Princess Cruises’ Blog Honored with Top Travel Industry Award

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“50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List” Receives Travel Weekly 2011 Gold Magellan Award

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Creating this blog was meaningful to us and our employees on many levels

On the heels of revealing the final blog post today capping a year-long collection of inspiring travel stories, Princess Cruises received a coveted 2011 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly magazine for its “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List.”

The award recognized the company’s blog for its high standard of excellence within the travel industry.

The Princess blog, which has gradually revealed 50 personal travel stories over the last year, was designed to build an ultimate travel bucket list of experiences as told by Princess’ own destination experts – its long-serving and well-traveled shipboard and shoreside employees.

“Creating this blog was meaningful to us and our employees on many levels,” said Jan Swartz, executive vice president for Princess, “so for it to be recognized by Travel Weekly with this top award is truly exciting.”

The blog has received more than 2.6 million page views, and more than 5,000 comments have been left by readers making it one of the most popular blogs in the industry.

The Princess blog can be found at http://50essentialexperiences.com. A full list of all 50 Essential Experiences is available at http://www.princess.com/50essentialexperiences.

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:
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.

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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