Wednesday, August 31, 2011
“Enveloped by the Magic of a Bygone Empire”
SANTA CLARITA, (August 30, 2011) – Princess Cruises today revealed Prague, Czech Republic as “Essential Experience #45” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List,” leaving only five more experiences yet to be revealed. This week National Accounts Manager Cindy Botelho describes a business trip that led to magical travel memories.
She writes: “It’s rare that a business trip leads to magical travel memories. Usually you could be anywhere, tucked away in meeting rooms. But Prague was the exception for me, and remains a special discovery to this day. I was just appointed National Accounts Manager and was traveling to Budapest and Prague, two jewels of Eastern Europe, for an industry conference. My days in Budapest flew by in hotel conference rooms, just as you’d expect. But then we traveled to Prague, and it turned out to be a place that would envelop me in history, and its gracious, old-world charm and urban beauty would inspire and surprise me.” 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.