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Princess Cruises and “The Love Boat” cast honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

July 2, 2018 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises, standing center, and xx from left, attends the ceremony honoring Princess Cruises and the original cast of “The Love Boat” with a honorary star plaque at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Princess Cruises/AP Images)

Back in May of 1977, a new TV show premiered that was set aboard a cruise ship. Called “The Love Boat,” the series featured stories of romance, hijinks and adventure on the high seas.

It also made viewers think this cruising travel looks like a great deal of fun. Why not enjoy it themselves, viewers thought? Before long, Princess Cruise became a household name as the setting and, some say, the star of the show. Read more...

Visiting Princess Cays, the private island retreat of Princess Cruise Line

March 7, 2018 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

     Image courtesy of Princess Cruise Line

Bill plans to snorkel and take photos of the colorful fish in the coral reef. Mae is looking forward to browsing through local arts and crafts at beach shops. And their son Mike wants to practice his paddleboarding.

The family from Maine says they have been looking forward to Princess Cays which offers plenty of adventure and attractions. Or folks can just lean back in a beach chair and relax. Read more...

Regal Princess wine tasting is fun, educational

February 21, 2018 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

As soon as maître-d Federico Arcos Cantos started talking, I knew I was going to enjoy this wine tasting seminar on the Regal Princess.

“To know about wine is very easy,” Cantos said. “If you like it, then you have found a wine that you like and you know about wine.” Read more...

Loyalty program rewards return passengers aboard Princess Cruises

March 22, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Now I know why Robert and Sharon Amoruso always seem to look so happy. They have cruised an amazing 1,336 days with Princess Cruises.

That is more than three and a half years of being pampered on a Princess ship.

“We did that over a span of 11 years,” Robert hastens to say. “Our first Princess cruise was in September of 2005. We have been returning ever since.” Read more...

Voice of the Ocean serenades on Regal Princess cruise

March 8, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Strolling onto the stage of the Regal Princess Theater, passenger Don dedicates his song to his father. Then he starts crooning the Sinatra standard “My Way.”

And surprise.

Don can sing. All three judges of “The Voice of the Ocean” swivel their chairs around to say “I Want You” in asking Don to be on their team. At evening’s end, Don has won the cruise competition as “The Voice of the Ocean.” Read more...

Regal Princess adds new hi-tech Ocean Medallion device

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A new wave of technology will be available aboard the Regal Princess on Nov. 13. The Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess will welcome the high-tech gadget in early 2018.

The Ocean Medallion is a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the OCEAN – One Cruise Experience Access Network. Read more...

Sipping ‘mocktails’ as part of Regal Princess beverage package

February 9, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A pet peeve of mine is cruise ships that charge inflated fees for soft drinks. My caffeine of choice is cola, Pepsi preferably, which many cruise ships don’t carry. It irks me to pay almost $3 for a small can of Coke or to buy a cruise-long soft drink package at a hefty charge. Read more...

Connection between the ‘Love Boat’ and Princess Cruises

January 5, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

More than half a century ago, a television show debuted that helped promote the cruise industry into the popular attraction it is today. Remember the name of that TV series?

An interesting display area aboard the Regal Princess honors the show along with the November 2014 naming ceremony of the Regal Princess and its “Love Boat” connection. Read more...

‘Cook My Catch’ now offered on Princess Alaskan cruises

March 28, 2016 | Marie Poynter

What could be tastier than your own fresh-caught fish deliciously prepared by a talented chef? Princess Cruises is now offering that dining delight on Alaskan cruises.

Called “Cook My Catch,” the culinary experience allows guests the ability to enjoy their very own catch of the day while on vacation with Princess cruise line in Alaska. Read more...

Princess Cruises debuts new livery design on Majestic Princess

March 14, 2016 | Marie Poynter

One of the most recognized brand logos in cruise ships is rolling out an elegant new livery design. The Majestic Princess will be the first ship in the Princess fleet to debut the striking change with the new look rolling out fleetwide over the next few years. Read more...