Princess Cruises “Linked by the Sea” Blog Offers More Stories of Cruise Ship Connections

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Tales include finding life-long love, mistaken celebrity identity and a group of “Bobs.”

Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its second series of five stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. The new tales include a romantic love story, a case of mistaken identity that led to new friends, and a group brought together by having the same name.

Each week the blog, found at linkedbythesea.com, will illustrate 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 about people they connect with at sea.

“Linked by the Sea” stories 6-10 are:

Turndown Chocolates in Reverse – Passenger Vickie Bowne and her husband, Bernie, have found that treating the crew opens the doors to great friendships, in particular one with Captain’s Circle Host Peter John.

Six Bobs and Counting – Passengers Pamela Hayes and her husband, Bob, were surprised to find two other men named Bob at their dinner table aboard Sea Princess. They were even more surprised that they all clicked and now travel together with a group of “Bobs” that has grown to six.

Is that Simon Cowell? – Passenger Lyne Tremblay thought she saw Simon Cowell on a cruise, but instead met new friends Ray and Lisa, who have become frequent traveling companions.

Super Fans of Arny G – Princess entertainer Arny G. inspired passenger Judy Odell and her husband to become world travelers as they cruise often to enjoy his performances.

Crazy, Lucky Love – Passenger Tracey Pettit tells a romantic story of how she met her future husband aboard Regal Princess, and knew immediately that she would marry him.

Blog readers are encouraged to share their own “Linked by the Sea” stories through the blog as well. Submissions to linkedbythesea.com/share-your-story 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 http://www.princess.com.

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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 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. Two ships are under construction and will join the fleet in 2013 and 2014. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 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 (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK).

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.

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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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