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Thursday, August 30, 2012

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

New Reasons to Vacation at Sea include Popping the Question, Scattering Ashes and
Running a Marathon

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (August 29, 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, presenting a new selection of heartwarming and inspiring passenger stories about the many things that can motivate travelers to choose a vacation at sea.

The most recent stories are from cruisers who have proposed at sea, taken ashes of a surfing pioneer back to the waves of Hawaii, and run a marathon for charity. 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 #35: To Pass On the Love of Cruising to the Next Generation – Lorena Jordan of Rancho Cordova, California, shares how she married into a family with a multi-generational love of cruising, and has now passed that same enthusiasm on to her daughter.
Story #34: To Scatter My Husband’s Ashes – Linda Dodds of Fox Island, Washington, shares her journey to bring her husband’s ashes back to Hawaii, where he had been a “waterman” – one of the early pioneers of the surfing movement.
Story #33: To Pop the Question – Mark Ferres of Brisbane, Australia, who underestimated the challenges ahead when he planned a proposal at sea, shares his adventures trying to get the diamond ring aboard Diamond Princess without his intended finding out his plan.
Story #32: To Run a Marathon – Steve Eaton of Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK, shares his story of how he was inspired to run a full marathon on the decks of Grand Princess to raise funds for Help for Heroes, in honor of a family friend who was killed shortly after returning from his tour of duty.
Story #31: To Recuperate – Suzanne Tucker of Farmersville, Texas, shares her story about how the sea air proved to be the perfect antidote to a long battle against breast cancer and how both she and her husband discovered that their cruise was the perfect way to rest and build back their strength.
Also featured on the blog are regular “Escape Inspiration” videos. 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. Two ships are under construction and will join the fleet in 2013 and 2014. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three 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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