Princess Cruises is elevating the guest experience onboard with the introduction of a new level of cruise personalization with a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the One Cruise Experience Access Network (O.C.E.A.N.). This device, worn as a pendant on a wristband or placed in a pocket, has no discernible technology, no menu to navigate, no on-and-off switch and no charging. Yet, it promises to be a perfect enhancement to guest experiences in unprecedented ways. Join us in welcoming the Ocean Medallion Class!
As the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion Class, Princess Cruises has raised the bar to unbelievable heights in the cruise industry – and this may very well be the missing piece vacationers have been yearning for. Imagine spending time doing what you actually love to do on a cruise, instead of learning to love what has already been curated. This is what Princess Cruises hopes to achieve with its latest technology.
January 11, 2017 7 Comments
The thrilling performances of The Voice of the Ocean have rocked the production stages aboard Princess Cruises since it debuted on Regal Princess in October 2015. The sensational show that casts a huge spotlight on cruise passengers determined to show off their vocal abilities was modeled after the highly popular international singing competition, The Voice. Many promising high seas stars have experienced the best time of their lives as they went from karaoke auditions to phenomenal live shows hosted by Cruise Directors. The Voice of the Ocean was featured on Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess in November 2015 and eight additional ships starting in January 2016. There are only a few months to go before the end of the competition in May 2016, so check out the highlights of the blind auditions, mentor sessions and ultimate performances in the video below. Then, give us a call for more information on how to participate in the show once you book your Princess cruise!
March 11, 2016 No Comments
Have you ever dreamt of showing off your vocal abilities in a more grandeur fashion? If so, get ready to part ways with karaoke bars and start packing for the most sensational adventure of your life!
Princess Cruises recently announced an exciting move to take onboard its version of the insanely popular international singing competition, The Voice; giving cruise passengers a shot at becoming high seas stars! Welcome… The Voice of the Ocean!
Beginning with auditions once onboard and ending with a phenomenal live show hosted by the Cruise Director on the final night of the cruise, participants are guaranteed an adrenaline rush sure to last a lifetime of coveted memories. Once the cruise takes off, passengers and crew members will select contestants from karaoke tryouts for an opportunity to showcase singing talents in multiple performances rehearsed with expert vocal mentors, Princess Band and back-up singers.
During the final night of The Voice of the Ocean, three prominent team coaches will decide the fate of selected contestants as finalists, based on outstanding performances. At that point, the audience will be given the power to vote for the ultimate winner of the competition!
This competition will debut on Regal Princess in October 2015 and on Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess in November 2015. Starting January 2016, The Voice of the Ocean will be featured on eight additional ships until May 2016.
This is an amazing cruise experience you won’t want to miss! Check out Princess Cruises today for a chance to become a featured high seas star!
August 14, 2015 2 Comments
One of our favorite things about the end of the year is looking back at all that has happened. As a company, this year (our 19th) has been an exciting one full of growth. Early in the year we added Viking Cruises to our preferred partners and we also celebrated many 10-year anniversaries and one 15-year employment anniversary. We fit right in with the cruise industry, which this year had some great moments. Here is what we thought were the top 5 of 2013:
1. The Debut of the Norwegian Breakaway – This ship made a statement. She’s not the biggest ship in the sea, and she’s not offering extremely different itineraries, but she is jam-packed with exciting activities and features. Start with the fact that she has a New York theme, where you can get a hot dog from a cart while onboard, then move to the exciting shows like the Broadway productions Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor. You can also find several gourmet restaurants onboard, most notably Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Ocean Blue.
2. Kate Middleton Christens the Royal Princess – Following in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, christened the Royal Princess back in June, just a month before giving birth to Prince George. Diana christened the original Royal Princess back in 1984. The Royal Princess is a landmark ship for Princess, she’s larger than any ship in their fleet and offers innovative features like the SeaWalk and a stunning fountain show on the pool deck.
3. Holland America partners with Dancing with the Stars – This year cruisers had dance fever as on all of Holland America’s ships they could take Dancing with the Stars dance classes and even compete to become the champion dancer of their sailing. This partnership, which is continuing through 2014, also includes a selection of sailings where some of the show’s professional dancers, like Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas and Derrek Hough, appear on board along with the show’s most popular stars, including Shawn Johnson and Carson Kressely, to perform, meet guests and participate in Q & As. [Read more →]
December 26, 2013 No Comments
By Rosalind Smith, Director of Business Development, The Cruise Web, Inc.
During the very early morning hours of October 27th the Royal Princess made history with her arrival to America for the very first time to begin her inaugural Caribbean season from Port Everglades, FL.
Along with our guests, The Cruise Web’s President, Frans Hansen, and I were among those honored to step aboard this vessel in U.S. waters for the very first time. As you may recall, the Royal Princess was christened earlier this year by her Godmother HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge. The christening was one of the last public appearances for the Duchess, formerly known as Kate Middleton, before giving birth to Prince George. We were treated to a video of that ceremony under the stars as we set sail from Port Everglades. A short time later the ship slowed for a fireworks celebration honoring this moment in Princess Cruises’ history.
There was so much to do in so little time aboard this 3,600-passenger cruise ship. It is modern cruising with classic traditions. The indoor and outdoor public spaces are very well utilized, even offering flexible meeting space. And the multipurpose deck space and gentle interior décor radiate subdued elegance. For me, a few of the spaces stood out: the ship’s Atrium, Sanctuary and pool deck. [Read more →]
November 18, 2013 No Comments
It seems that Princess Cruises‘ newest ship wants to get going. The Regal Princess, which is the sister ship to Princess’ flagship Royal Princess, was set to debut on June 2, but Princess Cruises just announced that the progress on her development is going better than expected and that she’ll be making her debut on May 20.
This means that Princess has added two new sailings:
- The maiden voyage will depart May 20, 2014 from Venice to Athens on a seven-day itinerary including stops in Corfu, Mykonos and an overnight call in Istanbul.
- The next sailing will depart May 27, 2014 for six days from Athens to Venice including calls to Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Santorini, Katakolon (for Olympia) and Dubrovnik. [Read more →]
October 22, 2013 No Comments
The Royal Princess, Princess Cruises’ first new ship since 2008, was christened this morning by Her Royal Highness Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Kate Middleton.
June 13, 2013 No Comments
If you’re a die-hard cruiser, you are probably well aware of all the growth in the industry and all the new ships that are rolling out. If you are a casual cruiser, you are in for a shock because cruise lines are now adding many more ships to their fleets, and these ships are jam-packed with interesting and innovative features.
We’ve compiled a handy overview of all the newest ships, including their key features and an exciting itinerary.
Christening Date: June 13, 2013
Godmother: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Kate Middleton)
It’s been five years since Princess introduced a new ship. With such a long wait, they are making sure to get every detail right on the Royal Princess, which is their largest ship to date with 1,780 passenger cabins and room for 3,600 passengers. The Regal Princess, the Royal Princess’ future sister ship, will have many of the same features and will debut in June 2014.
- SeaWalk, a glass bottom walkway where you will hover 128 feet above the ocean
- Four water and music shows with dancing fountains, movie screens and live performers
- A tea tower and tea sommelier to help you make your own personal blend of tea
Featured Itinerary: Grand Mediterranean – Barcelona to Venice (12 days)
May 21, 2013 12 Comments
It is fitting that a Royal Princess should serve as godmother to the Royal Princess. It was announced that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, will christen the ship.
Kate, however, is not entering new territory as her late mother-in-law, the beloved Princess Diana, served as godmother to the original Royal Princess, which was christened in 1984. In fact, nearly all the women of Britain’s royal family have christened ships from Queen Elizabeth II to Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles. [Read more →]
April 11, 2013 5 Comments
We are four months away from the debut of the Royal Princess. This is Princess’ first ship in nearly five years, and has been in the works since 2010. The Royal Princess will be 20 percent larger than any other Princess ship and will feature several new entertainment options and culinary features.
The most talked about feature is the SeaWalk, which is a glass-bottomed walkway that extends 28 feet beyond the starboard side of the ship. This feature will allow guests to experience a feeling of floating above the water as they walk through this stunning passage way. The SeaView Bar will also offer the same glass-bottom floor.
Here are a few more exciting features that will make their debut on the Royal Princess: [Read more →]
March 19, 2013 11 Comments