Tuesday, July 19, 2011
“An Eye-Opening Dream Destination”
Princess Cruises reveals Athens as “Essential Experience Number 39” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List.” This week Crown Princess Customer Services Director Dana Ionescu writes about her first trip away from her home country – to her dream destination of Athens.
She writes: “I felt that Greece was more than another country, it was another planet. It was disorienting in the sense that their culture was similar to my own, but at the same time it was completely different.” read more
These and other stories can be found online at www.50EssentialExperiences.com, where a new experience is unveiled weekly. Each is authored by a Princess destination expert – a long-serving and well-traveled shipboard or shoreside employee.
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.
Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.