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Princess Cruises Names Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Head of Culinary Arts

Jan 25, 2022

Princess Cruises has promoted Chef Rudi Sodamin as a first head of culinary arts. Chef Sodamin is currently the master chef for Holland America Line, and his position at HAL will retain as he takes on his new role as head of culinary arts for Princess Cruises.

Discovery Princess Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Dec 23, 2021

Princess Cruises announced on Wednesday that their newest cruise ship under construction Discovery Princess has completed her successful sea trials this month. After accomplishing the 5-day test, the vessel has returned to the shipyard to get the final touch and prepare for her debut in March, 2022. 

Princess Cruises tightens health protocols onboard

Dec 22, 2021

The Omicron variant didn’t leave the cruise industry unconcerned. Another Cruise Line updates the protocols, following the immediate effect. Princess Cruises is the one notifying the guests this time about the changes. One of the changes is wearing masks during all cruises, no matter the length, instead of the previous mandatory wearing masks for 10-day or longer cruises only. The other one is banning smoking in the casino. 

Princess Cruises Officially Names its Newest Cruise Ship, the Enchanted Princess

Dec 14, 2021

Princess's fifth Royal-class ship was officially named in a special ceremony, which was a part of an original production called "Our World Enchanted" made in order to commemorate the ocasion.

Caribbean Princess is Eighth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Service

Nov 29, 2021

Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the Caribbean Princess, the eighth ship in the fleet to resume cruises from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Guests sailing onboard the Caribbean Princess received warm welcome onboard by the crew, senior officers and Princess Cruises President John Padget, before the ship set sail on a 7 Night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.

Resuming Cruises of Two Princess Cruise Ships in U.S. is Delayed

Nov 24, 2021

Princess Cruises has announced cancellations of 19 voyages scheduled for Crown Princess and Island Princess. Guests who have booked these cruises and travel agents are informed about the latest changes.

New Princess Cruise Ship is Love at First Sight

Nov 10, 2021

On 9th of November, Princess Cruises presented the newest Medallion Class vessel-Enchanted Princess, showcasing the stunning interior designs and many more special features that offer the future guests unprecedented experience. The naming ceremony is to be broadcast on Monday, 13th of December on the Company’s Facebook page, their site and YouTube channels, expecting for many more details about this beauty. 

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma receives an award for his conduct as leader

Nov 08, 2021

The 39th edition of the "Una Vita per il Mare" (A life dedicated to the sea) award took place at the Sala Nobile, in the Palazzo del Consiglio dei twelve cavalieri di S. Stefano, in Pisa, Italy. The event was organized by the Italian Naval League of Pisa, honoring maritime professionals who have went above and beyond by promoting, safeguarding and protecting the seafaring culture.

Fifth Princess Cruise Ship Restarts Operations From Los Angeles

Oct 15, 2021

Princess Cruises continues to push forward with resuming operations and welcoming guests back on more cruise ships. Today the company announced another big comeback of the Emerald Princess departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The very first guests were welcomed onboard by Emerald Princess teammates with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Carnival Corporation Named World's Best Employers of 2021 by Forbes

Oct 14, 2021

A worldwide independent survey among more than 150, 000 employees in 58 countries working full-or part-time was conducted by Forbes, which they used to determine The World’s Best Employers list. The participants anonymously answered questions, evaluated their current employer, showed their free will to recommend their company to close friends and family and graded their satisfaction of the working atmosphere, salary, potential promotions and other factors.