All crew are on deck and work hard for the final preparations of the latest Princess cruise ship, Majestic Princess. The vessel specifically designed for the Chinese market will join the fleet later this week on March 31, 2017, with Captain Dino Sagani at the helm.
The comedian Robbie Printz, won this year’s Entertainer of the Year award presented by Princess Cruises. Four entertainers enter the finals from the hundreds of talented performers— vocalists, comedians, magicians, and tribute bands—which entertain guests on Princess cruise ships each year. The selection process was by the guests who casted their ballot to select the winner. This year's competition brought a record-breaking passengers votes.
A crew member of the cruise ship Emerald Princess passed away in an explosion of a nitrogen cylinder while the ship was at Port Chalmers, the main port of Dunedin, New Zealand. According to preliminary reports, the accident occurred in the afternoon during maintenance work on the hydraulic system for launching the tender boat. Local residents say that the explosion was so loud that it was heard 2 kilometers from the port.
The following analysis shows how many cruise destinations will be visited by Princess Cruises entire fleet of cruise ships in 2017. Princess Cruises statistics shows how many ports will be visited and the top 20 destinations by the cruise company. Please note, this unofficial statistics, intended for informative use only is created by the Crew Center team. As a base for creating this analysis, cruise itineraries provided by a third party was used.
Around 90 passengers onboard Princess Cruises ship Sun Princess, were affected by gastrointestinal symptoms. The 2000 passengers on board docked in Brisbane, Australia yesterday morning, having completed a 12-day trip to Papua New Guinea. According to Princess Cruises, "only a small number" of the vacationers and crew were affected by the stomach bug. People on board started contracting Norovirus at the final days of the journey.
At the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology CES in Las Vegas, Carnival Corporation has announced the launch of wearable tech gadget called Ocean Medallion. The world's first interactive experience platform capable of transforming cruise travel to a highly personalized holiday, will be first implemented on Princess Cruises
A damage to the hull caused by faulty tender platform forced the cruise ship Grand Princess to return back to Honolulu. According to Princess Cruise Line statement, the platform on the starboard side has opened, for reasons yet unknown, while the vessel was departing from Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result the ship’s hull sustained minor damage which has been secured. Grand Princess Captain confirmed that the ship is safe and has turned around to make an assessment in daylight.
The US Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines has plead guilty to seven charges for intentional pollution of the seas and cover up. The cruise line will have to pay maximum penalty of $40 million fine, which is largest-ever for deliberate pollution of the seas. As reported by the Division of Environment and Natural Resources, the cruise ship Caribbean Princess was dumping oil contaminated waste illegally since 2005 using a so-called "magic pipe".
Four finalists have been selected for this year sixth annual Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year award. All four artists will perform on board Ruby Princess on the February 25, 2017 voyage to the Mexican Riviera. Each year Princess Cruises’ entertainment department selects four finalists based on guest surveys and the audience response. The winner will receive the title, along with $5,000 on the final evening of the cruise during a gala event in the piazza. Here are the four finalists for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award: