Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Princess Cruises Ships to Broadcast Historic Royal Wedding

No need to set your DVR if you won’t be at home for the upcoming Royal Wedding on April 29th. If you’re on a Princess cruise, the highly anticipated nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be televised live on your ship and you’ll be able to attend “virtually” with full coverage of the pomp and majesty of the historic wedding through BBC World’s broadcast of the event.

Not only can you watch as the future princess walks down the aisle, but you’ll also enjoy viewing parties on board when you follow the most extensive coverage of this royal event. BBC is the official wedding broadcaster and has exclusive access inside Westminster Abbey during the ceremony. The onboard viewing parties will add a celebratory flair to the event with British-style refreshments and special royal-themed cocktails. You can also test your knowledge with royal wedding trivia competitions and participate in a William and Kate look-alike contest.

“As this is the first British royal wedding in years we know there will be wide interest among our passengers,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “We at Princess also feel a connection with Prince William because his mother, Princess Diana, christened our original Royal Princess back in 1984.”

Making it even more exclusive, the Royal Wedding is one of several special events that will be shown on the Movies Under the Stars screens, including the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. The giant LED screens are more than 300 square feet in size with a 69,000-watt sound system and have sufficient lighting power to be seen clearly at mid-day and heard even while the ship is moving at full speed–offering a movie experience comparable to the best shoreside movie theater. Royal Wedding broadcasts are planned for all ships in the Princess fleet, even those without the giant outdoor screens. Subject to satellite availability, in some time zones the broadcast may be delayed for viewing at a convenient hour.

Haven’t booked a cruise yet? Information about Princess Cruises is available through your professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting

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