Princess Cruises “Go North” Video Wins Three Telly Awards

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Prestigious Video Competition Recognizes Line’s Latest Alaska Documentary

We’re happy the Telly Award judges saw the same excellence we did in this production, which we believe will give passengers a unique feel for the scope and beauty of this part of the world.

Go North, the newest of Princess Cruises Collector’s Edition videos, has won three prestigious Telly Awards, earning distinction in the Documentary, Travel & Tourism, and Cinematography categories.

Produced and directed by Princess Cruises, Go North tells the story of southeast Alaska, beginning with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 and slowly transitioning to the present day. The video tells the local story by exploring the motivation that keeps both Alaskans and travelers enamored with this wild land, and was created by Princess Cruises’ award winning film-maker Scott David Martin.

“‘Go North’ is such a unique look at the history of what made southeast Alaska what it is today, particularly the fascinating legacy of gold rush era,” said Jan Swartz, Princess executive vice president. “We’re happy the Telly Award judges saw the same excellence we did in this production, which we believe will give passengers a unique feel for the scope and beauty of this part of the world.”

Using rare black and white images, complimented by spectacular scenic footage and interviews with local legends and experts, the film reveals the energy and passion of this area and its history. Colorful characters bring the past to life with insight and tales of early travelers to this great land in search of a better life. There is still gold – but today’s gold: the allure of a powerful wilderness that is beautiful, yet unforgiving to the unprepared.

“These unique collector videos are a wonderful way to get an in-depth perspective on some of the fascinating regions where we sail,” noted Swartz. “They represent the level to which our professional photo and video team will go to create quality productions that will become long-lasting vacation memories passengers can treasure for years after their voyage.”

Go North is one of 10 Collector’s Edition DVDs available for purchase aboard Princess ships in the photo & video galleries. For a clip from Go North, (and its award-winning companion video, Heart of Alaska) visit Princess website at: http://www.princess.com/learn/destinations/alaska/index.html.

The Telly Awards were founded in 1978, and are now some of the most sought-after awards in the video industry, spotlighting productions from large international firms to local production companies and agencies.

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 in Alaska:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess 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. Princess is a leader in Alaska travel, offering immersive land/sea vacations that feature the state’s “must see” attractions, including Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park. Princess owns and operates five wilderness lodges nestled in scenic riverside locations throughout the state, as well as a fleet of deluxe motorcoaches and glass-domed Princess railcars – giving travelers the opportunity to combine cruise, rail and lodge options to see all the best of Alaska. 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.

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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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