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Princess Cruises Continues Year-Round Caribbean Cruises with Summer 2020 Program

OceanMedallion-Enabled Caribbean Princess Offers the Ultimate Family Vacation Sailing Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 7, 2018) – Princess Cruises continues to offer year-round Caribbean cruising from Florida with family-friendly summer vacations in 2020, featuring the cruise line's popular Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean itineraries. Cruisers will enjoy the beach, sunshine and island life while sailing aboard Caribbean Princess, the first OceanMedallion activated ship delivering enhanced levels of personalization and guest service.


The April through July 2020 summer season features 15 cruise departures roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting seven destinations on alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages, with the option to combine two cruises for a 14-day Caribbean East/West Adventurer. Eastern Caribbean voyages visit St. Thomas, St. Maarten and the cruise line's top-ranked private island Princess Cays. Western Caribbean cruises sail to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City and Cozumel. A 21-day Circle Caribbean Adventurer also visits off-the-beaten path, southern ports including Antigua, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao and Aruba.


"Caribbean Princess continues to offer the ultimate summer Caribbean vacation ideal for families of all sizes and ages," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "Not only can they explore some of the world's best beaches, shopping and cultural sites, they will enjoy an enhanced onboard experiences with OceanMedallion, delivering an unprecedented personalized vacation that will allow them to relax and reconnect with loved ones in a new way." 


With OceanMedallion guests use their wearable medallion to discover how a personalized vacation can elevate their experience to a higher level by removing friction points, delivering enhanced levels of personalization and guest service all the while staying connected with land-like internet streaming speeds.


MedallionClass vacations offer guests a portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features specifically designed to enhance the vacation experience. Highlights include:


Keyless Stateroom Access: Stateroom entry is a seamless experience where each guest is securely validated and the door  automatically unlocks, with personalized greetings launching soon.


OceanNowTM: Using smart devices, guests have the ability to place a food or drink order and have it delivered directly to them in food and beverage locations throughout the ship.


OceanCompass™ featuring OceanNav™ and ShipMates: On select portals guests can use OceanNav for point-to-point wayfinding throughout the ship via an intelligent navigation assistant, and utilize ShipMates to easily locate friends, family and kids.


MedallionNet: Wi-Fi connectivity that is fast, reliable, unlimited and affordable. Guests on MedallionClass ships experience land-like connectivity for streaming sports, movies, music and videos, communicating on video phone calls from anywhere on the ship, and sharing their vacation experiences in real time with friends and family back home on social media platforms.


While guests enjoy their personalized experience aboard Caribbean Princess, they will continue to feel the destination with "Rhythm of the Caribbean," an authentic regionalized program offering concerts, crafts and even presentations by local guests, such as shark experts, treasure hunters and more. The regional cuisine is also brought to life with a diverse fusion of flavors drawn from the Caribbean's coasts with dishes like Jamaican jerk chicken, delicious red snapper, Creole black mussels, Puerto Rican mofongo or fried plantains, and pineapple crème brulée.


And, only Princess offers one-of-a-kind Discovery and Animal Planet tours for adventures ashore, such as swimming with stingrays, snorkeling amongst a shipwreck, ziplining through the jungle or exploring Mayan ruins. And, the cruise line offers "More Ashore" ports calls (9 pm or later departures) in Cozumel or St. Thomas on all summer cruises.


Princess Cruises is a recognized destination leader in the cruise industry, named "Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean" by U.S. News & World Report for 2015 and the cruise line's private beach in the Bahamas, Princess Cays, was ranked among the "Top Cruise Line Private Island Destinations" by Cruise Critic for 2017.


Captain's Circle Savings and Early Booking Deposit


Princess Past Guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book early. The special promotion consists of a $50 per person discount off the public fare, based on itinerary. This can be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth berth guests. Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain Circle guests when they book early.


More details are available by contacting a professional travel advisor, calling 1-800-PRINCESS or by visiting the company's website at www.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 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 excursions 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 and Enchanted Princess in 2020. 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; NYSE:CUK).


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For more information contact:
Negin Kamali, 661-753-1539, nkamali@princesscruises.com


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