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 :: Princess Cruise Lines

Princess Cruises is a British-American owned cruise line, based in Santa Clarita, California in the United States. Previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises.

The company is now one of ten cruise ship brands operated by Carnival Corporation & plc and accounts for approximately 19% share of its revenue. Being based in America, executive control of Princess Cruises was transferred to Carnival Corporation's American division following the merger between Carnival and P&O Princess in 2002, however Carnival UK is responsible for sales and marketing of the company in the United Kingdom. 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. In May 2013, the brand new Royal Princess will become the flagship of Princess Cruises, and in 2014 will be joined by her new sister-ship Regal Princess.


Princess Cruises began in 1965, when founder Stanley McDonald chartered Canadian Pacific Limited's Alaska cruise ship Princess Patricia for Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles during a time when she would have usually been laid up for the winter. However, Princess Pat, as she was fondly called, had never been designed for tropical cruising, lacking air-conditioning, and Princess ended her charter in favour of a more purpose-built cruise ship Italia.

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 résumés 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 1967.

In 1969, the Princess Italia was used on Alaskan cruises from San Francisco, but by 1973, the charter was cancelled, 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 Générale Transatlantique's Flandre, the ship had been purchased by Costa in the late 1960s and given a major rebuilding. Almost immediately after completion, the ship was chartered to Princess, and it was on board the ship, which was marketed as, but again not officially renamed, Princess Carla, that Jeraldine Saunders wrote the first chapters of her nonfiction book The Love Boats.

Britain's Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) which by 1960 was the world's largest shipping company with 320 ocean going vessels acquired Princess Cruise Lines 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 two ships that were to be featured heavily in the television series The Love Boat were built in 1971 at Nordseewerke for Flagship Cruises and originally named the Sea Venture (for the original Sea Venture, the 1609 wreck of which resulted in the settlement of Bermuda) and Island Venture. In 1974, P&O purchased them for their Princess division, and they served as the Island Princess and Pacific Princess respectively.

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 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.

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.[3] The ship now serves in P&O Cruises fleet as the Artemis. The Swan Helenic Cruiseship Minerva II, originally built as the Renaissance Cruises R8 was renamed Royal Princess in 2007 after an extensive refit during a drydock in Gibraltar.

In 1986, P&O Princess Cruises acquired Tour Alaska, which operated on the Alaska Railroad. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, Princess Tours now operates ten luxury railcars with full-service scenic tours of Mount McKinley and can accommodate over 700 passengers per day.

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.

On October 23, 2000, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) demerged its passenger division to form an independent company, P&O Princess Cruises. The company subsequently merged with Carnival Corporation on April 17, 2003, to form the world's largest cruise operating company in a deal worth US$5.4 billion.

As a result of the merger, Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess were integrated to form Carnival Corporation & plc, with a portfolio of eleven cruise ship brands. It is a dual listed company, registered in both the United States and the United Kingdom, with the former P&O Princess Cruises being relisted as Carnival plc, more commonly known as Carnival UK. As an American based company, executive control of Princess Cruises was transferred to Carnival's American operations, with Carnival UK taking control of Southampton based Cunard Line. Princess and Cunard have offices at Carnival's head offices in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

On February 17, 2010, Carnival Corporation & plc and Fincantieri builders reached an agreement for the construction of 2 new cruise ships for Princess Cruises. These ships are scheduled to enter service in Summer 2013 and 2014.
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Princess Cruise Lines Vessels:

Vessel Name:Caribbean Princess
Date Completed:2/1/2004
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$500M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:112894
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:17
Passengers:3080
Crew:1200
Vessel Name:Coral Princess
Date Completed:1/1/2003
Where Built:France
Cost:$330M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:91627
Length:294.00 meters
Decks:16
Passengers:1970
Crew:900
Vessel Name:Crown Princess
Date Completed:5/1/2006
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$500M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:113000
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:19
Passengers:3080
Crew:1201
Vessel Name:Dawn Princess
Date Completed:5/1/1997
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$300M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:77499
Length:266.00 meters
Decks:14
Passengers:1990
Crew:900
Vessel Name:Diamond Princess
Date Completed:2/1/2004
Where Built:Japan
Cost:$500M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:115875
Length:290.20 meters
Decks:13
Passengers:2670
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Emerald Princess
Date Completed:4/1/2007
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$500M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:113000
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:17
Passengers:3080
Crew:1200
Vessel Name:Golden Princess
Date Completed:5/1/2001
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$450M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:109000
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:17
Passengers:2590
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Grand Princess
Date Completed:5/1/1998
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$450M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:109000
Length:289.86 meters
Decks:17
Passengers:3100
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Island Princess
Date Completed:7/1/2003
Where Built:France
Cost:$330M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:91627
Length:294.00 meters
Decks:16
Passengers:1970
Crew:900
Vessel Name:Ocean Princess
Date Completed:4/1/1999
Where Built:France
Cost:$300M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:30277
Length:181.00 meters
Decks:11
Passengers:826
Crew:373
Vessel Name:Pacific Princess
Date Completed:8/1/1999
Where Built:France
Cost:$300M
Flag:Gibraltar
Gross Tonnage:30277
Length:181.00 meters
Decks:11
Passengers:826
Crew:373
Vessel Name:Regal Princess
Date Completed:3/1/2014
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$700M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:141000
Length:330.00 meters
Decks:17
Passengers:3600
Crew:1499
Vessel Name:Royal Princess
Date Completed:7/1/2013
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$700M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:141000
Length:330.00 meters
Decks:19
Passengers:3600
Crew:1300
Vessel Name:Ruby Princess
Date Completed:10/1/2008
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$400M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:1300
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:19
Passengers:3080
Crew:1200
Vessel Name:Sapphire Princess
Date Completed:3/1/2006
Where Built:Japan
Cost:$400M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:116000
Length:290.00 meters
Decks:13
Passengers:2670
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Sea Princess
Date Completed:1/1/1998
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$300M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:77499
Length:261.00 meters
Decks:14
Passengers:1950
Crew:900
Vessel Name:Star Princess
Date Completed:1/1/2002
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$430M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:109000
Length:289.62 meters
Decks:13
Passengers:2590
Crew:1150
Vessel Name:Sun Princess
Date Completed:12/1/1995
Where Built:Italy
Cost:$300M
Flag:Bermuda
Gross Tonnage:77499
Length:261.31 meters
Decks:14
Passengers:1990
Crew:900
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