Saturday, June 6, 2009

Princess Cruises Celebrates 40 Years Of Sailing From San Francisco

To commemorate Princess Cruises’40th anniversary sailing from the “City by the Bay,” Rodney Fong (pictured left), president of the San Francisco Port Commission presented a proclamation from Mayor Gavin Newsom declaring June 3rd to be "Princess Cruises Day" in San Francisco. Receiving the proclamation is Steve Nielsen (right, in photo), vice president of shore operations for Princess Cruises who, fittingly, celebrates his 40th anniversary with Princess Cruises this year.

Princess Italia first sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge on June 3, 1969, for her maiden voyage to Alaska. Since that inaugural voyage, Princess has made approximately 1,000 port calls at the Port of San Francisco and carried well over 1 million passengers. Sea Princess is currently sailing on 10-day Alaska cruises from San Francisco through September.

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

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