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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Small-ship sailing experiences to Tahiti & Polynesia, Ireland, Scotland & Wales and the Hawaiian Islands

For Immediate Release from CruiseCompete

5 Reasons You Will Love Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess Ships & Destinations

DETROIT (July 16, 2014) – Small-ship and niche cruising lines are currently in vogue due to all the wonderfully unique experiences they provide. If you love Princess Cruises, as many cruisers do, they also offer a small-ship experience on two of their ships, the Pacific Princess and the Ocean Princess.

Unlike Princess’s other ships, which have passenger capacites in the thousands, these two ships carry around 680 mostly adult passengers and feature a casual elegance and wonderful sense of camaraderie that is the hallmark of small ship cruising.

The Ocean Princess and Pacific Princess joined the Princess Cruises’ fleet in 2002 and 2003, respectively, and have both had recent refurbishments. As such, the offerings onboard are virtually identical. While the ships are small, they certainly don’t skip on amenities; both ships feature a variety of well-equipped cabins and suites (that range from 158 to 932 square feet, depending on your choice), a spa and an abundance of dining and entertainment venues.

These two ships also present a unique offering in the cruising sector; that is, the amenities of larger ships (developed by a large cruise line) combined with the many benefits of small ships.

What makes small-ship cruising so desirable? Here are five reasons to love a Princess Cruises small-ship cruising experience:

1.  Smaller ships provide a unique blend of adventure and culture. These two Princess ships can gain access to smaller ports where the line’s larger vessels cannot dock. Consequently, passengers can visit more remote areas, gaining a more balanced feel for the true culture of the region, away from tourist-heavy areas and crowds.

2.  Smaller ships visit exotic destinations due to their smaller size and agility.
These ships visit Tahiti & Polynesia, Ireland, Scotland & Wales and the Hawaiian Islands. Want a more traditional Princess sailing vacation? They also visit favorites like Alaska and the Mediterranean and take short Pacific Coast cruises.

3Small ships attract an uncommonly interesting group of people. Quite simply, you will meet, talk and explore with like-minded, exceptional people who desire a true adventure. The people who choose this type of voyage are not ordinary … they investigate the world through travel, culture and adventure.

4.  There are several very special deals right now for the Ocean Princess & Pacific Princess, starting at just $149 per night, per person, double occupancy.

Here are some examples:
Princess Cruises Ocean Princess 
7 Night Eastern Mediterranean, Athens to Rome
Departing: Oct. 26, 2014
Ports of Call: Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Santorini (Thira), Greece; Ayia Napa, Greece; Itea, Greece; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Pricing: From $1499 per person, double occupancy for an inside cabin
To see all deals for Ocean Princess, please click here: http://www.cruisecompete.com/ships/ocean_princess.html

Princess Cruises Pacific Princess:
10 Night South Pacific, Round trip Papeete, Tahiti
Departing: Oct. 29, 2014
Ports of Call: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Huahine, French Polynesia; Rangiroa, Tahiti; Raiatea, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Pricing: From $1499 per person, double occupancy for an inside cabin http://www.cruisecompete.com/itins/pacific_princess_cruises_bdijg.html

To see all deals for Pacific Princess, please click here: http://www.cruisecompete.com/ships/pacific_princess_cruises.html

To see reviews of the Ocean Princess & Pacific Princess, please click here:

5.  Shore excursions have a particularly intimate and “made-to-order” feel. While offerings may be more limited, shore excursions will be more personalized due to smaller group sizes. Plus, in more remote areas, guides tend to take a special pride in introducing the hidden gems and nuances of their region to visitors. To see shore excursions by ship please click here: http://www.cruisecompete.com/shore_excursions/
To find out more information about these unusual Princess Cruises small ships, or to book a cruise, please visit CruiseCompete.com.
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