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Hit DiscoveryTM & Animal PlanetTM shows come to life on board Princess Cruises ships.

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Princess Cruises and Discovery Communications are teaming up to create new memorable vacation experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Come back captivated with the new Stargazing experience; activities featuring Discovery hit shows such as MythBusters, Deadliest Catch, and Shark Week; plus Discovery and Animal Planet™ shore excursions. And, our all new Style at Sea℠ featuring fashion expert tips and tricks.

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Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters

On the recent season of Treehouse Masters, we saw Pete Nelson and his crew build a one-of-a-kind treehouse at Princess Cruises’ Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge. The build was highlighted on the finale episode in Denali State Park, Alaska. The treehouse, now open to visitors, is constructed for mountain high relaxation with spectacular views of Denali. Experience it only on a cruisetour with Princess.

To stream the full episode online and see even more with our Behind the Build and Timelapse videos, visit Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters website.

Treehouse Masters is produced for Animal Planet by Discovery Studios.

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Stargazing with Discovery at Sea

Science Channel and Princess Cruises will take you on a cosmic voyage as you look to the skies from our top deck. On this interactive guided tour, a Princess Stargazing Specialist will teach you how to find your bearings and identify the major constellations, hear the secrets of the stars and the folklore around them. In addition, our onboard libraries will be stocked with supplementary astronomy resources for guests to enjoy and continue their exploration of the night's sky when returning home. Great for all ages.

Learn more about Discovery at Sea’s Science Channel Ambassador astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi.

Contingent upon weather and light conditions. Excludes Alaska itineraries due to the midnight sun.

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Encounters with Discovery at Sea

Learn the stories behind the destinations you’ll visit from regional residents who know the areas personally. Find out about native plants and animals from naturalists who have studied them for years. And gain insights into events from years past that shape the world we see today. Every Encounters onboard speaker offers enriching discoveries that add to the immersive experience through which Princess Cruises inspires you to come back new.

Learn more about Encounters with Discovery at Sea.

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We are proud to offer shore excursions that are not only fascinating experiences for the whole family, but recommended by two of the most trusted names in exploration – Discovery and Animal Planet.

Discovery and Animal Planet Exclusive Tours are unique tours that cannot be booked independently and are available only through Princess Cruises. Discovery Recommended Tours provide enriching and immersive once-in-a-lifetime experiences, while Animal Planet Recommended Tours show you the coolest animals around the globe.

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It's not just one week anymore. Inspired by Discovery's popular Shark Week, Princess has designed a variety of activities and games that will challenge adults and kids alike on the myths and interesting facts about sharks. See Shark Week programming on stateroom TVs. Kids can make shark teeth necklaces, learn about animals, space and sharks through a variety of Discovery at Sea games and activities.

Check back in 2018 for Shark Week voyages featuring activities for all ages.

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Style at Sea℠

What to pack, what to wear and how to look stylish are just a few of the many questions guests ask when preparing for a cruise vacation. With the help of TLC’s fashion experts, Style at Sea℠ will provide tips and tricks to help guests feel and look their best while aboard their cruise.


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Deadliest Catch: Try your hand at being a deckhand with the Crab Sort Challenge. Buckets full of different types of plastic crabs are collected and sorted by each team as fast as they can while the elements are working against them.*

Discovery at Sea Trivia Challenge: Trivia is getting an upgrade with new questions, photos and video footage from MythBusters, Animal Planet, How It’s Made, Deadliest Catch and more!

Finding Bigfoot: Can you find Bigfoot onboard? Mysterious footprints are located around the ship and it is up to you to keep a lookout for anywhere Bigfoot may have been. First guest to find all of Bigfoot’s footprint locations wins!

Green Screen Experience: Step into a scene from hit shows Finding Bigfoot & Shark Week and capture a great souvenir.

How It's Made: Take a backstage tour and see how production shows come to life onboard a ship. Nominal fee applies.

MythBusters: Uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends using scientific methods and everyday curiosity.

*Available only on Alaska cruises.

In partnership with Discovery Communications, Princess has developed engaging new youth programming and wonder-filled center designs for cruisers ages 3 to 17.

What can kids do?

Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counselors, who are ready to ensure your kids stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, games, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, and much more. In partnership with Discovery Communications™, Princess has developed engaging new youth programming and wonder-filled center designs for cruisers ages 3 to 17 to play, discover and create.

Learn more about Kids, Teens & Family Cruise Activities

On all sailings, excluding Pacific Princess.

©2017 Discovery Communications. All Rights Reserved. Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Discovery Family, and their respective logos are trademarks of Discovery Communications. Deadliest Catch and related logos are trademarks of Discovery Communications, LLC, used under license. Licensed by FremantleMedia. Onboard programs and schedule subject to change.