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From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess catapulted to stardom in 1977 when Pacific Princess was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the still-new concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since.

Princess’ modern fleet has grown considerably in recent years to include Caribbean Princess (2004), Coral Princess (2003), Dawn Princess (1997), Diamond Princess (2004), Island Princess (2003), Pacific Princess (1999), Regal Princess (1991), Royal Princess (1984), Golden Princess (2001), Grand Princess (1998), Sapphire Princess (2004), Star Princess (2002), Sun Princess (1995) and Tahitian Princess (1999). An additional new ship will join Princess’ fleet in 2006, making it one of the most modern fleets on the high seas.

Princess has more than 150 itineraries ranging from seven to 72 days. The line sails to all seven continents and calls at nearly 260 ports around the world, which include the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Mexican Riviera, South America, Australia/New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaiian, Tahiti/French Polynesia, Asia, India, Africa, Holy Land, Canada/New England and Antarctica.

Princess maintains a strong presence in Alaska. Through its Seattle-based Princess Tours division, the company operates a wide variety of spectacular land and sea experiences in the majestic “Land of the Midnight Sun.” The largest cruise and tour operator in the state, Princess operates six cruise ships, five riverside wilderness lodges, luxury Midnight Sun Express Ultra Dome rail cars, and a fleet of deluxe motor coaches; allowing cruise passengers to connect seamlessly to a landside tour and experience several distinctly unique facets of the Alaskan wilderness in a single trip.

Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.


Grand Class

Caribbean Princess 3,100 p Bermuda Registry

Diamond Princess 2,670 p Bermuda Registry

Golden Princess 2,600 Bermuda Registry

Sapphire Princess 2,670 p Bermuda Registry

Star Princess 2,600 p Bermuda Registry

Sun Class

Coral Princess 1,970 p Bermuda Registry

Dawn Princess 1,950 p UK Registry

Island Princess 1,970 Bermuda Registry

Sea Princess 1,950 p UK Registry

Sun Princess 1,950 p UK Registry

Sun Princess 1,950 p UK Registry

Explorer Class

Pacific Princess 680p Gibraltar Registry (The Pacific Princess cruises six months for Princess Cruises and six months for P&O Cruises Australia each year.)

Regal Princess 1,590 p UK Registry

Royal Princess 1,200 p UK Registry

Tahitian Princess 680 p Gibraltar Registry

24305 Town Center Drive
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-499
Tel: 1-661-753-0000
Fax: 1-661-753-1535
PageRank: 6/10
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Phoenix Seereisen operates cruises for the German-speaking trade.

Maxim Gorky 650 p Bahamas Registry

Alabatross 827 p Bahamas Registry

Alexander von Humbolt


Kolmstrasse 50
53111 Bonn
PageRank: 6/10
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Peter Deilmann Cruises has been offering deluxe cruise vacations for more than 25 years for mostly the German-speaking trade on its luxury vessel MS Deutschland and the 48-passenger Lili Marleen, a three-masted barquentine sailing ship. In addition, Deilmann owns and operates 10 deluxe river vessels cruising the great rivers of Europe.

MS Deutschland 513 p Germany Registry

SY Lili Marleen 50 p Germany Registry

1800 Diagonal Road
Suite 170
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 1-703-549-1741
Fax: 1-703-549-7924
PageRank: 5/10
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P&O’s beginnings go back to the 1837 when as the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company began passenger conveyance. Novelist William Makepeace Thackeray made a "Mediterranean cruise" -- a Grand Tour by sea aboard a series of P&O ships in 1844, and published his enthusiastic memoirs in "Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo." The company to this day has remained a British-based shipping line and in its heyday served the British Empire.

In the 1880s the Orient Line and the North of Scotland company, both later to be taken over by P&O, pioneered modern-style cruises, and in 1904 P&O offered its first program: First Class only with shore excursions arranged by Thomas Cook, using the 23-year-old liner Rome, renamed Vectis in her new role as a "cruising yacht." Between the wars cruising became more popular, often using the newest ships in the fleet rather than the oldest. Tourist class cruises began in the early 1930s and Pacific cruises from Australia a few years later. In 1960, the company merged with the Orient Line to form P&O-Orient Lines

P&O's last ship built for scheduled line voyages, Canberra, was delivered in 1961, but by the 1970s, jet airlines had taken over the company's traditional passenger trades while the container ship packed up liner cargoes. Forced to concentrate on the leisure side of sea travel, P&O abolished passenger classes, acquired Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises in 1974, and Sitmar Cruises in 1988. Sitmar cruises was then merged with Princess Cruises.

In 1999, P&O entered Continental Europe with the acquisition of a majority stake in AIDA, and the following year acquired the remainder of AIDA and Seetours, a company specializing in the German cruise and riverboat sector. That same year, the company demerged from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and became known as P&O Princess Cruises. In July 2001 A'ROSA, a new premium destination-oriented brand catering exclusively for German-speaking customers was launched. In 2003, P&O Princess Cruises plc merged with Carnival Corporation, to become Carnival & plc.

Aurora 1,874 p UK Registry

Oriana 1,822 p UK Registry

Arcadia 1,475 p UK Registry

Oceana 1,950 p UK Registry

Adonia 2,010 UK Registry

Arcadia* 1,952 p UK Registry

Artemis* 1,203 p UK Registry

* Debuts 2005

UK Home Office :
Richmond House
Terminus Terrace
Reservations: 0845 3 555 333:
Fax: 023 8065-7030

US Office address:

7 Princess Tours
2815 Second Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle Washington 98121 - 1299
Tel. 1 206 728 4202
Tel. 1 206 727 3199
Fax. 1 206 336 6100
PageRank: 6/10
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P&O Cruises Australia is a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Pacific Sky 1,550 p UK Registry

Pacific Princess 700 p Gibraltar Registry

Pacific Sun 1,900 p Bahamas Registry

Locked Bag 1014
St Leonards NSW 1590
Tel: +61 (0)2 9364 8800
Reservations: 13 24 69
Fax: 02) 8424 9161

New Zealand Office
272 Parnell Road
Parnell, New Zealand
Tel: 0800 95 12 00
Fax: 0800 95 12 01
PageRank: 1/10
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