/Princess-Cruises-and-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Take-The-Sound-of-Music-Out-to-Sea.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 31, 2015) -- The seas are coming alive with the sound of music.Beginning mid-April, Princess Cruises will partner with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to screen the biggest movie musical of all time, The Sound of Music, onboard all 18 of its cruise ships and feature sing-a-longs, trivia games, and other movie-themed experiences throughout the year.  The offerings celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the cruise line and the musical and are part of a year-... Comedic Magician Ben Seidman Chosen as Princess Cruises' Entertainer of the Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/03/Princess-Cruises-Entertainer-of-the-Year.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 23, 2015) – Guests aboard Crown Princess have voted and selected Comedic Magician Ben Seidman as Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers – comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers – which elate guests on Princess’ stages each year. These top artists performed to enthusiastic audiences during the cruise who then cast their ballot to select the winner.Wisconsin native a... Princess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/03/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-Industry-First-Partnership-with-Oscar-Winning-Composer-Stephen-Schwartz.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 12, 2015) – Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line’s new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. During his 40-year career, Schwartz has won fo... Princess Cruises Offers Deals on Summer Cruise Vacations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/03/Princess-Cruises-Offers-Deals-on-Summer-Cruise-Vacations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 5, 2015) –  Princess Cruises is getting ready for summer with a special cruise sale on the line’s summer cruise destinations. The “Summer Super Savers” sale features up to 30% savings on over 100 summer cruise vacations. Cruises on sale include voyages to some of the most intriguing destinations throughout Europe, including cruises to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and Russia, and the British Isles. Or travelers can explore the natural beauty and awe-inspiring sights... Princess Cruises Debuts 2016 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/02/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-2016-Alaska-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Program .html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 24, 2015) – Next summer, six Princess Cruises ships will sail Alaska’s scenic wonderland, offering multiple itinerary options, innovative onboard native cultural experiences and a variety of land and sea vacation packages for further exploring the 49th state’s magnificent interior.  The line’s signature Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, with its unrivaled glacier-viewing opportunities, will be offered on Coral Princess, Star Princess and Island Princess between Wh... Princess Cruises Unveils New 2016 Europe Cruise Offerings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/02/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-New-2016-Europe-Cruise-Offerings .html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 23, 2015) –  Princess Cruises announced today its 2016 cruise vacations to Europe featuring five ships sailing to over 130 destinations from the corners of the Mediterranean to the northernmost tip of Europe.  Guests can choose from itineraries ranging from three to 48 days and on ships ranging from the cruise line’s newest and largest Royal Princess and Regal Princess; to its deluxe Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess; and its small ship, Pacific Princess, wh... Princess Cruises Debuts New Love Boat-Inspired Drink Onboard Cruise Ships http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/02/Princess-Debuts-Love-Boat-Inspired-Cocktail.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 12, 2015) – Princess Cruises, the cruise line made famous as the backdrop of the iconic Love Boat television series, debuted a new cocktail today in time to sweeten Valentine’s Day celebrations on the high seas. Original Love Boat cast member Ted Lange, who played Isaac the bartender, created the amorous concoction, drawing inspiration from his character’s signature grin-and-point move and bright red jacket. The new drink is debuting on all Princess cruise ships i... Princess Cruises and Houston Texans Team Up for First-Ever Jr. Training Camp@Sea http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/02/Princess-Cruises-and-Houston-Texans-Team-Up-for-First-Ever-Jr- Training-Camp@Sea.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 10, 2015) – Princess Cruises and the Houston Texans proudly hosted a group of local Boys & Girls Club youth for a first-ever Jr. Training Camp@Sea aboard Emerald Princess in Houston over the weekend.This special event offered 20 local kids the chance to meet Houston Texans two-time Pro Bowl player Chris Myers and experience what it’s like aboard a cruise ship. The kids enjoyed an autograph and Q&A session with Myers and Texans mascot Toro, and took a tour ... Princess Cruises Celebrates Love with Insights on Soulmates http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/02/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-Love-with-Insights-on-Soulmates.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 6, 2015) – With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s that time of year when people around the world wonder if 2015 will be the year for true love. According to the Princess Cruises Outlook On Love: The Soulmate Survey, many Americans still feel they are missing the boat when it comes to finding that special someone they connect with on the deepest level but they are incredibly optimistic that their soulmate is out there. According to the national poll conducted... Princess Cruises Salutes Seattle Seahawks Super Fan PJ Ledorze for his 12s Spirit http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Princess-Salutes-Seahawks-Super-Fan.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 26, 2015) – Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, honored Seattle Seahawks fan PJ LeDorze for embodying the spirit of the 12s and presented him with an invitation to cruise aboard its first-ever “Sail with the 12s Seahawks Fan Cruise” over Father’s Day this June. LeDorze performed a random act of kindness following the Jan. 18 conference championship game, giving his Seahawks jersey to a young, dejected Packers fan and highlighting the... Princess Cruises Unveils North To Alaska! Cruise Vacation Offerings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Princess-Unveils-North-To-Alaska-Cruise-Offerings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 13, 2015) – Building on its long-standing recognition as the best Alaska cruise vacation, Princess Cruises today announced the launch of North to Alaska!, a series of new onboard offerings that fully immerse guests in the Great Alaska experience.Created in partnership with local experts, North to Alaska! features a variety of authentic Alaska culinary, educational and entertainment experiences designed to delve deeper into the fascinating frontier guests are explor... Princess Cruises Launches 2015 “Come Back New” Advertising Campaign to Support Company’s 50th Anniversary and Wave Booking Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Princess-Launches-2015-Come-Back-New-Advertising-Campaign.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 12, 2015) – To ring in the new year Princess Cruises has launched a fresh advertising campaign to remind travelers of the memorable moments they can experience while aboard a Princess Cruises vacation. The multi-million-dollar program comes on the heels of last year’s successful “come back new” marketing campaign that marked the return of the line’s advertising on television in more than a decade and reminded viewers that cruising can transform and enrich their liv... Princess Cruises Announces Seattle Seahawks Fan Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Princess-Announces-Seattle-Seahawks-Fan-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 8, 2015) – Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, has announced “Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise,” featuring a seven-night Alaska cruise over Father’s Day, departing from Seattle, Wash., on Crown Princess on June 20, 2015. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in player interactions and onboard fan activities including:Meet and greet autograph signings and photo opportunities with Seattle Seahawks players in featured portsQ&A “Ch... Princess Cruises Announces Finalists for Fourth Annual Entertainer of the Year Competition http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Fourth-Annual-Entertainer-of-the-Year-Competition.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 7, 2015) – Princess Cruises will soon crown the top guest entertainer for 2014 during the cruise line’s fourth annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Four talented finalists have been carefully chosen from the vast array of onboard performers — including vocalists, comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts — who delight guests each year, and will compete for the title during Princess’ upcoming Entertainer of the Year cruise.Guests aboard Cro... Princess Cruises Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Year with First-Ever Float in The Rose Parade http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2015/01/Princess-Kicks-Off-50th-Anniversary-Year-with-First-Ever-Float-in-The-Rose-Parade.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 1, 2015) – The first day of the new year marked Princess Cruises’ first-ever debut in the iconic 126th Rose Parade, kicking off the cruise line’s 50th anniversary celebration. The float, themed “50 Years of Inspiring Travel” was awarded the prestigious Craftsman Trophy for Exceptional Achievement in Showmanship and Dramatic Impact.As a special feature the six original cast members of The Love Boat television show rode on the ship’s bow and “cruised” down the five-a... Original Cast of The Love Boat Reunites to Decorate Princess Cruises' Rose Parade Float http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/12/The-Love-Boat-Reunites-to-Decorate-Rose-Parade-Float.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 30, 2014) – The original cast of “The Love Boat” gathered to decorate Princess Cruises’ Rose Parade float today, as well as participate in a myriad of national and local media interviews which celebrated the reunion of this beloved cast.Princess Cruises, one of the most famous names in cruise vacations, is widely known for its starring role in one of television’s most iconic shows, “The Love Boat.” Their float in the Rose Parade launches Princess’ 50th anniversary... Special Holiday Edition of Princess Cruises' Annual Relaxation Report Reveals Women More Stressed Than Men During the Season, Though Men Feel More Pressured by Shopping and Receiving Unwanted Gifts http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/12/Special-Holiday-Edition-of-Princess-Annual-Relaxation-Report.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 23, 2014) – With the holidays in full swing, a new survey released by Princess Cruises found that this is a more stressful time for women than men, with women feeling more pressure cooking meals and hosting parties, while men feel more stress by shopping and receiving unwanted gifts.The survey also found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of those surveyed need a vacation to recover from the holidays, with women (65%) saying they need a vacation more than men (56%).The ... Princess Cruises Announces Winner of 50th Anniversary “Inspiring Stories” Contest http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/12/Princess-Announces-Winner-of-50th-Anniversary-Inspiring-Stories-Contest.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 15, 2014) – Out of nearly 1,000 entries submitted in Princess Cruises’ 50th Anniversary “Inspiring Stories” essay contest in which past guests were asked to share an inspirational experience that occurred on a Princess cruise vacation for the opportunity to ride on the line’s Rose Parade float on January 1, the story of a World War II veteran’s Memorial Day return to the South Pacific has been selected as the grand-prize winner.The story was submitted by Paula Abb... Princess Cruises Launches Wave Season and Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Biggest Sale Ever http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/12/Princess-Launches-Wave-Season-and-50th-Anniversary-Sale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 3, 2014) – Princess Cruises is celebrating 50 years of cruising and kicking off its Wave season with the cruise line’s biggest sale ever featuring savings on vacation destinations around the globe.During the Princess Cruises 50th Anniversary Sale, guests can save up to $500 per person on all cruise vacations seven days and longer, sailing between May and December 2015.In addition to these special savings, guests will enjoy free dining for two at one of the line’s ... Princess Cruises Awarded "Best Itineraries" by Cruise Critic Editors for Second Consecutive Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/12/Princess-Awarded-Best-Itineraries-by-Cruise-Critic-Editors.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 1, 2014) – Princess Cruises has earned top honors for the second consecutive year for its worldwide cruise itineraries in Cruise Critic’s 7th Annual Editors’ Picks Awards. Hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, the award particularly cites Princess’ Alaska cruises and other notable destinations around the globe that inspire guests to cruise with Princess.“Offering our guests enriching cruise vacation experiences where they can discover new places and lear... Princess Cruises Introduces First-Ever Gift Card Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/11/Princess-Introduces-First-Ever-Gift-Card-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 13, 2014) – Just in time for the holidays, today Princess Cruises announced a brand new gift card program making it easy to give the gift of cruising.Princess Cruises gift cards can be applied as payment towards the purchase of a Princess cruise, as well as onboard products and services including specialty dining, drinks, Lotus Spa treatments, shore excursions and more.“Our new gift card offering is customizable, easy to purchase, ideal for any celebration and is ... Princess Cruises Pays Tribute to The Love Boat, Launching Regal Princess in Star-Studded Ceremony http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/11/Princess-Cruises-Pays-Tribute-to-The-Love-Boat-Launching-Regal-Princess-in-Star-Studded-Ceremony.html FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 5, 2014) – Princess Cruises, the cruise line made famous as the backdrop of the iconic Love Boat television series, christened its new Regal Princess today with a tribute to the show as all six of the original cast members served as the ship’s godparents, and were joined by 25 of the show’s past guest stars.The star-studded Love Boat themed festivities, which also launched the line’s 50th anniversary, celebrated the role the show played in Princess Cruises’ five-de... Princess Cruises Partners with Discovery Consumer Products for Onboard Activities and Immersive Shore Excursions Based on Discovery Communications' Network Brands http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/11/Princess-Cruises-Partners-with-Discovery-Consumer-Products-for-Onboard-Activities-and-Immersive-Shore-Excursions-Based-on-Discovery-Communications-Network-Brands.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. and PAWTUCKET, R.I. (November 3, 2014) – Princess Cruises, one of the world’s best-known names in cruising, and Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer, today announced their collaboration to create Discovery At Sea, interactive onboard activities and shore excursions to entertain and delight families aboard Princess ships.The new Discovery At Sea cruise vacations will feature themed tours, science activiti... Princess Cruises and Effy Jewelry Announce a Cruise Industry-First Stand-Alone Fine Jewelry Branded Store Concept http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Princess-and-Effy-Jewelry-Launch-Branded-Boutiques.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. and New York, N.Y. (October 20, 2014) – Today, Princess Cruises, one of the world’s best-known names in cruising, and Effy Jewelry, the premier American line of diamond and gemstone jewelry, announced a new partnership providing the renowned jeweler exclusive fine jewelry brand presence aboard three Princess cruise ships. Beginning November 2014, Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess and Island Princess will debut stand-alone Effy stores featuring Effy jewelry curated specif... Princess Cruises Statement on Ebola http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/PR-Princess-Cruises-Statement-on-Ebola.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 17, 2014) – At Princess Cruises the safety and health of our guests and crew is our top priority. We understand that media coverage of the Ebola virus and related cases may raise questions among those with upcoming travel plans.Princess Cruises does not have any ships calling in any countries with Level 3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notices and none of our crew members are from these areas. We are screening for any passengers or c... Princess Cruises Launches Honeymoon Wishes Online Registry http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Princess-Launches-Honeymoon-Wishes-Online-Registry.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 17, 2014) – Princess Cruises is helping newlyweds enjoy the honeymoon of their dreams with a new online Honeymoon Wishes Registry. Couples can easily sign up at the line’s honeymoon registry page, select desired gifts to enhance their cruise vacation and share with family and friends.This feature allows couples to choose from a list of options they wish to enjoy on their honeymoon, from contributions to the cruise, drinks by the pool, specialty dining, relaxing spa... Host of Celebrity Guest Stars to Participate in Love Boat Reunion Aboard New Regal Princess Cruise Ship http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Celebrity-Guest-Stars-Participate-in-Love-Boat-Reunion.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 16, 2014) – Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month. Tori Spelling, actress and daughter of famed Love Boat producer Aaron Spelling, will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies for the ship’s christening and host of the Regal Princess’ gold carpet.“We’re incredibly excited to host what will be one of the largest Love Boat reunions ever a... Princess Cruises to Mark 50th Anniversary with Onboard Celebrations Throughout 2015 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Princess-Marks-50th-Anniversary-with-Onboard-Celebrations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 9, 2014) – The 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises will be especially memorable for guests cruising in 2015, as they will be treated to festive onboard celebrations including a themed menu, cocktails and entertainment.“We love helping our guests celebrate their many milestone occasions aboard their cruises, so to be able to mark our company’s golden anniversary with them in 2015 is very special,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We’ve developed many n... Princess Cruises Launches 50th Anniversary "Inspiring Stories" Contest http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Princess-Launches-50th-Anniversary-Inspiring-Stories-Contest.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 6, 2014) — Princess Cruises is inviting past guests to join in celebrating its 50th anniversary by participating in an “Inspiring Stories” essay contest and sharing a moving experience that occurred on a Princess cruise vacation. The winner will ride on the line’s first-ever float in The Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.The author of the winning entry, and up to three guests featured in the story, will be awarded a four-day trip to Pasadena, Calif.,... Princess Cruises Ship to Deliver Relief Supplies On Return Call To Cabo San Lucas Following Hurricane Odile http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/10/Princess-Delivers-Relief-Supplies-to-Cabo-San-Lucas.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 3, 2014) – Star Princess will call on Cabo San Lucas this Saturday, Oct. 4, for the first time following Hurricane Odile and bring needed relief supplies to area residents impacted by the storm. The Princess cruise ship will deliver pallets of bottled water, milk and paper products, among other supplies."The residents of Cabo San Lucas form one big hospitality community that regularly welcomes our ships’ guests. We want to return that hospitality by giving back to ... Princess Cruises Introduces Free Mobile App Feature on Regal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/09/Princess-Cruises-Introduces-Free-Mobile-App-Feature-on-Regal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 29, 2014) – Regal Princess guests will have the opportunity to connect with their fellow cruisers with the debut of Princess@Sea Messenger, a free mobile messenger feature offering guests an easy way to share updates and make plans during their cruise vacation.The Princess@Sea Messenger is integrated in the complimentary Princess@Sea mobile app, accessed via a smartphone or tablet browser. It debuts on Regal Princess in November and will be rolled out to all crui... Princess Cruises to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with First-Ever Float in The Rose Parade http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/09/Princess-Cruises-to-Celebrate-50th-Anniversary-with-First-Ever-Float-in-The-Rose-Parade.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 22, 2014) – Princess Cruises will ring in the new year and its 50th anniversary in an unprecedented way – with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, Calif. As a special feature the six original cast members of The Love Boat television show will ride on the ship’s bow and “cruise” down the five-and-a-half mile parade route.In addition to paying tribute to the television show that made Princess Cruises one of the most famous... Princess Cruises Introduces Exclusive 50th Anniversary "Seawitch" Craft Beer http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/09/Princess-Introduces-Exclusive-50th-Anniversary-Seawitch-Craft-Beer.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 15, 2014) – Princess Cruises is pouring a new craft beer to toast its upcoming 50th anniversary. The “Seawitch” West Coast IPA beer – playfully named for the company’s iconic logo – was developed exclusively for Princess Cruises, in partnership with award-winning Strike Brewing Company, and is the first in the line’s new series of craft beers. The brew will be introduced aboard Regal Princess when the cruise ship debuts in Florida for a season of Caribbean cruise... Princess Cruises Announces Partnership with Four NFL Teams http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/09/Princess-Announces-Partnership-with-Four-NFL-Teams.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 4, 2014) - Princess Cruises today announced a partnership to become a Proud Sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans, a Proud Partner of the San Francisco 49ers, and a Partner of the Chicago Bears, expanding the cruise line’s presence in these key markets.As part of the partnerships, football fans in each market will have the opportunity to win a cruise to the Caribbean, an Alaska cruise, or cruise to Mexico. The sweepstakes, which will be promoted with... Princess Cruises Unveils Hip Night Sky Lounge Aboard Regal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/08/Princess-Unveils-Hip-Night-Sky-Lounge-Aboard-Regal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 26, 2014) – A new, cool nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy a chic and contemporary outdoor nightclub under the stars. The new nightclub, Night Sky Lounge, will debut in November when the ship begins her inaugural Caribbean season.The top-deck Retreat Pool will transform into the new Night Sky Lounge one night during each cruise, inviting guests to enjoy an upbeat and modern, South Miami-style nightclub vibe, inclu... Survey Shows Almost All Americans Believe Relaxation is Essential for Health and Well-Being - But Their Habits Prove Otherwise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/08/Princess-Cruises-Releases-Annual-Relaxation-Report.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 15, 2014) – Princess Cruises today released results from its fifth annual Relaxation Report, conducted in celebration of National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15. Despite that an overwhelming 99% of Americans agree that relaxation is essential for their overall health and well-being, on average Americans spend only an hour a day dedicated to unwinding.In honor of National Relaxation Day, Princess Cruises is encouraging all Americans to observe the day with dedicated time ... Princess Cruises Introduces Regional Menus Showcasing Destination Specialties http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/08/Princess-Cruises-Introduces-Regional-Menus-Showcasing-Destination-Specialties.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 14, 2014) – When the new Regal Princess sails into Florida this November to begin her maiden Caribbean cruise season, she will debut a new Princess Cruises dining program that will showcase regional culinary specialties designed to reflect the destinations its ships visit around the world.The new program will enable guests to enjoy regional menu items created with local produce, spices and seafood. The first special menus are inspired by the Caribbean in keeping wit... Regal Princess Naming Ceremony Will Launch Princess Cruises' 50th Anniversary Celebrations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/08/Regal-Princess-Naming-Ceremony-Will-Launch-Princess-Cruises-50th-Anniversary-Celebrations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 13, 2014) – It’s been nearly forty years since the iconic television show The Love Boat went on the air and introduced viewers to modern day cruising and, in the process, made Princess Cruises and its ships synonymous with vacations at sea.As Princess prepares to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary year in 2015, the company is honoring the role that The Love Boat played in its history by selecting the original Love Boat cast members to serve as godparents for i... Princess Cruises to Add New Ship to Fleet http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/07/Princess-Cruises-to-Add-New-Ship-to-Fleet.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 30, 2014) – Today Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately 600 million euros, will carry 3,560 passengers, and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships Royal Princess in 2013 and Regal Princ... Princess Cruises Debuts “Chocolate Journeys” in Partnership with World-Renowned Chocolatier Norman Love http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/07/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-Chocolate-Journeys-in-Partnership-with-World-Renowned-Chocolatier-Norman-Love.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 29, 2014) – Princess Cruises today announced a delectable new partnership with internationally acclaimed master chocolatier and pastry designer Norman Love. “Chocolate Journeys,” the line’s new onboard chocolate experience will entice guests with an impressive array of onboard chocolate offerings among which are custom-crafted desserts, chocolate and wine pairings, and exquisite chocolate bites created by one of the top names in artisan chocolate.Since debuting Norman... New Business Development Manager Appointed for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/06/New-BDM-Appointed.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 19, 2014) – The Princess Cruises and Cunard Line sales team has appointed Christine Kelly as the new business development manager to support travel agents in eastern Canada.“We’re thrilled to add Christine to our team representing both Princess and Cunard,” said Brian O’Connor, Princess Cruises vice president of sales, North America. “Her years of experience in the travel industry, as well as skills and expertise in marketing, will be a tremendous asset to the lines a... Princess Cruises Celebrates First Birthday of Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/06/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-First-Birthday-of-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 13, 2014) – Princess Cruises is today celebrating the first birthday of Royal Princess, which was launched in Southampton, England during a spectacular christening by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Guests currently sailing aboard Royal Princess will be treated to some special festivities marking the occasion including a “Royal Ball Birthday Party” in the ship’s showpiece atrium with a birthday sing-a-long, balloon drop and celebratory cake.  During the p... Princess Cruises Honored with Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/06/Princess-Cruises-Honored-with-Travel_Leisure-SMITTY-Award.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 11, 2014) -- Princess Cruises was awarded “Best Overall Use of Social Media by a Cruise Line” in the 2014 Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel + Tourism (SMITTY) Awards. The award highlights the company’s engaging and effective use of social media during the past year.Each year, the Travel + Leisure SMITTY awards recognize companies in the travel and tourism industry showcasing the best and most innovative uses of social media. A jury of digital insiders and travel... Princess Cruises Presents $832,000 Donation to American Heart Association http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/06/Princess-Presents-Donation-to-American-Heart-Association.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 6, 2014) – Princess Cruises presented a check to the American Heart Association (AHA) for $832,000, the result of the line’s fundraising cruise this past February to support heart health. The special sailing was fully themed around this important cause and was part of the company’s “Cruising for a Cause” program.The funds were raised from a portion of each guest’s cruise fare and a 100 percent matching amount from Princess Cruises.“We are pleased to have presented suc... Princess Cruises Debuts 2015-2016 Exotics Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/06/Princess-Debuts-2015-2016-Exotics-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 27, 2014) – Princess Cruises has debuted its 2015-2016 Exotics program which will take guests to a myriad of fascinating destinations that span the globe.The diverse deployment includes more than 40 unique itineraries to 140 destinations in 70 countries on six continents. Guests will be able to book cruises to Tahiti and the South Pacific, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Asia and Africa. In addition, cruisers will experience less-traveled ports- available on the ... Sapphire Princess Launches Cruise Season from Home Port of Shanghai http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/05/Sapphire-Princess-Launches-Cruise-Season-from-Home-Port-of-Shanghai.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 22, 2014) -- Carnival plc today celebrated the start of the inaugural season of Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess from its new summer home port of Shanghai. This marks the first China homeport cruising program for the line, and brings an entirely new premium cruise experience called Princess Class to the rapidly-expanding China cruise market.During the four-month season, which runs through August, the line will carry approximately 70,000 guests on 24 unique cruises w... Regal Princess Sets Sail on Inaugural Voyage http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/05/Regal-Princess-Sets-Sail-on-Inaugural-Voyage.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 20, 2014) – The newest cruise ship to join the Princess fleet, Regal Princess, arrived in Venice today to welcome guests on the maiden voyage. Sister ship to the acclaimed Royal Princess, her seven-day inaugural cruise includes stops in Corfu, Mykonos and an overnight call in Istanbul.“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome another addition to the Princess family with Regal Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “This new ship now expands our fleet to 1... Princess Cruises to Screen FIFA World Cup Games on Movies Under the Stars http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/05/Princess-to-Screen-FIFA-World-Cup-Games-on-Movies-Under-the-Stars.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 8, 2014) -- Princess Cruises will delight soccer fans by showing all 64 games of the upcoming FIFA World Cup aboard nine cruise ships during the June 12-July 13 tournament. The matches will air on the line’s signature Movies Under the Stars® outdoor screens, which have space for hundreds of guests to enjoy the action.“Our guests won’t miss the excitement of the World Cup while sailing with Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “What better way to enjo... Regal Princess Completes Successful Sea Trials http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/04/Regal-Princess-Completes-Successful-Sea-Trials.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 23, 2014) -- Regal Princess has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for her May 20 debut, with the completion of her sea trials. The new cruise ship set out to sea from her construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through her paces with a series of maneuvers to test her propulsion, steering and navigational equipment. After a successful five days of trials, the ship is now back in the shipyard for further exterio... Princess Cruises Announces 2015-2016 Americas Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/04/Princess-Cruises-Announces-2015---2016-Americas-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 23, 2014) --Today Princess Cruises announced its 2015-2016 Americas cruise itineraries including Caribbean, Canada and New England, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands and West Coast cruises. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on sale May 13.In total, 12 ships will sail on more than 230 departures on 48 itineraries to 86 destinations. Guests will have the opportunity to sail on Princess’ two newest cruise shi... Princess Cruises Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Nostalgic Sailing to Mexico http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/04/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-50th-Anniversary-with-Nostalgic-Sailing-to-Mexico.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 22, 2014) -- To cap a year of 50th anniversary activities, Princess Cruises, which celebrates the five decade mark in 2015, has created a special Mexico itinerary departing on December 3, 2015 - exactly 50 years to the day that the line's original ship, Princess Patricia, set sail on the company’s very first cruise in 1965.Offered on the intimate Pacific Princess, next year's unique sailing is the same length as the company’s first cruise – 14 days – and will include... Princess Cruises Unveils 2015 Japan Cruise Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/04/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-2015-Japan-Cruise-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 21, 2014) -- Demonstrating a continuing commitment to developing the Japan cruise market, Carnival Corporation & plc has announced the 2015 Japan cruise program for Princess Cruises which features Diamond Princess returning for the line’s third season, and introduces new cruises as short as three nights to appeal for those local travelers seeking a quick getaway.Beginning next April, the Japanese-built Diamond Princess will once again offer an exciting season sai... Zach Winningham Chosen as Princess Cruises’ Entertainer of the Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/04/Zach-Winningham-Named-Entertainer-of-the-Year.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 1, 2014) -- Passengers aboard Caribbean Princess have voted and selected vocalist Zach Winningham as Princess Cruises 2013 Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers - comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts - who grace the Princess stages each year. During the cruise these top artists performed to enthusiastic audiences who then cast their ballot to crown the winner.Winningham hails from the Mi... Anthony Kaufman Appointed Senior Vice President of Asia Operations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/03/Anthony-Kaufman-Appointed-Senior-Vice-President-of-Asia-Operations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 31, 2014) -- Anthony Kaufman has been appointed by Carnival plc to the new position of senior vice president, Asia operations for the Princess Cruises brand. In this newly created role, Kaufman will oversee multiple sales and marketing teams throughout Asia that are focused on growing the Princess brand throughout the region and supporting the brand’s itineraries in China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. In addition, he will continue to develop Princes... Princess Announces Europe Cruise Schedules for 2015 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/03/Princess-Announces-Europe-Cruise-Schedules-for-2015.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 13, 2014) -- The timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia plus the intriguing ports of the British Isles and the continent’s northern reaches, will take center stage during Princess Cruises’ 2015 Europe season.Highlights of the just-announced season include growth in Northern Europe with the line’s newest sister ships, Regal Princess and Royal Princess, both deployed in the region for cruises to Scandinavia & Russia and the Bri... Princess Presents 2015 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/03/Princess-Presents-2015-Alaska-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 13, 2014) -- Seven diverse Princess Cruises ships will sail throughout Alaska’s waters in 2015, on a program offering passengers the opportunity to explore the best of the state by both land and sea.New this season, Ruby Princess makes her Alaska debut, joining sister ship Crown Princess to offer cruises from Seattle. The youngest Princess vessel on the West Coast, Ruby Princess will offer an additional amenity-filled option on Inside Passage itineraries. Pacific Pri... Diamond Princess to Undergo Extensive Drydock Transformation http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/03/Diamond-Princess-to-Undergo-Extensive-Drydock-Transformation.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 12, 2014) – To get ready for Princess Cruises’ second season of Japan cruising, Diamond Princess is undergoing an extensive drydock to add enticing new features designed to appeal to Japanese cruisers. During the $30 million-dollar refurbishment, the ship will receive an extensive new Japanese bath area – making it the largest such bath experience at sea – as well as a new sushi restaurant, enhanced shopping areas, a revitalized Horizon Court, additional staterooms, ... Benefit Cruise to Support American Heart Association Sets Sail http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/02/Benefit-Cruise-to-Support-American-Heart-Association-Sets-Sail.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 11, 2014) – Princess Cruises’ second “Cruising for a Cause” voyage set sail from Ft. Lauderdale for a special “cruise with heart” aboard Ruby Princess. Throughout the five-day Caribbean cruise, passengers will celebrate both the “affairs of the heart” over Valentine’s Day, and participate in a variety of onboard activities focused on heart-healthy living and raising funds for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) programs and educational outreach.An impressive li... "Come Back New" Sweepstakes Winner Will Receive Choice of Worldwide Itinerary http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/01/Come-Back-New-Sweepstakes.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 29, 2014) – Princess Cruises is inviting passengers to join in the excitement of its just-launched “Come Back New” marketing campaign with a special sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will set sail on a free cruise to the destination of their choice. Weekly winners can record their cruise memories with Nikon’s new, revolutionary 1 AW1 camera.Running through April 6, the sweepstakes is available at https://princess.promo.eprize.com/holiday. Contestants can enter si... Facebook Fans Can Win a Chance to Sail on Princess' "Cruise with a Heart" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/01/Facebook-Fans-Can-Win-a-Chance-to-Sail-on-Princess-Cruise-with-a-Heart.html 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 abo... Princess Cruises Launches Its Most Extensive Marketing Campaign Ever, Inviting Travelers Desiring Meaningful Vacations to "Come Back New" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/01/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Most-Extensive-Marketing-Campaign.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 15, 2014) – As the new year begins, Princess Cruises is launching a fresh advertising campaign to remind travelers that cruising can transform and enrich their lives, and set the line’s cruise vacations apart as an opportunity for passengers to “come back new.” The $20 million program will be the company’s most extensive ever, and marks a return to television and radio advertising for the brand, which has not taken to the airwaves for more than a decade.The new cam... Princess Cruises Presents $600,000 in Donations to Veterans Charities http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2014/01/Princess-Cruises-Presents-Donations-to-Veterans-Charities.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 13, 2014) – Princess Cruises raised $600,000 during the line’s “Cruising for a Cause” fundraising cruise for veterans this past November. The funds have been divided equally between Operation Homefront and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, with Alan Buckelew, former president and CEO of Princess Cruises and a Vietnam veteran, today presenting a $300,000 check to Jim Knotts, CEO of Operation Homefront. Buckelew previously presented a similar check to the Vietnam V... Princess Cruises "Linked by the Sea" Travel Blog Wraps Up a Year of Cruise Connections Stories http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/12/Princess-Cruises-Travel-Blog-Wraps-Up-a-Year-of-Cruise-Connections-Stories.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 23, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ travel blog, “Linked by the Sea” has wrapped up a year of chronicling intriguing stories from passengers and crew members who have made significant connections on a cruise. In total, 48 travel stories captured the diverse ways people discover new relationships onboard that lead to meaningful or lifelong relationships.The blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, finished the year with touching romances, friendships forged by taking a leap of... Special Guests to Headline Princess Cruises' Valentine's "Cruise with a Heart" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/12/Special-Guests-to-Headline-Princess-Cruises-Valentines-Cruise-with-a-Heart.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 20, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ second “Cruising for a Cause” sailing will set sail in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special line-up of expert guests and celebrities who will help educate passengers about heart health. These 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 wi... Princess Cruises Wins Three Awards from Travel Weekly Including "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" for Seventh Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/12/Princess-Cruises-Wins-Three-Awards-from-Travel-Weekly.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 19, 2013) – For the seventh year in a row, Princess Cruises has been voted the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” in the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, the cruise line won awards for “Best Itinerary Design” and “Best Travel Agent Educational Program.” The awards, given by the respected magazine’s travel agent readers, recognized Princess for the quality of its Alaska cruises and cruisetours as well as the line’s worldwide itineraries and the e... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2012-13 Caribbean and Panama Canal Shore Excursion Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/12/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-Caribbean-and-Panama-Canal-Shore-Excursion-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 10, 2013) – Princess Cruises is honoring passengers’ favorite Caribbean and Panama Canal tours with its 14th annual CRUISE service awards. Recognizing the most popular shore excursion experiences and tour guides from the 2012-13 season, the awards are based largely on passenger feedback.Chosen from the extensive line-up of shore excursions offered on Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises, the awards highlight the important role local tour operators play in each desti... Princess Cruises Announces Finalists for Entertainer of the Year Competition http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/12/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Finalists-for-Entertainer-of-the-Year-Competition.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 4, 2013) – Princess Cruises is getting ready to again crown its top guest entertainer during the cruise line’s third annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Four finalists have been selected from the vast array of talented performers – comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts – who grace the Princess stages each year, and they will compete for the title during Princess’ upcoming Entertainer of the Year cruise.Passengers will also be able to... Princess Cruises Launches Monday Night Football at Sea http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/11/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Monday-Night-Football-at-Sea.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) – Football fans can catch more of the action than ever before aboard Princess Cruises ships as the line is showing all Monday Night Football games on its signature Movies Under the Stars screens and throwing a tailgate party each week to celebrate.Passengers will now be “ready for some football” while sailing through the balmy waters on a Caribbean cruise or enjoying cruising from the West Coast, with the game showing on a giant LED screen above the pool... Princess Cruises Honored with Three Porthole Readers' Choice Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/11/Princess-Cruises-Honored-with-Three-Porthole-Readers-Choice-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 15, 2013) – Princess Cruises has won three awards from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, receiving Best Northern Europe Itineraries, Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries, and Best Onboard Shopping in the magazine’s 15th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.The awards represent the 12th year that the line has been recognized in an itinerary category and the seventh year that Princess took top honors for having the best Northern Europe cruise itineraries. Princess Cruises’... First-Ever Cruise to Support U.S. Veterans Sets Sail http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/11/First-Ever-Cruise-to-Support-US-Veterans-Sets-Sail-Today.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 5, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ first-ever “Cruising for a Cause” voyage sets sail from Houston today on a cruise to honor veterans and raise funds for two respected veterans’ organizations - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Inc. and Operation Homefront Inc. The first-of-its-kind voyage features an impressive line-up of special guests aboard Caribbean Princess.The cruise will offer passengers the opportunity to honor those who have served in the military as well as act... Jan Swartz to Become President of Princess Cruises http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/11/Jan-Swartz-to-Become-President-of-Princess-Cruises.html LOS ANGELES (November 4, 2013) -- Princess Cruises today announced that Jan Swartz has been promoted to president of Princess Cruises, effective December 1, 2013.Reporting to Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse, Swartz will oversee the Princess line’s worldwide operations which includes 17 ships and 25,000 employees serving more than 1.7 million passengers annually. Princess Cruises has sales, marketing and operational efforts in over 60 countries around the world."Jan has been at the forefron... Princess Cruises "Linked by the Sea" Travel Blog Showcases New Cruise Connections http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/Princess-Cruises-Linked-by-the-Sea-Travel-Blog-Showcases-New-Cruise-Connections.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 29, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ travel blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to tell intriguing stories from passengers and crew members who have made significant connections on a cruise. The most recent accounts include friends reunited after years apart, reconnecting with reunited parents, coincidental meetings of distant family and former military men who served together, and the harmonious connections made through the Princess choir.Each week the blog, found at Lin... New Princess Cruises Ship Receives Royal Welcome to Ft. Lauderdale http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/New-Princess-Cruises-Ship-Receives-Royal-Welcome-to-Ft-Lauderdale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 27, 2013) – Royal Princess arrived at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale today, marking her North American debut and launching her inaugural season of Caribbean cruises. Princess Cruises ambassador Gavin MacLeod was on hand to welcome the ship as it arrived at the Florida port, where he was joined by a court of young girls who he proclaimed “royal princesses for the day.”The actor, best known as Captain Stubing from the iconic “Love Boat” TV show, will join the ship... Princess Cruises Ships Prepare for a Joyful Holiday Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/Princess-Cruises-Ships-Prepare-for-a-Joyful-Holiday-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 24, 2013) – The holiday season is always a joyful time aboard Princess Cruises ships around the world, and this year is no exception. Passengers enjoying seagoing holiday cruises will find some new activities onboard as well as favorite celebrations to make sure the season is merry and bright. The festivities begin with spirited Halloween and Thanksgiving cruises and continue with fun-filled cruises over Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Day.  Whether sailing thro... Princess Cruises Awarded "Best Itineraries" by Cruise Critic Editors http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/Princess-CruisesAwarded-Best-Itineraries-byCruiseCritic-Editors.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 23, 2013) – Princess Cruises has earned top honors for its worldwide cruise itineraries in Cruise Critic’s 6th Annual Editors’ Picks Awards. Hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, the award particularly cites Princess’ World Cruises and Grand Adventure sailings, plus its Asia and Australia cruise vacations. Cruise Critic’s UK editors also voted the line “Best for Romance.”“Taking travelers to fascinating destinations around the world has long been a Prince... Princess Cruises Announces 2013 Alaska Season Shore Excursion Awards Winners http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/Princess-Cruises-Announces-2013-Alaska-Season-Shore-Excursion-Awards-Winners.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 18, 2013) – As the Alaska cruise season came to a close, Princess Cruises again celebrated the year’s favorite local tour operators and guides with its 14th annual CRUISE service awards. Winners were honored at special ceremonies aboard Princess ships, to recognize the best shore excursion experiences in select ports on Alaska itineraries. The awards for the most acclaimed tours, individual guides and dock representatives are presented in the ports of call of Junea... Regal Princess to Debut Early: Two New Sailings Added http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/10/Regal-Princess-to-Debut-Early.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 17, 2013) – Regal Princess will make her debut next year earlier than originally announced, and Princess Cruises has added two new sailings to her maiden schedule. The ship’s first voyage, which was previously scheduled for June 2, will now be May 20, 2014. Passengers can select from two new week-long Mediterranean cruises traveling between Venice and Athens.The two new Regal Princess Mediterranean cruises are:May 20, 2014 (New maiden voyage) – Seven-day cruise fro... Brand New Short Getaway Cruises Begin Sailing from Los Angeles Today http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/09/Brand-New-Short-Getaway-Cruises-Begin-Sailing-from-Los-Angeles-Today.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 26, 2013) -- Today Golden Princess sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages. Known for offering longer itineraries, the company has debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a brand new way for passengers to enjoy a quick break in a sea-going environment of comfort and style.Passengers can choose from three- and four-day sailings, perfect for sampling the line’s onboard experience, as well as visiti... Princess Cruises Blog Tells More Cruise Ship Connection Tales http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/09/Princess-Cruises-Blog-Tells-More-Cruise-Ship-Connection-Tales.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to offer regular posts from passengers and crew members who have made significant connections on a cruise. The most recent tales include a touching story of teenage romance rekindled 40 years after they met on the Love Boat; Los Angeles neighbors who had to cruise to Japan to meet; and important friendships that crossed cultures and even gave grieving passengers a new sense of life.Each week the bl... Royal Princess Wins Five Travel Weekly Magellan Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/09/Royal-Princess-Wins-Five-Travel-Weekly-Magellan-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 18, 2013) – Just three months after the ship’s dramatic debut, Royal Princess has already garnered its first official accolades, taking home five Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The Princess Cruises vessel received top Gold Award honors in the Large Cruise Ship, Spa Design and Atrium Design categories. The ship also earned Silver Awards for Pool Design and Mobile App.“Royal Princess has already made quite a splash with passengers,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruise... Stuart Hawkins Appointed Senior Vice President, Health, Environment, Safety, and Security Compliance for Princess Cruises http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/08/Stuart-Hawkins-Appointed-Senior-Vice-President.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 29, 2013) – Stuart Hawkins has been appointed senior vice president of Health, Environment, Safety, and Security (HESS) Compliance for Princess Cruises.Previously vice president of newbuilds, Hawkins will add to his current role by assuming responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the company’s safety management system and fleet regulations. In this new role, he will oversee shipboard and shoreside compliance with operating and safety procedures, cor... Princess Cruises Chronicles Cruise Ship Connection Stories http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/08/Princess-Cruises-Chronicles-Cruise-Ship-Connection-Stories.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 23, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to explore the many ways people make connections on or because of a cruise. In the latest stories, readers will find a grandson’s tribute to cruising with his grandfather, a crew member who had a chance encounter with passengers who turned out to be her relatives, at-sea romances, and a friendship that began with a coaxing onto the dance floor.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illu... Princess Cruises Brand Enters China Market to Offer New Premium Cruise Experience http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/08/Princess-Cruises-Brand-Enters-China-Market.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 21, 2013) – Today Carnival Corporation & plc announced it is introducing its Princess Cruises brand to China in 2014, naming Shanghai as home port for Sapphire Princess during a four-month season expected to carry 70,000 passengers.The new roundtrip cruises, which begin next May, will bring a brand-new premium cruise experience to the rapidly growing China vacation market. Princess will offer the quality and comfort sought by discerning Chinese travelers, delive... Survey Finds That While on Vacation Women Prefer to Cozy Up with a Good Book While Men Would Rather Cozy Up with Them http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/08/Princess-Reveals-Fourth-Annual-Relaxation-Report.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif., (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Princess Cruises today released results from its fourth annual Relaxation Report, conducted in celebration of National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15. The national survey revealed that men and women have different notions of what makes a vacation truly relaxing. In fact, maybe there is validity to the idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, because almost one in four women would rather read more, whereas 34 percent of men would rather have more ... Sun Princess Begins Dramatic Drydock Transformation http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/08/Sun-Princess-Begins-Dramatic-Drydock-Transformation.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 9, 2013) – Sun Princess has begun an extensive $30 million transformation that will refurbish and enhance the Princess Cruises ship. During the two-week makeover, the vessel will receive a sparkling new atrium with Princess’ signature International Café, a new sushi and seafood venue, an updated Horizon Court buffet, and a refreshed Lotus Spa.Interested viewers can follow the drydock progress while the ship is at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore with regular phot... Country Artist Rockie Lynne to Perform During Princess Cruises' Veterans Charity Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/07/Country-Artist-Rockie-Lynne-to-Perform-During-Princess-Cruises-Veterans-Charity-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 25, 2013) – Country singer Rockie Lynne has been announced as a featured performer during Princess Cruises’ first-ever fundraising cruise to support U.S. veterans. Lynne, a veteran himself who frequently supports military causes, will perform with his five-piece band during the November 5-9 sailing.Lynne’s debut single, "Lipstick," spent an impressive 10 consecutive weeks in the #1 slot on Billboard’s Country Singles Sales chart. He is also co-founder of an annual cha... Senior Officers Announced for Regal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/07/Senior-Officers-Announced-for-Regal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 18, 2013) – Princess Cruises has announced that Captain Ed Perrin will be at the helm of its next new ship, Regal Princess, leading a senior officer team with more than 100 years of seagoing experience among them. The senior four-stripe team will also include Relief Captain Dino Sagani, Relief Captain John Foster, Chief Engineer Rosario Segreto, Hotel General Manager Dirk Brand, and Staff Captain Aldo Traverso.Following in the wake of sister ship Royal Princess, Regal... Adrian Fischer Joins Princess Cruises as Vice President of Entertainment http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/07/Adrian-Fischer-Joins-Princess-Cruises-as-Vice-President-of-Entertainment.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 15, 2013) – Princess Cruises has appointed 30-year entertainment industry veteran Adrian Fischer as vice president of entertainment. Fischer will lead the cruise line’s entertainment operations across a fleet of 17 ships that encompasses dozens of production shows, hundreds of guest entertainers, and an extensive variety of passenger programs. In this new role, he will not only focus on maintaining the high-quality of Princess entertainment offerings, but will also cr... Five New China Offices Established to Support Princess Cruises' Expansion in Growing Market http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/07/Five-New-China-Offices-Established-to-Support-Princess-Cruises-Expansion-in-Growing-Market.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 8, 2013) -- Carnival plc has announced the opening of five new offices in China that will represent Princess Cruises and support the brand’s increased passenger sourcing in this growing market.The new offices are located in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Chengdu.The offices will be overseen by Cherry Wang, who has been appointed Princess Cruises country director for China. She will be based in Shanghai. Wang was previously general manager of Princess Cruise... Princess Promotes John Chernesky to VP of Onboard Revenue and Product Development http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/07/Princess_Promotes_John_Chernesky_to_VP_of_Onboard_Revenue_and_Product_Development.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 1, 2013) -- Princess Cruises has promoted John Chernesky to the newly created role of vice president, onboard revenue and product development. In this position he oversees the operations and development of key passenger service areas including the casino, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, shopping program, weddings and the Princess Cruises-branded loyalty credit card.Chernesky, who has been with the company for 21 years, most recently served as director of onboard revenue... More Cruise Ship Connection Stories Highlight Princess Cruises "Linked by the Sea" Blog http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/More-Cruise-Ship-Connection-Stories-Highlight-Princess-Cruises-Linked-by-the-Sea-Blog .html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 28, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” is featuring more stories of people who made connections on or because of a cruise. The latest stories include romances that began onboard, others that blossomed years later, and one couple made friends that shared their names and much more.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes the discov... Princess Cruises Appoints Gordon Ho as Senior Vice President of Marketing http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/Princess-Cruises-Appoints-Gordon-Ho-as-Senior-Vice-President-of-Marketing.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 24, 2013) – Princess Cruises has appointed Gordon Ho as senior vice president of marketing. In this newly-created position he will lead the company’s global marketing, public relations and digital activities.Ho brings extensive marketing experience to his new role with Princess, in areas including worldwide creative development, brand management, partnership marketing, digital marketing, CRM and public relations.“We’re delighted to welcome Gordon to Princess and look ... Princess Cruises Announces Benefit Cruise to Support American Heart Association http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Benefit-Cruise-to-Support-American-Heart-Association.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 17, 2013) – Princess Cruises is celebrating CPR awareness during the month of June by announcing a special cruise to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). Expected to raise $1 million for the Association’s heart health programs and educational outreach, the cruise is the second in Princess’ new “Cruising for a Cause” series that devotes an entire sailing to support a charitable cause.Sailing from February 10-15, 2014, aboard Ruby Princess on a Caribbean cruise... The Duchess of Cambridge Names Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/The-Duchess-of-Cambridge-Names-Royal-Princess.html SOUTHAMPTON, UK (June 13, 2013) – In a spectacular ceremony today in Southampton, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge named the new ship Royal Princess when she released a bottle of champagne that smashed against its hull.Standing on the naming platform with the ship’s Captain Tony Draper, The Duchess pronounced, “I name this ship Royal Princess. May God bless her and all who sail in her.” She then cut the rope that sent a giant Nebuchadnezzar-size bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne ... Royal Princess Christening Ceremony Will Stream Live Online http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/Royal-Princess-Christening-Ceremony-Will-Stream-Live-Online.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 10, 2013) – When Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge christens Royal Princess on June 13, the nearly 2,000 invited guests in Southampton will not be the only ones to enjoy the festivities. Viewers around the world can also watch the celebrations as Princess Cruises will be streaming the ceremony live online at princess.com/royalprincessnaming so everyone can share in the spectacular event, which will formally welcome the new ship into the company’s fleet.The l... Musical Salute Welcomes Royal Princess to Southampton http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/06/Musical-Salute-Welcomes-Royal-Princess-to-Southampton.html SOUTHAMPTON, UK (June 7, 2013) – A musical salute provided a spectacular welcome for Royal Princess to Southampton today as the new cruise ship arrived to begin a week-long series of special inaugural events. British actor, director and writer Simon Callow orchestrated the Southampton University Brass Band to serenade the new Princess Cruises ship with a rendition of “God Save The Queen” as the vessel sailed into the harbor. Royal Princess will be officially named in Southampton on Thursday, Jun... Veterans History Project to Collect Wartime Stories aboard Princess Cruises' Veterans Sailing http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/05/Veterans-History-Project-to-Collect-Wartime-Stories-aboard-Princess-Cruises-Veterans-Sailing.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 29, 2013) – Representatives from the Veterans History Project will be sailing aboard Princess Cruises’ first veterans cruise in November to facilitate the recording of first-hand interviews with passengers who served during times of conflict. These stories will be added to the Project’s ongoing collection of wartime memories that are preserved and made accessible by the Library of Congress.Princess Cruises president and CEO Alan Buckelew kicked off the initiative yeste... Princess Cruises Exotics Sailings Cover Six Continents http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/05/Princess-Cruises-Exotics-Sailings-Cover-Six-Continents.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 28, 2013) – Just open for sale today, Princess Cruises’ 2014-15 Exotics program offers a world of options for globetrotting travelers. The line’s global itineraries will take passengers to the colorful ports of Asia & Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Tahiti & the South Pacific, and South America – plus even a special connoisseur itinerary in the Caribbean.The lineup also includes Princess’ first-ever World Cruise sailing roundtrip from North America and add... Princess Cruises Joins USA Vietnam War Commemoration as Partner http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/05/Princess-Cruises-Joins-USA-Vietnam-War-Commemoration-as-Partner.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 17, 2013) – In a special ceremony coinciding with Armed Forces Day tomorrow, Princess Cruises was officially recognized as a commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Major General James T. Jackson (U.S. Army, retired) presented a commemorative flag and certificate from the Secretary of Defense to Princess Cruises President and CEO Alan Buckelew, a Vietnam veteran himself, to mark the occasion.The cruise line is being recognized a... Natasha Bedingfield Announced as Featured Singer for Royal Princess Naming Ceremony http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/05/Natasha-Bedingfield-Announced-as-Featured-Singer-for-Royal-Princess-Naming-Ceremony.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 15, 2013) – Adding yet another special touch to the naming ceremony launching Royal Princess, British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield will perform at the June 13 naming ceremony of the new ship in Southampton, Princess Cruises has announced.The globally acclaimed artist will make a special appearance at the celebration, where Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will officially name the ship.Ever since her Brit Award and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum sol... Princess Cruises Announces 2014-15 Americas Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/05/Princess-Cruises-Announces-2014-15-Americas-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 14, 2013) – Today Princess Cruises opened the books on its Americas program – including Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England and West Coast cruises. The new sailings include Regal Princess’ debut in the Caribbean as well as Royal Princess’ first cruises to Canada & New England roundtrip from New York. On the West Coast, new roundtrip sailings from Vancouver add another departure port for Hawaii and California Coastal cruises, and Crown Princess, the li... Princess Cruises "Linked by the Sea" Blog Presents More Cruise Ship Connection Stories http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Princess-Cruises-Linked-by-the-Sea-Blog-Presents-More-Cruise-Ship-Connection-Stories.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 24, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled five more stories of people who made new connections thanks to a cruise. The latest stories include romantic meetings, long-lost family members coming together, and even a new career and a spontaneous home-cooked meal.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes the discovery of ... Princess Cruises Honored with Green Gateway Award from Port of Seattle http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Princess-Cruises-Honored-with-Green-Gateway-Award-from-Port-of-Seattle.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 22, 2013) – Princess Cruises has been honored by the Port of Seattle with a Gold Level Green Gateway Award for the line’s environmental stewardship.The port recognized a number of Princess’ environmental activities including fitting vessels with opacity monitors, using oily water separators, and exemplary waste reduction efforts – including providing used cooking oil from ships for making biodiesel.“We’re gratified that the port has recognized us for making a differe... Princess Cruises Adds New "Ruby" Level to Captain's Circle Loyalty Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Princess-Cruises-Adds-New-Medallion-Level-to-Captains-Circle-Loyalty-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 15, 2013) – Princess Cruises has expanded its Captain’s Circle loyalty program with the addition of a new membership category – the Ruby level. The new tier, for passengers sailing on a fourth or fifth cruise, or between 31 and 50 cruise days, fits between the program’s current Gold and Platinum levels. The new level goes into effect with voyages beginning on or after today.Ruby level members will now enjoy extra benefits in addition to Gold level perks, including a ... Royal Princess Offers Casual Dining Options for Every Craving http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Royal-Princess-Offers-Casual-Dining-Options-for-Every-Craving.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 12, 2012) – In addition to its many elegant dining options, the new Royal Princess will feature a wide selection of casual eateries where passengers can grab a snack or enjoy a relaxed meal.  The expanded atrium on the new Princess Cruises vessel will offer a variety of options, including Alfredo’s pizzeria, the new Ocean Terrace seafood bar, and the favorite International Café. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy ice cream and crepes at Gelato, while tea lovers will ... Princess Cruises Returns to Summer Caribbean Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Princess-Cruises-Returns-to-Summer-Caribbean-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 11, 2013) – For the first time in four years, Princess Cruises will offer summertime Caribbean cruising from Florida in 2014. Caribbean Princess returns to sail on a full season of voyages ranging from a three-day getaway to full week-long tropical cruises, all of which can be combined for a longer vacation of up to 14 days. All summer Caribbean cruises open for sale today.The May to September program features 12 departures of the line’s popular seven-day Eastern and... Princess Cruises Brand to Enter Singapore Market with Largest Deployment Ever by a Premium Cruise Line http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/Princess-Cruises-to-Enter-Singapore-Market.html SINGAPORE (April 10, 2013) – Responding to the growing interest for cruising in Southeast Asia, Carnival Corporation & plc is introducing the largest deployment ever by a premium cruise line in the region when it brings Sapphire Princess to Singapore for a four-month fall 2014 to spring 2015 season.Carnival Corporation & plc is launching a program with one of the world’s leading cruise line brands, Princess Cruises, featuring 15 roundtrip departures that can be combined for 25 distinct i... The Duchess of Cambridge to Name Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/04/The-Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-Name-Royal-Princess.html LONDON (April 9, 2013) – Princess Cruises announces that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess, the newest addition to the line’s fleet. The ceremony at which The Duchess will name the ship will take place in Southampton on Thursday, June 13, and will be the highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel into service.The spectacular ceremony will uphold British ship-naming traditions including the blessing, a performance by the Royal Marines Ba... Princess Cruises Celebrates Float Out of Regal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-Float-Out-of-Regal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 26, 2013) – Regal Princess reached a significant construction milestone today when the Princess Cruises vessel was “floated out” at its building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. A traditional ceremony marked the occasion as the ship met the ocean for the first time.Following the Italian shipyard’s custom, the float out of a ship begins when a “madrina,” or godmother, cuts the cord that begins the flow of water into the ship’s building dock. Carolyn Spencer ... Princess Cruises "Linked by the Sea" Blog Offers More Stories of Cruise Ship Connections http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Linked-by-the-Sea-Blog-Offers-More-Stories-of-Cruise-Ship-Connections.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 19, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its second series of five stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. The new tales include a romantic love story, a case of mistaken identity that led to new friends, and a group brought together by having the same name. Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes t... Grand Princess Arrives in San Francisco to Begin First Year-Long Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Grand-Princess-Arrives-in-San-Francisco-to-Begin-First-Year-Long-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 17, 2013) – The first cruise ship to be based year round in San Francisco, Grand Princess, sailed through the Golden Gate for the first time yesterday. The city celebrated the Princess Cruises vessel’s arrival by declaring the day “Grand Princess Day.”  The ship departed from Pier 35 on a voyage to the Hawaiian Islands. The 2,600-passenger Grand Princess will be based at the Port of San Francisco through spring 2014, offering 37 roundtrip sailings to Alaska, Mexico, ... Princess Cruises Opens 2014 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program for Sale http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Opens-2014-Alaska-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Program-for-Sale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 15, 2013) – Princess Cruises has opened the books on its 2014 Alaska cruise and cruisetour season, which will feature the debut of the line’s largest ship in the state, Crown Princess, plus the return of small-ship cruising aboard Pacific Princess.Throughout the 2014 season, passengers have the opportunity to explore the best of Alaska by both land and sea, with a selection of sailing options aboard seven ships as well as a variety of Princess’ signature cruisetour o... Princess Cruises Opens 2014 Europe Season for Sale http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Opens-2014-Europe-Season-for-Sale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 14, 2013) – Princess Cruises opened its 2014 Europe cruise season for sale today, including the debut of the new Regal Princess which will set sail on its inaugural cruise in June from Venice. In total, five ships – including the line’s two newest vessels – will sail on a variety of cruise itineraries throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.A sister ship to the upcoming Royal Princess, Regal Princess, will debut on June 2, 2014 with a seven-day inaugural voy... Royal Princess to Feature Expanded Nightlife Options http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Royal-Princess-to-Feature-Expanded-Nightlife-Options.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 13, 2013) – Evenings aboard Royal Princess will offer a range of lively options for passengers aboard Princess Cruises newest vessel. When the ship debuts in June, cruisers can enjoy four new production shows in the Princess Theater, try their luck in the casino, and dance for hours in the brand-new Club 6.These and many other entertainment features are showcased in the latest Royal Princess preview video, available at princess.com/royalprincess.“Royal Princess will ... Princess Cruises Reveals "20 Things You Don't Know About Royal Princess" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Reveals-20-Things-You-Dont-Know-About-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 12, 2013) – When Royal Princess debuts in June, the ship will attract attention for its many striking features, including a soaring atrium and the dramatic over-the-water SeaWalk. But what may escape immediate notice are the myriad of unique innovations throughout the ship that will enhance the Princess Cruises experience that cruisers have come to know and love.Including technological advancements, fresh entertainment offerings, new taste treats and expansions of th... Princess Cruises' Landmark Cruise Supporting U.S. Veterans to Feature Special Military Guests and Speakers http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/03/Princess-Cruises-Landmark-Cruise-Supporting-US-Veterans-to-Feature.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 4, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ first-ever cruise to support U.S. veterans will feature a number of special guests including former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen (Ret.); retired senior officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force; an award-winning war correspondent; and other respected speakers, authors and panelists.The groundbreaking sailing will raise funds for two respected veterans’ organizations - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Inc. a... Tony Tillman Chosen as Princess Cruises’ Entertainer of the Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/02/Entertainer-Of-The-Year-2012.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 21, 2013) – Passengers aboard Crown Princess have voted, and have picked Tony Tillman as Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists performed and passengers cast their ballots onboard.Tillman is a singer and dynamic entertainer often compared to Sammy Davis, Jr. or Ben Vereen. A star of “The Rat Pack is Back” tribute show in Las Vegas, Tillman’s fast-paced and energetic style endeared him to the Crown Princess audiences.“Congratulations to Tony Tillm... Princess Cruises Tells First Five Stories of People "Linked by the Sea" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/02/Linked-by-the-Sea-Recap-1-5.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 12, 2013) – Princess Cruises’ new blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its first five touching stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. Told by both passengers and crew members, the tales include meeting a perfect match, friends finding each other after more than 50 years apart, and a little boy named Dominic who cheered an entire ship’s crew with his enthusiasm.Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, will illustrate how a cruise not on... Princess Cruises Dramatically Expands Japan Cruise Program in 2014 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Japan-Cruise-Program-2014.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 23, 2013) – Underscoring its commitment to the growing Japanese cruise market, Carnival Corporation & plc today detailed a substantially expanded 2014 Japan cruise program for the Princess Cruises brand, which brings a second ship to the market, features sailings from three homeports and plans to significantly expand the size of the cruise market in Japan to approximately 100,000 passengers.The Japan-built Diamond Princess will join Sun Princess for a cruise pr... Princess Cruises Passengers Inspire New "Celebrations" Campaign http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Celebrations-Campaign.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 22, 2013) – Princess Cruises has debuted a new look at how and why passengers cruise – as told through videos from Princess passengers themselves.  Focusing on celebrations, these passenger accounts unveil many reasons for escaping completely on a cruise vacation.Princess put video cameras in the hands of passengers who then show us what inspired their cruise.  These storytellers, who were sailing in diverse worldwide destinations, including the Panama Canal, Europ... Royal Princess Preview Sailings Scheduled for June 9 and 14 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Royal-Princess-Preview-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 21, 2013) – Princess Cruises has announced two preview cruises aboard Royal Princess, giving passengers a unique opportunity to get a taste of the new ship before its official inaugural voyage. The June 9 and June 14 cruises will sail roundtrip from Southampton on a two-night itinerary featuring a call in St. Peter Port, on the island of Guernsey.Passengers on the short sailings will be able to sample Royal Princess’ many ground-breaking features, including the dra... Princess Cruises Adds New South America and Tahiti Sailings in 2014 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Princess-Adds-New-South-America-and-Tahiti-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 18, 2013) – Princess Cruises has added several new Exotics cruise options in spring 2014, giving passengers additional vacation choices in the popular destinations of South America and the South Pacific. Options include a new South America grand adventure aboard Crown Princess – the first such voyage for the vessel. In addition, Pacific Princess will add new departures of the line’s signature Tahiti & French Polynesia cruises plus additional Hawaii and South Pa... Princess Cruises Unveils New Blog with Tales of People "Linked by the Sea" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-New-Blog.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 9, 2013) – Princess Cruises today has launched a new blog, “Linked by the Sea,” exploring the many relationships that begin, or are rekindled, at sea. Featuring touching stories from both passengers and crew members, the blog will recount personal tales of friendship, romance and meaningful connections forged at sea.On the heels of the line’s two popular yearlong blogs that captured the attention of millions of readers –“50 Essential Experiences” and “Inspired to C... Princess Cruises Named "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" by Travel Weekly http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2013/01/Princess-Named-Best-Cruise-Line-in-Alaska.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 8, 2013) – For the sixth year in a row, Princess Cruises has earned top honors as the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” in the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards, given by the respected magazine’s travel agent readers, recognized the line for the quality of its Alaska cruises and cruisetours.“Alaska is a special destination for us, so we’re honored that our program continues to receive accolades year after year,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises ex... Princess Cruises Reveals Final Reason on "Inspired to Cruise" Blog http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/12/Princess-Reveals-Final-Reason-on-Inspired-to-Cruise-Blog.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 27, 2012) – Princess Cruises today revealed the final passenger story on its blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” (www.InspiredToCruise.com). The last post personifies the line's brand promise to help its passengers “escape completely.”In the story “My Yearly Retreat to ‘Escape Completely,’” Patricia Mengel of Brighton, Michigan shares how each day of her cruise she is able to let go a bit more from her busy job as a cardiac ... Princess Cruises Reveals Royal Princess Youth and Teen Centers http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/12/Princess-Reveals-Royal-Princess-Youth-and-Teen-Centers.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 18, 2012) – Even the youngest passengers will enjoy the many special features aboard Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess when the ship debuts in June. Today the line revealed the amenities just for kids and teens that will wow younger cruisers aboard the new ship.Royal Princess will offer expanded space for youth centers that adds a new level to the onboard experience for young passengers. All age groups will find more space with dedicated outdoor areas, includin... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Chronicles Additional Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/12/Princess-Blog-Chronicles-Additional-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 11, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, offering a new selection of romantic and endearing passenger stories about the many motivations for travelers to choose to vacation at sea.The most recent stories include tales from cruisers who met at sea and because of that saw a cruise as the perfect place for a honeymoon or a 50th anniversary celebration... Princess Cruises Ships Deck the Halls for a Festive Holiday Season at Sea http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Ships-Deck-the-Halls-for-a-Festive-Holiday-Season-at-Sea.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 29, 2012) – As the holiday season begins, Princess Cruises ships are getting ready to celebrate this joyful time of year around the world. Whether they are sailing through the islands of the Caribbean and South Pacific or cruising through the waters Down Under in Australia and New Zealand, ships will be decked from stem to stern, and may even experience an unusual snowfall.“Our ships offer the perfect holiday combination – a relaxing warm-weather vacation mixed wi... Princess Cruises Offers New Asia Cruise Opportunities http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Offers-New-Asia-Cruise-Opportunities.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 27, 2012) – Princess Cruises has just announced two special new Asia cruise opportunities, offering unique itineraries that explore some of the most alluring ports in the region. Departing in October and November 2013 aboard Diamond Princess, these 10- and 11-day Asia cruises sail roundtrip from Singapore, taking in some of the best of Southeast Asia’s ports of call, including Bangkok, Bali, Nha Trang and Phuket, as well as two ports not usually visited on Diamond... Princess Cruises Reveals Royal Princess Sanctuary and Retreat Pool http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Reveals-Royal-Princess-Sanctuary.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 20, 2012) – When Princess Cruises' new Royal Princess debuts next June, passengers will find that two of the line's signature features have been enhanced to provide passengers with the ultimate in relaxation. Both The Sanctuary and the line's popular adults-only pool also will offer private cabanas for the first time.Located near the forward end of the top deck, these two areas together provide a peaceful haven for passengers looking to recharge. With a new look a... Princess Cruises Will Set Sail from Port of Houston Cruise Terminal http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Will-Set-Sail-from-Port-of-Houston-Cruise-Terminal.html Princess Cruises will launch new service from the Port of Houston beginning in 2013 when it starts sailing from the state-of-the-art Bayport Cruise Terminal.Princess Cruises and the Port of Houston Authority confirmed an agreement Nov. 15 for the line to make passenger cruise calls during the 2013-2014 cruise season at the port’s cruise facility.The new service is scheduled to begin in November of 2013. A total of 26 departures are planned for the season.The inaugural cruise is an unprecedented ... Princess Cruises Announces First-Ever Cruise to Support U.S. Veterans http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Announces-First-Ever-Cruise-to-Support-U.S.-Veterans.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 9, 2012) – Princess Cruises is marking Veterans Day by announcing an unprecedented cruise to support U.S. veterans, expected to raise $1 million for two highly regarded U.S. veterans organizations – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and Operation Homefront. Princess President and CEO Alan Buckelew, himself a Vietnam veteran, will be on board to host the sailing.Sailing from November 5-9, 2013 aboard Caribbean Princess from Houston to the Western Caribbean,... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Chronicles Five New Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Inspired-to-Cruise-Blog-Chronicles-Five-New-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 6, 2012) – Princess Cruises' blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, presenting a new selection of heartwarming and inspiring passenger stories about the many things that can motivate travelers to choose a vacation at sea.The most recent stories are from cruisers who have granted a fellow Vietnam veteran's last wish, got to know a recently discovered birth family, reconnected ... Princess Cruises Announces Finalists for Second Annual Entertainer of the Year Competition http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/11/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Finalists-for-Second-Annual-Entertainer-of-the-Year-Competition.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 5, 2012) – Princess Cruises has selected the four finalists who will compete in the cruise line’s second annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Chosen from the thousands of talented guest entertainers – comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts – who grace the Princess stages each year, each of these performers will take to the stage during Princess’ upcoming Entertainer of the Year cruise.The competition will be held aboard Crown Princess’... Princess Cruises Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Week with Escape Completely Sale http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/10/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-National-Cruise-Vacation-Week-with-Escape-Completely-Sale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 19, 2012) – Princess Cruises is celebrating National Cruise Vacation Week with an Escape Completely Sale offering cruise deals throughout the week of October 22-29. More than 200 cruise departures are on sale, and passengers can enjoy a free balcony upgrade as well as 50 percent off their cruise deposit.Featured destinations include Caribbean cruises as well as cruises to Alaska, Europe, Hawaii and the Panama Canal. Cruise departures run from January to July, 2013.... Princess Cruises Highlights Holiday Sailing Availability http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/10/Princess-Cruises-Highlights-Holiday-Sailing-Availability.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 11, 2012) – With the holidays fast approaching, Princess Cruises is getting ready for a festive season at sea, and is highlighting four tropical sailings where passengers still have an opportunity to experience Christmas cheer or ring in the New Year in the Caribbean or Panama Canal.With limited space available, these cruises offer a special opportunity to passengers who would like to spend their holidays in a warm tropical setting. Choices include two Christmas cr... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2011-12 Caribbean and Panama Canal Shore Excursion Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/10/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-2011-12-Caribbean-and-Panama-Canal-Shore-Excursion-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 10, 2012) – With the Caribbean and Panama Canal cruise season about to kick off, Princess Cruises is celebrating last season’s favorite local tour operators with special shipboard ceremonies. The winners of the line’s 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards have just been announced, honoring the best shore excursion experiences and guides in ports on Caribbean and Panama Canal itineraries, based largely on passenger feedback throughout the seasonThe awards recogniz... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases More Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/10/Princess-Cruises-Inspired-to-Cruise-Blog-Chronicles-Five-Additional-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 2, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, presenting a new selection of heartwarming and inspiring passenger stories about the many things that can motivate travelers to choose a vacation at sea.The most recent stories are from cruisers who have had an adventure turn into marriage, found a home-away-from-home, met a foster child, and even used images ... Princess Cruises Reveals Top Deck Features Aboard Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/09/Royal-Princess-Top-Deck-Features.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 27, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today unveiled additional details about the outdoor entertainment features that will be found on the top deck of the new Royal Princess, including the dramatic SeaWalk, the pool areas, an evening light show and a 30 percent larger Movies Under the Stars poolside theater.The top deck features are detailed in the company's latest video previewing Royal Princess, viewable at princess.com/royalprincess."We're placing even more emphasis o... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2012 Alaska Shore Excursion Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/09/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-2012-Alaska-Shore-Excursion-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 21, 2012) – As the Alaska cruise season comes to a close each year, Princess Cruises celebrates the year’s favorite local tour operators with special shipboard ceremonies. The winners of the line’s 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards have just been announced, honoring the best shore excursion experiences and guides in each port on Alaska itineraries, based largely on passenger feedback throughout the season.The awards recognize the most popular tours, individ... Princess Cruises Launches "The Campaign to Escape Completely" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/09/Campaign-to-Escape-Completely.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 18, 2012) – From taxes to unemployment to the upcoming election, Princess Cruises is stepping in to help people get away from it all with the launch of “The Campaign to Escape Completely,” for a chance to win free cruises and gifts.Now through November 6, Princess Cruises is focusing on what it does best - offering consumers the opportunity to escape completely by giving away free Caribbean and West Coast Getaway cruises. Plus, the line is offering a chance to wi... New Evidence Proves Princess Cruises Did Not Fail to Rescue Adrift Fishermen as Alleged http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/New-Evidence-Proves-Princess-Cruises-Did-Not-Fail-to-Rescue-Adrift-Fishermen-as-Alleged.html Santa Clarita, Calif. (August 30, 2012) – Princess Cruises has released recently discovered video footage of a rescue at sea of a small boat adrift for nearly a month in the Pacific Ocean that conclusively confirms the adrift boat, the Fifty Cent, was not the small boat spotted and photographed by three Princess passengers several weeks earlier.The story, which broke last April, received extensive press coverage with Princess and the ship’s captain widely criticized for not coming to the rescue ... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases Five More Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Cruises-Inspired-to-Cruise-Blog-Showcases-Five-More-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 29, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, presenting a new selection of heartwarming and inspiring passenger stories about the many things that can motivate travelers to choose a vacation at sea.The most recent stories are from cruisers who have proposed at sea, taken ashes of a surfing pioneer back to the waves of Hawaii, and run a marathon for chari... Princess Cruises Offers New Small-Ship Caribbean Sailing Opportunity http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Cruises-Offers-New-Small-Ship-Caribbean-Sailing-Opportunity.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 29, 2012) – Princess Cruises has just announced a unique new Caribbean cruise opportunity for travelers looking to get away from the cold January weather. Featuring the intimate cruise experience of its small ship Pacific Princess, this 10-day sailing features the line’s only calls at the boutique ports of Tortola and St. Barthelemy in 2013.Sailing from January 17-27, this Eastern Caribbean voyage also offers full-day calls in Antigua, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, which... Princess Cruises Announces Name of Next New Ship Will Be Regal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Name-of-Next-New-Ship-Will-Be-Regal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 28, 2012) – Princess Cruises today marked the beginning of construction of the second of its new generation of ships with the official keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. At the same time the line announced that the ship’s name will be Regal Princess.The vessel, a sister ship to Royal Princess, will debut in Spring 2014. The company and shipyard officials started the countdown to the ship’s launch today as the keel – the bottommost... Princess Cruises Announces Second Annual Entertainer of the Year Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/EntertaineroftheYearCruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 22, 2012) – After a successful first-ever Entertainer of the Year cruise this past April in which comedian Carlos Oscar was named the top entertainer across the Princess Cruises fleet, the line has now scheduled its second cruise to determine next year’s winner.Passengers aboard the February 9-16, 2013 Valentine’s Day cruise on Crown Princess sailing the Western Caribbean will cast their ballots to show their love for their favorite candidate from four finalists.“Pa... Royal Princess "Float Out" Celebrated with Nod to the Past http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Royal-Princess-Float-Out-Celebrated-with-Nod-to-the-Past.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 16, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Royal Princess, reached a significant construction milestone today when the vessel was “floated out” at its building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. A traditional ceremony marked the occasion, which was highlighted by a participant with a unique tie to the ship and the unveiling of a special ship’s bell.Princess President and CEO Alan Buckelew and Royal Princess Captain Tony Draper attended the event, as did long... Princess Cruises Passengers Meet Soldier Who Sent Telegraph Announcing End of WWII in Europe http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Passengers-Meet-Soldier-Who-Sent-Telegraph-Announcing-End-of-WWII-in-Europe.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 9, 2012) – Princess Cruises passengers aboard Star Princess last week were treated to a special presentation from the soldier who sent the message ending World War II in Europe.When he was an Army Signal Corps sergeant in 1945, 20-year-old Gregory Melikian was tasked with sending the a telegraph message from General Dwight Eisenhower announcing the end of the war in Europe. The message, originating from a schoolhouse in Reims, France – the makeshift Allied headquart... Princess Cruises Reveals the Ultimate in Relaxation Aboard Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Cruises-Reveals-the-Ultimate-in-Relaxation-Aboard-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 8, 2012) – In anticipation of National Relaxation Day next week, Princess Cruises today unveiled details of the expanded Lotus Spa that will offer the ultimate in rejuvenation for passengers cruising aboard the new Royal Princess, including a new location just off the atrium – a convenient stop for passengers enjoying a treatment before or after the many activities and dining options nearby.When the ship debuts next June, cruisers will find a spa with a welcoming fe... Survey Reveals Generational Divide Over Relaxation Habits http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Survey-Reveals-Generational-Divide-Over-Relaxation-Habits.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif., (Aug. 7, 2012) – The 2012 Princess Cruises Relaxation Report, commissioned in celebration of National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15, revealed that Boomers and their adult children’s generation of Millennials have very different vacation habits, from social media vices to work-life balance, with the latter finding it more difficult to, or simply refusing to, truly disconnect while on holiday.The national survey found that Boomers (approximately 48-66 years of age) take their va... Princess Cruises Launches "How I Escape Completely" Pinterest Contest http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/08/Princess-Cruises-Launches-How-I-Escape-Completely-Pinterest-Contest.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 1, 2012) – Princess Cruises has launched its first-ever Pinterest contest, asking fans to show “How I Escape Completely” through relaxing images.  Using the social “pinboard” site, entrants can create their own boards depicting exactly what “escape completely” means to them.The top five boards will win a Sanctuary Relaxation Kit, complete with a Lotus Spa plush robe, skin nourishing milk bath and an iPod® with a $50 iTunes® gift card. The contest runs from August 1-... New Cruise Brochure Details Princess Cruises Europe Schedule http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/07/New-Cruise-Brochure-Details-Princess-Cruises-Europe-Schedule.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 31, 2012) – Fresh off the presses, Princess Cruises has just published its Europe cruise brochure for 2013 to help passengers find their best adventure during the season, whether they’re headed to the scenic Baltic Sea, British Isles or the iconic ports of the Mediterranean.Highlighting the program is the launch of the new Royal Princess, which will debut with a with a schedule of Mediterranean cruises.  The brochure includes a full summary of the ship’s unique featur... Senior Officers Announced for Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/07/Senior_Officers_Announced_Royal.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 25, 2012) – When the new Royal Princess launches in June 2013, Captain Tony Draper will be at the helm of Princess Cruises’ newest vessel, leading a senior officer team with more than 100 years of seagoing experience among them. The senior four-stripe team will also include Relief Captain Dino Sagani, Chief Engineer Fabio Braccelli, Hotel General Manager Dirk Brand, and Staff Captain Tim Stringer.The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship currently un... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases More Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/07/Princess-Cruises-Inspired-to-Cruise-Blog-Showcases-More-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of heartwarming passenger stories about the many things that can inspire travelers to choose a vacation at sea.The most recent stories are from cruisers who have chased eclipses, become cruise fanatics (after being cruise curmudgeons), celebrated happy times and recovered from s... Princess Cruises Unveils Royal Princess Fitness Facilities http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/07/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-Royal-Princess-Fitness-Facilities.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 18, 2012) – Princess Cruises today revealed the sports and fitness features that will be aboard the new Royal Princess when the ship debuts next June. Passengers of all athletic abilities can test their mettle and keep in shape with a new outdoor jogging track and additional circuit exercises, the multi-activity Princess Sports Central, and a fitness center full of the latest equipment with a private aerobics studio for special classes.The new sports and fitness featu... Princess Cruises Unveils Exclusive Onboard Photo Exhibit http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/07/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-Exclusive-Onboard-Photo-Exhibit.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 16, 2012) – Princess Cruises has unveiled a special exhibit aboard its seven Alaska ships that takes passengers back in time to the early days of cruising in Alaska. Developed in partnership with Princess and the Alaska State Museum, the show, entitled “Then & Now: 100 Years of Cruising Alaska’s Waters,” gives cruisers a glimpse of Alaska and the Inside Passage as it was a century ago, as experienced by early steamship “excursionists.”Displayed in the atriums of P... Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens New Carnival Japan Office http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/06/Ribbon-Cutting-Ceremony-Officially-Opens-New-Carnival-Japan-Office.html TOKYO (June 27, 2012) – A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the new Carnival Japan office in Tokyo today, marking the expansion of one of the largest vacation companies in the world into this growing cruise market. Operated by Carnival Corporation & plc, Carnival Japan was created to oversee the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in the Japanese market with the launch of Princess Cruises homeport sailings, specially developed for Japanese travelers. The inaug... Princess Cruises Blog Reaches Halfway Milestone By Revealing Reason to Cruise #26: To Sail the Open Seas Again http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/06/Princess-Cruises-Blog-Reaches-Halfway-Milestone.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 26, 2012) – Princess Cruises has reached the halfway point of its year-long blog, “Inspired to Cruise,” by revealing the 26th reason to cruise submitted by the line’s passengers.   This week’s contributor shares how cruising let her return to the open ocean that she missed after the death of her husband and the sale of their beloved boat.Since its debut in January, more than one million people have visited the blog, and thousands have commented on how the stories have... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases More Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/06/Princess-Cruises-"Inspired-to-Cruise"-Blog-Showcases-More-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 20, 2012) -- Princess Cruises' blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of heartwarming passenger stories about the many things that can inspire travelers to choose a vacation at sea. The most recent stories are from cruisers who have conquered fears, celebrated family milestones, honored those who've passed away, marked the end of military service... Princess Cruises Bartender to Compete for Prestigious Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012 Award in Rio de Janeiro http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/06/Princess-Cruises-Bartender-to-Compete-for-Prestigious-Diageo-Reserve-WORLD-CLASS-Bartender-of-the-Year-2012-Award-in-Rio-de-Janeiro-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 19, 2012) -- Matias Grosso, Star Princess bartender, will be competing for the prestigious title of Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year at the competition finals in Rio de Janeiro next month. Grosso is one of four Princess Cruises bartenders who contended in the event's semifinals last week in Miami, and one of more than 10,000 bartenders worldwide who have been battling throughout the competition. Grosso earned a place in the finals with his winning cock... Princess Cruises Honored for Environmental Efforts by Ports of San Francisco and Victoria http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/06/Princess-Cruises-Honored-for-Environmental-Efforts-by-Ports-of-San-Francisco-and-Victoria.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 6, 2012) -- Princess Cruises has been honored by the ports of San Francisco and Victoria, BC, Canada, with awards for the cruise line's environmental efforts. The Port of San Francisco's Cruise Ship Environmental Award was presented to Sea Princess and Sapphire Princess. The ships earned this distinction during the 2011 season for air emissions reduction, advanced wastewater management, and recycling and disposal programs. Both vessels plugged into the port's new shor... Princess Cruises Art Connoisseur Voyages Showcase Top Contemporary Artists http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-Art-Connoisseur-Voyages-Showcase-Top-Contemporary-Artists.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 25, 2012) -- Princess Cruises is showcasing some of today's top contemporary artists and lecturers in a series of special Art Connoisseur Cruises designed for both avid collectors and art newcomers.A wide range of internationally acclaimed artists will join the ship during these cruises, including names such as bas relief sculptor Bill Mack, Russian American contemporary artist Viktor Shvaiko, and colorful French American painter Duaiv. The voyages offer a variety of e... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of "1,000 Memories at Sea" Photo Contest http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-"1,000-Memories-at-Sea"-Photo-Contest.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 23, 2012) -- After sorting through the more than 57,000 cruise vacation photos that were submitted to the Princess Cruises "1,000 Memories at Sea" photo contest, judges have chosen an image of the soaring columns of Ephesus submitted by Christine Svircev of Illinois as the grand prize winner. The winning photo depicts the grandeur of the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, a landmark archaeological site in Turkey. As the winner, Svircev has won a cruise for two aboar... New Princess Cruises Video Introduces the Interior Designers Behind Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/New-Princess-Cruises-Video-Introduces-the-Interior-Designers-Behind-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 22, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today released the latest in its series of videos previewing the new Royal Princess. In this most recent installment, the interior designers creating the look and feel of the new ship offer a preview of what passengers can expect when the vessel debuts in June 2013. Featuring Vice President of Interior Design Teresa Anderson and Coordinating Architect Giacomo Mortola, the video takes viewers through the ideas behind the new ship design, fr... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases More Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-"Inspired-to-Cruise"-Blog-Showcases-More-Reasons-to-Cruise-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 15, 2012) -- Princess Cruises' blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled another five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of touching passenger stories about the many things that can inspire travelers to vacation at sea. The most recent stories are from cruisers who have quit smoking, renewed their vows, kept a promise to a birth mother, helped an ill spouse smile or checked things off a bucket list. The... Princess Cruises Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs Tony Kaufman Assumes Responsibility for Shore Operations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-Senior-Vice-President-of-Commercial-Affairs-Tony-Kaufman-Assumes-Responsibility-for-Shore-Operations-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 7, 2012) -- Princess Cruises Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs Tony Kaufman has assumed responsibility for the line's worldwide shore operations function. The change brings this area together with Kaufman's other fleet operations responsibilities.The line's shore operations department includes shore excursion operations, port operations and passenger logistics in the more than 300 ports where Princess ships sail. The department previously was part of the comp... Princess Cruises Opens the Books on 2013-2014 Exotics and Americas Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-Opens-the-Books-on-2013-2014-Exotics-and-Americas-Sailings.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 3, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today opened its 2013-2014 Americas and Exotics cruises for booking, offering a variety of vacation options from close-to-home cruises to far-flung worldwide adventures. The season includes a new series of shorter cruises in the Caribbean and along the West Coast, the line's first year-round ship based in San Francisco, and the Caribbean debut of the new Royal Princess . Passengers can now book cruises to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, West C... Princess Cruises to Base Ship Year Round in San Francisco http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/05/Princess-Cruises-to-Base-Ship-Year-Round-in-San-Francisco.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 3, 2012) -- Princess Cruises announced today that for the first time it will base a ship in San Francisco year round, beginning in May 2013. The extensively renovated Grand Princess will first offer a series of Alaska cruises during the summer months from the "City by the Bay," followed by a schedule of Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and the California Coast sailings during the fall 2013 to spring 2014 season. Last year the 2,600-passenger Grand Princess underwent the larges... Princess Cruises Raises the Curtain on New Royal Princess Entertainment Venue http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/04/Princess-Cruises-Raises-the-Curtain-on-New-Royal-Princess-Entertainment-Venue.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 25, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today raised the curtain on Princess Live!, a new type of cruise ship entertainment venue that passengers will enjoy aboard the new Royal Princess. Taking the audience behind the scenes to share the excitement of a working television studio, the high-tech Princess Live! will showcase live television broadcasts, intimate performances from musicians, and special events such as cooking shows, plus will feature an adjacent cafe. Located on R... Comedian Carlos Oscar Chosen as Princess Cruises' First-Ever Entertainer of the Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/04/Comedian-Carlos-Oscar-Chosen-as-Princess-Cruises'-First-Ever-Entertainer-of-the-Year.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 17, 2012) -- Passengers aboard Ruby Princess have voted, and have picked comedian Carlos Oscar as the first-ever Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Five finalists performed aboard last week's sailing and passengers cast their ballots onboard. In addition to performing aboard Princess ships, Oscar has appeared on "The Tonight Show," HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. According to Bill Cosby, "Carlos is a comedy treasure...the only four letter words you'll hear f... Princess Cruises Inspired to Cruise Blog Showcases Reasons to Cruise 11-15 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/04/Princess-Cruises-Inspired-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 10, 2012) -- Princess Cruises' blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled its next five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of distinct passenger stories about what can inspire travelers to vacation at sea.With touching tales of a Vietnam veteran returning to Southeast Asia thanks to a gift from his late mother, a trip to educate the world's youth about geography, a chance to discover family stories, wa... Princess Cruises Brand to Enter Japanese Market with Largest Deployment Ever by a Global Cruise Line http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Cruises-Brand-to-Enter-Japanese-Market-with-Largest-Deployment-Ever-by-a-Global-Cruise-Line--.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 27, 2012) -- Responding to the growing interest for cruising in Japan, Carnival Corporation & plc is introducing the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in the Japanese market when it brings Sun Princess to Japan for a spring to summer season of cruising in April 2013. One of the world's leading cruise line brands, Princess Cruises, is launching an 87-day program featuring a total of nine cruises on seven different itineraries operating April through ... Brian O'Connor Named Vice President of North American Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Brian-O-Connor-Named-Vice-President-of-North-American-Sales-for-Princess-Cruises-and-Cunard-Line.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 26, 2012) -- Brian O'Connor has been named vice president of North American sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line. In this role, O'Connor will oversee the development of programs to meet the company's sales goals, and he will manage the field sales team that represents both cruise lines to travel agents across the United States and Canada. He will also provide strategic marketing guidance to help agencies increase their cruise business. He is replacing Lee Robin... Princess Celebrates Record-Breaking Bookings for New Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Celebrates-Record-Breaking-Bookings-for-New-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 20, 2012) -- Princess Cruises had the biggest booking day in its history for a new ship's inaugural season with the anticipated debut of Royal Princess . Opening the books on its 2013 Mediterranean season on March 15, sales for the new Royal Princess reached an all-time record for the most bookings of any ship's maiden season voyages. "We're thrilled to see such enthusiasm for our new Royal Princess," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president of sale... Princess Cruises Announces 2013 Europe and Alaska Cruise Seasons http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Cruises-Announces-2013-Europe-and-Alaska-Cruise-Seasons.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 15, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today opened the books on its 2013 Europe and Alaska cruise seasons. Featuring the debut of the new Royal Princess in the Mediterranean and Grand Princess' first-ever Alaska season, passengers will find a rich array of itinerary options in these popular summertime destinations. In Europe, Princess will be sailing its youngest fleet ever in the region, with seven ships plying the waters of the Mediterranean, Baltic, and Northern Europe. T... Princess Cruises Unveils Main Dining and Specialty Restaurant Features Aboard New Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-Main-Dining-and-Specialty-Restaurant-Features-Aboard-New-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 13, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today revealed more details about several of the main dining room and specialty restaurant options that will be available aboard Royal Princess when the cruise ship debuts in June 2013, including new special venues and experiences, plus fresh twists on some Princess favorites. Among the new options are several distinct dining spaces, including a special Chef's Table Lumiere surrounded by a curtain of light to take the Chef's Table experi... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases Reasons to Cruise 6-10 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Cruises-"Inspired-to-Cruise"-Blog-Showcases-Reasons-to-Cruise-6-10.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 7, 2012) -- : Princess Cruises'new blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled its second five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of distinct passenger stories about what can inspire travelers to vacation at sea. With touching tales of surprising a family member with the vacation of a lifetime, reliving wartime memories, visiting family members far away, sailing aboard "The Love Boat," and reconnecting ... Princess Cruises Puts Royal Princess Inaugural Cruise Tickets up for Auction http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/03/Princess-Cruises-Puts-Royal-Princess-Inaugural-Cruise-Tickets-up-for-Auction.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 2, 2012) -- As time nears for bookings to open on Princess Cruises' highly anticipated new ship, Royal Princess, the line is holding an unprecedented charity auction for a chance to secure a stateroom aboard the ship's inaugural sailing on June 16, 2013. The auction, which opens on eBay today under the eBay Giving Works program, will enable one lucky bidder to become the very first passenger booked on the ship, while at the same time raising money to support worldwid... Princess Cruises Announces Entertainer of the Year Finalists http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Entertainer-of-the-Year-Finalists.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 27, 2012) -- Princess Cruises, with the help of fans on Facebook, has determined the five finalists that will compete for the cruise line's first-ever title of Entertainer of the Year. Each of these performers will take to the stage on Princess' Entertainer of the Year cruise -- aboard Ruby Princess' April 8, 2012 sailing to the Eastern Caribbean -- where passengers will then cast their ballots to help bestow the honor. The five finalists are:Beatlemaniacs -- This... Princess Cruises Unveils Inaugural Itineraries of New Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Princess-Cruises-Unveils-Inaugural-Itineraries-of-New-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 14, 2012) -- Princess Cruises today marked Valentine's Day by unveiling the maiden season itineraries of its highly anticipated Royal Princess debuting in June 2013, as well as some additional features of the ship's signature, and greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of the ship.Preceding the ship's inaugural program of 12-day Grand Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Venice beginning on June 23, Royal Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a seven... Globe-Trekking Couple Sets Sail with Princess Cruises on a Mission to Reach 50 Countries on Six Continents in 424 Days http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Globe-Trekking-Couple-Sets-Sail-with-Princess-Cruises-on-a-Mission-to-Reach-50-Countries-on-Six-Continents-in-424-Days-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2012) -- For the next 14 months the globetrotting team of Darren and Sandy Van Soye will be trekking the planet on a global adventure to raise awareness about world geography and make the subject more accessible to children around the globe. The Southern California couple has just begun the first leg of their more than year-long journey by boarding Pacific Princess for a cruise across the Pacific bound for Sydney, Australia. The couple, who are chronicling their j... Sapphire Princess Begins Service After Extensive Makeover http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Sapphire-Princess-Begins-Service-After-Extensive-Makeover-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 6, 2012) -- Sapphire Princess set sail this weekend after an extensive three-week makeover to add a host of signature Princess Cruises' signature features to the ship.Currently sailing on a cruise to Hawaii, Sapphire Princess passengers can now enjoy a brand-new Piazza atrium with the International Cafe and Vines wine bar, plus the new Alfredo's Pizzeria. On the top deck, the cruise ship now features a giant Movies Under the Stars screen, and passengers can also r... Princess Cruises "Inspired to Cruise" Blog Showcases First Five Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Princess-Cruises-"Inspired-to-Cruise"-Blog-Showcases-First-Five-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 3, 2012) -- Princess Cruises' new blog, "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" has chronicled its first five reasons to cruise, offering readers a collection of intriguing passenger stories about what inspired them to vacation at sea. With tales of rekindling romance, spoiling grandchildren, getting away with a group of "princesses," bonding with kids before they leave the nest, and finding a special way to enjoy an anniversary dance... Award-Winning Princess Cruises Blog Hits the Bookshelves http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/02/Award-Winning-Princess-Cruises-Blog-Hits-the-Bookshelves.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 2, 2012) -- The inspirational travel stories featured on Princess Cruises' award-winning blog "50 Essential Experiences -- The Travel Bucket List" have been gathered into a just-published collectors' book. The beautifully-produced volume takes readers to some of the most fascinating places around the globe, following in the footsteps of some worldly travelers as they share their favorite travel memories and "must see" places. The book recounts each of the Essentia... Princess Cruises Launches Call for Passenger Photos to be Permanently Showcased Aboard New Royal Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/01/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Call-for-Passenger-Photos-to-be-Permanently-Showcased-Aboard-New-Royal-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 31, 2012) -- Princess Cruises is looking for 1,000 passenger-submitted cruise vacation photos to permanently showcase aboard its new Royal Princess when the ship debuts in spring 2013. The line has launched a "1,000 Memories at Sea" contest inviting passengers to submit their best cruise vacation shots, which will be displayed on the walls of hallways between staterooms and in other locations around the ship. In addition, one lucky photographer will win a cruise fo... Princess Cruises Community Foundation Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Fund Two Breast Cancer Research Grants http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/01/Princess-Cruises-Community-Foundation-Partners-with-Susan-G.-Komen-for-the-Cure-to-Fund-Two-Breast-Cancer-Research-Grants-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 11, 2012) -- The Princess Cruises Community Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® have announced a new three-year partnership for two research projects supporting the fight against breast cancer. One of the Foundation-supported research grants, at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), will look at the molecular effects of the chemical BPA on breast cancer, while the other, at Stanford University School of Medicine, will study breast stem cell di... Sapphire Princess Enters Drydock to Add Signature Princess Cruises Features http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/01/Sapphire-Princess-Enters-Drydock-to-Add-Signature-Princess-Cruises-Features.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 9, 2012) -- Sapphire Princess arrives today at the Victoria Shipyards drydock in British Columbia to begin a dramatic, four-week transformation. The drydock continues a multi-year fleet renovation process that has brought Princess Cruises' signature features to most of its ships.When the ship re-enters service again on February 4, passengers will be able to enjoy a brand-new Piazza atrium with the International Cafe and Vines wine bar, plus the new Alfredo's Pizzer... Princess Cruises' 2012-2013 Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific Program Offers More Cruises to Hawaii, Plus Favorite Routes to French Polynesia and Samoa http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/01/Princess-Cruises'-2012-2013-Hawaii,-Tahiti-and-South-Pacific-Program-Offers-More-Cruises-to-Hawaii,-Plus-Favorite-Routes-to-French-Polynesia-and-Samoa.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 6, 2012) -- Mention "paradise" and most people will conjure up images of pristine beaches and lush, tropical islands. Princess Cruises passengers can make paradise a reality with 10 itinerary choices to the breathtaking islands of Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific between fall 2012 and spring 2013. New next season, Princess will offer more Hawaii cruises than ever before, with four ships sailing roundtrip to the islands from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. I... Princess Cruises Launches New Blog Chronicling Inspiring Reasons to Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2012/01/Princess-Cruises-Launches-New-Blog-Chronicling-Inspiring-Reasons-to-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 4, 2012) -- Following on the heels of its award-winning blog ("50 Essential Experiences"), Princess Cruises today launched a new blog called "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" (www.InspiredToCruise.com). Throughout 2012, the blog will gradually reveal 52 passenger stories about what compelled them to take a cruise vacation. The blog will explore the myriad celebrations, accomplishments, family milestones and other inspired reasons... Princess Cruises Named "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" by Travel Weekly http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/12/Princess-Cruises-Named-"Best-Cruise-Line-in-Alaska"-by-Travel-Weekly.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 4, 2012) -- Following on the heels of its award-winning blog ("50 Essential Experiences"), Princess Cruises today launched a new blog called "Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday" (www.InspiredToCruise.com). Throughout 2012, the blog will gradually reveal 52 passenger stories about what compelled them to take a cruise vacation. The blog will explore the myriad celebrations, accomplishments, family milestones and other inspired reasons... Princess Cruises' Commitment to the Environment http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/12/Princess-Cruises'-Commitment-to-the-Environment.html Princess Cruises makes its living on the oceans, and therefore we are committed to environmental practices which set a high standard for excellence and responsibility, and which help preserve the marine environment in which we operate. Princess has defined clear environmental goals and policies, we have established strict lines of responsibility and accountability within our company for adhering to these guidelines, and we provide our shipboard staff with the equipment, expertise and training to... Princess Cruises Ships Deck the Halls for a Festive Season at Sea http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/12/Princess-Cruises-Ships-Deck-the-Halls-for-a-Festive-Season-at-Sea.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 1, 2011) -- For the fifth year in a row, Princess Cruises ships are expecting snow flurries to set the stage for a festive holiday season at sea. No matter where they are sailing, passengers won't miss out on a white Christmas as snow magically falls in the ships' multi-story atriums, transforming them into winter wonderlands. The innovative snow-making process creates falling flakes that vanish on contact, letting cruise passengers enjoy the excitement of snow wi... Americans Choose Travel as the Ultimate Life Goal http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Americans-Choose-Travel-as-the-Ultimate-Life-Goal.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 22, 2011) -- If Americans could only accomplish one goal in their lifetime, nearly three-quarters would choose a travel-related goal, according to a survey commissioned by Princess Cruises. And of those Americans with a "bucket list," a surprising majority (61%) still expects to cross something off their list by the end of the year despite the madness of the holiday season. The recent survey polled 1,000 Americans and examined how travel plays a part in bucket lis... Princess Cruises Features Alaska Deals with "After Thanksgiving" Sale http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Princess-Cruises-Features-Alaska-Deals-with-"After-Thanksgiving"-Sale.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 21, 2011) -- Travelers dreaming of visiting the splendor of Alaska's wilderness have an opportunity for savings on cruises and cruisetours to the 49th state with Princess Cruises' first-ever After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale. Running from November 25-29, the sale offers passengers up to $1,000 in savings and up to a $50 onboard credit on one of the cruise line's popular cruisetour vacations, which combine a Gulf of Alaska cruise with rail travel to Denali and stays a... Princess Cruises Details 2012 Canada and New England Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Princess-Cruises-Details-2012-Canada-and-New-England-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 18, 2011) -- As the East Coast cruising season has just come to an end, Princess Cruises is reminding passengers it's the perfect time to start planning a Canada & New England voyage for 2012. Whether travelers are intrigued by charming Canadian ports, including quintessentially French Quebec City, or wish to follow in the footsteps of America's founders in historic cities, Princess' fall cruises next year offer the perfect way to discover these timeless vacat... Princess Cruises to Name First-Ever Entertainer of the Year http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Princess-Cruises-to-Name-First-Ever-Entertainer-of-the-Year.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 14, 2011) -- Each year passengers aboard Princess Cruises ships enjoy thousands of performances from guest entertainers -- comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts. But this April only one performer will be able to claim the first-ever title of "Entertainer of the Year." Passengers aboard Princess' Entertainer of the Year cruise -- Ruby Princess' April 8, 2012 sailing to the Eastern Caribbean -- will cast their ballots to help bestow the honor.... New Sabatini's Menu and Dining Experience Now Available Across Princess Cruises Fleet http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/New-Sabatini's-Menu-and-Dining-Experience-Now-Available-Across-Princess-Cruises-Fleet.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 10, 2011) -- Princess Cruises' signature Italian restaurant, Sabatini's, has debuted an updated menu and new style of service, which is now available across the fleet aboard all ships featuring the popular eatery. Known for its celebrated pastas, seafood and Italian specialties, Sabatini's is now featuring an updated collection of Italian favorites and an a la carte experience giving diners more freedom of choice and the ability to streamline their selections, if ... Princess Introduces New Cruisetour Options in Europe http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Princess-Introduces-New-Cruisetour-Options-in-Europe.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 8, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has added two new cruisetour options to its Europe lineup next year, offering passengers the opportunity to explore the splendor of the Swiss Alps and Lake Como or enjoy a cruise up the dramatic Rhine River. The new itineraries join the line's previously announced cruisetours, giving passengers a total of seven land/sea vacation choices for the 2012 season. The 19-night Swiss Splendors and Lake Como cruisetour takes travelers through s... Princess Cruises Offers Veterans Day Sale on Europe and Asia Cruises November 9-14 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/11/Princess-Cruises-Offers-Veterans-Day-Sale-on-Europe-and-Asia-Cruises-November-9-14.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 7, 2011) -- Princess Cruises is offering a special Veterans Day Sale on a selection of 70 itineraries in Europe and Asia. The holiday promotion, which runs from November 9-14, features savings of up to $1,800 on a balcony stateroom, plus as much as $100 in onboard credit per stateroom. Itineraries on sale include some of the line's most popular European routes, including the Mediterranean and Scandinavia & Russia, plus Southeast Asia and China sailings.In addi... Princess Cruises Completes Fleetwide Rollout of "The Sanctuary" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises-Completes-Fleetwide-Rollout-of-"The-Sanctuary".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 31, 2011) -- With the snip of a ribbon aboard Sapphire Princess, Princess Cruises marked the completion of a three-year project to add the line's signature "pocket of tranquility" -- The Sanctuary -- across the line's fleet. The popular adults-only retreat is now available to passengers on 14 of the line's ships (small ships Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess do not offer this feature). The Sanctuary, which debuted in 2006 aboard Crown Princess, was an instant suc... New Princess Cruises Station Debuts on Pandora Internet Radio http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/New-Princess-Cruises-Station-Debuts-on-Pandora-Internet-Radio.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 28, 2011) -- To offer passengers a unique way to get away from their everyday routine -- whether or not they're on a cruise -- Princess Cruises has launched its own radio station on Pandora Internet radio. A first in the cruise industry, the new Princess Cruises Radio (www.princess.com/radio) features three musical options -- the "Relax" station playing soothing easy listening music, the "Rejuvenate" station with more lively, up-tempo sounds, and the "Escape Comple... Princess Cruises to Feature Largest Australia and New Zealand Deployment of Any North American Cruise Line in 2012-13 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises-to-Feature-Largest-Australia-and-New-Zealand-Deployment-of-Any-North-American-Cruise-Line-in-2012-13--.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 26, 2011) -- Featuring the largest Australia deployment of any North American line in the region, Princess Cruises' 2012-13 season of "Down Under" cruising offers intriguing new routes, a special solar eclipse cruise, a new cruisetour to the Outback, and more sailings to New Zealand than any other line. In total, four ships -- Diamond Princess, Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess -- will sail on 40 voyages of eight different itineraries in the region. Amon... Keel Laying for Royal Princess Marks Construction Milestone http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Keel-Laying-for-Royal-Princess-Marks-Construction-Milestone-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 20, 2011) -- A significant construction milestone occurred today when the keel for the new Royal Princess was laid in the building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. As the keel -- the bottommost part of the ship -- was ceremoniously lowered into position, Princess Cruises and shipyard officials marked the occasion with a celebration and countdown to the ship's debut in spring 2013. Following a traditional blessing by a priest, the ship's keel -... Princess Cruises Offers PreSeason Sale on Select 2012 Europe Cruises http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises-Offers-PreSeason-Sale-on-Select-2012-Europe-Cruises-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 14, 2011) -- Just in time for National Cruise Vacation Week, Princess Cruises is offering a special PreSeason Sale on a selection of 45 popular 2012 European vacations. The weeklong promotion, which runs from Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, includes free balcony upgrades plus as much as $100 in onboard credit per stateroom. Itineraries included in the sale will take passengers to some of Europe's most sought-after destinations, including Mediterranean fav... Princess Cruises Offers Diverse West Coast Sailing Schedule in 2012-13 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises-Offers-Diverse-West-Coast-Sailing-Schedule-in-2012-13-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 11, 2011) -- Cruisers who want to sample the Pacific Coast or sail from a West Coast port have a variety of options with Princess Cruises in 2012-13. The line will feature more Pacific coast cruises than ever before, including an enhanced seven-day California Coastal itinerary to the best of the Golden State. The line's schedule of fall and spring season coastal voyages ranges from quick overnight cruises to week-long journeys, all designed to provide passengers wi... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2011 Alaska Region Shore Excursion Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-2011-Alaska-Region-Shore-Excursion-Awards-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 7, 2011) -- Each year, Princess Cruises marks the end of the Alaska season with shipboard awards ceremonies celebrating the year's favorite local tour operators. The line's 12th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards have just been handed out, honoring the best shore excursion experiences and guides in most ports on Alaska itineraries, based largely on passenger feedback throughout the season. Award winners were chosen from the extensive line-up of Alaska and Pacific N... Princess Cruises' Blog Honored with Top Travel Industry Award http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/Princess-Cruises'-Blog-Honored-with-Top-Travel-Industry-Award.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 4, 2011) -- On the heels of revealing the final blog post today capping a year-long collection of inspiring travel stories, Princess Cruises received a coveted 2011 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly magazine for its "50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List." The award recognized the company's blog for its high standard of excellence within the travel industry.The Princess blog, which has gradually revealed 50 personal travel stories over the last year... 50th Essential Experience Unveiled -- Final Destination is "The Ocean" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/10/50th-Essential-Experience-Unveiled----Final-Destination-is-"The-Ocean".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 4, 2011) -- After a full year showcasing inspirational stories about some of the most fascinating travel experiences around the world, Princess Cruises' travel bucket list blog, "50 Essential Experiences," is finally complete today with the reveal of the last post -- "The Ocean." Written by Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations Rai Caluori, the final story shares his top place that's sure to resonate with every cruiser, describing how he "ran away to sea" an... Princess Cruises 2012 Europe Program is Company's Largest Ever http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/09/Princess-Cruises-2012-Europe-Program-is-Company's-Largest-Ever.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 28, 2011) -- Whether it's the timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia or the intriguing ports of the continent's northern reaches, Princess Cruises passengers may have a hard time choosing from among next summer's array of Europe sailings. In 2012, the line will offer more itineraries and capacity than ever before. The season features seven ships sailing on 57 itineraries to 116 destinations, with more than 125 departures betw... Princess Passenger Runs First-Ever Marathon at Sea to Aid Help for Heroes http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/09/Princess-Passenger-Runs-First-Ever-Marathon-at-Sea-to-Aid-Help-for-Heroes.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 22, 2011) -- Today cruise passenger Steve Eaton completed the world's first-ever marathon at sea aboard Princess Cruises' ship Grand Princess with a time of 5 hours, 16 minutes and 45 seconds. Eaton, 57, who is from Tamworth, UK has run 33 marathons in the past but this was a totally new experience which stemmed from his wish to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity that provides support to those wounded, sick or injured in the line of duty since 9/11.The ra... Sun-Drenched Islands, Colorful Ports and Fascinating Marvels Take Center Stage for Princess Cruises' 2012-2013 Caribbean and Panama Canal Sailings http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/09/Sun-Drenched-Islands,-Colorful-Ports-and-Fascinating-Marvels-Take-Center-Stage-for-Princess-Cruises'-2012-2013-Caribbean-and-Panama-Canal-Sailings--.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 19, 2011) -- Princess Cruises ships will sail to the balmy waters of the Caribbean from both Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Galveston, Texas during the fall 2012 to spring 2013 cruise season, plus will offer a variety of ways to cruise through one of the world's engineering wonders, the Panama Canal. Princess' upcoming Caribbean schedule will feature five ships sailing to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean, including a Western Caribbean route aboard Crown P... Princess Cruises Names Port Everglades "Port of the Year" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/09/Princess-Cruises-Names-Port-Everglades-"Port-of-the-Year".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 16, 2011) -- As Princess Cruises prepares for its ships to return to Fort Lauderdale for its fall Caribbean season, the line has recognized Port Everglades as its "2010 Port of the Year," a global award that is based on several criteria including passenger satisfaction surveys, facilities and operational efficiencies. Steve Nielsen, vice president of Caribbean and Atlantic shore operations for Princess Cruises, presented the award to Broward County Mayor Sue Gunz... Princess Cruises Honored by Port of San Francisco for Environmental Efforts http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/08/Princess-Cruises-Honored-by-Port-of-San-Francisco-for-Environmental-Efforts-2011.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 25, 2011) -- Sea Princess has been honored by the Port of San Francisco with its annual "Cruise Ship Environmental Award." This distinction was earned for the ship's outstanding record in San Francisco during the 2010 season for air emissions reduction, advanced wastewater management, and recycling and disposal programs. This is the sixth year Princess Cruises has earned this prestigious accolade.Sea Princess is able to "plug in" at the Port of San Francisco since t... Princess Cruises Extends Headquarters Lease in Valencia Town Center http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/08/Princess-Cruises-Extends-Headquarters-Lease-in-Valencia-Town-Center.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 15, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has renewed the lease for its headquarters location in Valencia Town Center, and has announced it will continue to be "home ported" in Santa Clarita.Under the terms of the new lease, which includes approximately 270,000 square feet of office space in four buildings in the Town Center, the cruise line will remain based in Santa Clarita for at least the next 15 years."We're pleased to have worked out a long-term lease with our landlord, I... Americans Want To Make "National Relaxation Day" An Official Holiday http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/08/Americans-Want-To-Make-"National-Relaxation-Day"-An-Official-Holiday.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 -- Three-quarters of Americans want to see National Relaxation Day (Aug.15) become an official U.S. holiday, according to a new national survey. Overworked and over-scheduled, Americans are so eager to adopt and observe this day of rest, they are even willing to trade-in an established holiday like Columbus or Labor Day. The national survey was commissioned by Princess Cruises, which helps more than 1.3 million passengers annually unwind aboard its worldwide ... Princess Cruises Announces Special Speakers to Appear During World Cruise http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/07/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Special-Speakers-to-Appear-During-World-Cruise.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 25, 2011) -- Globetrotting Princess Cruises passengers will be joined by a variety of intriguing special guests aboard Pacific Princess during its 107-day World Cruise departing January 13, 2012. Whether they want to hear about the golden age of Hollywood, get the scoop on modern-day filmmaking, or find out what it's really like in outer space, world cruise travelers can get first-hand stories throughout the sailing. Among the celebrated speakers scheduled to appear o... Princess Cruises Passengers to Experience the Flavor and Culture of Hawaii on Sailings to the Islands http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/07/Princess-Cruises-Passengers-to-Experience-the-Flavor-and-Culture-of-Hawaii-on-Sailings-to-the-Islands.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 20, 2011) -- The "Islands of Aloha" have a special appeal as a cruise destination, and Princess Cruises is offering a choice of more than 50 sailings to the Hawaiian Islands in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. These culture-filled cruises depart from both Los Angeles and San Francisco, offering time to relax on the open ocean combined with visits to each of the major four islands in Hawaii. While at sea, passengers will experience a special "Aloha Spirit" program with... Princess Cruises Offers 3-Day Sale on Warm-Weather Destinations http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/07/Princess-Cruises-Offers-3-Day-Sale-on-Warm-Weather-Destinations.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 14, 2011) -- Princess Cruises is offering special fares to some of its most popular warm-weather destinations, including the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Hawaii and Tahiti, during a 3-day Sale running between July 20-22. Passengers who book during the event can save up to $1,000 per couple off Launch Fares, plus as a special bonus, can receive as much as $100 in onboard credit per stateroom. Selected fall/winter 2011-12 cruises featured in the sale depart between Septembe... Cruising Through the Holidays http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/07/Cruising-Through-the-Holidays.html As each year draws to a close, Princess passengers look forward to enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season, those age-old traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's ... as they visit exotic locales, soak up the sun and participate in the many other activities a cruise has to offer. The ease with which Princess enables passengers to enjoy these special days has made the holidays one of the most popular times to take a seagoing vacation, as Princess ships make the season particu... Princess Cruises Passengers Can Connect with Fellow Travelers with New Princess Roll Call http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/07/Princess-Cruises-Passengers-Can-Connect-with-Fellow-Travelers-with-New-Princess-Roll-Call.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 7, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has debuted a new Princess Roll CallTM section on its Facebook page enabling passengers on each sailing to connect with each other before and after their cruise. This special feature is designed to give Facebook users a way to ?meet' fellow passengers, ask each other for advice, organize get-togethers and share the excitement leading up to a cruise and the memories afterward. "Cruising has always been a very social experience, and passenge... Princess Cruises "Go North" Video Wins Three Telly Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/Princess-Cruises-"Go-North"-Video-Wins-Three-Telly-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 29, 2011) -- Go North , the newest of Princess Cruises Collector's Edition videos, has won three prestigious Telly Awards, earning distinction in the Documentary, Travel & Tourism, and Cinematography categories. Produced and directed by Princess Cruises, Go North tells the story of southeast Alaska, beginning with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 and slowly transitioning to the present day. The video tells the local story by exploring the motivation that keeps both ... "Escape Completely Monday" Twitter Contest http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/"Escape-Completely-Monday"-Twitter-Contest-.html The following Contest is intended for play in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not enter this Contest if you are not located in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry.NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.HOW TO ENTER The "Escape Completely Monday" Twitter Contest (th... Gavin MacLeod Pays Surprise Visit to LEGO "Love Boat" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/Gavin-MacLeod-Pays-Surprise-Visit-to-LEGO-"Love-Boat"-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 22, 2011) -- A remarkable 9.5-foot-long replica of the original "Love Boat" -- Pacific Princess -- constructed entirely of LEGOs not only attracted the attention of fans at the Brickworld convention in Chicago, it even attracted the famous television show's captain, actor Gavin MacLeod. MacLeod, a Princess Cruises ambassador, paid a visit to the convention to surprise the LEGO "Love Boat" creator, Ryan McNaught. One of the few master LEGO builders in the world, McNaug... Princess Access Makes Cruise Vacations Accessible For Passengers With Disabilities http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/Princess-Access-Makes-Cruise-Vacations-Accessible-For-Passengers-With-Disabilities.html Princess has long placed a high priority on making cruise vacations accessible for all passengers, including those with special needs. The company initiated its award-winning Princess AccessSM program in 1992 to raise the standards of cruise ship accessibility across the fleet, while keeping in mind the constraints and special considerations inherent to a ship at sea. Even before this time, however, Princess' well-recognized passenger service extended to accessible cruising. In 1984, Royal Princ... Princess Cruises Announces New Smoking Policy http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/Princess-Cruises-Announces-New-Smoking-Policy.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 15, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has announced that smoking will no longer be allowed in passenger staterooms or on balconies, effective on all sailings departing after January 15, 2012. The new policy reflects changing customer preferences and the move around the globe -- from North America to Europe -- to further restrict areas where smoking is allowed, according to the line."Our consumer studies now show that smokers are a small minority of our passengers, and that th... Princess Cruises Invites Passengers to Tell Their Princess Stories on Facebook http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/06/Princess-Cruises-Invites-Passengers-to-Tell-Their-Princess-Stories-on-Facebook-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 8, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has debuted a new section on its Facebook page dedicated to stories from passengers. This new Princess Stories "tab" offers a unique space just for Facebook users to share tales of their favorite Princess experiences, whether they be discovering new places and people, interactions with crew members, connections with family and friends, a milestone celebration or a romantic occasion. The section will be updated regularly so readers can enjo... Princess Cruises Offers Sought-After Zumba Classes Fleetwide http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/05/Princess-Cruises-Offers-Sought-After-Zumba-Classes-Fleetwide.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 31, 2011) -- Zumba Fitness, the exhilarating dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious choreography, is rolling out to the entire Princess Cruises fleet. Since December, passengers on many Princess ships have been joining in the hip-shaking fun with complimentary classes taught by licensed Zumba instructors. The classes quickly became among the most popular activities on board, and now additional staff members will complete the offici... Princess Welcomes Guide Dogs for the Blind Group http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/05/Princess-Welcomes-Guide-Dogs-for-the-Blind-Group.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 27, 2011) -- Sea Princess recently hosted a group of 25 new graduates from Guide Dogs for the Blind and their owners for the day in San Francisco, to familiarize them with how Princess Cruises can accommodate visually impaired travelers and their canine companions.The group was able to enjoy a tour of the ship and lunch in the dining room, while learning how Princess can provide for their needs and those of their dogs. The event was hosted in association with Dimension... Grand Princess Returns to Service After Princess Cruises' Most Extensive Drydock Ever http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/05/Grand-Princess-Returns-to-Service-After-Princess-Cruises'-Most-Extensive-Drydock-Ever-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2011) -- Following the most extensive drydock in Princess Cruises history, today the first passengers set sail aboard the completely transformed Grand Princess in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The ship's remarkable 24-day drydock that transformed it from top to bottom also made the vessel a media star with daily video updates that attracted more than a half million views. The Grand Princess Drydock Journal captured the dramatic process with 26 video updates plus more tha... Princess Cruises Launches Daily Video Journal Chronicling Grand Princess Drydock http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/04/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Daily-Video-Journal-Chronicling-Grand-Princess-Drydock.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 12, 2011) -- Today Grand Princess begins the most significant transformation ever in Princess Cruises history, and viewers can follow along with a daily video journal chronicling the 24-day drydock. Hosted by Grand Princess Cruise Director Martyn Moss, the videos, as well as photos, are available at princess.com/granddrydock and on YouTube and Flickr. In the first installment, audiences get a first look at the beginning of the ship's transformation as it sails to the... Princess Ships Clear the Air with Shore Power Connections http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/04/Princess-Ships-Clear-the-Air-with-Shore-Power-Connections.html When Princess ships arrive at Juneau's South Franklin Street Dock every summer, vessels do something quite unique -- they turn off the diesel engines and literally "plug in" to the city's own surplus hydroelectric power. A similar process happens when ships visit the ports of Seattle and Vancouver. The first program of its kind in the world, Princess' shore power program made history when it first began operations in the Alaska capital in the summer of 2001. The shore power hookup is the result ... Princess Cruises Blog Reaches Halfway Milestone with Essential Experience #25 from Commodore Giuseppe Romano http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/04/Princess-Cruises-Blog-Reaches-Halfway-Milestone-with-Essential-Experience-#25-from-Commodore-Giuseppe-Romano.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 5, 2011) -- Princess Cruises today reached the halfway point of its blog, "50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List," with the post of Essential Experience #25, contributed by Commodore Giuseppe Romano, senior captain of the Princess fleet. In his story, Commodore Romano shares how he surprised his wife with her dream trip to Paris for their 20th anniversary.He writes: "It had been a long time coming. Sabina has talked about going to Paris since the day I met... Princess Cruises Announces Full 2012-2013 Cruise and Cruisetour Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/03/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Full-2012-2013-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Season.html Highlights Include New Cruises from San Francisco and Galveston, Ship Added to Gulf of Alaska, and Largest Europe Deployment SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 17, 2011) -- Princess Cruises today opened its entire 2012-2013 season for booking, offering an extensive selection of worldwide sailings -- a total of nearly 600 cruise options on 150 itineraries to more than 300 destinations around the world.For the first time, the line has simultaneously launched its full slate of cruises which include Princ... Princess Cruises Previews Newest Ship as First Steel Plate is Cut in Shipyard http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/03/Princess-Cruises-Previews-Newest-Ship-as-First-Steel-Plate-is-Cut-in-Shipyard.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 15, 2011) -- As the first steel plate was cut today marking the official start of construction of Princess Cruises' next ship, the line unveiled the vessel's profile, released preliminary details about some of its features, and revealed its name -- Royal Princess. This will be the third time the name Royal Princess has been given to a Princess ship.Debuting in spring of 2013, the new 141,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is the first of two new-generation ships... Princess Cruises to Return to Port of Galveston for 2012-13 Caribbean Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/03/Princess-Cruises-to-Return-to-Port-of-Galveston-for-2012-13-Caribbean-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 3, 2011) -- For the first time since 2007, a Princess Cruises ship will again set sail from the port of Galveston, offering cruises to the sunny Western Caribbean. Crown Princess will offer 19 departures from Galveston between December 22, 2012 and April 27, 2013. The seven-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itinerary features ports of call at Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico."We've received a great deal of feedback from cru... Princess Cruises Celebrates Gavin MacLeod's 80th Birthday http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/03/Princess-Cruises-Celebrates-Gavin-MacLeod's-80th-Birthday.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 2, 2011) -- Princess Cruises honored the line's long-time ambassador and everyone's favorite "Love Boat" captain, Gavin MacLeod, with a special 80th birthday party aboard Golden Princess today in Los Angeles. Crew members, along with his friends and family, sang "Happy Birthday" and presented him with a massive cake -- a 5-foot-long, 3D replica of the original "Love Boat," Pacific Princess. MacLeod is perhaps best known for his role as "Captain Merrill Stubing" in th... News About Upcoming Calls to Egypt http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/News-About-Upcoming-Calls-to-Egypt.html Due to the current political unrest in Egypt, the US State Department has issued a travel warning which recommends that US Citizens avoid travel to Egypt at this time. Based on this information, and the ongoing unrest, we have decided to alter our itineraries for 18 cruises departing May through November 2011. We understand this may come as a disappointment to passengers booked on these voyages, and we hope they understand the decision was made because the safety and security of our passengers a... Princess Cruises Chefs Take Home Culinary Prizes at Bacardi Bartender and Chef Cruise Competition http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/Princess-Cruises-Chefs-Take-Home-Culinary-Prizes-at-Bacardi-Bartender-and-Chef-Cruise-Competition.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 16, 2011) -- Thanks to creative use of red snapper and deep-fried sushi, two Princess Cruises chefs have taken first place in two culinary categories at the Sixth Annual Bacardi Bartender & Chef Cruise Competition. Pacific Princess Executive Chef Antonio Cortese received top honors in the "Heart Healthy" category for his Red Snapper Mojito, while Coral Princess Sous Chef Abelardo Alvarez won the "Vegetarian" category with his Deep Fried Sushi with Bacardi Wasa... Princess Cruises Ships to Broadcast Historic Royal Wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/Princess-Cruises-Ships-to-Broadcast-Historic-Royal-Wedding-of-Britain's-Prince-William-and-Kate-Middleton.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 14, 2011) -- The highly anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be televised live on Princess ships on April 29. Passengers will be able to follow along with full coverage of the pomp and majesty of the historic wedding through BBC World's broadcast of the event. Not only can passengers follow along as the future princess walks down the aisle, but they'll enjoy viewing parties on board as they watch the most extensive coverage of this r... Grand Princess to Undergo Dramatic Transformation During Spring Drydock http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/Grand-Princess-to-Undergo-Dramatic-Transformation-During-Spring-Drydock.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 10, 2011) -- The most significant transformation ever of a Princess Cruises ship will occur this spring aboard Grand Princess. During a 24-day makeover the ship, which was the prototype for the line's "Grand Class" vessels, will undergo a remarkable renovation to receive many of Princess' trademark features introduced since the ship's 1998 debut including the signature Piazza atrium. Several new features will be also be added including a unique tea lounge and libr... Princess Cruises Makes Alaska Tour Reservations Easier; Adds News Excursions This Summer http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/Princess-Cruises-Makes-Alaska-Tour-Reservations-Easier;-Adds-News-Excursions-This-Summer.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 4, 2011) -- Princess Cruises just made it easier to reserve Alaska land excursions from its wilderness lodges this summer. Passengers can now pre-reserve land tours with a new system similar to that used to reserve shipboard shore excursions. Princess is also offering several new tour options in Alaska for 2011, both from the lodges and cruise ships, including active adventures and special family and connoisseur excursions. With the new system, cruisetour traveler... Super Bowl XLV to Star on Princess Cruises "Ultimate Big Screen" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/02/Super-Bowl-XLV-to-Star-on-Princess-Cruises-"Ultimate-Big-Screen".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 3, 2011) -- Football fans aboard all Princess Cruises ships around the world will have the opportunity to enjoy a super tailgate party at sea this Sunday February 6, with prime viewing of the match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. The "Big Game" will be broadcast fleetwide to passengers, including viewing on the ships' 300-square-foot super-size "Movies Under the Stars" screens. Passengers will be able to follow the a... The Original Love Boat Comes to Life -- in 250,000 LEGO Bricks http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/01/The-Original-Love-Boat-Comes-to-Life----in-250,000-LEGO-Bricks.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 19, 2011) -- A love of cruising has led to a remarkably creative version of Princess Cruises' famous "Love Boat" -- Pacific Princess -- as reincarnated in LEGO by a fan in Melbourne, Australia. Measuring 10.5 feet long and nearly 5 feet high and made from more than 250,000 LEGO bricks, the extraordinary model took six months to build and is the largest single project ever undertaken by professional LEGO builder, Ryan McNaught. Images of the LEGO Love Boat can be se... Princess Cruises Launches Facebook Contest for Best Travel Bucket List Story; Winner Picks Their Dream Cruise Destination http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/01/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Facebook-Contest-for-Best-Travel-Bucket-List-Story;-Winner-Picks-Their-Dream-Cruise-Destination.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 17, 2011) -- Princess Cruises is today launching a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will receive their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations -- Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand, the Holy Land, Panama Canal, Alaska or South America. The cruise vacation choices range from 10 to 16... Alaska Tops Bucket Lists in 2011 Travel Resolutions Poll; Consumers Cite Oprah as Most Desired Celebrity Travel Companion http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2011/01/Alaska-Tops-Bucket-Lists-in-2011-Travel-Resolutions-Poll;-Consumers-Cite-Oprah-as-Most-Desired-Celebrity-Travel-Companion-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif., January 6, 2011 -- With New Year's resolutions fresh in consumers' minds, Princess Cruises fielded a poll to its Facebook fans to learn which destinations and travel experiences top their bucket lists in 2011. And respondents decisively answered that their number-one destination choice for the coming year is Alaska. One-fourth of respondents resolved to travel to the 49th state in the coming year. Other questions revealed that most are looking for a relaxing vacation and p... Princess Cruises Creates New Alaska Cruisetour Just for Fishing Fans in 2011 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/12/Princess-Cruises-Creates-New-Alaska-Cruisetour-Just-for-Fishing-Fans-in-2011.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 1, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has introduced a new Alaska cruisetour option just for fishermen (and women) as part of the 2011 season. This new 14-day land/sea vacation includes special excursions just for anglers, with opportunities to cast their lines in some of the state's premiere fishing spots. Participants on the new tour can try their hand at salmon fishing in the Inside Passage from Ketchikan, bottom fishing for halibut near Juneau, and river fishing on two... Noted Cruise Ship Historian to Appear Aboard Princess Cruises Ships in 2011 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/11/Noted-Cruise-Ship-Historian-to-Appear-Aboard-Princess-Cruises-Ships-in-2011.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 15, 2010) -- Princess Cruises passengers will have a variety of opportunities to sail with best-selling maritime author and popular public speaker John Maxtone-Graham as he makes appearances on a number of sailings to South America and Europe in 2011. Maxtone-Graham is well-known to cruise enthusiasts as he has chronicled the full history of ocean travel from the early days of passenger shipping to today's modern cruise vacation. Among his many books are The Only ... Princess Cruises Honors Veterans Day with Military Onboard Credit Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/11/Princess-Cruises-Honors-Veterans-Day-with-Military-Onboard-Credit-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 11, 2010) -- In recognition of Veterans Day, Princess Cruises is promoting the line's military onboard credit program for active and retired military personnel. The credit, which ranges from $50 to $250 per stateroom depending on the length of the cruise, is available to members of the United States and Canadian armed forces with appropriate service identification. "As I discovered when I recently wrote about my own military experience on our company blog, we have... Princess Cruises 2011-12 Caribbean Program Features Variety of Sailings Among Turquoise Waters and Colorful Islands http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/11/Princess-Cruises-2011-12-Caribbean-Program-Features-Variety-of-Sailings--Among-Turquoise-Waters-and-Colorful-Islands-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 5, 2010) -- The warm and welcoming waters of the Caribbean offer visitors colorful cultures, lush rainforests, scenic vistas and an array of seaside sports opportunities. No wonder it's the world's most popular cruise destination. In 2011-12 five Princess Cruises ships will provide passengers with a relaxed style of cruising through this diverse collection of destinations, enjoying sun-drenched beaches or active adventures like climbing a waterfall. Passengers can... Princess Cruises Introduces Two New Europe Cruisetour Options for 2011 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/11/Princess-Cruises-Introduces-Two-New-Europe-Cruisetour-Options-for-2011.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 4, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has unveiled two new cruisetour options for passengers on Europe cruises next year, providing them the opportunity to explore the mysteries of ancient Petra in Jordan or to enjoy a cruise up the dramatic Rhine River. The new itineraries join the line's previously announced cruisetours giving passengers a total of five land/sea vacation choices in the 2011 season. The 16-night Ancient Petra and the Dead Sea cruisetour steeps travelers i... Americans Work Hard At Relaxing -- Vacationers More Likely To Get Up Early Than Sleep In http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Americans-Work-Hard-At-Relaxing-Vacationers-More-Likely-To-Get-Up-Early-Than-Sleep-In.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 25, 2010) -- Most relaxing Americans put a priority on having fun rather than sleeping while they are vacationing, according to a recent relaxation survey commissioned by Princess Cruises. With the busy holiday travel season upon us, many Americans may be looking for a little rest and relaxation in between, which, according to the survey findings, means different things to different people. The Princess Cruises "Relaxation Report" uncovered some surprising insights... Princess Cruises Will Add Alaska Ship in 2012 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Princess-Cruises-Will-Add-Alaska-Ship-in-2012.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 14, 2010) -- After two years operating just three ships on its Voyage of the Glaciers route, today Princess Cruises announced that it will be returning a fourth ship to its signature itinerary for the 2012 summer season. The decision by Princess to increase its Alaska capacity was prompted, in part, by recent changes to the head tax structure in the state and the more balanced approach to doing business in Alaska, according to the line."We are particularly apprecia... Princess Cruises Introduces 16 New Shore Excursions for 2010/2011 Caribbean and Panama Canal Cruise Seasons http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Princess-Cruises-Introduces-16-New-Shore-Excursions-for-2010/2011-Caribbean-and-Panama-Canal-Cruise-Seasons-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 11, 2010) -- As Princess Cruises ships begin to return to the Caribbean this month for the fall cruise season, they will also introduce 16 new shore excursion options for passengers, including a series of "Connoisseur" tours with smaller groups for a more personal experience. Options range from hiking mountains to exploring caves, and watching monkeys to discovering a cocoa plantation. The new tours are part of the approximately 550 shore excursion options availabl... Princess Cruises Ships Begin Plugging into Shore Power in San Francisco http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Princess-Cruises-Ships-Begin-Plugging-into-Shore-Power-in-San-Francisco.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 6, 2010) -- Today Island Princess helped inaugurate the Port of San Francisco's new shore power facility by "plugging in" to electric power from shore. The new shore power technology at the Port of San Francisco cruise ship terminal enables Princess Cruises' ships, and other equipped vessels, to use power from the city's grid instead of the engines to power the ship's onboard services--reducing emissions when docked in San Francisco.The port becomes the fourth in t... Princess Cruises Launches Blog Featuring the Ultimate Travel Bucket List http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Princess-Cruises-Launches-Blog-Featuring-the-Ultimate-Travel-Bucket-List.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2010) -- Princess Cruises today launched a new blog that will reveal the top travel bucket list experiences recommended by the line's own well-traveled destination experts. "50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List" (www.50essentialexperiences.com) will be gradually unveiled over the next year in a series of weekly posts, each authored by one of Princess' longest-serving shipboard and shoreside employees. The 50 selected experts -- each who have been with t... Princess Cruises to Welcome Renowned Film Critic Leonard Maltin Aboard Coral Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/10/Princess-Cruises-to-Welcome-Renowned-Film-Critic-Leonard-Maltin-Aboard-Coral-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 1, 2010) -- Renowned Film Critic Leonard Maltin will be sailing aboard Coral Princess' December 15 holiday sailing, and will be presenting his favorite films of 2010 throughout the cruise especially for Princess Cruises passengers.During this 15-day Panama Canal cruise, movie buffs will be able to view the four films Maltin has dubbed "Leonard's Unsung Favorites of 2010," which he will personally introduce to the audience. Maltin will also lead a discussion of some... Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2010 Alaska Shore Excursion Awards http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/09/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Winners-of-2010-Alaska-Shore-Excursion-Awards.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 30, 2010) -- Princess Cruises is marking the end of the Alaska season with shipboard awards ceremonies celebrating the year's top-rated local tour operators. The line's 11th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards used passenger feedback throughout the season to determine the best shore excursion experiences and guides in each port on Alaska itineraries. Award winners were chosen from Princess' extensive line-up of more than 200 Alaska shore excursion options, and rec... Princess Family Cruisetours to Alaska Return for Second Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/09/Princess-Family-Cruisetours-to-Alaska-Return-for-Second-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 9, 2010) -- After a popular debut last year, Princess Cruises is once again offering special Alaska cruisetours designed just for families. These unique tours incorporate a variety of features not usually included in a cruisetour package, such as the opportunity to learn about dog mushing at the Iditarod Headquarters, pan for gold, take an interactive tour of Denali National Park, and enjoy a fun campfire experience.The 12-night family cruisetours include a seven... Princess Cruises Reveals 2011-12 Panama Canal Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/09/Princess-Cruises-Reveals-2011-12-Panama-Canal-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 2, 2010) -- Since its debut nearly a century ago, the Panama Canal has been considered one of the world's most important engineering marvels. This 51-mile passageway between oceans can save a ship more than 7,000 transit miles around South America, and never ceases to amaze cruise passengers. Princess Cruises' ships have long offered a front-row view of the Panama Canal, and in 2011-12 the line will offer 38 cruises to this signature destination, with five differ... Princess Cruises Passengers to be Among First to View New FOX Television Shows http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/08/Princess-Cruises-Passengers-to-be-Among-First-to-View-New-FOX-Television-Shows.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 11, 2010) -- In an industry first, Princess Cruises and FOX Television have joined together this summer to premiere two of FOX's fall primetime shows across the line's 17-vessel fleet. Throughout August, passengers on Princess ships will be among the first to view the new programs, "Lone Star" and "Raising Hope" -- the only primetime network television shows to premiere at sea prior to their network debut in September. Passengers can view the pilot episodes of both ... Princess Cruises Announces Details for 2011-2012 India and Africa Cruise Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/08/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Details-for-2011-2012-India-and-Africa-Cruise-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 10, 2010) -- Vast desert landscapes, sun-washed beaches, grand bazaars and striking shrines form the backdrop to the exotic worlds of India and Africa. Princess Cruises' 2011-12 Exotic cruise season will offer passengers a selection of voyages featuring these distinctive destinations, including a sailing along the coast of West Africa. In total, four extended cruises offer the opportunity to visit 38 intriguing ports. Home to a variety of vibrant cultures and the wo... Princess Cruises Details 2011-2012 Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific Cruise Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/07/Princess-Cruises-Details-2011-2012-Hawaii,-Tahiti-and-the-South-Pacific-Cruise-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 29, 2010) -- Sun, sand, swaying palm trees, the scent of topical flowers in the air and breathtaking island scenery set the stage for a South Pacific cruise vacation. Princess Cruises will take passengers on a variety of island voyages in 2011-2012 with a full schedule of cruises to Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific . The company will offer 43 sailings of 10 itineraries to 33 ports throughout these idyllic islands. Cruise passengers will find that each of these isl... Princess Details 2011-12 South America Cruise and Cruisetour Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/07/Princess-Details-2011-12-South-America-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 21, 2010) -- With a rhythmic samba beat and colorful cultures, South America appeals to all the senses. Detailing its fall 2011-spring 2012 cruise season, Princess Cruises will offer travelers an alluring selection of South American cruises and cruisetours, taking passengers down the Amazon River, around Cape Horn, on a Brazilian Adventure, or up to the fabled Machu Picchu. Whether they want to tango in Buenos Aires or watch for wildlife at the end of the Earth, passe... Princess Cruises Announces Details of 2011-2012 Asia Cruise and Cruisetour Season http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/07/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Details-of-2011-2012-Asia-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Season.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 15, 2010) -- The diverse lands of Asia evoke images of exotic cultures, ancient mysteries and modern bustling cities. Whether visitors long to see the ornate gilded pavilions, ancient temples, towering skyscrapers or distinctive natural beauty, an Asia cruise offers a truly unique cruise vacation. For the Fall 2011--Spring 2012 Asia season, Princess Cruises will offer 14 itineraries that include more than 60 vibrant ports throughout Asia and beyond, plus land and sea ... Princess Cruises Details "Down Under" Cruises and Cruisetours for 2011-2012 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/07/Princess-Cruises-Details-"Down-Under"-Cruises-and-Cruisetours-for-2011-2012.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 7, 2010) -- Among the world's most unique destinations, Australia and New Zealand hold a special allure for travelers who hope to journey "down under" at least once in their lives. Drawn by some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, exciting cities, unique native cultures and a population of iconic animals found nowhere else in the world, passengers have found that these "must see" countries are perfect for an action-packed cruise vacation. For these travelers, Pr... Princess Cruises Launches "Caribbean Super Sale" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/07/Princess-Cruises-Launches-"Caribbean-Super-Sale".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 6, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has launched a new "Caribbean Super Sale" offering customers significant savings on select 2010 and 2011 voyages through the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Travelers can choose to sail among the sun-swept islands for seven to 14 days, with fares starting at just $399. "Our relaxed cruising style in the Caribbean makes for the perfect getaway from hectic everyday life," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. "With a... Top Contemporary Artists Set Sail aboard Princess Cruises Art Connoisseur Voyages http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/06/Top-Contemporary-Artists-Set-Sail-aboard-Princess-Cruises-Art-Connoisseur-Voyages.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 22, 2010) -- Some of today's top contemporary artists will be making appearances aboard nine upcoming Princess Cruises sailings as part of the line's Art Connoisseur Cruises. Featuring as many as 10 contemporary artists in a single voyage, these special sailings offer activities for both avid collectors and art newcomers. A wide range of internationally acclaimed artists will join the ship for Art Connoisseur cruises, including names such as painter Howard Behrens, ba... Princess Cruises Passengers to Explore the Globe with World Cruises in 2011 and 2012 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/06/Princess-Cruises-Passengers-to-Explore-the-Globe-with-World-Cruises-in-2011-and-2012.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 16, 2010) -- Princess Cruises will offer adventurous passengers two opportunities in 2011 and 2012 to experience one of travel's most grand voyages -- the World Cruise. Sailing to multiple continents and encompassing dozens of the globe's treasured places, these fascinating itineraries will give travelers the unique opportunity to experience the world while enjoying Princess' famed style and service. Just announced, the intimate Pacific Princess will sail on a 107-day... Princess Cruises Debuts 2011-12 Americas Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/06/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-2011-12-Americas-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 10, 2010) -- Sun-swept destinations, engineering marvels and a variety cruise options mark Princess Cruises' just-announced "Americas" program to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera and West Coast for the 2011-12 season. Season highlights include two new week-long itineraries in the Caribbean, two new 14-day day itineraries through the Panama Canal, and a new seven-day California Coastal route featuring the best of the Golden State's ports.The line's Americas... Princess Cruises Announces 2011-12 Worldwide Sailing Schedules http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/06/Princess-Cruises-Announces-2011-12-Worldwide-Sailing-Schedules.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 7, 2010) -- True to its destination cruising heritage, Princess Cruises has just released its 2011-2012 schedule for worldwide voyages featuring intriguing itineraries to Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, India, and South America. The "Exotics" program will give passengers the opportunity to explore these fascinating destinations aboard intimate small ships or spectacular larger vessels.Among the program highlights is a new roundtrip 28-day Hawaii,... Sea Princess Stars in National Geographic Channel's Hit Series "World's Toughest Fixes" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/06/Sea-Princess-Stars-in-National-Geographic-Channel's-Hit-Series-"World's-Toughest-Fixes".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 1, 2010) -- The immense job of drydocking Sea Princess will be featured in the June 3 episode of National Geographic Channel's (NGC) top-rated show, World's Toughest Fixes. TV viewers can go behind the scenes as host Sean Riley follows the entire process from the time the Princess Cruises ship enters the drydock to the final sea trials. Airing on Thursday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NGC, the show was filmed while Sea Princess was in a regularly scheduled drydock at BAE... What's New for Princess Cruises in 2010 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/05/What's-New-for-Princess-Cruises-in-2010.html WHAT'S NEW -- ONBOARD: Ship Updates -- Prompted by enthusiastic response from its passengers, Princess Cruises is adding a number of signature features from its newest vessels to most of the ships in the fleet. A number of ships have already received updates and in 2010 three ships -- Sun Princess, Island Princess and Diamond Princess -- will follow suit, with extensive drydock periods which will include the addition of signature Princess features such as an adults-only "pocket of tranquility" c... Princess Cruises Adds a Kiwi Flavor to New Zealand Voyages http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/05/Princess-Cruises-Adds-a-Kiwi-Flavor-to-New-Zealand-Voyages.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 10, 2010) -- Princess Cruises will introduce a distinct Kiwi flavor on its upcoming season of cruises to New Zealand, with passengers experiencing a taste of the local cuisine, entertainment and culture as they explore the North and South islands. Passengers on Sun Princess and Dawn Princess' New Zealand cruises will be able to feel the spirit of Aotearoa the "Land of the Long White Cloud" throughout their voyage, enjoying features such as Maori dance performances, loc... Princess Cruises' Medical Departments Earn Unique Distinction with Prestigious Quality Certification and Accreditation http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/05/Princess-Cruises'-Medical-Departments-Earn-Unique-Distinction-with-Prestigious-Quality-Certification-and-Accreditation.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2010) -- The Princess Cruises Medical Departments have once again been credited with meeting the quality health standards of an internationally recognized healthcare organization. Following a comprehensive survey of both its shipboard and shoreside medical departments, Princess Cruises has achieved an industry first by being awarded accreditation and ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality in health care. These awards recognize the excellent standards of medical car... CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC FINALIZES CONTRACTS FOR TWO NEW CRUISE SHIPS FOR ITS PRINCESS CRUISES BRAND http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/05/CARNIVAL-CORPORATION-&-PLC-FINALIZES-CONTRACTS-FOR-TWO-NEW-CRUISE-SHIPS-FOR-ITS-PRINCESS-CRUISES-BRAND.html MIAMI (May 4, 2010) -- Princess Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today announced that contracts to build two 3,600-passenger ships have been finalized with Italy's Fincantieri shipyard. The new ships -- which each will have an all-in cost of approximately 155,000 euros per lower berth -- are scheduled to enter service in spring 2013 and spring 2014. At an estimated 141,000 tons, the as-yet-unnamed ships will be the largest in the Princess Cruises flee... Princess Announces 2011 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/04/Princess-Announces-2011-Alaska-Cruise-and-Cruisetour-Program.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 29, 2010) -- Princess Cruises' 2011 Alaska program offers travelers a full range of cruise and cruisetour options whether they want to explore Denali in depth, plan independently, enjoy the attention of an expert guide, or venture off the beaten path. The season opens for sale May 13 with special rates that include adding three days at Denali to a cruise for just $299. The 2011 lineup will offer passengers the company's hallmark Alaska experience, whether at sea on b... Innovative Princess eZAir Program Debuts, Offers Competitive Air Fares with Immediate Flight Confirmation http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/04/Innovative-Princess-eZAir-Program-Debuts,-Offers-Competitive-Air-Fares-with-Immediate-Flight-Confirmation.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 28, 2010) -- Princess Cruises is introducing a completely re-designed, new generation air program giving passengers easy and full control of their flights and the ability to seamlessly coordinate them with their cruise itinerary. For the first time, Princess passengers will have access to real-time pricing and flight availability, immediate flight confirmation, competitive airfares, and something no major online air booking website offers -- next port protection in t... Princess Cruises Expands Canada & New England Program to Include Summer Sailings in 2011 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/04/Princess-Cruises-Expands-Canada-&-New-England-Program-to-Include-Summer-Sailings-in-2011.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 23, 2010) -- Princess Cruises will launch its largest Canada & New England program ever in 2011, with a new itinerary and an expanded season, offering nearly a 30 percent increase in capacity over the previous season. These summer cruises will sail between the line's Caribbean sailings from New York, offering a selection of summer destinations from the "Big Apple." The expanded Canada & New England season begins May 17 and introduces a new nine-day itinerary ... Princess Cruises Launches New "World of Savings" Promotion on Global Itineraries http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/04/Princess-Cruises-Launches-New-"World-of-Savings"-Promotion-on-Global-Itineraries.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 20, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has launched a new "World of Savings" promotion today that offers customers significant discounts on select 2010 voyages to many of the line's worldwide destinations, including cruises to Asia & Africa, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii & the South Pacific and the Panama Canal. The promotion runs through May 31 and features savings of up to $1,000 per couple off Launch Fares. "Princess ships cover the globe,... The Votes are In: Princess Cruises Earns "Best Itineraries" Recognition for Sixth Year in a Row http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/04/The-Votes-are-In:-Princess-Cruises-Earns-"Best-Itineraries"-Recognition-for-Sixth-Year-in-a-Row-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 5, 2010) -- With more than 115 itineraries to 350 ports and destinations on all seven continents, Princess Cruises continues to take passengers to the most fascinating places on the planet. And the travel agents who read Recommend magazine have clearly noticed, as they have voted Princess the "Best Cruise Line -- Itineraries" for the sixth year in a row as part of the publication's annual Readers' Choice Awards. "We're committed to providing a great way for our passe... Princess Cruises Announces Australian Expansion http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/03/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Australian-Expansion.html Princess Cruises has announced that its superliner Sea Princess will be based in Australia over the 2011-12 cruise season, taking the size of the locally based Princess fleet to an unprecedented four ships. Sailing from Sydney between October 2011 and March 2012, the 77,000-ton Sea Princess will offer cruises to New Zealand, Japan and Tasmania.She will join Dawn Princess, Sun Princess and Sapphire Princess in sailing Australian waters.Sea Princess' move to Sydney means that the popular Sun Princ... Princess Cruises Debuts New Land Excursion Options for Alaska Cruisetour Passengers http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/03/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-New-Land-Excursion-Options-for-Alaska-Cruisetour-Passengers.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 25, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has added nine new choices to its lineup of optional land excursions for Alaska cruisetours, giving travelers opportunities for fresh adventures, including discovering how local hunters and trappers live, exploring by ATV, riding a dog cart, visiting a true Eskimo village or learning to cook Alaska cuisine. In total, the optional land excursion program features 96 tour choices that cruisetour travelers can add to the land portion of thei... Princess Cruises Honors Copenhagen as 2009 "Port of the Year" http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/03/Princess-Cruises-Honors-Copenhagen-as-2009-"Port-of-the-Year".html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 16, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has named Copenhagen as its "Port of the Year" for 2009 -- a distinction awarded as the result of passenger satisfaction surveys. Copenhagen is the first port outside of North America to earn this honor. The annual award is given to one of Princess' 33 worldwide turnaround ports that earn the highest scores for the year, as rated by passengers on each cruise. A turnaround port is where a cruise ends and the next one begins.The honor reco... Princess Cruises Announces Largest Europe Program Ever for 2011 http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/03/Princess-Cruises-Announces-Largest-Europe-Program-Ever-for-2011-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 10, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has unveiled its most extensive Europe season ever for 2011, with more ships, departure choices and itinerary options than in previous years. In total, seven vessels will offer 42 itinerary choices, including seven new routes, with calls at more than 135 ports. More than half of these ports feature access to notable attractions designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These remarkable places that make up the planet's cultural and natural ... Princess Introduces New "A la Carte" Alaska Cruisetours this Summer for Independent-Minded Travelers http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/02/Princess-Introduces-New-"A-la-Carte"-Alaska-Cruisetours-this-Summer-for-Independent-Minded-Travelers.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 19, 2010) -- Princess Cruises is introducing four new "A la Carte" Alaska cruisetour options for this summer's season, offering more affordable and flexible options for independent-minded travelers. These new cruisetours spend an extra day at one of the Denali-area Princess lodges, and do not include excursions, giving travelers the time to customize their own daily schedules. The four A la Carte tours range from 10 to 12 nights, offering at least three nights in ... Princess Revives Nostalgic Cruising Tradition with New Bon Voyage Experience http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/02/Princess-Revives-Nostalgic-Cruising-Tradition-with-New-Bon-Voyage-Experience.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 11, 2010) -- Reviving a signature tradition from the early days of cruising, Princess Cruises is debuting an innovative, new program giving passengers the opportunity to invite their friends and family aboard their ship on embarkation day to wish them "bon voyage" and get a taste of the onboard experience. Called the "Bon Voyage ExperienceSM," the program is a new twist on the departure celebration of bygone days, when friends and family would routinely come aboar... Princess Cruises Debuts 20 New Shore Excursions in Alaska This Summer http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/02/Princess-Cruises-Debuts-20-New-Shore-Excursions-in-Alaska-This-Summer.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 9, 2010) -- This year Princess Cruises offers passengers some fresh ways to experience Alaska up close and personal with a variety of new shore excursions for the summer. Among the 20 new options is a unique opportunity to join a scientific expedition while in Juneau to help study climate change and wildlife behavior patterns. Passengers can also get closer to the dramatic glaciers of Tracy Arm, pilot their own zodiac on a tour of Ketchikan or enjoy the opportunit... Princess Cruises to Host First-Ever Romance Summit During Valentine's Week Aboard Crown Princess http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/02/Princess-Cruises-to-Host-First-Ever-Romance-Summit-During-Valentine's-Week-Aboard-Crown-Princess.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 1, 2010) -- In celebration of the most romantic holiday of the year, and to usher in the newest members of its Department of Romance, Princess Cruises is hosting the first-ever Romance Summit cruise. The Summit, which will be held on board Crown Princess during Valentine's week, February 13-20, will feature a host of themed activities and presentations by the line's Department of Romance members. Designed to celebrate the many aspects of cruising with Princess tha... Princess Cruises Voted "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" by Travel Weekly http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/01/Princess-Cruises-Voted-"Best-Cruise-Line-in-Alaska"-by-Travel-Weekly-.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 27, 2010) -- Princess Cruises has once again received top honors as the "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" in the annual Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards. This marks the sixth time in the past seven years that the company has been recognized with this distinction by the respected magazine's travel agent readers. "To have our Alaska cruise vacation experience recognized by the ultimate travel experts -- travel agents -- is a true honor" said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruis... Princess Cruises Named "Weather Cruise Ship Company of the Year" by NOAA http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/01/Princess-Cruises-Named-"Weather-Cruise-Ship-Company-of-the-Year"-by-NOAA.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 21, 2010) -- While passengers are relaxing and exploring the world aboard Princess Cruises' ships, little do they know that throughout their vacation the vessels are also helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) track global weather patterns. In 2009, Princess ships made 20,139 weather observations -- more than any other cruise line -- earning the company the distinction of NOAA's "Weather Cruise Ship Company of the Year." Coral Princess l... Princess Cruises Rings in Year with Two Wave Season Promotions http://www.princess.com/news/press_releases/2010/01/Princess-Cruises-Rings-in-Year-with-Two-Wave-Season-Promotions.html SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 5, 2010) -- Princess Cruises is ringing in the new year with two ways for passengers to save on this summer's vacation during the annual "Wave Season" booking period through February 28. Travelers can choose to enjoy their own private balcony for the cost of an oceanview stateroom with the "Balcony Bonanza" promotion, and those planning travel to Alaska can save up to 25 percent on a land and sea cruisetour with the "Denali on Sale" event. "The beginning of the yea...