Posts Tagged ‘Princess Cruises’

Norovirus on the Coral Princess

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Coral Princess arrived in Fort Lauderdale this weekend with 157 of 2,016 cruise passengers aboard the Princess Cruises’ ship stricken with nausea/vomiting and diarrhea which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspect are symptoms related to norovirus. (

Princess Cruises Announces Multi-Million Dollar Caribbean Princess Renovation

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Caribbean Princess in Ft. Lauderdale Caribbean Princess will undergo an extensive two-week drydock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26-April 6. (more…)

Comedian Robbie Printz Chosen Princess Cruises’ 2016 Entertainer of the Year

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Guests aboard Ruby Princess selected comedian Robbie Printz, as Princess Cruises’ “2016 Entertainer of the Year.” Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers—comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers—which entertain guests on Princess Cruises’ stages each year. (more…)

Princess Cruises Come Back New Sale Offers Ultimate Relaxation

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Princess Cruises today announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s award-winning onboard experiences and service. (more…)

Australian Travel Agents turn to Princess’ Isaac for quick and easy online advice

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Princess Cruises has revealed that agents are increasingly turning to Isaac for advice with the cruise line’s online chat service fielding more than 84,000 queries since its launch in Australia in late 2015. (

Princess Cruises “Summer on Sale” Offers Cruise Deals on Summer Vacations

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer cruise or cruisetour vacation with a sale on the line’s most popular destinations, including Alaska, Europe and Japan. During Summer on Sale, guests who book can save up to 40 percent per person on launch fares, plus third and fourth guests in a stateroom can book with fares as low as $299, and all guests book with a low deposit of $100 per person. (more…)

Princess Cruises Reveals Crown Princess’ 2017 Guest Speaker Line Up

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Princess Cruises has revealed a star-studded line-up of guest speakers for Crown Princess’ 2017 season out of Southampton. (

Cruise-ship cleaning standards in lawyers’ sights

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The cleaning of cruise ships between trips looks set to be in focus as lawyers eye Carnival Australia for a lawsuit over recent gastro-ridden cruises. The Courier Mail reported that Shine Lawyers had been contacted by passengers keen for compensation for disappointment and personal injury after they were hit by norovirus during cruises on the Sun Princess. (

Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruise and Cruisetour Program

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Princess Cruises announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with an array of voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018 that circumnavigate the country, visiting top-rated cultural ports. (more…)

Princess Cruises Announces Fourth Ship to Debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season. (more…)

Gastro outbreak repeat aboard Sun Princess cruise ship

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Not even crew members decked out in hazmat suits could prevent the dreaded norovirus from striking down passengers aboard a cruise ship currently docked in Brisbane. (

Emerald Princess Crew Member Killed in Gas Explosion

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Emerald PrincessAn Emerald Princess crew member has died following a gas explosion which took place while the ship was alongside at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, yesterday. (

Princess Cruises to Offer Favourite U.K. Foods on Southampton-Based Crown Princess

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises will offer U.K. food favourites such as Marmite, curries and fish ‘n’ chips on Crown Princess, one of its Southampton-based ships for this spring and summer. (

Gastro outbreak hits 90 passengers on Sun Princess cruise ship, Queensland Health says

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Sun PrincessA gastro outbreak on a cruise ship has affected about 90 holidaymakers, leaving others hoping to board in Brisbane with a prolonged and anxious wait as the ship is disinfected, Queensland Health says. (

Princess Cruises Brings “The Ultimate Sleep at Sea” Home with New Retail Offerings

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Princess Cruises today launched the retail availability of its Princess Luxury Bed – offering consumers the opportunity to bring the ultimate night of sleep at sea to their homes. (more…)

Princess Cruises Adds to its 2017 Shore Excursion Programme on U.K.-Based Crown Princess Sailings

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The 5 Terre between Genoa and La SpeziaThe 3,080-passenger ship will offer 20 brand-new shore excursions — in addition to its existing programme — on seven- and 14-night Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea itineraries. (

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Regal PrincessPrincess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. (more…)

Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships with Fincantieri for Holland America and Princess

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Majestic Princess will be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company's iconic logoCarnival Corporation & plc today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in early 2017. (more…)

Majestic Princess Completes Sea Trials

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Majestic Princess recently completed a successful set of sea trials off the coast of Italy. The ship, the third Royal-class Princess newbuild, is being tailored for the Chinese market and will sail year-round in China. (

Princess Cruises to Debut Ocean Medallion Class

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Princess Cruises will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the O·C·E·A·N, One Cruise Experience Access Network. (more…)

Princess Cruises Unveils New Look Child and Youth Centres

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Princess Cruises has announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined youth centres, including new experiences and centre designs to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a cruise holiday. (more…)

“The Cruise” Returns to ITV with Second Series in January 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Royal Princess in Southampton - Photo courtesy of Princess CruisesITV’s popular behind-the-scenes documentary, “The Cruise,” will return for a six-part second series, from January 12 at 8:30 p.m., starring Princess Cruises’ 3,560-passenger Royal Princess.

Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale Offers Up to $600 Onboard Spending Money on Cruise Vacations to All Summer 2017 through Spring 2018 Destinations

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale running now through Feb. 28, 2017, offers up to $600 onboard spending money per stateroom on select cruises and cruisetours sailing to all destinations departing Summer 2017 through Spring 2018. (more…)

Princess Cruises Offers Exceptional Cruise Deals During Great Getaways Sale

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Princess Cruises is offering fares from $349 on getaway cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and the West Coast during the Great Getaways Sale, based on double occupancy. (more…)

Princess Cruises Introduces Best Price Guarantee on Shore Excursions

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Princess Cruises today its Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee is available on thousands of the award-winning tours in ports the cruise line visits worldwide. (more…)

Australia/NZ: Agents invited to take a tour with Princess Cruises

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Princess Cruises is making it easier for agents to tour its local ships, introducing a new online booking system to streamline the registration process. Travel agents can now signal their interest to tour any one of Princess’ five local ships at any port in Australia or New Zealand via the One Source website. (

Princess Cruises Honored with Four Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Princess Cruises has won four awards from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, receiving Best Central America Itineraries, Best South Pacific Itineraries, Best Onboard Shopping and Best Signature Cocktail in the magazine’s 18th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. (more…)

Cruise passenger dies while snorkelling

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A day of exploring Antigua ended tragically for a cruise passenger yesterday. Sixty-four-year-old Martin Brutosky of New York, died while snorkelling by Bird Island. The police do not suspect foul play. (

Princess Cruise Ship Sustains Damage, Cuts Itinerary Short for Repairs

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

The Grand PrincessDamage to Grand Princess’ hull, caused by a faulty tender platform, has forced the ship to end its cruise early in order to undergo repairs. No injuries were reported onboard or ashore. (

Princess Cruises Responds to U.S. Justice Department

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

“We are extremely disappointed about the inexcusable actions of our employees who violated our policies and environmental law when they bypassed our bilge water treatment system and discharged untreated bilge water into the ocean,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, in a video presentation on the line’s website. (

Princess Cruises to pay record $40 million penalty in Caribbean Princess deliberate pollution case

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Caribbean Princess in Ft. Lauderdale Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess), part of Carnival Corporation & plc, has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas in the waters of the US and the UK and intentional acts to cover it up, the US Department of Justice said in a statement. (

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Ever Fall Deployment in Canada & New England

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The 2018 Canada & New England cruise season offered by Princess Cruises showcases the fall foliage to iconic destinations along the east coast and offers the largest deployment ever with two of the cruise line’s newest ships – Regal Princess and Royal Princess.