Princess to Name Next ‘Gem’ Emerald Princess

Sister Ship to Crown Princess and Caribbean Princess will Debut in Spring 2007

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises’ next new ship will be named Emerald Princess when she debuts in Spring 2007. Sister ship to Caribbean Princess and the upcoming Crown Princess, the 116,000-ton vessel will be constructed at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyards.

“We’re very pleased to be able to welcome another sparkling gem to our fleet,” said Jan Swartz, Princess’ senior vice president of customer service and sales. “Emerald Princess will continue the hallmark Princess features that have made our Grand Class of ships so popular among passengers.”

Emerald Princess will include the many innovations that define the Princess experience, including the dramatic Movies Under the Stars poolside movie screen, multiple dining and entertainment options, Personal Choice Dining featuring traditional or Anytime seating, a variety of alternative restaurants, a relaxing Asian-style Lotus Spa with fitness center, an extensive children and teen’s center, a wedding chapel and nearly 900 staterooms with private balconies.

Details about the ship’s inaugural season deployment will be announced soon. For additional Princess information, contact a professional travel agent, call 1-800-PRINCESS, or visit the company’s website at

About Princess Cruises:

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 14 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers its passengers the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, with sailings to all seven continents, ranging in length from seven to 30 days. The company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2005, is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) .

Princess Cruises is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.

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