Cruise Ship Trivia: Name the Godmother of Royal Princess

The Royal Princess cruise ship made world-wide headlines when the vessel was christened in June 2013. Announcing the godmother for a new vessel is always an important step and definitely a newsworthy one. But the announcement of the new Royal Princess godmother caused quite a stir. Seems that almost everything this young lady does prompts news reports. The naming of a ship is a tradition thousands of years old. The ritual marks the birth of a vessel …

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Princess Cruises launches Honeymoon Wishes online registry

Princess Cruises is helping newlyweds enjoy the honeymoon of their dreams with a new online Honeymoon Wishes Registry. Couples can easily sign up at the line’s honeymoon registry page, select desired gifts to enhance their cruise vacation and share with family and friends. This feature allows couples to choose from a list of options they wish to enjoy on their honeymoon, from contributions to the cruise, drinks by the pool, specialty dining, relaxing spa treatments and shore …

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Host of celebrity guest stars to participate in Love Boat reunion aboard new Regal Princess cruise ship

Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month. Tori Spelling, actress and daughter of famed Love Boat producer Aaron Spelling, will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies for the ship’s christening and host of the Regal Princess’ gold carpet. “We’re incredibly excited to host what will be one of the largest Love Boat reunions ever aboard our newest …

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Queen Mary 2 brings home final “sacred soil” from World War I’s Flanders Fields

At a dockside ceremony at Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in Southampton today, the final bag of “Sacred Soil” was brought back to the UK.  The soil was the last of 70 bags gathered from the First World War cemeteries in Belgium to create a Flanders Field Memorial Garden at The Guards Museum at Wellington Barracks in London. The final bag of soil was gathered at the Ypres Cemetery. On Sunday 5 October, while the ship …

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Hail to the Hibernia: Cunard Line arrives in New York

On 29 December 1847, Cunard Line made its first call to New York when Hibernia arrived. The Herald newspaper’s front page screamed “Hail to the Hibernia” and detailed how “the entire populace swarmed to its waterfront to cheer the coming of the first Cunarder to the harbour of New York.” Citing the wonders Cunard had done to Boston in terms of commerce and population growth, The Herald claimed Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, had “initiated a new era …

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