Princess Cruises Details 2012 Canada and New England Season

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Two Ships Will Sail on 11 Voyages Along Spectacular East Coast Shoreline

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The natural beauty of this coastline mixed with the area’s rich history makes Canada and New England one of our favorite cruise destinations.

As the East Coast cruising season has just come to an end, Princess Cruises is reminding passengers it’s the perfect time to start planning a Canada & New England voyage for 2012. Whether travelers are intrigued by charming Canadian ports, including quintessentially French Quebec City, or wish to follow in the footsteps of America’s founders in historic cities, Princess’ fall cruises next year offer the perfect way to discover these timeless vacation destinations.

Emerald Princess and Caribbean Princess will offer 11 voyages on three itineraries – a week-long roundtrip sailing from New York; a 10-day one-way voyage, sailing between New York and Quebec City and featuring an overnight stay in the charming French-Canadian city; and a 12-night Canada & Colonial America cruise from Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale for a voyage along the entire eastern coastline.

All itineraries feature the opportunity to experience area highlights, such as the historic treasures of Boston, the beauty of Maine’s Acadia National Park, and the dramatic mansions of Newport, RI.

“The natural beauty of this coastline mixed with the area’s rich history makes Canada and New England one of our favorite cruise destinations,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “Where else can you find such brilliant fall foliage, colonial landmarks, rugged beauty and quaint towns all in one voyage?”

Passengers can extend their Canada & New England voyage with one of two cruisetour options that create a full land/sea vacation to America’s colonial treasures, or to Niagara Falls and some of the favorite cities in Canada.

The 2012 Canada & New England program includes:

Canada & New England – Caribbean Princess sails on its popular roundtrip seven-day sailings from New York, featuring calls at Halifax (Nova Scotia), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Boston and Newport. Caribbean Princess will offer seven departures between September 8 and October 20, 2012.

Classic Canada & New England – Emerald Princess sails on three Classic Canada & New England 10-day cruises between New York and Quebec City, featuring calls in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Sydney(Cape Breton Island), and Charlottetown plus an overnight stay for extra time in charming Quebec City. Emerald Princess departs between September 26 and October 16, 2012.

Canada & Colonial America – Emerald Princess also offers one sailing along the full East Coast on a 12-day Canada & Colonial America itinerary from Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale on October 26. This cruise features an overnight in Quebec City plus calls along the Eastern seaboard in Sydney (Cape Breton Island), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Boston, Newport, New York and Charleston.

Cruisetours – For those who would like to extend their Canada & New England vacation, Princess offers escorted pre- or post-cruise land tours in conjunction with these sailings, in which passengers can travel back through historic America or spend further time in Canada with a complete land and sea experience. The Historic America cruisetour includes travel to Washington, D.C.; Williamsburg; Richmond and Monticello in Virginia; Gettysburg, and Philadelphia, while the Maple Explorer cruisetour includes the Canadian cities of Toronto (for Niagara Falls), Ottawa, Montebello, and Montreal.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at http://www.princess.com.

About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at http://www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.

For further information contact:
Karen Candy, kcandy(at)princesscruises(dot)com, 661-753-1540
Julie Benson, jbenson(at)princesscruises(dot)com, 661-753-1530

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