Royal Princess, Leaving Southampton 9th June 2013

50 years ago in 1965, Princess Cruises began with a cruise to Mexico with a single ship, Princess Patricia. Today Princess fleet holds 18 magnificent ships which take guests to the world’s greatest destinations and introduce them to new experiences they will treasure forever.

This year Princess Cruises celebrates its 50th Anniversary, they plan to celebrate this milestone across the whole Princess fleet by having a whole host of special events on-board – including 50th anniversary menus, signature cocktails and drinks, as well as festivals of the world sailings.

Plus we are giving you the chance to win a special Princess 50th Anniversary prize, keep reading for details how to win.

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Festival of the world will bring the most iconic and treasured festivals and celebrations from around the world on-board the whole Princess fleet. You will celebrate on-board with parties, enriching activities, lively musical performances, festival-related movies and specialty shopping. Each festivals of the world celebrations is unique to where you are in the world, so you can enjoy a different one each time.


For one night on every cruise, Princess will be going all retro. In the main dining rooms you can enjoy the special 50th Anniversary menu, featuring popular dishes from the past 5 decades. Dishes like the nouveau classic from the seventies – Porcini Mushroom Cappuccino Soup with pesto, garlic chips.
In keeping with their reputation for authentic regional cuisine, Princess will be serving the freshest dishes from each county you drop anchor in – from fresh salmon in Alaska to Indonesian grilled lamb chops in Hawaii. As well as this Princess, known for serving up the ‘best pizza at sea’ will be offering a variety of special 50th anniversary pizzas.


What’s a celebration without the booze? Well Princess have gone all out and created not one but three tipples for the festivities. Pop a cork with Princess’s 50th Anniversary Prosecco, only available on-board. Sample an array of signature cocktails through the decades stirred up by mixologist Spike Marchant – The perfect excuse to make your way through the cocktail menu. Plus you can learn how to create ‘The Isaac’ cocktail from Ted Lange, who played Isaac the bartender on The Love Boat.

Princess have brewed  up their very own craft beer, Seawitch West Coast IPA, especially for 50th Anniversary. It has been developed by the multi award-winning Strike Brewing Company based in San Jose, California. Each bottle is hand crafted by a dedicated brew master, who selects the freshest ingredients and develops the unique profile of the beer throughout the fermentation and aging process.
Seawitch West Coast IPA tasting notes are – ‘a balanced aroma of lightly roasted malt and barley, strongly accented by the crisp dry flavour of a unique hop blend. The drinkability of this beer along with its refreshing characteristics makes for a great choice any time of day to enjoy on its own or with your meal.’ The Seawitch craft beer is exclusive to Princess’s beverage programme, so is only available on-board the Princess fleet.

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There are a whole host of on-board activates across the Princess fleet, including – 50th Anniversary trivia Challenge, Golden Balloon drop and a 50th Anniversary show in the Italian-inspired Piazza. On select sailings you can ‘rock the boat’ to the greatest hits over the past 50 years performed by tribute bands,  like the Beatlemaniacs.

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Be transported back to the Golden era of Disco with Princess’s all new Love Boat Disco Party. Celebrating the appearance of the Princess ships on ‘The Love Boat’ TV show, the party will feature a special message from the original cast of the much-loved show. Plus there will be surprises those of you celebrating anniversaries or special occasions, with Princess’s very own MUTS Sing-a-long and Live Love Boat Kiss Cam, all as part of the fun.


All things chocolate will be thoroughly appreciated for Princess’s 50th Anniversary, including – chocolate desserts, chocolate and wine tasting, and even chocolate spa treatments. Norman Love, master chocolatier has created two signature desserts for Princess’s Chocolate Journey – Chocolate Raspberry Mousse with Vanilla Crème Brulee and Crunchy Shortbread, and Moist Chocolate Dome with Raspberry Creme Brulee and Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse – Obviously you’ll have to try both, for erm, research purposes.


As part of the Princess 50th Anniversary we are giving you the chance to win a special anniversary pack. Containing an exclusive bottle of Sea witch West Coast IPA beer, crafted especially for Princess Cruises 50th Anniversary only available on-board, as well as a beautiful Princess 50th anniversary pin. All you have to do is enter below, good luck!


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