Cruise Critic Editors Award Princess Cruises Best Itineraries, Cabins & Shore Excursions in the United States and in Australia, Best New Cruise Ship - Majestic Princess and Best for Dining
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Dec.
5, 2018) - Cruise
Critic®, the world's largest
cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of
its 11th annual Editors'
and Princess Cruises won three awards in the United States- Best for Cabins,
Itineraries and Shore Excursions and two awards in Australia - Best
New Cruise Ship - Majestic Princess and Best for Dining. The awards
recognize the best cruise lines of the year, as selected by Cruise Critic's
global panel of impartial cruise experts -- highlighting the best ocean, river
and luxury cruise lines across dozens of categories.
Princess Cruises in the United States was
acknowledged in three categories, with knowledgeable accolades from Cruise
Critic's Editors, including:
Best Itineraries (this is the second
consecutive year Princess has won this category):
"When wanderlust calls, Princess answers. The
line covers the map with its itineraries, ranging from the usual Caribbean and
Mexico cruises, to more bucket-list options like Alaska, the South Pacific and
Asia. What sets the line apart from its competitors, though, is its ability to
bring the destinations onboard -- through food, enrichment, entertainment and
even a new cocktail menu using local ingredients."
Best Cabins (Ocean Category):
"Hard work pays off, and Princess' cabin
investment is a shining example. The line's new Club Class mini-suites are
nearly rolled out to the fleet, so more cruisers can take advantage of perks
like an exclusive dining room and menu, and priority embarkation and
disembarkation. Other ships have unveiled new layouts that maximize space,
while Princess' Luxury Beds remain the most comfortable we've ever
Best Shore Excursions:
"Princess uses strategic partnerships to
bring its passengers more meaningful experiences in ports around the world
through its Local Connections, Bon Appetit Culinary and Discovery Channel tour
programs. From baking your own soda bread near Dublin to mixing a Benedictine
cocktail outside of Paris to polo lessons in Buenos Aires, Princess' shore
excursions can get you closer to the culture, no matter what port you're in."
And in Australia Princess Cruises was
acknowledged in two categories, including:
Best New Ship – Majestic Princess:
has quenched Australians' thirst for newer ships by sending its largest, latest
and greatest to our shores. Introducing features never seen before on a local
ship, Majestic Princess has an elegant, all-weather pool club and conservatory
with a bar, hot tubs and enclosed cabanas; a glass walkway that extends over
the ocean; a private karaoke room; bubble tea kiosk and restaurants created
with Michelin-starred chefs."
collaborated with top chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants to create the
menus for its excellent new French and Cantonese restaurants on Majestic Princess,
which also offers the novelty of poolside grills serving lobster, dim sum and
noodle soups. Meanwhile, the whole fleet continues to shine at established
venues, especially the Crown Grill steakhouse, the Chef's Table experience,
Curtis Stone's Share and deluxe burgers at the Salty Dog gastropub."
"As the cruise
industry continues to evolve, travelers are rewarded with extraordinary options
and experiences," explains Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor of Cruise
Critic. "Cruising already is one of the most groundbreaking travel industries,
and cruise lines continue to raise the bar when it comes to guest experience –
both onboard and in port. These are the absolute best experiences at sea, and
what's most exciting is that there's even more to look forward to in 2019."
Cruise Critic boasts the world's largest
online cruise community, with more than 350,000 cruise reviews, covering
approximately 700 cruise ships and nearly 500 worldwide ports. These awards combine Cruise Critic editors' impartial cruise
expertise – based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge – to help travelers select the best cruise vacation from an
increasing number of cruise options. For the full details of this year's
winners, visit 2018
Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting
the company's website at princess.com.
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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
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).
media information is available at princess.com/news.
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