Princess Cruises “Inspired to Cruise” Blog Showcases First Five Reasons to Cruise

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From Marrying a Spouse Twice to Getting Away with a Unique Group of Girlfriends, the Blog’s First Stories Illustrate Reasons to Vacation at Sea

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Princess Cruises’ new blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled its first five reasons to cruise, offering readers a collection of intriguing passenger stories about what inspired them to vacation at sea.

Princess Cruises’ new blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled its first five reasons to cruise, offering readers a collection of intriguing passenger stories about what inspired them to vacation at sea.

With tales of rekindling romance, spoiling grandchildren, getting away with a group of “princesses,” bonding with kids before they leave the nest, and finding a special way to enjoy an anniversary dance, the blog, found at http://inspiredtocruise.com, illustrates the myriad of reasons people take cruise vacations.

Each week during 2012 the blog will explore the celebrations, accomplishments, milestones and other inspired reasons to cruise, each told by a different passenger. This diverse group of contributors – from long-time cruisers to those who set sail for the first time – will share a total of 52 stories throughout the life of the blog.

The first five reasons to cruise are:

Story #5: To Dance with My Husband– Susan Galuski of Annapolis, Maryland tells how she had high hopes of dancing with her husband on their 40th anniversary cruise, but her self-conscious spouse kept putting the moment off. Would he ever ask her to dance?

Story #4: Getting Away with Girlfriends– “The Royal Order of the Grand Princesses” is the ultimate group of girlfriends who cruise to get away from their daily routines so they can enjoy some pampering and fun. Carol Aldy and Mickey Farmer describe how their group finds their inner “princesses” and embrace the spirit of fun as they dress up in “royal” attire and flaunt their princess roles to the hilt as they escape on their yearly cruise together.

Story #3: Spoil the Grandkids – Pam Carlson of Arlington Heights, Illinois, is a grandmother who has started a family tradition of taking each grandchild on a cruise when they turn 13. In her story, she describes her surprise when granddaughter Catherine picked a cruise to Egypt, and the joy of being able to make memories with her in the land of the pharaohs and throughout their Holy Land cruise in the Mediterranean.

Story #2: Before the Kids Leave the Nest – Beth Shaw of Dublin, Ohio, is a single mother who cruised to take one last vacation together with her three sons before they “flew the nest.” She shares her mixed emotions about her sons leaving home and her desire to get away with them one last time before they grew up and moved on. Their Caribbean cruise proved to be the perfect send off for two of the boys, headed to college and the military.

Story #1: Marrying Each Other…Twice – In the first blog post, Nancy Chamberlain-Fox of Trabuco Canyon, California tells the story of cruising to celebrate the second time she and her husband were married…..after a span of being apart for 27 years. Their love story takes an unexpected turn when they discover that their multi-generational dinner table mates each share the same anniversary date.

Also featured on the blog is a weekly “Escape Inspiration” video. Each 30-second favorite moment at sea is introduced by a Princess crew member who describes why the scene is meaningful to them. Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at 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 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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