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Encounters with Discovery at Sea

Discover the World with Those Who Know It Best

To give you a deeper understanding of the destinations you visit, Princess Cruises is inviting a variety of knowledgeable and fascinating individuals to share their experiences on board. The program is part of our Discovery at SEA partnership with Discovery™. And its enriching events feature regional destination specialists, as well as naturalists and experts in their fields. Whatever your interests, you’ll encounter fresh insights into our world and its cultures — and gain fresh perspectives that will help you come back new.

Destination Expert

See the World Through Expert Eyes

Nobody knows an area like an experienced traveler. Get the inside story from an Encounters destination expert who’ll share a perspective acquired from years of exploring the region. You’ll gain historical context, tips on seeking out local cuisine, and recommendations on the best ways to experience top tourist sites.

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Enrich Your Appreciation of Life

Explore the majestic secrets of "Jupiter – King of the Planets." Learn to harness "The Power of a Positive Image – Internally and Externally." Hop back to "The 50s – the Decade of Elvis, Hula Hoops and 3-D Movies." Whether your interests include astronomy, wellbeing or pop culture, our Encounters presenters are prepared to educate, inspire and entertain.

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Gain Insights into Regional Culture

What is it really like to live in the destinations you visit? There’s no better way to find out than to hear from one of our regionally based Discovery Encounters presenters. They’re uniquely qualified to share the rich indigenous history and details of daily life in the locale they’re proud to call home.
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Mother Nature’s Secrets Revealed

From trekking the Alaska backcountry to diving into the wonder of Hawaii's deep sea reefs, our Encounters Naturalists draw on a rich collection of personal adventures to bring scientific knowledge to life. Their colorful tales will connect you directly with the natural world in inspiring new ways.

Special Events Onboard

Encounters with Discovery at SEA, featuring seven of the guest speakers

California Coast Encounters with Discovery at Sea

Departures from September through November 2018

Some of the most respected figures in music, Hollywood and culture join Princess this season as we sail the California Coast, and you're invited! Meet the actors, composers and musicians who shaped some of the most memorable media in history and learn about their careers, methods and lives. All of that from the comfort, luxury and service you expect from Princess while sailing the incredible California Coast.

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Encounters with Discovery at SEA, featuring six of the guest speakers

Europe Encounters
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Departures from August through October 2018

Gain an insider’s perspective on the sports and royalty that has long inspired Europe’s international allure. Featuring celebrated actors and award winning athletes our Europe Encounters with Discovery at Sea lets you get to know an industry insider through Q&A sessions, meet & greets for photo opportunities, book signings and more!


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