Princess Cruises Blog Tells More Cruise Ship Connection Tales

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Latest “Linked by the Sea” Stories Chronicle Love Lost and Found, the Importance of Friends Both Near and Far, and the Serendipity of Meeting the Neighbors Far from Home

Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to offer regular posts from passengers and crew members who have made significant connections on a cruise. The most recent tales include a touching story of teenage romance rekindled 40 years after they met on the Love Boat; Los Angeles neighbors who had to cruise to Japan to meet; and important friendships that crossed cultures and even gave grieving passengers a new sense of life.

Each week the blog, found at LinkedByTheSea.com, 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 stories about people they connect with at sea.

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

It’s Steve from England. Or Is It? – Former Lotus Spa assistant manager Amanda Jackson recalls one humorous passenger who seemed to be a classic British wit, until she found out he was just joking about his accent as well. But his ruse made an impression, and after running into him again on another voyage, the two became fast friends.

Friendship Brings Back Love and Laughter– Cheryl Dwyer found that meeting new friends Alec and Darlene at sea helped her open up to life again after the death of her partner, eventually leading her to a new love.

Meeting My Neighbor – Halfway Around the World – Ruth Kawamoto and her neighbor Chuck lived just around the corner from each other in Southern California for 30 years, but didn't meet until they were aboard Sun Princess for a cruise in Asia.

The Joy of Cross-Cultural Friendship– Richard Thompson and his wife, Shannon, found the friendships made onboard could carry them around the world when they befriended a Japanese pair onboard, and later visited them in Japan.

Always the Love Boat – Rick and Denise Bennette met aboard the Love Boat as teenagers when it was Sea Venture. Separated by their parents, the two never forgot each other and reconnected 40 years later, always linked by their early time together at sea.

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 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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