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June 27, 2005

Princess Grows Asia Cruise Capacity by More Than 25 Percent in 2006-07

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Princess Grows Asia Cruise Capacity by More Than 25 Percent in 2006-07
Line Debuts Largest Asia Deployment Ever; Features Industry's Widest Variety of Itineraries, Ships

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 16, 2005) -- Underscoring its leadership position in the Asia market, Princess Cruises offers its largest deployment there ever with two ships and a vast array of unique itineraries. The line will increase its Asia capacity by more than 25 percent for the 2006-07 season. Whether exploring the secrets of Angkor Wat in new port-of-call Cambodia, or soaking up the lively traditions of Beijing, Princess passengers have more options than ever before to delve into the fascinating cultures of exotic Asia.
Two ships will return to Asia, beginning May 2006 -- the intimate Pacific Princess and the choice-filled Sapphire Princess. Passengers will be able to choose from 15 departures of eight unique itineraries, including an enhanced route for the China & Far East cruise, now featuring a new port of Kagoshima, Japan, known for Iso Garden, beautifully designed in 1660 by the Shimazu lord of the time. Pacific Princess also debuts a Southeast Asia & India voyage that will feature another colorful new port, Sihanoukville, Cambodia --a gateway for an overland tour to the legendary temple of Angkor Wat.

"The lure and mystique of Asia continues to attract Princess passengers because they can visit an array of celebrated ports steeped in history, beauty and culture but have the ease of unpacking once and returning to their amenity-filled ship at the end of each day ," said Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales for Princess. "Princess' focus on amazing destinations around the globe is underscored with the announcement of our new Asia program which features two ships and sailings in summer and fall."

The 2006-07 Asia season includes:

Southeast Asia & China -- Three itineraries offer passengers the opportunity to sample the wonders of China as well as the delights of Southeast Asia. Sapphire Princess features a 16-day route between Beijing and Bangkok that includes calls at Nagasaki, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. Sapphire Princess offers two sailings on October 26 and November 11, 2006.

Pacific Princess will sail on five departures of Princess' popular 16-day Beijing/Bangkok route featuring calls at Pusan, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Kuantan (Malaysia). Departures include May 29, June 14 & 30, July 16 and August 1, 2006.

Sapphire Princess also offers a sailing on a similar 16-day Beijing to Singapore cruise with calls at Pusan, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Kuantan (Malaysia). The ship departs on November 27, 2006.

China & Far East -- Two itineraries feature China and neighboring countries. The first, a 12-day cruise from Beijing to Osaka, this new route adds stops in Taipei, Okinawa and a new port for Princess, Kagoshima (Japan), in addition to calls at Dalian, Shanghai (overnight) and Pusan. Sapphire Princess sails on this new itinerary on October 2, 2006.

In addition, both Sapphire Princess and Pacific Princess offer sailings on a 12-day route from Osaka to Beijing that includes calls at Nagasaki, Vladivostok, Pusan, Shanghai, and Dalian. Pacific Princess departs on this route on May 17 and Sapphire Princess on October 14, 2006.

Australia & Asia -- Sapphire Princess travels from Singapore to Sydney with a 19-day route that features Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Cid Harbour (for the Great Barrier Reef), and Brisbane. Sapphire Princess heads "Down Under" on a special holiday voyage departing December 23, 2006.

Southeast Asia & India (with Cambodia) -- A new 15-day journey between Bangkok and Mumbai features Princess' new call in Cambodia. The route includes not only the new port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, but also calls in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Goa (India). The Cambodia call serves as the gateway for an overland excursion to Cambodia's most renowned attraction, Angkor Wat, and will also include the country's capital, Phnom Penh, and a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Pacific Princess offers two sailings on August 17 and September 1, 2006.

Alaska & Far East -- A 15-day voyage between worlds, sailing from Anchorage (Whittier) to Beijing as Sapphire Princess takes passengers to Kodiak, Adak (Aleutian Islands) scenic cruising, Petropavlovsk, Sapporo, Tokyo (Yokohama) and Nagasaki. Sapphire Princess sails on September 16, 2006.

Early booking fares for Asia cruises begin at $1,495 for 12-day sailings. Cruises open for booking on June 11, 2005. Additional information can be found on the websites below.

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Princess Grows Asia Cruise Capacity by More Than 25 Percent in 2006-07

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Princess Grows Asia Cruise Capacity by More Than 25 Percent in 2006-07
Line Debuts Largest Asia Deployment Ever; Features Industry's Widest Variety of Itineraries, Ships

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 16, 2005) -- Underscoring its leadership position in the Asia market, Princess Cruises offers its largest deployment there ever with two ships and a vast array of unique itineraries. The line will increase its Asia capacity by more than 25 percent for the 2006-07 season. Whether exploring the secrets of Angkor Wat in new port-of-call Cambodia, or soaking up the lively traditions of Beijing, Princess passengers have more options than ever before to delve into the fascinating cultures of exotic Asia.
Two ships will return to Asia, beginning May 2006 -- the intimate Pacific Princess and the choice-filled Sapphire Princess. Passengers will be able to choose from 15 departures of eight unique itineraries, including an enhanced route for the China & Far East cruise, now featuring a new port of Kagoshima, Japan, known for Iso Garden, beautifully designed in 1660 by the Shimazu lord of the time. Pacific Princess also debuts a Southeast Asia & India voyage that will feature another colorful new port, Sihanoukville, Cambodia --a gateway for an overland tour to the legendary temple of Angkor Wat.

"The lure and mystique of Asia continues to attract Princess passengers because they can visit an array of celebrated ports steeped in history, beauty and culture but have the ease of unpacking once and returning to their amenity-filled ship at the end of each day ," said Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales for Princess. "Princess' focus on amazing destinations around the globe is underscored with the announcement of our new Asia program which features two ships and sailings in summer and fall."

The 2006-07 Asia season includes:

Southeast Asia & China -- Three itineraries offer passengers the opportunity to sample the wonders of China as well as the delights of Southeast Asia. Sapphire Princess features a 16-day route between Beijing and Bangkok that includes calls at Nagasaki, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. Sapphire Princess offers two sailings on October 26 and November 11, 2006.

Pacific Princess will sail on five departures of Princess' popular 16-day Beijing/Bangkok route featuring calls at Pusan, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Kuantan (Malaysia). Departures include May 29, June 14 & 30, July 16 and August 1, 2006.

Sapphire Princess also offers a sailing on a similar 16-day Beijing to Singapore cruise with calls at Pusan, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nha Trang (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Kuantan (Malaysia). The ship departs on November 27, 2006.

China & Far East -- Two itineraries feature China and neighboring countries. The first, a 12-day cruise from Beijing to Osaka, this new route adds stops in Taipei, Okinawa and a new port for Princess, Kagoshima (Japan), in addition to calls at Dalian, Shanghai (overnight) and Pusan. Sapphire Princess sails on this new itinerary on October 2, 2006.

In addition, both Sapphire Princess and Pacific Princess offer sailings on a 12-day route from Osaka to Beijing that includes calls at Nagasaki, Vladivostok, Pusan, Shanghai, and Dalian. Pacific Princess departs on this route on May 17 and Sapphire Princess on October 14, 2006.

Australia & Asia -- Sapphire Princess travels from Singapore to Sydney with a 19-day route that features Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Cid Harbour (for the Great Barrier Reef), and Brisbane. Sapphire Princess heads "Down Under" on a special holiday voyage departing December 23, 2006.

Southeast Asia & India (with Cambodia) -- A new 15-day journey between Bangkok and Mumbai features Princess' new call in Cambodia. The route includes not only the new port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, but also calls in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Goa (India). The Cambodia call serves as the gateway for an overland excursion to Cambodia's most renowned attraction, Angkor Wat, and will also include the country's capital, Phnom Penh, and a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Pacific Princess offers two sailings on August 17 and September 1, 2006.

Alaska & Far East -- A 15-day voyage between worlds, sailing from Anchorage (Whittier) to Beijing as Sapphire Princess takes passengers to Kodiak, Adak (Aleutian Islands) scenic cruising, Petropavlovsk, Sapporo, Tokyo (Yokohama) and Nagasaki. Sapphire Princess sails on September 16, 2006.

Early booking fares for Asia cruises begin at $1,495 for 12-day sailings. Cruises open for booking on June 11, 2005. Additional information can be found on the websites below.

Press Release by Princess Cruises

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Posted by Denise at June 27, 2005 07:58 AM

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