Princess holds first talent showcase to find new acts for its ships

The Princess Cruises entertainment studio in Santa Clarita, Calif., was filled with exceptional performances last week as the cruise line hosted its first ever talent showcase. From Beatles and Abba tribute bands to variety acts and comics, the showcase featured nine finalist performers, each of whom had been chosen from thousands of applicants.

The finalist acts put on their best show for Princess executives as they competed for the chance to be part of the entertainment offerings on board one of the line’s 17 ships. Once Princess selects the winning acts in the coming weeks, the top performers will soon be entertaining passengers at sea.

“With more than 8,000 guest entertainer performances annually on our ships, Princess is one of the largest entertainment procurers in the country,” said Martin Hall, Princess’ vice president of entertainment and passenger programs. “Our goal is to ensure that our passengers have the best experience on board. To help achieve this, we’re always looking for new, fresh talent to enhance our entertainment offerings.”

The inaugural talent showcase is one of the many ways Princess Cruises seeks out new talent. Interested entertainers are encouraged to submit resumes and performance videos to Princess’ entertainment recruitment site for ongoing consideration, as well as for the chance to be featured in next year’s showcase.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

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