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Princess and Holland America restart in Seattle

To kick off their return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle this past week.

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The Royal Princess is Ready for her Inaugural Celebration

A musical salute provided a spectacular welcome for Royal Princess to Southampton 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...

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Fleet wide improvements for the Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruise Lines is conducting a fleet wide $300 million plan to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introducing a new fire safety technology system and improving the level of operating redundancies. The improvement plan is the result of a comprehensive operational review, overseen by parent company Carnival...

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‘The Love Boat’ star meets Princess Cruises’ own Gavin MacLeod

What’s in a name? Well, at Princess Cruises the name Gavin MacLeod naturally is associated with the famous TV captain of The Love Boat. But it turns out that the line coincidentally also has a real-life bridge officer with the same name. And the long-time Princess ambassador couldn’t wait to meet him. When Island Princess …...

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Royal Princess to feature TV studio with live shows and events

Princess Cruises has 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...

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Carnival, Princess adopt new onboard smoking policies

By Michael Coleman Carnival and Princess, two of the world’s most popular cruise lines, have adopted new onboard smoking policies which will be rolled out in the coming months. Citing its “ongoing commitment to keep pace with changing guest preferences’’ the 23-ship Carnival fleet, effective this week, will only permit cigarette...

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Media darling, Grand Princess, transformed

By Michael Coleman A Princess cruise ship, formerly the largest cruise ship in the world, has a new distinction. Following the most extensive drydock in Princess Cruises history, Grand Princess has emerged from a 24-day, transformational drydock. The vessel even became a media star as the line posted daily video updates on the work in...

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Cruise lines celebrating the royal wedding at sea

By Jackie Roseboom Many businesses are celebrating the Royal Wedding by offering their guests a viewing party and special offerings, and the cruise industry is no exception. From small viewing areas to lavish parties, it will all be available at sea. Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean is celebrating the upcoming British royal...

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Princess honors MacLeod, preps for Royal Wedding

By Michael Coleman Princess Cruises honored television’s most beloved captain, Gavin MacLeod, with a special 80th birthday party aboard Golden Princess this week 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...

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Princess blog features ultimate travel wish list

By Michael Coleman The world’s top destinations will be unveiled weekly in an inspiring new blog launched by the travel savvy employees of Princess Cruises. The line launched “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List” (50essentialexperiences.com) this week. A series of posts, each authored by one of Princess’...

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