Princess Cruises “Linked by the Sea” Travel Blog Showcases New Cruise Connections

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Latest Stories Tell of Longtime Friends Reunited, Small-World Encounters and Choir Members Linked in Harmony

Princess Cruises’ travel blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to tell intriguing stories from passengers and crew members who have made significant connections on a cruise. The most recent accounts include friends reunited after years apart, reconnecting with reunited parents, coincidental meetings of distant family and former military men who served together, and the harmonious connections made through the Princess choir.

Each week the blog, found at, illustrates how a cruise not only offers a relaxing retreat from which to explore the world, but often includes the discovery of new friends that lead to meaningful or lifelong relationships. Both passengers and crew tell travel stories about people they connect with at sea.

The most recent “Linked by the Sea” travel stories are:

Hosting My Parents’ Honeymoon – Captain’s Circle representative Heather Hutchinson was shocked to hear her long-divorced parents were getting remarried. So when they spent their honeymoon onboard with her, it was a new chance to reconnect with her parents as a couple.

Who Said the World Is Large? – Passenger David Loupe got a kick out a joke from a Filipino crew member calling him “Papa,” but he had no idea how the joke about his service in the Philippines more than 50 years ago would connect him to fellow shipmate from his squadron.

One Cruise, Three Trips to the Past – Passenger Phyllis Hosking was surprised by how many people she knew aboard Dawn Princess, but was especially pleased to find a friend she hadn’t seen in 45 years.

A Serendipitous Power-Walk – Passenger Zena Delbert was just chatting with a fellow walker on the Promenade Deck, when she was surprised to find out that he had family in her small Canadian town, and was even related to her husband.

Like Father, Like Son – Captain Andy Patterson and his son are linked by a love of working at sea, and son Iain was especially eager to follow his father to sea and work for Princess.

Linked in Song – Princess choir director David Crathorne and passenger/choir member Sonia Harrison Jones recall connections made by members of the Princess choirs as they harmonized on world cruises.

Blog readers are encouraged to share their own “Linked by the Sea” travel stories through the blog as well. Submissions to will be considered for future blog posts.

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

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About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 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 1.7 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.

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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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