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November 27, 2006
Carnvial Set to Launch Exotic Eastern Caribbean Itinerary
Carnival Cruise Lines will operate a unique new four-port, seven-day
"Exotic Eastern Caribbean" itinerary from Miami beginning in April.
Cruisers on the Carnival Triumph will enjoy a perfect combination of
diverse and captivating ports of call. Stops include Half Moon Cay,
Carnival's stunning Bahamian private island; San Juan, Puerto Rico, know
for its rich cultural heritage and historical sites; St. Thomas, U.S.
Virgin Islands, featuring spectacular beaches and mountain terrain; and
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Caribbean's newest port-of-call
with world-renowned snorkeling, diving and beaches. This special
itinerary will operate seasonally, with cruises departing every other
Sunday from April 21 through August 11, 2007.
Princess Dual Christening Event
In a historic first for Princess Cruises, the 3,100-passenger Emerald
Princess and 710-passenger Royal Princess will formally join the fleet in
an unprecedented dual christening ceremony, set against the brilliant blue
waters of the Greek island of Santorini. The simultaneous namings will
take place on May 12, 2007 and will be the first double ship launch for
The unique naming event, featuring one of Princess line's largest and
smallest vessels, will underscore the range of ship choice found
throughout the Princess fleet, which includes three intimately sized
ships. The modern Emerald Princess, an amenity-filled sister ship to the
line's largest vessels, will offer a dramatic contrast to Royal Princess,
less than a quarter of the size and offering passengers a true small-ship
experience. Both ships begin sailing in Europe this April on a series of
Mediterranean itineraries, featuring a variety of sought-after and unique
destinations, including the Greek isles, Crimean Coast, Egypt and the Holy
Land, and a number of new ports on the Adriatic Sea.
This event also marks the first cruise ship christening held in the
idyllic Greek isle's waters. Santorini, recently voted by Travel & Leisure
magazine as Europe's top island, is a featured call on five Princess
itineraries. Both Emerald Princess and Royal Princess will make regular
visits to this picturesque island throughout the Europe cruise season.