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Part I Introduction Welcome Message Greetings from Alan B. Buckelew, president and CEO of Princess Cruises.

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Part II Building a Dream It took three and a half years to design and build Royal Princess, but the work began long before a single sketch was committed to paper.

Evolutionary and Innovative Royal Princess expands on familiar features that have made Princess Cruises an industry pioneer, while adding new elements to surprise and delight passengers.

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Part III A Look Onboard An expanded atrium, new dining and entertainment choices, and other highlights of the ship. Plus, a salute from Captain Tony Draper.

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Part IV Destinations The itineraries of Royal Princess’ inaugural year.

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The Princess Story: Becoming the Consummate Host From the very beginning, Princess has known what passengers want — and has delighted in providing it.

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A New Era Begins From the time we first conceived Royal Princess, we knew she would be an exciting evolution of the classic Princess ships our passengers have come to know and love. For our most spectacular vessel yet, we’ve taken the best features and biggest passenger pleasers of our current fleet and raised them to the next level. You’ll find bigger and better versions of our signature offerings including The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars and the Piazza. And every outside cabin on Royal Princess gives passengers the opportunity to escape completely on their own private balcony.

‘We’ve kept the features that will make our loyal passengers feel right at home on our newest ship and added an array of innovations.’ Alan B. Buckelew

We’ve kept the features that will make our loyal passengers feel right at home on our newest ship and added an array of innovations including the dramatic SeaWalk at the top of the ship, dazzling fountains by the pools, the Princess Live! television studio and the largest pastry shop at sea. Nearly three decades ago, the first Royal Princess ushered in a new era for our company with her groundbreaking design. We expect our new Royal Princess to do the same with her new concepts in dining, entertainment, amenities and opportunities for relaxation. I want to thank our dedicated teams who have been involved in conceiving, designing and building Royal Princess, a ship which gives us great reason to be proud. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Alan B. Buckelew President and Chief Executive Officer Princess Cruises

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Introduction: Evolutionary and Innovative Royal Princess expands on familiar features that have made Princess Cruises an industry pioneer, while adding new elements to surprise and delight passengers. The newest member of the Princess Cruises family, Royal Princess, is the largest ship in the cruise line’s storied fleet. At 141,000 tons, she comfortably accommodates up to 3,560 passengers. Her innovative design provides more space than on any other ship in the Princess fleet, with more choices than ever for those seeking the perfect vacation at sea.

An even-grander atrium. When passengers board Royal Princess, the first thing they notice is the huge, piazza-style atrium. More than 50 percent larger than the atriums on other Princess ships and spanning three decks, this version is an opulent open space offering live entertainment, shopping and multiple options for dining and refreshment.

Every detail of this magnificent new ship was created to enhance the warm, sophisticated atmosphere that Princess passengers have come to expect. “When designing Royal Princess, we took cues from what our passengers loved most about our latest ships,” said Rai Caluori, executive vice president of fleet operations.

“The new design of Royal Princess’ atrium features geometric shapes that contrast with beautiful flowing lines,” said Caluori. “The floors above, created by backlit surfaces, give the illusion of floating in space.”

“We’ve kept all the elements that make Princess Cruises an industry pioneer,” Caluori said, “but we’ve also added exciting new features that will most certainly surprise and delight our passengers.”

At the aft of the atrium stands a pair of spiral marble staircases, each illuminated by backlit glass domes. Lines of light stretch from the top of the staircases all the way down to sparkling water features below.

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‘Like all the other passengers, I’m going to walk into the atrium and be knocked out by the elegance and its scale and scope. But then very quickly I’m going to go to the SeaWalk, because I really am fascinated with the technology that allows us to put a glass walk above the sea.’

1] Princess Live! gives passengers the opportunity to be part of the action in a television studio. 2] the Sanctuary invites adults to relax in style. 3] the Enclave at Lotus Spa, with its soothing hydrotherapy pool, is Princess’ largest thermal suite. 4] the SeaWalk, a glass-enclosed walkway, extends more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel.

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“Every detail of Royal Princess’ atrium has been designed to enhance the atmosphere that our loyal passengers have grown accustomed to,” said Caluori. SeaWalk: the first glass walkway at sea. One of Royal Princess’ most striking features is the SeaWalk, an industry first. A cantilevered, glass-enclosed walkway, the SeaWalk is 60 feet long, extends 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship and hovers 128 feet above the ocean. Just as the captain can view the sea from glass panels in the floor of the bridge, passengers now have the opportunity to step outside the main body of the ship and take a look at the ocean below — a truly breathtaking experience.

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the Sanctuary. A signature space just for adults, The Sanctuary on Royal Princess affords private cabanas with refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. While passengers relax, Serenity Stewards are available to serve spa fare and refreshing drinks. Lotus Spa. The Lotus Spa on Royal Princess is now directly adjacent to the atrium, perfect for that spa treatment before or after enjoying all the onboard activities nearby. The expanded spa has more treatment rooms, including two new Couples Villas. The Enclave at Lotus Spa, Princess’ largest-ever thermal suite, offers warm stone beds and a soothing hydrotherapy pool featuring a dramatic cascading rain shower and therapeutic air jets.

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“Royal Princess is just spectacular. I can’t believe it’s a ship. It looks more like an eight-star hotel.” Sid and Elizabeth Elite captain’s circle Members

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A unique “pocket of tranquillity” on Princess ships, The Sanctuary offers passengers the ideal place to take a break and indulge in a secluded getaway.

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The Princess Story: Becoming the Consummate Host From the very beginning, Princess has known what passengers want — and has delighted in providing it. An irresistible opportunity. More than 50 years ago, Seattle businessman Stanley B. McDonald discovered that all hotels were fully booked for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. With visitors flocking to the event — and no place for them to stay — he secured a cruise ship to bring people to the fair from San Francisco and Victoria, British Columbia. It also served as hotel space. McDonald later said the tours were a “howling success” and taught him that “people love to cruise.” In 1965, McDonald chartered Canadian Pacific Railway’s Princess Patricia, naming his new company Princess Cruises. At just 6,000 tons, Princess Patricia opened a brand-new cruising market, the Mexican Riviera. Then the company chartered Princess Italia, enabling the growing cruise line to offer sailings not only to Mexico but also to Canada and Alaska and through the Panama Canal.

Attention-getter. In 1974, Princess caught the eye of the venerable British company Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). Wanting to strengthen its presence on the West Coast, P&O acquired Princess, giving Princess the capital needed to expand its fleet. In the decades that followed, the company would add many enhancements and industry-leading developments. P&O bought the Italian line Sitmar Cruises in 1988. P&O merged Sitmar’s existing fleet, as well as the three ships Sitmar had on order, with Princess. With twice the number of ships in its fleet, Princess continued to expand operations and garner even more success.

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‘I can’t tell you how many comments and letters we receive from passengers every day thanking individual employees for going above and beyond, for connecting personally with them and ensuring their vacation was special. These are incredibly proud moments for me as the CEO of Princess Cruises.’ Alan B. Buckelew President and CEO

In 2000, P&O decided to de-merge its cruise division into a separate company, P&O Princess Cruises plc. Three years later, the new entity became part of Carnival Corporation. This undertaking resulted in the formation of Carnival Corporation & plc, a dual-listed company registered in the United States and the United Kingdom. Today and beyond. Starting with a single passenger ship, Princess Cruises has grown to become the thirdlargest cruise line in the world. With a fleet of 17 innovative ships, including the new Royal Princess, the cruise line helps passengers “escape completely” on incredible voyages to fascinating places around the globe. As the Consummate Host, Princess prides itself on presenting warm, gracious service in an atmosphere of comfortable elegance. More than 1.3 million passengers feel this warmth each year. “Our goal is to offer a welcoming environment,” said Alan B. Buckelew, president and CEO, “where our passengers feel at ease, knowing their needs are anticipated and met.”

Millions Fall in Love with Princess In the mid-1970s, TV producers Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer created a new series, The Love Boat, a romance-themed sitcom that took place on a luxury cruise ship. Primarily set on Pacific Princess but also on Island Princess, Royal Princess and Sun Princess, the show was a worldwide sensation, introducing millions to the notion of a cruise vacation. Princess Cruises, as well as the industry, experienced an extraordinary publicity bonanza. “It’s gratifying to have played a role in the show that fueled the early expansion of the cruise industry,” said Buckelew. Above, the cast of The Love Boat gathers on Dawn Princess (from left): Bernie Kopell, Lauren Tewes, Gavin MacLeod (rear), Jill Whelan, Fred Grandy and Ted Lange.

In the 1990s, Princess began building ships specifically designed to include an extensive number of private balconies, igniting an industry trend to offer affordable balcony accommodations.

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left: Her Royal Highness The duchess of Cambridge is the newest ship's godmother. Far left: diana, Princess of Wales, who performed the same role for the first Royal Princess.

A History of Firsts “A number of Princess concepts have been adopted by much of the cruise industry,” said Buckelew, including “more balcony staterooms, giant poolside movie screens, behind-the-scenes tours, onboard wedding chapels, retreats for adults and, significantly, Anytime Dining.”

The Tradition Continues Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge serves as godmother for Royal Princess, following in the footsteps of Diana, Princess of Wales, who christened the first Royal Princess.

A Royal Pedigree This is the third Royal Princess to grace the Princess fleet, and the name has a noble heritage. The first debuted in 1984 and was part of the Princess fleet until 2005. The first ship built by Princess, this vessel was an instant sensation — a trendsetter for the bigger "superships" to come, introducing new standards of elegance and innovation. In 2007, the Royal Princess name was passed to one of Princess' small ships, which was later sold to another company. The first Royal Princess was christened by true royalty: Diana, Princess of Wales. She officially named the ship on November 15, 1984 — exactly two months after the birth of her second son, Prince Harry. The inauguration was in keeping with the tradition of having royals christen the most important ships.

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The Duchess christened the ship on June 13, 2013, in Southampton. The ceremony was the highlight of weeklong inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel into service. Upholding British ship-naming traditions, the ceremony included a blessing as well as a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the Irish Guards.

3 GlAMOROUS GOdMOTHERS Many famous women have honored Princess by christening its ships. Playing the role of godmother have been such notables as Audrey Hepburn (1), Sophia loren (2) and Olivia de Havilland (3).

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First on the balcony scene. In the 1990s, Princess began building ships specifically designed to include an extensive number of private balconies, igniting an industry trend to offer affordable balcony accommodations. “Today, we have one of the highest percentages of balcony staterooms in the industry, across all categories,” Buckelew added. First in personal choice. Princess Cruises was the first to put passengers in control of their cruise experience. Princess introduced more-flexible dining-and-entertainment options and times, including the first 24-hour dining program in the industry. Passengers also could choose between traditional dining, with pre-arranged seatings and set companions, and Anytime Dining, which allows them to eat in the main dining room when they want and with whom they choose. First to provide Sanctuary. Princess Cruises was the first in the industry to offer a relaxing retreat for adults as an alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment. A unique “pocket of tranquillity” on Princess ships, The Sanctuary offers passengers the ideal place to take a break and indulge in a private getaway.

Princess was the first to give passengers a choice of dining styles, offering both traditional and Anytime dining options. Princess was the first to offer the freedom of Anytime dining, introduced in the mid-1990s.

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Building a Dream: The Making of a New Ship It took three and a half years to design and build Royal Princess, but the work began long before a single sketch was committed to paper. starting points. From design to completion, the new ship was years in the making. “We were very excited when the final order was placed,” said Stuart Hawkins, vice president of newbuilds. “However, that was just the culmination of many months of hard work discussing the new ship with a number of shipyards before an agreement was reached and we could move forward on the project.” In February 2010, the order for the new ship was placed with the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. The final contract was signed that May.

the new ship is princess’ first prototype in years.

This new ship was to be a prototype, the first Princess has had in years. “We had a free hand in how the ship would turn out,” said Hawkins, “but it had to be a ‘Princess’ ship.” The design brief allowed for the ship to be as big as possible, but the vessel had to be able to access Princess

ports, to be energy-efficient and to have as many balcony staterooms as possible. “In fact, eighty percent of all staterooms on Royal Princess feature balconies,” Hawkins said. Construction officially began in March 2011 when the first steel plate was cut, and the keel was laid the following October. In August 2012, the ship was launched during a two-day float-out process, whereby water was slowly let into the building dock to set the vessel afloat. Then the ship was moved to an outfitting dock. There, the staterooms and public spaces were constructed and the decor put in place.

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“Given that delivery was to be in June 2013,” said Hawkins, “creating the ship in such a short period of time is an incredible achievement by all involved. A new passenger ship is specified and built in far shorter time than, say, a new commercial airliner.” big ideas, small details. Hawkins believes that the SeaWalk and SeaView Bar concepts will be hugely popular, but he also thinks some of the not-sovisible innovations will greatly benefit passengers: for example, the intranet software that was developed to keep passengers informed via their smartphones and other devices.

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‘We worked in a small group for many hours to develop the ship, looking at a lot of alternative basic layouts before settling on what you see today.’ stuart hawkins Vice president of newbuilds

princess takes passengers to the leading edge and beyond with these tech tools and trends: on-demand stateroom programming: Passengers can relax in their staterooms and enjoy an extensive array of on-demand movies and other programming options. Programming includes live feeds from the Princess Live! studio. mobile Cruise intranet: Princess@Sea, a brand-new mobile-friendly intranet site, enables passengers to easily access daily updates about onboard activities and to review their onboard accounts from their personal mobile or tablet devices.

Building a ship of such magnitude presented its challenges, especially when it came to specifications. There was a vast amount to be specified, right down to every socket, chair, locker, bed — everything. “The sheer volume of data was almost overwhelming,” said Hawkins. “We had to set up a system early in the process that allowed all of the stakeholders to stay informed about what was being decided to ensure everyone had a voice.” From start to finish, Hawkins is proud of all the work it took to bring Royal Princess from design idea to the beautiful vessel that passengers experience today. But he recalls the very beginning of the project, when he and his team defined the basic design of the ship, as the most stimulating and rewarding. “We worked in a small group for many hours to develop the ship, looking at a lot of alternative basic layouts before settling on what you see today.”

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touch-screen photo finder: Digital kiosks with photo-recognition software make it easy to find photos.

Celebrating the float-out of the new ship, from left: princess Cruises president and Ceo alan b. buckelew, Royal Princess madrina Victoria nash, Royal Princess Captain tony draper and Victoria nash’s father, Captain nick nash. Victoria nash was chosen to serve as madrina because she has a special connection to the first Royal Princess: as a baby, she was christened onboard the ship.

princess’ greenest ship: Royal Princess was designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, more so than any other ship in the Princess fleet. Advances include an extremely efficient hull and propeller that use only as much energy as the line’s smaller ships; lowenergy lighting with an emphasis on LED; the addition of variable-speed drives to the biggest electrical consumers; and the introduction of additional monitoring of the ship’s overall energy usage.

Countless details went into the design and construction of the ship, from the big ideas of entertainment to the tiny details of lighting fixtures.

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Creative Vision Much goes into creating a new ship’s interior design. The choice of colors, materials and design features, as well as the artful use of light, play vital roles in creating a warm yet refined atmosphere. “I have been working with my team on the new Royal Princess for some time now,” said Teresa Anderson, vice president of interior design. “We actually started initial concepts and preliminary layouts back in 2009.” Anderson added that it’s not just how the ship looks. She and her staff carefully plan to make the best use of the ship’s space planning, including optimum circulation routes and venue proximity, as they can “greatly enhance the passengers’ experience onboard.” global chic. Anderson uses the term “global chic” to describe the interior-design approach for Royal Princess, taking influences from global trends in fashion, art, architecture and history. “I believe that’s what Princess Cruises is all about,” said Anderson. She said her goal was to find a harmony of comfortable, stylish decor that not only is spectacular but also resonates with all types of people. “On Royal Princess, with the use of rich and elegant materials, I think we have achieved that goal better than ever before.” the shimmering metallics of the Chef’s table lumiere are typical of designs throughout the ship.

Passengers witness the true essence of Anderson’s creative vision when first boarding the ship. In the atrium, they immediately notice two spiral staircases forged from marble and glass, creating dramatic spatial voids that lend an ethereal feel. “I want

them to think, ‘Wow! I am really going to enjoy this ship!’” Anderson said. The dining rooms offer passengers a sophisticated, modern dining experience. At the entrance of the forward dining rooms, silver and gold bubbles are reflected in bronze mirror panels, creating an array of three-dimensional, jewel-like floating spheres. The same jewel lights are reflected above the semicircular banquette, culminating in a central chandelier. “It really creates a magnificent setting,” said Anderson. illuminating design. Giacomo Mortola, coordinating architect, turned light into a design element on the ship. “More than with any other project I have worked on, I use light as a central component of my design on Royal Princess,” he said. “It introduces a completely new dimension and possibility in design, making it more dynamic.” In designing the interiors of the aft dining room, Mortola took legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright as his inspiration, using glossy, dark wood on the ceiling, leather on the walls and accents of bronze metal throughout. It’s all designed to lead the eye to the center and the Chef’s Table Lumiere, which is surrounded by a curtain of fiber-optic lights — creating a striking culinary setting.

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teresa anderson Vice president of interior design Anderson joined Princess Cruises in 1994 and has overseen the interior-design development for all the cruise line’s newbuilds and ship refurbishments since. Born in Lima, Peru, she has a long list of outstanding design accomplishments, from government buildings in Brunei to the Paradise Grand Hotel in the Bahamas and other international projects.

giacomo mortola Coordinating architect An acclaimed Italian architect, Mortola began his initial affiliation with Princess as a technical advisor with the former Sitmar Cruises in 1974. One of the recognized leaders in cruise-ship architecture, he has been involved in the design of most Princess ships and has also overseen the refurbishment of many of the line’s vessels.

in the aft dining room, coordinating architect giacomo mortola incorporated wood, leather and metals for a look he says was inspired by famed architect frank lloyd wright. opposite page: passenger services area.

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A Look Onboard: The Atrium A familiar favorite on the Princess fleet, the atrium now offers even more to admire. Stunning centerpiece. Spanning several decks on Princess ships, the atrium is the hub, offering entertainment, dining and refreshment options around the clock.

‘Materials and finishes used in the new atrium were specifically chosen to reflect the warmth and sophistication that Princess Cruises is known for.’ rai Caluori executive Vice President of Fleet operations

Fifty percent larger than those on other Princess ships, the atrium on Royal Princess is even more imposing. When passengers first board the ship, they can’t help but notice the pair of glass-andmarble spiral staircases featuring beautiful columns of light that sparkle from the top down to glistening water features below. The atrium’s vast open space provides excellent views of the live entertainment in the Piazza from Decks 6 and 7. Venues are backlit and seem to float midair. And materials and finishes were specifically

chosen to reflect warmth and sophistication, the “global chic” approach to interior design that is synonymous with Princess Cruises. “Passengers are going to be overcome with a sense of comfort, style and belonging,” said Teresa Anderson, vice president of interior design.

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Vines Wine & Spirits bar. Located in the Piazza, Vines wine bar features an extensive array of varietals, plus a selection of small plates including tapas and Sabatini’s bites. Vines is adjacent to Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, making it ideal for those who want to relax with a glass of wine and a snack before dinner. the international Café is found in the Piazza throughout the Princess fleet, but this one has a dramatic new lighting feature.

New Additions With the enormous space in the atrium, passengers can enjoy a variety of new dining and refreshment venues onboard Royal Princess. bellini’s bar. An Italian-inspired cocktail bar, Bellini’s is on Deck 6, cantilevered over the Piazza. The floor is backlit, adding a glowing ambience and creating the illusion that the bar is floating in the air. It’s a delightful place to savor a delicious Bellini-style drink while watching the liveliness of the atrium’s activities. ocean terrace Seafood bar. At the top of the atrium on Deck 7 is Ocean Terrace, with a large selection of sushi, sashimi, ceviche and caviar. Passengers can order fresh-from-the-sea delicacies while taking in the beauty of the atrium and the buzz of activity in the Piazza two decks below.

Gelato. On Deck 5 in the Piazza, close to all the goings-on at the base of the atrium, Gelato serves tempting treats including designer sundaes, sweet crespelle (Italian-style crepes), creamy fruit smoothies, frosty shakes and delectable homemade waffle ice-cream cones. Celebrations. The new Celebrations gift shop helps passengers commemorate any special celebration with a wide variety of fresh-flower arrangements, premium chocolates and a selection of other thoughtful gifts.

Passenger Favorites The atrium of the Royal Princess also showcases fond favorites that passengers have appreciated on other ships in the fleet.

international Café. One of the signatures of Princess ships’ Piazzas, the International Café on Royal Princess offers more available seating than that on other ships — and a dramatic new lighting feature. The café is open 24 hours; menu options include freshbaked pastries, specialty coffees and scrumptious desserts, as well as made-to-order paninis, quiches and salads. The café also offers a massive tea tower listing more than 250 tea and infusion combinations. alfredo’s Pizzeria. Taste some of the best pizza at sea at Alfredo’s Pizzeria. Serving complimentary, hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizza baked fresh in a stone oven, the Alfredo’s onboard Royal Princess presents an expanded menu and more spacious seating than that on the cruise line’s other ships. Crooners bar. Shaken or stirred? Crooners Bar offers more than 75 types of martinis, all garnished with a fabulous ocean view. Gelato has an expansive menu of designer sundaes, Italian crepes and other treats.

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‘We really wanted to create an on-deck destination that passengers wouldn't want to leave.’ Franz rom Senior Vice president of Hotel operations

A Look Onboard: Take It from the Top (Deck) Royal Princess is a thrill from top to bottom, but these entertainment and recreation choices are especially appealing — by day or by night. When approaching the ship, one notices right away the glass-enclosed SeaWalk — the first special attraction of its kind in the industry. It stretches 60 feet long, extends 28 feet beyond the ship and hovers 128 feet above the ocean. Passengers literally step out from the side of the ship, a breathtaking experience marked by unparalleled views. Directly across the deck is the SeaView Bar, which also extends out over the ocean, providing a place to share cocktails while taking in the unmatched seascape.

Dazzling entertainment by night. Each evening, the top deck of Royal Princess transforms. The island between the two freshwater pools turns into a stage that is the focal point of an interactive sound-and-light show, highlighting dancing fountains with 85 water jets that shoot water 33 feet into the night sky. Movies Under the Stars also gets a featured role, showing films on the largest outdoor movie screen at sea — 30 percent larger than that on any other Princess ship.

Relaxing fun by day. Adjacent to the SeaWalk is the expansive top-deck area, featuring palm trees and two freshwater pools with an island area between them. Passengers can relax however they choose — multiple poolside seating options include circular loungers, gardenstyle furniture, bar-height tables and stools, and chaise lounges. Traditional pool games are available, and the live music is inspired by the different ports of call visited.

On select evenings, the island transforms into a dance floor, playing host to the popular Ultimate Deck Party. Two decks above the pool area on a special balcony, a DJ will get the crowd moving with a groove-worthy music mix.

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A Look Onboard: Dining and Libations As on other ships in the Princess fleet, passengers can expect cuisine prepared with passion and the utmost care. Passengers have a wide variety of dining options, from specialty restaurants to casual eateries. Royal Princess offers some new choices and adds a creative spin to many Princess favorites.

‘We know what our passengers like, so our focus is on improving upon what we are famous for.’ Peter tobler Vice President of Food and beverage operations

“The contemporary design of the Royal Princess dining rooms continues in the style and tradition that passengers have come to love,” said Rai Caluori, executive vice president of fleet operations. “As always, our dining rooms will offer a sense of intimacy paired with fantastic lighting features to create an ambience conducive to good conversation and quiet, attentive service.” traditional dining. The Allegro Dining Room, located on Deck 6 aft, offers an artfully prepared multicourse menu, which includes many healthy choices. In the classic cruise-dining experience, passengers dine at set times and with the same tablemates and waitstaff each evening.

anytime dining. Royal Princess also features the Concerto and Symphony dining rooms. These offer passengers Anytime Dining, a more-flexible dining experience that gives passengers the freedom to dine with whomever they wish at a time that is convenient for them. Like Allegro, these venues have a multicourse menu that changes each day. Crown grill and Wheelhouse bar. Royal Princess combines two popular venues — the Crown Grill seafood and chop house and the Wheelhouse Bar — for a complete evening of great dining and entertainment in one location. The Crown Grill’s

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New takes on favorite flavors daily Pub lunch: Previously available only on select sea days, the popular English pub lunch is served daily. Full lunch is served on sea days; on port days, tuck into fish and chips or the ploughman’s lunch. Don’t forget to order one of the pub’s signature brews. Expansive gelato Menu: Save room for one of the delicious flavors of creamy Italian-inspired gelato, plus ice cream, many toppings, and specialties such as waffle cones, sundaes and sweet crepes. sabatini’s bites and Flights: Sample bites of menu items from Princess’ signature Sabatini's restaurant, paired with wine flights from Vines Wine & Spirits Bar. The two venues are next to each other on Deck 5 — how convenient! super tuscans: More than 20 choices of Tuscany’s acclaimed wines are now served in Sabatini’s, served by the bottle and at the new Super Tuscan Wine Tasting event. Flair bartending shows: Talented bartenders mix it up at the top-deck SeaView Bar. Whiskey Flights at Wheelhouse bar: Inspired by the growing popularity of whiskey, the signature Wheelhouse Bar serves three different whiskey flights complete with tasting notes. Choose from single malts, three Glens and other well-known whiskey options.

‘Passengers will feel as if they're cocooned in a white cloud.’ rai Caluori Executive Vice President of Fleet operations speaking about Chef’s table lumiere

comfortable leather-booth seating, wood accents and low-level lighting create a clublike ambience. Adjacent is the Wheelhouse Bar, a restful place to sip a drink and enjoy live piano entertainment. sabatini’s. Perhaps the most-talked-about specialty restaurant in the Princess Cruises fleet, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant is conveniently located on Deck 5, close to the Piazza. The Tuscan-inspired Sabatini’s is also adjacent to Vines Wine & Spirits Bar, perfect for a predinner cocktail. “The Sabatini’s dining experience features an à-lacarte menu promising authentic Italian flavors and preparations,” said Peter Tobler, vice president of food and beverage operations. The centerpiece of the new Sabatini’s on Royal Princess is the grand wine display, offering an impressive selection of some of the most prestigious and sought-after Super Tuscan wines: Tignanello, Ornellaia, Solaia and Masseto, to name a few. Sabatini’s also hosts Super Tuscan Wine Tasting events, designed to introduce passengers to these rich, internationally acclaimed wines. Chef’s table lumiere. Known for creating the first-ever chef’s table at sea, Princess sets a new standard for this popular experience in the Allegro Dining Room. Diners are seated at a stunning custom-made table — a work of art in itself. They then find themselves surrounded by a curtain of light, providing a soft wall of privacy. “They will feel as if they’re cocooned in a white cloud,” said Caluori.

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‘The additional space, combined with the creation of multiple food concepts, will provide passengers with a much more intuitive environment in which to navigate.’

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A sumptuous selection of casual eateries Alfredo’s: Watch the chefs of the best pizzeria at sea in an open kitchen as they create handtossed Neapolitan-style pies and other Italian favorites. Alfredo’s popular complimentary menu has been expanded, and beverages now include wine, sangria, beer and specialty coffees. Gelato: Just one deck under Alfredo’s, this gelateria offers a variety of creamy Italian-inspired gelato and ice-cream creations, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic sundaes. Treats include sweet crespelle, banana splits and the newest twist: pineapple splits. International Café: The International Café lives up to its name with paninis, Cuban sandwiches and Mexican tortas. The expanded seating area is perfect for grabbing a light meal, meeting friends for coffee or enjoying a snack, while watching Piazza entertainers. Tea Tower: Up to 250 blends are available, and an onboard tea sommelier hosts tea-tasting and tea-flight events. Princess saved plenty of room for dessert, giving the Pastry shop a generous space in the Horizon bistro.

Ocean Terrace: The array of à-la-carte items here includes oyster shooters, fresh sushi and sashimi, ahi tuna poke, king crab cocktails and chili-and-lime crab margaritas.

Horizon Court: The popular Horizon Court Buffet gets expanded seating on Royal Princess and introduces new “Grab & Go” and "Healthy" breakfast options to fuel the day in port. Lunch features a variety of new live stations with regional flair, such as the Japanese Hibachi Grill. And for dinner, the Horizon Court features themed events such as a German beer fest and a gaucho barbecue feast. Trident Grill: Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches are available throughout the day at this poolside snack spot, which serves a smokehouse barbecue in the evening. Outrigger Bar: The celebration’s always on here, from Bloody Mary eye-openers to margaritas at sunset. Munchies include made-to-order burritos and plates of fresh tortilla chips with guacamole and Mexican salsa. Cabana Picnic: A variety of picnic basket options are available for those in the adults-only Retreat Pool area. The baskets are filled with artisan sandwiches, various accompaniments and desserts, and champagne for those who want to indulge completely.

Rai Caluori Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations Speaking about Horizon Court

Passengers are served a multicourse dinner created exclusively for Chef’s Table Lumiere patrons and paired with select wines. With each course comes a detailed explanation of special ingredients and preparation methods used. During dessert, the chef joins the group to discuss the evening’s meal, answer questions and share culinary secrets. Wine Cellar. Passengers in the Concerto and Symphony dining rooms can elect to have a private dining experience in the unique Wine Cellar, a smaller seating area within the dining rooms. Tables seat up to 12 in various configurations, creating just the right space for private events or memorable celebrations. Special menus, developed in conjunction with noted winemakers, are designed to pair with hand-selected wines.

The Pastry Shop. Royal Princess introduces another industry first: a dedicated pastry shop. A tasty highlight of the Horizon Bistro, The Pastry Shop features its own design and decor. Fresh-baked treats — including croissants, pastries, hot desserts, waffles and cookies — are complemented by a full-range coffee bar.

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A Look Onboard: Entertainment Nightclubs, gaming, theater, movies and even live TV: The spotlight’s on a vast selection of entertainment choices. Entertainment is an important component of the Princess Cruises onboard experience, and Royal Princess is a ship full of options — whether passengers are tapping their toes to live music in the atrium or taking part in a Princess Live! studio broadcast; catching a first-rate show in the Princess Theater or a first-run film alfresco at Movies Under the Stars; dancing the night away in a nightclub or taking Lady Luck for a whirl at the casino. One thing is for certain: Passengers always have a variety of shows, events and activities from which to choose.

the Princess theater is the line’s largest version yet.

the atrium. With its much larger size, the expanded Piazza atrium on Royal Princess offers more to see, do and enjoy. Since the International Café, Gelato and Vines wine bar surround the main area of the Piazza, all have good seats for the live performances that take place there. One deck

up, passengers can sip Italian-inspired cocktails at Bellini’s and relish the best pizza at sea while watching the entertainment below. And one more deck up is Crooners Bar, with 75-plus martinis on the menu, performances by talented pianists, and breathtaking ocean vistas. Princess live! television studio. Passengers get the thrill of being in a live TV studio audience in this high-tech venue just aft of the Piazza on Deck 7. It’s a flexible space where seating can be arranged to create different performance spaces, such as bleacher-style or in-the-round configurations.

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‘There’s nothing quite like being in a live TV studio audience. There’s a special, behind-the-scenes excitement to it. With Princess Live! we give our passengers the chance to experience the exciting studio atmosphere for themselves.’ rai Caluori executive Vice President of Fleet operations

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Princess Live! allows the cruise directors’ daily program, “The Wake Show,” to be presented in a live format as well as broadcast in the staterooms. Some of the popular passenger-participation game shows can be taped in front of a live studio audience and rebroadcast into staterooms.

applause! Royal Princess’ top entertainment choices Four brand-new Production Shows: Take your seat in the Princess Theater for Colors of the World, an experiential journey through the destinations visited by Princess ships; Spectacular!, a colorful musical extravaganza; Sweet Soul Music, a tribute to rhythm and blues; and What the World Needs Now, an elegant celebration of the music and style of the 1960s. Four different Water and music Shows: The ship’s central pool area features performances of four separate themed sequences. Get ready for dancing fountains, special music and some extra pizzazz created on the Movies Under the Stars screen.

the Princess live! tV studio presents live talk shows, demonstrations, game shows and more, with seating for 280.

From games and enrichment lectures during the day to theme nights and comedy shows at night, the Vista lounge combines the best elements of Vista venues on other ships in the fleet.

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Sound Design

‘In entertainment venues like the Princess Live! TV studio, the Princess Theater and the Vista Lounge, we first considered the technical impact of the sound. It is important that entertainment venues be comfortable and look attractive, but even more important is that the entertainers sound great. We accomplished this by using materials in the wall and ceiling that offer excellent sound performance yet also create a striking decor.’

rai Caluori executive Vice President of Fleet operations

Giacomo mortola Coordinating architect

Princess Live! serves as the venue for a host of other events, including interactive cooking shows, art-house films, enrichment classes, murder mysteries, trivia contests and up-close-and-personal interviews with entertainers, officers and crew members. “We’re also able to present some of our incredible musical talent in a very different setting,” said Roger Hawk, director of passenger programs and entertainment services. “These will be ‘unplugged,’ in-the-round performances in this very intimate venue, allowing our onboard talent to stretch a little and connect with the audience in a unique environment.”

‘In 2004, we were the first cruise line to debut a huge movie screen on the open deck. And since then, Movies Under the Stars has become a signature feature of Princess Cruises, often copied, but never equaled. It’s truly an unmatchable experience.’

In the evening, the 1,000-seat Princess Theater stages signature production shows and acts starring highimpact, award-winning entertainers. Vista lounge. Passengers searching for a more-intimate entertainment venue need look no further than the Vista Lounge. At the aft end of Deck 7, the Vista Lounge on Royal Princess pairs the best of Vista Lounges found throughout the fleet with the elements of Princess’ popular Club Fusion nightclub. The venue offers more-comfortable seating, outstanding entertainment, gracious beverage service and exceptional lighting and sound.

The adjacent Princess Live! Café features interactive, wall-mounted screens showing the ship’s position, ports of call, points of interest and even international newspapers. Each morning, the café serves specialty coffees, teas and freshly squeezed juice, plus freshbaked croissants and pastries.

Daytime activities include enrichment lectures, bingo and fine-art auctions. By night, the Vista Lounge features live dance bands and a spacious dance floor in front of the stage. With its clublike atmosphere, the Vista Lounge is also the setting for late-night comedy shows, special evening performances and signature theme-night classics, such as Rock ’n’ Roll Night and That ’70s Night.

Princess theater. Princess Cruises’ theatrical productions are widely regarded as among the best at sea, and the Princess Theater on Royal Princess presents a high standard of entertainment. “The theater is our largest yet,” said Denise Zimmy, director of onboard media and productions, “and retains great sightlines from every seat while maintaining an intimate experience.”

movies Under the Stars. Another passenger favorite, Princess’ signature poolside theater features an outdoor screen larger than any other at sea as well as a superb audiovisual system. Passengers see first-run movies as they were meant to be seen and can watch sporting events and concerts in a wide-screen format. Passengers can choose to relax on cozy chaise lounges with pillows

and blankets, or they can view the show from one of the whirlpool spas above the pool. Either way, Movies Under the Stars® promises an unforgettable open-air entertainment experience. Club 6. Passengers wanting to join the club scene should follow the beat to Club 6, a Princess first. On Deck 6 near the atrium, this pulsing dance club offers comfortable seating, a full-service bar, an inviting dance floor and a DJ spinning the hottest sounds, which will keep the party going ’til the wee hours.

Princess Casino. Next to Club 6 is Princess Casino, featuring all the latest slot machines, plus group slot tournaments. Table games, including blackjack, Texas Hold ’Em and roulette, abound.

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A Look Onboard: Just Relax Those who want to unwind and de-stress even further have two welcoming retreats from which to choose: the Lotus Spa ® and The Sanctuary. Royal Princess’ expanded versions of these signature venues include marvelous new amenities.

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lotus spa. The first thing passengers will notice about the Lotus Spa on Royal Princess is its convenient location. It’s right next to the atrium, where passengers are more likely to be during the day. They can have breakfast at the International Café and then head to the Lotus Spa for a soothing treatment. Or perhaps indulge in a massage after an active day ashore.

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Once in a comfy robe and slippers, patrons make their way to the new Relaxation Lounge to unwind. With ocean views and a calming atmosphere, the

‘The Lotus Spa features a contemporary, sophisticated decor that uses soft and warm colors contrasted with natural textures to give the space a very comfortable and welcoming feeling.’

Relaxation Lounge is a fine transition to a signature spa treatment. The Lotus Spa on Royal Princess has more treatment rooms than that on any other ship in the fleet. These include the two luxurious new Couples Villas, with side-by-side massage tables, a palliative bath, customized music designed for deep relaxation and a private sitting area with splendid ocean views.

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‘The beauty of The Enclave is that passengers can either pair it with a treatment or experience the therapeutic amenities all on their own.’ John Chernesky director of spa operations

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the enclave at lotus spa. An exclusive area of the spa, The Enclave at Lotus Spa takes the thermalsuite experience to an entirely new level. Triple the size of thermal suites found on other Princess ships, The Enclave at Lotus Spa is designed to help passengers totally decompress and receive some amazing therapeutic benefits.

‘The new Retreat Pool, as the name implies, offers an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate and is the perfect complement to The Sanctuary.’ Mario siebaldi Vice President of Hotel services

Patrons can create their own relaxing circuit by experiencing each of the amenities as they choose. “The beauty of The Enclave is that passengers can either pair it with a treatment or experience the therapeutic amenities all on their own,” said John Chernesky, director of spa operations. Choices include relaxation on heated stone beds or soothing waterbeds, or in the new Turkish Hammam, a special room that uses steam to help release toxins and stimulate the immune system. Patrons can then unwind in the hydrotherapy pool with cascading rain shower. The pool’s relieving massage jets focus on the neck and body. Next stop is the Laconium, a dry-heat sauna that detoxifies and rejuvenates the body, followed by the Caldarium, an herbal steam room that gently opens pores and cleanses the skin.

Royal Princess presents the ultimate in rejuvenation with the enclave at lotus, a thermal suite like no other.

Finally, patrons can step into one of four sensory showers, which combine a hot-to-cold experience, dynamic mood lighting and aroma infusions. An attendant is available to create salt-and-sugar scrub blends, which help soften and exfoliate the skin.

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Indulge As Never Before

the new sanctuary has an elegant yet contemporary design, satisfying the quest for privacy. rock gardens, topiaries and atmospheric lighting create a lovely aura.

New cabanas in The Sanctuary offer customized packages including the top choice: Royal Indulgence for four people. The exclusive experience provides the ultimate in pampering, with all-day massages, gourmet food and beverages.

The Sanctuary. A peaceful outdoor retreat awaits adult passengers at The Sanctuary, an oasis near the forward end of the top deck.

delightful amenities such as a personal television, cushy sofas, a picnic basket of refreshments and a bottle of champagne.

Introduced on Crown Princess in 2006, The Sanctuary has become a passenger favorite and is now a signature feature on Princess ships. “The Sanctuary experience is really very special,” said Mario Siebaldi, vice president of hotel services. “The deluxe lounge chairs are comfortable and relaxing. And, of course, the service is excellent.”

Also available are two luxurious Lotus Spa Cabanas. These larger enclosed areas offer added privacy and a resting area with a television and comfy chairs. The treatment area has two tables for a refreshing couple’s massage and lovely ocean views over the forward end of the ship.

The Sanctuary on Royal Princess is more than 20 percent larger than those on other ships in the fleet, with improved attractions and a tranquil decor. “I wanted to enhance The Sanctuary with a new contemporary and elegant design, placing emphasis on the quest for privacy, while creating a sense of intimacy and simplicity,” said Teresa Anderson, vice president of interior design. “I was aiming to create a magical setting, a secret garden, a romantic hideaway.”

Retreat Pool. Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool on Royal Princess offers more space and more seating compared with other Princess vessels, as well as new Retreat Cabanas — the first cabanas of their kind in the fleet. Located along the perimeter of the Retreat Pool, the Retreat Cabanas can be reserved for an enriched poolside experience, with an option to request picnic baskets containing a selection of fresh sandwiches, cookies and a bottle of wine — all served by a dedicated steward.

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A Look Onboard: Sports and Fitness Fitness and sports enthusiasts of all levels have multiple ways to break a sweat, pump some iron, play ball or say “Om” — all with superb ocean views.

Passengers can take advantage of a double-lane jogging track or just relax and soak up the sun.

The Fitness Center. Whether you want to get in a good workout or just stretch a little, the Fitness Center has it all. Located on Deck 17 aft, this stateof-the-art exercise facility offers a full assortment of cardio equipment, including treadmills, recumbent bikes and elliptical trainers. A variety of strength equipment is available, as is a selection of free weights. Most equipment features personal TV screens, and some of the units offer an interactive virtual experience, which makes working out a lot more engaging and fun. The Fitness Center also hosts educational seminars on wellness, health and nutrition. “The entire Fitness Center is specifically designed to be multitiered,” said Tammy Dailey, manager of spa operations. “Everyone, from beginner to expert, will be challenged. It’s perfect for all exercise levels.”

New to Royal Princess is a private aerobics studio. At the back of the Fitness Center, the studio is the venue for a wide range of fitness classes throughout the day. There’s a TRX suspension training class held in the studio as well as outside on the fitness court. Indoor cycling classes offer a challenging workout, as does Body Sculpt Boot Camp, which burns up to 700 calories in just 40 minutes. And Chi Ball Yoga is a relaxing new class using an aromatherapy-scented ball infused with moodenhancing essential oils. Jogging Track. One deck above the Fitness Center is the double-lane Jogging Track. The outer track

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‘There’s just something about the sea with that endless horizon. It’s an incredible way to exercise that you can’t experience on land.’ Tammy dailey Manager of Spa operations Speaking about the Fitness Center’s ocean view

offers separate paths for walking and running, while the inside track features new circuit-exercise stations with modern outdoor-fitness equipment. The track area is decorated with art picturing iconic global travel destinations, giving passengers the chance to say they “ran around the world.” Princess Sports Central. A multisport area on Decks 18 and 19 is designed to afford plenty of options, including court games, lawn activities and even a lounge for virtual gaming. The Center Court can be set up for basketball, tennis, volleyball or badminton, while baseball fans can practice their swing at the portable batting cage. Golfers have a driving range just off the Center Court. State-of-the-art fitness equipment comes with its own imcomparable ocean view.

On the upper level, the Lawn Court is a grassy area for a variety of lawn activities. The Game Lounge is a good space to meet up for table tennis and virtual gaming. And friendly cruise staff is on hand to organize sports competitions and entertaining group games.

Princess Sports Central has space for court games, lawn activities and even a lounge for virtual gaming.

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A Look Onboard: Youth and Teens

Young cruisers can have a culinary adventure with the Jr.CheF@sea program, one of many special youth activities.

To Princess Cruises’ staff, it’s important that passengers of all ages have a wonderful vacation. That includes younger cruises. After all, it’s their vacation too. “Our job is to make every moment of the cruise memorable, especially for kids,” said Heidi Darrah, specialist, passenger programs. With more space to hang out and play games both indoors and outdoors, kids of all ages will have exceptional experiences in Royal Princess’ expanded youth and teen centers.

‘On our ships, kids always have a blast. In fact, we love hearing kids tell their parents or grandparents how much they want to come back.’ Christina Wonders Youth Programs Specialist

Princess Pelicans (ages 3 to 7). All the popular activities that youngsters like are available here, like the Jr.CHEF@Sea program, education workshops, pajama and ice-cream parties, and the Kids’ Fun Fair. On top of that, the Princess Pelicans space on Royal Princess features a new toddler area for cruisers under three. Kids enjoy a space for activities like movie night, a dedicated area for the popular arts-and-crafts program, and an indoor play structure. Pelicans also has an outdoor playground, with toys, games, tricycles and more, that the little ones will be crazy about. Shockwaves (ages 8 to 12). In Shockwaves, 8-to 12-yearolds find games and activities geared specifically to them — air hockey, skeeball, exciting game stations and more. They have their own lounge with a giant TV, a DJ booth, and arts-and-crafts tables with activities

led by Princess’ dynamic youth counselors. Kids can enjoy their own pizza and ice-cream parties or kidsonly dinners. Plus, Shockwaves kids enjoy a variety of fun activities, such as sports tournaments and mini-Olympics each cruise. Remix (ages 13 to 17). Teens can choose from activities especially designed for them: sports competitions, late-night movies, teens-only “mocktail” parties and formal dinners, and the always-popular video-game tournaments and hip-hop dance classes. Remix also has the new Princess DJ Booth, where teens can create custom playlists from the hottest tracks, and a lounge area for meeting new friends and for playing foosball, skeeball and the latest video games. “There’s even a brand-new outdoor lounge,” said Darrah, “which our teens have been asking for and are going to love.” The new space features club lighting, contemporary seating, a new wading pool and, of course, music perfect for parties under the stars.

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A Look Onboard: The Art of Cruising Royal Princess is full of world-class-caliber works of art to admire and even take home. The onboard art director leads special presentations on art history and shares amusing facts and fascinating information to pique passengers’ interest and enhance their knowledge of art.

live auctions onboard enable passengers to acquire new works, and the ship’s art director can add to their knowledge of art.

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In addition, passengers can visit the Art Gallery to see the collection of some of the most beautiful artwork produced in the last century. “The gallery itself is a great onboard destination,” said Karen Reich, vice president of Global Fine Arts. Art lovers should visit often as the collection rotates over the duration of the cruise. The gallery also hosts special themed gatherings focusing on different artists or particular movements in art history. The permanent collection on Royal Princess includes work by some of the world’s most popular artists,

whose works are sold through Princess’ onboard auctions. Passenger favorites involve scenes from the Mediterranean as well as original paintings, bas reliefs and serigraphs in both traditional and modern forms. Most sailings offer live auctions that give passengers special opportunities to acquire top-drawer art at substantial savings. Art and Architecture Mobile Tour. Royal Princess is the first ship in the Princess fleet to offer a selfguided tour of the ship’s extensive art collection. Participants make 30 stops with their smartphones or tablets and can learn interesting facts about the artists and their creations by scanning a QR code at each artwork.

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A Look Onboard: Shopper’s Paradise Whether it's a gift to take home, a memento for an onboard celebration or just a little retail therapy, the boutiques on Royal Princess are the place to indulge a taste for the best.

Fragrances and beauty products decorate the shelves at essence, one of many tempting shops onboard.

Passengers can shop for fine jewelry, men’s and women’s fashion apparel and accessories, designer fragrances and crystal collectibles — even items they forgot to pack — at tax- and duty-free prices.

as The Limelight. Many shopping events and activities are planned during each sailing, including fashion shows, outlet sales, designer jewelry-and-watch trunk shows, and daily promotional events at The Limelight.

“Princess Cruises has won Porthole Magazine’s ‘Best Shopping Onboard’ Readers’ Choice Award for the last five consecutive years for quality, value, selection and price,” said Marsha St. Hilaire, vice president of in-house retail services. “Being an in-house retail operation allows us to tailor our product offerings to our passengers more effectively and to react quickly to changing demographics.”

Celebrations gift shop. Whether marking a birthday, a wedding or an anniversary, or simply celebrating being at sea, many passengers find special giftgiving occasions on their cruise. The appropriately named Celebrations gift shop, the first of its kind in the Princess fleet, offers a sweet way to commemorate a special moment: with premium Belgium chocolates, single-stem roses, colorful flower arrangements and an array of custom-packaged gifts. Evoking a nostalgic feel inspired by some of the top confectionary shops, Celebrations is conveniently located in the Piazza, next to the ship’s gelateria.

Royal Princess offers six unique shopping locations throughout the atrium: the new Celebrations candy and gift shop; Facets luxury boutique; Meridian Bay, featuring fashionable jewelry and accessories; Essence for beauty products; Calypso Cove for souvenirs and accessories; and a new promotional counter known

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The new Princess MyPix touch-screen system in the photo-video gallery allows passengers to easily locate their professional photos using facial-recognition technology. “Passengers can find images from formal and casual nights, gangway photo-ops and special onboard events,” said St. Hilaire. “Everything is displayed on screen in brilliant color and can be viewed up close, so passengers can easily select their favorites.” In addition, passengers can browse in libraries for scenic photos, order enlargements and take advantage of special offers on frames and albums.

shoppers can finish the perfect outfit at Calypso Cove.

‘We know many passengers choose to celebrate special occasions while sailing with us. The new Celebrations gift shop helps commemorate any special celebration or well-deserved indulgence.’ alan b. buckelew president and Ceo

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photo-Video Gallery. Passengers cherish their cruise memories, and the ship provides many pleasurable, innovative ways to capture and preserve their experiences. Royal Princess is the first ship in the Princess fleet to feature an interactive digital-photo lounge and learning center. With comfortable seating and the latest in digital-kiosk technology, passengers can add their snapshots into exclusively designed photo books, upload their photos to be printed and follow tutorials on beginning and advanced digital photography.

For those who prefer a traditional approach to finding their photos, all professional images will still be printed and displayed on curved photo boards throughout the photo-video gallery. Seating areas are available, allowing passengers the space to view their photos at their leisure. In addition, passengers enjoy more creative portraiture at the ship’s Platinum Studio, an exclusive program that focuses on the subject’s inner spirit. Using the art of simplicity, the Platinum Studio experience includes a private sitting using creative lighting techniques to produce a unique style of art.

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A Look Onboard: Staterooms

Always the Consummate Host, Princess Cruises pays close attention to passenger feedback, and this care is evident in the design of the staterooms onboard Royal Princess. These enhanced staterooms offer special touches that experienced cruisers and newcomers alike will appreciate. Royal Princess also introduces the Deluxe Balcony stateroom, a brand-new stateroom category, with more room for passengers to spread out and relax.

Incomparable ocean views are included in the ship’s 40 suites.

All stateroom bathrooms have an adjustable-height, handheld massage showerhead with spray settings from soothing mist to invigorating massage. All bathrooms in standard stateroom categories also have a larger vanity area with more space for toiletries, improved mirror lighting and an increased shower space. What’s more, staterooms onboard Royal Princess are the first to include a 42-inch flat-screen television with free on-demand programming. And since

most passengers carry personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and digital cameras, all staterooms feature 110-volt electrical outlets with enough space for two separate chargers to plug in side by side. Staterooms are also equipped with a new, environmentally friendly key-card system, allowing passengers to activate the lights inside their stateroom with their cruise card. This system saves energy onboard when passengers are not in their stateroom, and as an added bonus, passengers will always know the location of their card.

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the Concierge lounge For the first time on a Princess ship, suite passengers can access an exclusive area in which to relax or work. The Concierge Lounge offers full front-desk services, plus light snacks and beverages. Its dedicated staff can help with shore excursions, specialty dining or Lotus Spa reservations. The lounge also serves as a private disembarkation lounge.

‘After a busy day in port, you don’t want the colors of your room to be aggressive and loud — you want a soft and soothing haven. It is a room I want you to feel at home in. Functional, yes, but most of all relaxing and calming.’ teresa anderson Vice President of Interior design

suite with balcony. This premium category includes all the amenities of a Mini-Suite, plus two 42-inch flat-screen televisions, separate bathtub and glasspaneled shower, marble floors and countertops, access to the dedicated Concierge Lounge, three mattress options, a sound-station dock for an iPod, and complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services.

Mini-Suite stateroom, including upgraded bathroom amenities, waffle bathrobes, terry-cloth towels and an upgraded duvet insert.

mini-suite with balcony. Substantially larger than a balcony stateroom, a Mini-Suite includes all the same amenities as a balcony stateroom, plus a welcome glass of champagne, a separate seating area, a sofa bed, two flat-screen televisions, marble-top furniture, a spacious closet and a bathroom tub.

Interior. A great value, the interior stateroom features two twin beds that can convert into a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, a television, a closet and a bathroom with shower.

deluxe balcony. A new Princess stateroom category, the Deluxe balcony is a larger version of a balcony stateroom and includes all the same amenities, plus more space and a sofa bed. This stateroom also offers some of the same amenities found in a

balcony. This stateroom category features the elegance of a balcony with fine patio furniture, all the amenities of an interior stateroom, a spacious closet and a desk.

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every Royal Princess stateroom includes: Contemporary, inviting decor Luxurious cotton linens Pillowtop mattress In-room safe Refrigerator 42-inch flat-screen television with free on-demand programming Shower with adjustable height and handheld massage showerhead Upgraded hair dryer Bathroom sundries

‘In the staterooms, I have used softer tones with more-modern padded headboards, which create a comfortable and cozy feeling, accentuated further by the contrasting use of dark and light wood tones.’ Teresa Anderson Vice President of Interior Design

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Thank you. I take the helm of Royal Princess with tremendous pride — and gratitude. To be in command of the newest ship in the Princess fleet is thrilling. But I also know it took a team of thousands of individuals to get to this point. I salute everyone involved in bringing this beautiful vessel from inception to incredible reality: the engineers, architects and designers who worked together to create the most innovative ship in the fleet; the team of skilled builders who put this big, three-dimensional jigsaw together expertly; the leadership at Princess Cruises, who guided each step of the way; and the senior officers and talented crew, who will help our passengers escape completely. I am humbled by everyone’s contribution. Captain Tony Draper stands before Royal Princess as the ship readies for float-out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

I also thank the many loyal passengers who have sailed with Princess over the years. It is because of them we continue to create, innovate and delight. We carefully consider passenger feedback and work hard to create a vacation experience like no other. We have listened — and the magnificent Royal Princess is our enthusiastic response. Wishing you a marvelous vacation,

Captain Tony Draper

Meet the Senior Officers A four-stripe team with more than 100 years of seagoing experience Captain Tony Draper Captain Draper has been in command of a number of Princess vessels since 2006, including Ruby Princess, Emerald Princess, Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess, Dawn Princess, Sun Princess and Coral Princess, as well as ships for sister company P&O Cruises Australia. He began his seagoing career with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the civilian-manned supply and logistics division of the UK’s Royal Navy. In 1994, he not only gained his master’s certificate but also achieved a commercial pilot’s license, reflecting his lifelong interest in aviation. In 1995, he joined Princess as navigator of the original Island Princess. It was on this ship, one of the original “Love Boats” from the hit TV series, that he met his wife, Joanna. Originally from Scotland, Draper now lives in Cornwall, UK, with his wife and their young daughter, Alysia.

Relief Captain Dino Sagani Captain Sagani commanded a variety of Princess vessels, including Sea Princess, Dawn Princess, Sapphire Princess and, most recently, Diamond Princess. Sagani was born in Trieste, on the northeast Adriatic coast of Italy. Following the family tradition, he studied at the Nautical College in Trieste, one of the oldest nautical schools in Europe. On completion of his studies, he joined the Italian Navy, serving on a minesweeper during the first Gulf War. He joined Princess Cruises in 1995, where he quickly climbed the ranks and was promoted to captain in 2007.

Chief Engineer Fabio Braccelli Hailing from the town of Lerici along the Italian Riviera, Fabio Braccelli oversees all the maintenance and operation of the ship’s extensive machinery systems. Braccelli has worked onboard 12 Princess ships, most recently on Sapphire Princess. A graduate of the nautical school Nazario Sauro in La Spezia, Italy, Braccelli subsequently served in the Italian Navy and first joined Princess Cruises as a cadet in 1990 onboard the original Dawn Princess. He moved up through the engineering ranks and was promoted to chief engineer officer in 2004.

Hotel General Manager Dirk Brand Dirk Brand oversees all hotel functions onboard Royal Princess, a position he has held onboard a variety of Princess ships, including Ruby Princess during the ship’s inaugural season and the ships of sister company Cunard. Brand was born in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in Munich. After completing his education in hotel management, he served with the Air Force in Sardinia, Italy. Brand began his career at sea in 1998 as a senior assistant food and beverage director during the inaugural season of Grand Princess. He resides in Spain.

Staff Captain Tim Stringer Head of the deck department and second in command on the ship, Captain Stringer has worked onboard eight Princess ships plus several vessels from sister companies P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia. He has also been involved in the plan-approval team for the construction of the new Royal Princess. Stringer first joined Princess as a second officer on the original Royal Princess in 1995. A native of Bedford, England, Stringer began his career as a cadet onboard tankers and holds both UK and Canadian master mariner certifications.

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Destinations: Sailing Away Royal Princess will explore the fascinating Mediterranean and the carefree Caribbean in her first year. Several itineraries are offered to those who want to visit the best of each region on the newest ship in the Princess fleet. Here’s where Royal Princess can take you.

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7-DAy MAIDEN IBERIA VOyAgE London (Southampton), England — Vigo, Spain — Lisbon, Portugal — Gibraltar, Great Britain — Málaga, Spain — Barcelona, Spain Royal Princess’ maiden voyage will take passengers through the centuries of history that mark the ports of the Iberian Peninsula, where many cultures have left their influence. In Spain, travelers can walk in the footsteps of pilgrims who traveled in medieval times to the Santiago de Compostela shrine, explore the Moorish heritage of Málaga and take in the stunning Gothic style of Barcelona — as well as the

modern masterpieces of architect Antonio Gaudí and artist Pablo Picasso. Lisbon also has Moorish roots, but seems even prouder of its maritime history; some of history’s greatest seafarers set out from here to explore new worlds. Gibraltar, which lies between Iberia and Africa, has an engrossing cultural mix to show for it: Veiled Moroccan women pass vacationing Englishmen and Spaniards in the narrow streets of this island that various nations spent 13 centuries fighting to possess.

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Romance of all kinds tops the agenda in this exploration of the Mediterranean’s top ports, one of Princess’ trademark itineraries. Barcelona opens its heart with the architecture of Antonio Gaudí, whose works include the La Sagrada Família cathedral. Toulon introduces what may be France’s most beautiful region: Provence and the Côte d’Azur, where quaint villages charm travelers. In Venice, visitors pursue their love of great art and architecture; in Naples and its neighbors Capri and Pompeii, they delight in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and wonder at the ruins of Pompeii. Historical attractions await in Greece and Turkey, where ancient history enthralls and modern life entertains.

18-DAy MAIDEN VENETIAN PASSAgE Venice, Italy — Messina, Sicily — Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), Italy — Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy — Cannes, France — Barcelona, Spain — Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal — Fort Lauderdale, Florida Royal Princess crosses the Atlantic Ocean to begin her Caribbean season, but not before giving cruisers an unforgettable tour of the Mediterranean. It begins with the breathtaking art of Venice, where churches and museums present the best of the Renaissance. Rome, too, is an art lover’s paradise, especially in the towering works of the Vatican. Natural beauty reigns in Messina, home of the snow-capped volcano Mount Etna, and on Madeira, famed for its namesake wine. Cannes is

known for more than the international film festival that bears its name; its luxury villas and luxurious beaches also beckon. The voyage that begins in Venice ends, appropriately, in “the Venice of America”: Fort Lauderdale, with its network of canals meandering through the city’s downtown and to the sea. 5-DAy MAIDEN CARIBBEAN VOyAgE Fort Lauderdale, Florida — Princess Cays, Bahamas — Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos — Fort Lauderdale 7-DAy EASTERN CARIBBEAN VOyAgE Fort Lauderdale, Florida — Princess Cays, Bahamas — St. Thomas, u.S. Virgin Islands — St. Maarten — Fort Lauderdale Royal Princess offers plenty of fun in the tropical sun on these two roundtrip Caribben itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. Both call at Princess Cays, Princess’ private island in the Bahamas. On her first trip, Royal Princess takes cruisers to the relaxed vibe of Grand Turk, capital of the Turks and Caicos islands, where divers waste little time getting wet. The longer cruise through the Eastern Caribbean heads to the shopping mecca of the Caribbean: St. Thomas. Once a pirate haven, this is now the place to bag incredible deals on diamonds and watches; visitors also should make time for the island’s many historic sites. History has a decidedly Dutch accent in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, a charming port. The other part of the island is French-founded St. Martin.

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Venice, Italy: gondolas ply the grand Canal. Opposite page: Sunset over the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Our Sponsors

The Princess Cruises Community Foundation: Reaching Out to People and Communities Countless children, families and adults have benefited from the support of the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Since its inception in 2009, the Foundation has given more than $1 million to more then 50 organizations in 26 countries. The Foundation provides financial and in-kind support to nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to children, education, the environment, disaster relief and community health and welfare in ports visited by Princess ships, in regions where Princess seafarers reside and locales from which Princess operates. Many organizations and groups of all sizes have benefited, including the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity, AIDS Walk (Los Angeles and Seattle), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Single Mothers Outreach and the Sea Research Foundation. for more information or to donate, contact: Princess Cruises Community Foundation 24844 Avenue Rockefeller Santa Clarita, CA 91355 661-753-1537 communityfoundation@princesscruises.com www.princess.com/princess_community_foundation

Princess Cruises is grateful for the support of the many vendors, suppliers and destinations who have been important to our success.

the following sponsors have made generous donations to the princess cruises community foundation:

Many of those shown on the following pages have supplied important elements of Royal Princess, from the hardware of the ship’s design to the software of its décor and style. The ports we visit will supply warm welcomes and create unforgettable experiences for our passengers and crews.

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We especially wish to acknowledge the sponsors who have donated specifically to support the Princess Cruises Community Foundation (opposite). 2

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1] on deck for the cure®, a shipboard fund-raiser for the breast-cancer awareness group susan G. Komen for the cure. 2] the 5k american Heart association Walk, in which many princess cruises employees participate. 3] single mothers outreach, which provides support and services to needy families.

Thanks to these valued sponsors, Royal Princess begins her inaugural year poised for success. We’re glad that they are all sailing with us!

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Congratulations to Princess Cruises on the upcoming arrival of Royal Princess Joining the Princess fleet in June 2013, the new Royal Princess is sure to delight its 3,600 passengers with exciting new innovations and signature features. At Port Everglades, we are proud to add Royal Princess to our roster of homeporting ships, where she will take her place among the world’s largest and most modern ships.

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With a recently completed $54 million construction project, Port Everglades has fully renovated four cruise terminals. The enhancements allow for a seamless “curbside-to-ship” guest experience with expanded

check-in and baggage claim areas, covered walkways, streamlined transportation routing and bright interiors. No wonder we’ve been recognized as a global leader in the cruise industry. What’s more, Port Everglades is located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale — a popular tourist destination all its own and perfect for a pre- or post-cruise stay. Put the power of a premier port to work for your business. Visit porteverglades.net or call 800-421-0188.

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We offer: • (1) 6-color & (1) 8-color UV Full Web press • (4) 40" 8-color UV Sheet-fed presses • (1) 81" Large Format 6-color UV press • Complete Prep, Bindery and Finishing

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Elevate the guest experience with a full line of high-definition LED TVs from Samsung. Designed to offer improved brightness and contrast, they produce truly stunning images. Plus, with innovative technologies like LYNK, a proprietary digital rights management alternative, they help the cruise industry boost efficiency. See all the ways Samsung hospitality TVs make every guest feel right at home at samsung.com/hospitality. © 2013 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. All rights reserved. Samsung and Samsung LYNK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All products, logos and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Screen images simulated.


congratulates Princess Cruises on the launch of Congratulations to PRINCESS CRUISES on their new cruise ship ROYAL PRINCESS. Royal Princess is powered by four Wärtsilä 46F engines with a operating, environmentally friendly engines are at your constant service, providing everything from propulsion to air-conditioning and lighting, ensuring a carefree transition from port to port. Wärtsilä has also equipped the cruise ship with two six-bladed fixed-pitch propellers, over 5 meters in diameter; six transverse tunnel thrusters; and bulkhead- and stern-tube seals.

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Bonaire’s Treasures Are Not Limited to Those Beneath the Sea Shopping on Bonaire Offers Unique Riches Visitors to Bonaire’s quaint capital, Kralendijk, will find that Bonaire offers myriad opportunities to discover different and unusual types of gifts.

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boutique shops line the street, with small, intimate restaurants nestled between them.

The stands of the Arts & Crafts Market in Wilhelmina Park are just steps from the cruise dock. The market showcases the original art, custom-tailored jewelry and local crafts of Bonaire’s artisans — all in a hassle-free, relaxed environment. Shoppers can enjoy the rhythmic beat of Caribbean-style music and the aroma of locally prepared food and beverages.

Tours are available to visit the Cadushy Distillery in Rincon, offering a unique line of liqueurs made from home-grown Bonaire products such as cactus; the Richter Art Gallery in Belnem, offering fine-art originals and prints; or to one of the ateliers of Bonaire’s driftwood artists, such as Yellow House and Driftwood Art by Dion. (For tickets, please see your onboard excursion specialist.)

Conveniently located within walking distance of the market lies Kaya Grandi, which means “long street” in the local language, Papiamentu. Housed in colorful buildings boasting the renowned Dutch architecture,

Bonaire offers unique products not found on other islands and delightful ways to spend time exploring this charming seaside town. And unlike on other islands, there’s not a traffic light to be found!


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Congratulations to Princess Cruises The St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies congratulates Princess Cruises on its highly anticipated Royal Princess debuting in June 2013. Without a doubt, Royal Princess will offer a unique experience and will be a delight for its passengers, offering exciting innovations and unique features. The new vessel will be the signature of the cruise line’s next generation of ships.

St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities, J Yrausquen Blvd. P. O. Box 5185, Harbour Village, Suite #13A Point Blanche, St. Maarten, NA Tel: (599) 542-8503 / Fax: (599) 542-8506 comments@portofstmaarten.com www.portofstmaarten.com

Passengers choose Princess Cruises for several great reasons: the warm and welcoming service; a relaxed and rejuvenating retreat at sea; delicious food; exclusive amenities; excellent value for their vacation dollars; and the best itineraries, which include the Port of St. Maarten. Princess Cruises has been an integral partner with the Port of St. Maarten. After more than 40 years of sailing experience, the bond can only grow stronger.

Princess Cruises has demonstrated to the cruise industry that it’s a serious partner that has contributed significantly to the development of the cruise experience with carefully planned itineraries, spectacular ships and the hospitality extended to passengers of all ages. The cruise line promises that its passengers can “Escape Completely” on their vacations, and St. Maarten is definitely a complete escape. The Port and destination of St. Maarten have developed a strategic partnership with Princess Cruises over the years, and look forward to a continued mutually beneficial relationship with the cruise line. On behalf of Hon. Romeo Pantophlet, St. Maarten’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications; Mark Mingo, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of St. Maarten Supervisory Board; and our staff, congratulations to Princess Cruises and welcome to Royal Princess.

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live promotions, engaging television programming and supportive digital media. Cruise-shopping promotion is a specialty we helped to create when we were founded in 1989. Since then, we have grown to offer a full selection of integrated media. We are honored to be part of world-renowned LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, world leader in luxury. As Princess Cruises’ publishing and promotions partner, we share pride in the launch of Royal Princess and wish her success as she takes her place in this regal family.


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