Princess Cruises Makes Marriage Proposals Memorable With ‘Engagement Under the Stars’ Package

Program Helps Suitors Offer Proposals Worthy of the ‘Big Screen’ on Crown Princess

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Where else should suitors turn for help in creating a “stellar” marriage proposal than Princess Cruises, famous as the romantic setting of “The Love Boat” television series? Beginning in June 2006, with the launch of the line’s newest ship, Crown Princess, a new “Engagement Under the Stars” package will offer the opportunity for a couple to enjoy movie-star status when they agree to tie the knot.

Guys can pop the question to their unsuspecting betrothed with a personal video proposal shown on the ship’s giant outdoor Movies Under the Stars movie screen and, after she says “yes,” Princess will continue to keep the stars in their eyes throughout the sailing with a special romantic dinner, amenities, and the creation of keepsake items to remember the occasion long after they return home.

“Engagement Under the Stars” proposals will take place just prior to one of the evening’s outdoor feature films at a time prearranged with the proposer, who will bring his unsuspecting fiancee-to-be to the scene under the guise of seeing the evening’s show. Priced at $695, the package includes:

* A secret session for the proposer with the ship’s videographer to
create a personalized on-screen proposal

* Two glasses of champagne and a red rose presented to the couple
immediately following the proposal

* A bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the
couple’s stateroom the evening of the proposal

* An engagement portrait session with 8×10 engagement photo

* Four candid 8×6 photos of the surprise proposal

* A Princess Cruises romantic, in-room breakfast

* A dinner for two at one of the ship’s sophisticated alternative dining
venues, such as Sabatini’s Trattoria or Crown Grill

* A couple’s massage in the Lotus Spa

* A complimentary pottery class offered through the ship’s signature
learning program, ScholarShip@Sea, at which the couple will design a
commemorative “engagement plate” souvenir

* A 10 percent discount off of fine jewelry in the shipboard boutiques,
just in case the groom didn’t bring a ring

* A $100 credit towards a wedding-at-sea package on a future voyage

The “Engagement Under the Stars” package enables any “Regular Joe” to provide his bride-to-be with a highly romantic and attention-getting proposal … without him having to do any of the planning. “All the gentleman has to bring is the ring and the question,” says Jan Swartz, Princess’ senior vice president of customer service and sales. “We’ve tapped into many of the ship’s fabulous amenities — from dining, to spa, to our ScholarShip@Sea program, and of course, our signature Movies Under the Stars screen — to combine the most romantic and memorable experiences for newly engaged couples, and we’re very happy to offer this package to grooms-to-be who want to create a lasting impression on their partners.”

Movies Under the Stars, an industry first when Princess launched it in 2004, offers passengers the opportunity to enjoy drive-in style outdoor movies on the 300-square-foot LED movie screen day and night on the top deck of the ship while relaxing in comfortable chaise lounges, the swimming pool, or the hot tub. After debuting on Crown Princess, the “Engagement Under the Stars” package will be rolled out to all Princess ships that feature Movies Under the Stars, including Caribbean Princess, Grand Princess, and Sea Princess.

Scheduled to launch in June 2006, the 113,000-ton Crown Princess will introduce Princess’ first-ever roundtrip Caribbean sailings from New York. This inaugural sailing season will feature nine-day roundtrip voyages to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean, and will mark the return of Princess’ return to Bermuda.

In addition to “Engagement Under the Stars,” the ship will feature a number of new service and design innovations to the Princess fleet, including a dramatic new piazza-style atrium, new casual dining venues and expansion of some favorite shipboard areas. Within the new street cafe environment of the atrium, passengers will find an International Cafe serving up fresh pastries and baked goods in the morning and other assorted offerings throughout the day, as well as the introduction of Vines, a new wine and seafood bar. Several signature Princess venues have been further enhanced, including an expanded Sabatini’s Trattoria with a new piano lounge area and new location high on Deck 16 to offer panoramic views. The Crown Grill will also make its debut on this ship, which is a new steak and seafood restaurant that expands on the line’s signature Sterling Steakhouse concept with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs will custom-prepare steamed shellfish and cooked-to-order steaks and chops.

The ship will also feature the many hallmark features 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 Lotus Spa with fitness center, an extensive children and teen’s center, a wedding chapel and nearly 900 staterooms with private balconies.

More information about the “Engagement Under the Stars” package is available by calling The Wedding Experience at 1-866-444-8820. Additional information about Crown Princess is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting 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 is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: 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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