While Some Cruise Lines Restrict
Younger Guests, Princess
Enhances the Experience for Kids and
SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. (September 17, 2018) – Princess Cruises, the cruise line known for
taking guests around the globe to more than 380 destinations, reminds families
that guests of all ages are welcome aboard to explore the world on a cruise
ship - considered one of the best vacation options for multigenerational
The cruise line is celebrating its fourth year of an
exclusive partnership with Discovery™, offering immersive Discovery at SEA experiences,
including newly branded Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Centers, Discovery
Family shore excursions and many educational and interactive activities,
ultimately creating lifelong memories for families of all ages.
Since 2014, more
than 1,000 Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery Family shore excursions in
worldwide ports have been added, including 300 exclusive tours that can only be
experienced with Princess Cruises. In addition, onboard programming such as
Stargazing at Sea has allowed guests to look up and learn about billions of
stars on deck under the night sky.
"Over the last
several years, we've made a dedicated effort to welcome cruisers of all ages to
enjoy the diverse range of family fun, educational and entertaining activities
through our Discovery at SEA programs," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises
president. "While some cruise lines are now restricting the age of their
younger guests, we believe a cruise vacation is the perfect way for families of
all ages and sizes to come together to discover the world, relax onboard and
reconnect with loved ones."
Swartz added, "We
frequently hear from multigenerational families that they love cruising with us
because we've done all of the planning for them – from selecting the best tours
in port to providing engaging onboard entertainment. All they have to do is
come aboard and let us take care of every detail. And, grandparents, children
and grandkids alike can all choose their preferred activities, then reunite for
dinner to share their experiences."
Discovery at SEA activities include:
Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery Family Shore
Excursions – More than 300 Discovery, Animal Planet and
Discovery Family Exclusive shore excursions offer family-themed experiences in
more than 130 ports of call, providing enriching content, food and activities.
From "Irish for a Day" in Dublin, to "Alaska Fishing and Wilderness Dining" in
Ketchikan to "Meet the Sloths" in Costa Rica, tour options are plentiful,
meaningful and engaging for all ages.
Stargazing at Sea &
Voyage to the Stars Indoor Planetarium - Science Channel and
Princess Cruises take guests on a cosmic voyage looking at the sky from the top
deck on an interactive guided tour with a Stargazing Specialist, identifying
major constellations and learning the secrets of the stars and the folklore
around them. The indoor "Voyage of the Stars Planetarium" displays
real-time images of the solar system and planets. Both indoor and outdoor stargazing
includes commentary from Discovery at Sea's Science Channel Ambassador
Astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi and Kari Bryon from Mythbusters.
Discovery – Newly rebranded "Camp Discovery" (ages 3-12) and "The
Beach House" (ages 13-17) Youth & Teen Centers offer younger cruisers
engaging new experiences and wonder-filled centers inspiring creativity,
curiosity and entertainment. Popular activities include:
Mythbusters hands-on challenges, developed with Tori Belleci from Mythbusters.
Planet uncovers ferocious secrets in Shark Attack and learn squid
anatomy in Just Squiddin' Around.
an engineer for the day and learn the science of magic with programs from the
California Science Center, home of the Endeavour space shuttle.
Teens hanging out in surf-themed lounge, "The
Beach House," socialize and connect with video game tournaments, air hockey,
ping pong, scavenger hunts, hip-hop classes, dance competitions, parties with
mocktails, late night movies and board games.
Seas Heist with Detective Joe Kenda - Calling all mystery lovers, Princess guests go on the case
with celebrity detective Lt. Joe Kenda to see if they can solve a heist
whodunit. This voyage-long experience begins with the theft of a rare necklace
and ends with the unmasking of the culprit. In between is a journey full of
puzzles, clues and activities as guests narrow down their suspect list with
help from Lt. Kenda via video segments.
Hit Shows – Discovery at
SEA incorporates content from hit shows and programming like Shark Week,
Finding Bigfoot and Mythbusters through activities, challenges
Additional programming geared towards younger cruisers
Jr.CHEF@Sea – Princess Chefs host a
hands-on food preparation workshop for junior guests, ages 8-12, in the main
galley areas. Participants learn how to decorate a cake or make a fruit pizza
and even suit up in mini toques and chef aprons and receive a certificate and photo.
Glacier Bay Jr. Rangers Program –
Developed with the National Park Service, Jr. Rangers is designed to bring
Glacier Bay and the Alaska wilderness to life for thousands of children each
summer. The highly regarded program features interactive games, activity books
and presentations by Park Rangers. Upon completion of the program, each child
is designated a Jr. Ranger and receives his/her very own rangers badge and
Princess Cruises even offers onboard group babysitting at
designated times for $5/hour per child. The minimum guest age allowed is six
months (12 months on some of the cruise line's more exotic itineraries.)
Videos and more details on family offerings can be found
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 princess.com.
About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a
fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more
than 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama
Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South
Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of
professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning
itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has
been continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year,
"Come Back New Promise" – a $450 million-dollar product innovation
and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line's
onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe,
lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise
vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef
Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend
Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and
Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the
ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
Three new Royal-class ships are currently on
order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for
delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships
which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating
approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025.
Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 &
2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;
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