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Princess Cruises is an American cruise line, based out of Santa Clarita, California, that operates cruise ships also shares the same building with Cunard Line headquarters. It is one of the many cruise lines operated by the Carnival Corporation. The company was made famous by The Love Boat TV series, in which two of its ships, the Island Princess and Pacific Princess were featured. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A cruise line is a company that operates cruise ships. ... Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated December 15, 1987 Government  - Mayor Marsha McLean  - Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kellar  - City Council Frank Ferry Laurene Weste TimBen Boydston  - City Manager Ken Pulskamp Area  - City  47. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... The Cunard Line, formerly Cunard White Star Line, is a British cruise line, operator of ocean liners RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2). ... Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE: CCL) is the worlds largest cruise operator, comprising 13 cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P & O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village and Swan Hellenic in the United Kingdom; AIDA and... The Love Boat was an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. ... Island Princess at Station Pier, Melbourne Discovery (formerly Island Venture, Island Princess, Hyundai Pungak and Platinum) is a cruise ship, currently in operation with Discovery Cruises // History The ship began operation in 1972 with Flagship Cruises, under the name Island Venture. ... Pacific Princess off the US West Coast Pacific (formerly Sea Venture and Pacific Princess) is a cruise ship. ...

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History

Princess Cruises began in the mid sixties, when Stanley MacDonald chartered Canadian Pacific Limited ferry Princess Patricia for cruises from Los Angeles during a time when she would have usually been in lay-up. However, Princess Pat, as she was fondly called, had never been designed for tropical cruising, and Princess ended her charter in favor of a more purpose-built cruise ship Italia. Canadian Pacific Limited was created in 1971 to own properties formerly owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, a transportation and mining giant in Canada. ...


The Italia had originally been ordered in 1963 and was one of the first to implement modern design elements, such as lifeboats mounted lower on the ship, allowing for uncluttered upperdecks, and engines placed far in the rear, allowing for spacious public rooms amidships. Gustavo Finali and Romano Boico had designed the ship's interiors, designers whose resumés included such ships as the Augustus and Raffaello (of Italian Line) and the Oceanic and Homeric (of Home Lines).


Construction proceeded slowly, and accordingly, the Italia was not launched until the spring of 1965, and during the fitting out, both the owners and the builder were declared bankrupt. The Italia was passed onto a bank who created a company to charter or sell the ship, and consequently, the company chartered the Italia to Princess.


Princess, who marketed the ship as Princess Italia but never officially renamed her, used the ship to inaugurate their Mexican riviera cruises out of Los Angeles, and did not even receive the Princess logo on her funnel until the following year.


In 1969, the Princess Italia was used on Alaskan cruises from San Francisco, but by 1973, the charter was canceled, and the Italia returned to Europe on charter to Costa Cruise Line.


Princess's third charter ship was none other than Costa's Carla C. Originally, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique's Flandre, the ship had been purchased by Costa in the late sixties and given a major rebuilding. Almost immediately after completion, the ship was chartered to Princess, and it was onboard the ship, which was marketed, but again not officially renamed, Princess Carla, that Jeraldine Saunders wrote the first chapters of 'Love Boat.' The former Flandre in service as the Carla C. Flandre, also known as Carla C, Carla Costa, and Pallas Athena, was an ocean liner and cruise ship that took passengers on transatlantic voyages and on Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises from 1952 to 1994. ... The former Flandre in service as the Carla C. Flandre, also known as Carla C, Carla Costa, and Pallas Athena, was an ocean liner and cruise ship that took passengers on transatlantic voyages and on Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises from 1952 to 1994. ... Costa may refer to different subjects: Costa can refer to places (see below). ... For the television show, see The Love Boat The Overseas Chinese Youth Language Training and Study Tour to the Republic of China is a three month summer program for about 500 college-age overseas Chinese, which is much more commonly known among its participants as the Love Boat. ...


Britain's Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) acquired Princess Cruise Line in 1974 and their Spirit of London (originally to have been Norwegian Cruise Line's Seaward) was transferred to the Princess fleet, becoming the first Sun Princess. The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which is usually known as P&O, is a British shipping and logistics company which dates from the early 19th century. ... New Flamenco is a cruise ship operated by Cruise Elysia. ... New Flamenco is a cruise ship operated by Cruise Elysia. ...


The two ships that were to be featured heavily in the television series 'Love Boat' were built in 1971 at Nordseewerke for Flagship Cruises and originally named the Sea Venture and Island Venture. In 1974, P&O purchased them for their Princess division, and they served as the Island Princess and Pacific Princess respectively. Nordseewerke GmbH is a German shipyard in Emden, now part of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systeme. ... Pacific Princess off the US West Coast Pacific (formerly Sea Venture and Pacific Princess) is a cruise ship. ... Island Princess at Station Pier, Melbourne Discovery (formerly Island Venture, Island Princess, Hyundai Pungak and Platinum) is a cruise ship, currently in operation with Discovery Cruises // The ship began operation in 1972 with Flagship Cruises, under the name Island Venture. ... Island Princess at Station Pier, Melbourne Discovery (formerly Island Venture, Island Princess, Hyundai Pungak and Platinum) is a cruise ship, currently in operation with Discovery Cruises // History The ship began operation in 1972 with Flagship Cruises, under the name Island Venture. ... Pacific Princess off the US West Coast Pacific (formerly Sea Venture and Pacific Princess) is a cruise ship. ...


A part time addition to the Princess fleet was the former Swedish transatlantic liner Kungsholm, purchased by P&O from Flagship Cruises in 1978, and then restyled and rebuilt in Bremen as the Sea Princess. She was initially based in Australia as a P&O ship until 1981 when her role there was taken over by the ss Oriana. After that, she alternated between P&O and Princess colours as she moved between fleets. The Sea Princess returned to the P&O UK fleet permanently and in 1995 and was renamed Victoria to allow a then new Princess ship to be named Sea Princess. ... Sea Princess at Messina, Sicily Mona Lisa, (formerly Kungsholm, Sea Princess and Victoria) is a former Ocean Liner now operating for Holiday Kreuzfahrten as a cruise ship // History The Kungsholm first entered service for the Swedish America Line in 1966 as a trans- atlantic liner, the last liner built for... SS Oriana was the last of the Orient Steam Navigation Company (Orient Lines) ocean liners. ... The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company or P&O is a shipping line which started in 1840 after the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company won the British Admiralty contract to carry the mail overseas in 1837. ... Sea Princess at Messina, Sicily Mona Lisa, (formerly Kungsholm, Sea Princess and Victoria) is a former Ocean Liner now operating for Holiday Kreuzfahrten as a cruise ship // History The Kungsholm first entered service for the Swedish America Line in 1966 as a trans- atlantic liner, the last liner built for... The Sea Princess (formerly Adonia) is a Sun class cruise ship operated by the Princess Cruises line. ...


The first P&O Princess Cruises purpose-built cruise ship was the Royal Princess in 1984, the largest new British passenger ship in a decade, and one of the first, if not the first, ships to completely dispense with interior cabins. The ship now serves in P&O Cruises fleet as the Artemis. A new Princess ship, Royal Princess, is set to debut sometime in spring 2007. P&O Cruises is the worlds third biggest cruise line with more than 20 superliners and megaliners in the fleet, with another seven new ships beginning service from late 2002 to 2004. ... The Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of a sculpture by Leochares (Louvre Museum) In Greek mythology, Artemis (Greek: (nominative) , (genitive) ) was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. ...


In 1986, P&O Princess Cruises acquired Tour Alaska which operated on the Alaska Railroad. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, the Princess Rail Service now operates ten luxury railcars with full-service scenic tours of Mount McKinley and can accommodate over 700 passengers per day. The Alaska Railroad (AAR reporting mark ARR) is a Class II railroad that extends from Seward, in the south of the state of Alaska, in the United States, to Fairbanks, in the interior of that state. ... Nickname: Motto: Live a Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - City 5,079. ... A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered. ... Denali redirects here. ...


P&O Princess Cruises acquired Sitmar Line in 1988 and transferred all of its major tonnage to Princess, including three cruise ships then under construction. The Dawn Princess and Fair Princess were both ex-Cunarders, and the former Sitmar Fairsky became Princess's Sky Princess. The first of the three new Sitmar ships came into the Princess brand in 1989 as the Star Princess, the largest British exclusively cruising ship. Two 70,000 grt cruise ships entered service in 1990 as the Crown Princess and Regal Princess, bringing Princess's fleet up to ten deluxe cruise ships. Dawn Princess should not be confused with P&O Cruises Australia liner, Pacific Dawn (Regal Princess). ... The Sky Wonder (formerly Pacific Sky and Sky Princess) first entered service in 1984, and as of May 2006 operates in the Pullmantur Cruises fleet. ... The Sky Wonder (formerly Pacific Sky - built 1984) is a cruise ship owned by Pullmantur Cruises. ... Arcadia leaving Station Pier, Melbourne Ocean Village, (formerly Sitmar FairMajesty, Star Princess and Arcadia) is a cruise ship operating for the Ocean Village brand of P&O Cruises. ... The fourth ship constructed for AIDA Cruises, AIDAblu was launched in 2004. ... Regal Princess will be moved to Australia under a new name in October 2007 - see Pacific Dawn. ...


On October 23, 2000, P&O Princess Cruises demerged from Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), to become an independently traded company. Then, on April 17, 2003 the Miami-based Carnival Corporation merged with P&O Princess Cruises at US$5.4 billion, to form Carnival Corporation & plc as the world's largest cruise company. Besides Princess Cruises, Carnival is currently operating 11 other brands. Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE: CCL) is the worlds largest cruise operator, comprising 13 cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P & O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village and Swan Hellenic in the United Kingdom; AIDA and... The British-American corporation, Carnival Corporation & PLC is the worlds largest cruise operator, comprising 12 cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village Holidays and Swan Hellenic in the United...


Onboard activities

Pool side Onboard are multiple pools, including a swim against the current pool and a pool directly under a retractable glass dome. Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ...


Library Princess has stocked ships with an extensive library, including contemporary titles in a wide range of categories and books related to specific cruise itineraries. Princess onboard libraries have collections of up to 2,000 books


Sports Princess offers a variety of sporting activities. Golf is also an activity onboard the ship. In addition, Princess's unique New Waves program offers full P.A.D.I. open water scuba certification and snorkeling instruction. Most ships also offer ping pong, shuffleboard, a jogging track and a sports court for basketball and volleyball.


Sanctuary The Sanctuary offers a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere throughout the ship. Solitude seekers will be able to escape completely to this plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting with signature beverages, light meals, massages, attentive service and relaxing personal choice features


Night life Shows, dancing, Parties, Bars, lounges, Casinos, Movies and T.V


Kids and teens There are clubs that kids and teens can play in on Princess Cruises.


Current fleet

Grand Class

Ship Tonnage Length Passengers Passenger Decks
Grand Princess/Star Princess/Golden Princess 109,000 951 feet 2600 14
Diamond Princess/Sapphire Princess/Emerald Princess/Caribbean Princess/Crown Princess 113,000 951 feet 3100 15

// The Grand Class is a cruise ship class operated mainly by Princess Cruises, The first vessel of the class, Grand Princess, entered service in 1998. ... Grand Princess Grand Princess is a large cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises with a maximum passenger capacity of 2600 passengers in 710 staterooms. ... The Star Princess is a Princess Cruises cruise ship. ... The Golden Princess is a cruise ship for Princess Cruises. ... DiamondPrincess album cover. ... The Sapphire Princess is a cruise ship for the Princess Cruises line which entered service in 2004. ... The Emerald Princess is a cruise ship for Princess Cruises that will be going into service in 2007. ... Caribbean Princess is a large cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises with a maximum passenger capacity of 3100 passengers in 900 staterooms. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ...

Sun Class

Ship Tonnage Length Passengers Passenger Decks
Sun Princess/Sea Princess/Dawn Princess 77,499 857 feet 1950 10
Coral Princess & Island Princess 91,627 964 feet 1970 12

The Sun class is a class of cruise ships operated primarily by Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival. ... Sun Princess may refer to one of two cruise ships: MS Sun Princess (1972) MS Sun Princess (1995), a Sun class cruise ship operating with Princess Cruises since 1995 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Sea Princess (formerly Adonia) is a Sun class cruise ship operated by the Princess Cruises line. ... Dawn Princess should not be confused with P&O Cruises Australia liner, Pacific Dawn (Regal Princess). ... The Coral Princess is a cruise ship for the Princess Cruises line. ... A former Princess Cruises vessel was also known as Island Princess. ...

Explorer Class

Ship Tonnage Length Passengers Passenger Decks
Tahitian Princess/Pacific Princess/Royal Princess 30,277 593.7 feet 688 9
Regal Princess 69,845 8151 feet 1590 11

Tahitian Princess is a small luxury cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises with a maximum passenger capacity of 670 passengers, and sails in the South Pacific. ... Pacific Princess in Sydney Harbour A former Princess Cruises vessel also operated under this name, presently known as Pacific Pacific Princess found its fame as the star of The Love Boat Pacific Princess, (formerly R Three) is a cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises. ... Royal Princess is a cruise ship currently operating as Minerva II for Swan Hellenic. ... Regal Princess will be moved to Australia under a new name in October 2007 - see Pacific Dawn. ...

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