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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Princess Cruises “Inspired to Cruise” blog showcases more reasons to cruise

New Reasons to Vacation at Sea include Conquering Fears, Celebrating Family, and Following Doctor’s Orders to Relax

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, and followed doctor’s orders to just relax. The blog, found at http://inspiredtocruise.com, illustrates some of the myriad reasons people take cruise vacations.
Each week during 2012 the blog explores the celebrations, accomplishments, milestones and other inspired reasons to cruise, each told by a different passenger. This diverse group of contributors – from long-time cruisers to those who set sail for the first time – will share a total of 52 stories.

The latest reasons to cruise are:
Story #25: To Celebrate with Three Generations – Sara Santaniello of Kingston, New Hampshire, shares how her family celebrated her parents 50th anniversary, her 25th anniversary and her son’s college graduation – all on one Panama Canal cruise.
Story #24: To Relax – Nancy Cruse of Hannibal, Missouri, shares how the loss of her father and a painful shoulder injury led to a unique prescription from her doctor: go someplace to relax. A Caribbean cruise fit the bill and allowed her to sleep peacefully for the first time in months.
Story #23: To Thank My Family – Amy Wilson of Frederick, Maryland shares how her husband wanted to thank his wife and daughters for all the sacrifices they made while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. So, instead of throwing a traditional retirement bash, the family took off on a Caribbean cruise.
Story #22: To Conquer My Fears – Noreen Nettles of Houston, Texas, shares how her fear of heights, water, and flying complicated her wish to see Alaska. But she found that she was able to conquer all during her 50th birthday cruise and even fulfilled her wish to experience the heights of the state’s famous White Pass Railroad.
Story #21: To Honor A Family Member – Carol Fiol of Lake Worth, Florida, tells how over the years her family kept talking about taking a cruise together, but never made the plans until her father became ill. Although he passed away a few weeks before the voyage, the family went ahead and cruised in his honor, and felt his presence on every deck.
Also featured on the blog is a weekly “Escape Inspiration” video. Each 30-second favorite moment at sea is introduced by a Princess crew member who describes why the scene is meaningful to them.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.
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About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK).

Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
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