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June 20, 2005

Princess Introduces First Two-Ship South America Season in 2006-07

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Princess Introduces First Two-Ship South America Season in 2006-07
Golden Princess and Pacific Princess Share Maiden Seasons to Cape Horn, the Amazon and Antarctica

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 2, 2005) -- More Princess passengers than ever before will be able to escape to the exotic lands of South America in 2006 and 2007 as the line positions both the Grand-class Golden Princess and the intimate Pacific Princess in the region. Together the vessels will offer Princess' first two-ship South America season, with Golden Princess sailing around the fabled Cape Horn and Pacific Princess traversing the mighty Amazon River.
From December 2006 to March 2007 the ships will sail on 12 voyages of seven itineraries visiting 47 destinations, including three new routes and two new ports for Princess -- Salaverry, Peru and St. Barthélemy. Golden Princess' deployment features not only the popular Cape Horn & Straits of Magellan voyage, but also an enhanced Andes & South America cruise, a new Brazilian Adventure voyage from New Orleans to Rio and Princess' Connoisseur voyage featuring Antarctica and South America. Pacific Princess will sail up the Amazon River as well as offer two new Andes cruises to Peru.

"This South America program really offers the ultimate in choice," said Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service and sales. "Passengers can opt for the many amenities and private balconies of Golden Princess as they sail among the breathtaking Chilean fjords or they can enjoy the true intimate atmosphere of our world traveler, Pacific Princess, as she navigates the Amazon River. Either way, they'll enjoy the adventure of a lifetime." Itinerary options for Princess Cruises' 2006-07 South America season include:

Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan -- A 12-day journey between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile, this classic adventure features remarkable natural beauty from the peaks of the Andes Mountains to a coastline carved by deep fjords. Not only will passengers follow the route of the ancient mariners around the continent's southernmost tip, but will visit Montevideo (Uruguay), The Falkland Islands, Ushuaia (Argentina), Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt (Chile). Golden Princess will offer three sailings on this voyage on February 12, 24 and March 8, 2007.

Amazon River -- This 12-day sailing up the world's largest river takes passengers between Ft. Lauderdale and Manaus, Brazil, taking in several Brazilian ports as well as the unusual Caribbean calls of St. Lucia, Trinidad and St. Bartélemy -- a new port for Princess. Pacific Princess will also call at Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guiana and the Amazon River ports of Santarem, Boca da Valeria and Manaus, where passengers will enjoy an overnight stay. Pacific Princess sails on this itinerary on January 20, February 1, 13 and 25, 2007.

Andes & South America -- The lure of Machu Picchu highlights this 16-day voyage from Santiago to Acapulco, with time allowed for an optional excursion to these mysterious ruins. This adventurous cruise features calls at La Serena (Chile), Arica (Chile), San Martin (Peru -- for Pisco and Machu Picchu), Lima (Peru), Quito (Equador), Fuerte Amador (for the Panama Canal), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), and Huatulco (Mexico). Golden Princess departs on this itinerary on March 20, 2007.

Andes/Pathway to Peru -- A new route between Aruba and Lima, this 15-day adventure features a full transit of the Panama Canal, the west coast of Central America, Ecuador and Peru. The exotic ports of call include San Blas, San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Guayquil (Equador) and Salaverry, Peru -- a new port for Princess and the gateway to the colonial city of Trujillo and the ruins of the ancient imperial city of Chan Chan. Pacific Princess sails on December 21, 2006.

Andes & Ancient Civilizations -- A new 15-day itinerary from Lima to Ft. Lauderdale featuring ports steeped in history from the ancient civilizations of the Inca, Carib Indians, Maya and the Spanish conquistadors. Pacific Princess will visit Guayaquil, San Blas, Limon (Costa Rica), Roatan, Belize, Cozumel and transit the Panama Canal, departing on January 5, 2007.

Brazilian Adventure -- A 16-day opportunity to travel from the "Big Easy" of New Orleans to the excitement of Rio de Janeiro. This new itinerary includes calls at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Isla Margarita, Trinidad, Devil's Island, and the Brazilian ports of Fortaleza and Salvador plus an overnight stay in Rio. Golden Princess offers this voyage on January 6, 2007.

Antarctica & South America-- A 21-day Connosiseur Voyage, this dramatic journey features a new route for Princess' fourth journey to the southernmost continent. Traveling from Rio de Janiero to Buenos Aires, Golden Princess will visit Puerto Madryn and the Falkland Islands, before crossing Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where passengers will enjoy several days of cruising with striking views of the islands, straits and channels of Antarctica. The ship will also sail around Cape Horn and to the ports of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas and Montevideo. Golden Princess will depart on this cruise on January 22, 2007.

For travelers who would like to extend their South America adventure, Princess offers escorted pre- or post-cruise land tours in conjunction with several sailings, for a complete cruisetour vacation.

Early booking fares for South America sailings begin at $1,695 for 12-day sailings. Cruises open for booking on June 11, 2005.

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Princess Introduces First Two-Ship South America Season in 2006-07

diamondprincess.jpg

Princess Introduces First Two-Ship South America Season in 2006-07
Golden Princess and Pacific Princess Share Maiden Seasons to Cape Horn, the Amazon and Antarctica

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 2, 2005) -- More Princess passengers than ever before will be able to escape to the exotic lands of South America in 2006 and 2007 as the line positions both the Grand-class Golden Princess and the intimate Pacific Princess in the region. Together the vessels will offer Princess' first two-ship South America season, with Golden Princess sailing around the fabled Cape Horn and Pacific Princess traversing the mighty Amazon River.
From December 2006 to March 2007 the ships will sail on 12 voyages of seven itineraries visiting 47 destinations, including three new routes and two new ports for Princess -- Salaverry, Peru and St. Barthélemy. Golden Princess' deployment features not only the popular Cape Horn & Straits of Magellan voyage, but also an enhanced Andes & South America cruise, a new Brazilian Adventure voyage from New Orleans to Rio and Princess' Connoisseur voyage featuring Antarctica and South America. Pacific Princess will sail up the Amazon River as well as offer two new Andes cruises to Peru.

"This South America program really offers the ultimate in choice," said Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service and sales. "Passengers can opt for the many amenities and private balconies of Golden Princess as they sail among the breathtaking Chilean fjords or they can enjoy the true intimate atmosphere of our world traveler, Pacific Princess, as she navigates the Amazon River. Either way, they'll enjoy the adventure of a lifetime." Itinerary options for Princess Cruises' 2006-07 South America season include:

Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan -- A 12-day journey between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile, this classic adventure features remarkable natural beauty from the peaks of the Andes Mountains to a coastline carved by deep fjords. Not only will passengers follow the route of the ancient mariners around the continent's southernmost tip, but will visit Montevideo (Uruguay), The Falkland Islands, Ushuaia (Argentina), Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt (Chile). Golden Princess will offer three sailings on this voyage on February 12, 24 and March 8, 2007.

Amazon River -- This 12-day sailing up the world's largest river takes passengers between Ft. Lauderdale and Manaus, Brazil, taking in several Brazilian ports as well as the unusual Caribbean calls of St. Lucia, Trinidad and St. Bartélemy -- a new port for Princess. Pacific Princess will also call at Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guiana and the Amazon River ports of Santarem, Boca da Valeria and Manaus, where passengers will enjoy an overnight stay. Pacific Princess sails on this itinerary on January 20, February 1, 13 and 25, 2007.

Andes & South America -- The lure of Machu Picchu highlights this 16-day voyage from Santiago to Acapulco, with time allowed for an optional excursion to these mysterious ruins. This adventurous cruise features calls at La Serena (Chile), Arica (Chile), San Martin (Peru -- for Pisco and Machu Picchu), Lima (Peru), Quito (Equador), Fuerte Amador (for the Panama Canal), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), and Huatulco (Mexico). Golden Princess departs on this itinerary on March 20, 2007.

Andes/Pathway to Peru -- A new route between Aruba and Lima, this 15-day adventure features a full transit of the Panama Canal, the west coast of Central America, Ecuador and Peru. The exotic ports of call include San Blas, San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Guayquil (Equador) and Salaverry, Peru -- a new port for Princess and the gateway to the colonial city of Trujillo and the ruins of the ancient imperial city of Chan Chan. Pacific Princess sails on December 21, 2006.

Andes & Ancient Civilizations -- A new 15-day itinerary from Lima to Ft. Lauderdale featuring ports steeped in history from the ancient civilizations of the Inca, Carib Indians, Maya and the Spanish conquistadors. Pacific Princess will visit Guayaquil, San Blas, Limon (Costa Rica), Roatan, Belize, Cozumel and transit the Panama Canal, departing on January 5, 2007.

Brazilian Adventure -- A 16-day opportunity to travel from the "Big Easy" of New Orleans to the excitement of Rio de Janeiro. This new itinerary includes calls at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Isla Margarita, Trinidad, Devil's Island, and the Brazilian ports of Fortaleza and Salvador plus an overnight stay in Rio. Golden Princess offers this voyage on January 6, 2007.

Antarctica & South America-- A 21-day Connosiseur Voyage, this dramatic journey features a new route for Princess' fourth journey to the southernmost continent. Traveling from Rio de Janiero to Buenos Aires, Golden Princess will visit Puerto Madryn and the Falkland Islands, before crossing Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where passengers will enjoy several days of cruising with striking views of the islands, straits and channels of Antarctica. The ship will also sail around Cape Horn and to the ports of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas and Montevideo. Golden Princess will depart on this cruise on January 22, 2007.

For travelers who would like to extend their South America adventure, Princess offers escorted pre- or post-cruise land tours in conjunction with several sailings, for a complete cruisetour vacation.

Early booking fares for South America sailings begin at $1,695 for 12-day sailings. Cruises open for booking on June 11, 2005.

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Posted by Denise at June 20, 2005 09:34 AM

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