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“Linked by the Sea” Blog Continues with Touching Tales of Surprise Family Relationships, Romantic Meetings, and Friendship Forged on the Dance Floor

Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” continues to explore the many ways people make connections on or because of a cruise. In the latest stories, readers will find a grandson’s tribute to cruising with his grandfather, a crew member who had a chance encounter with passengers who turned out to be her relatives, at-sea romances, and a friendship that began with a coaxing onto the dance floor.

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

Recent “Linked by the Sea” stories include:

Cruising With My Hero … My Grandfather – Young passenger Tanner Bowman was introduced to cruising as a six-year-old by his grandfather. Now 12, Tanner reminisces about many cruises he was able to take with his hero, who passed away last year.

Love at First Sight? – You never know who you might meet at dinner. Carol Marie Smith and her husband, Archie knew right away that it was love at first sight when they were seated together aboard Diamond Princess.

When Your Husband Won’t Dance – The dance floor was calling Linda Howse, but her husband wouldn’t join her. So when an onboard entertainer coaxed her out there anyway, the two formed a lasting friendship.

A Chance Encounter Brings Family Together – Customer Services Director Karen McColl was surprised to discover a new branch of her family tree when she had a chance meeting onboard with a passenger who turned out to be a distant cousin.

To All Who Met on the Ships at Sea – Former crew member Paula Amaro remembers the shipmate, Mauricio, who became her husband and the life they were able to have together before he passed away.

Blog readers are encouraged to share their own “Linked by the Sea” 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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