Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Port of Galveston Welcomes Crown Princess for 2012-13 Caribbean Season

The last time a ship from the Princess Cruises fleet homeported in Galveston, Texas was 2007. That’s about to change next year when a “Love Boat” will once again set sail from the port of Galveston every week, offering cruises to the popular Western Caribbean. “We’ve received a great deal of feedback from cruisers interested in sailing from Galveston again,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “So we’re excited to be returning in 2012 to bring our Western Caribbean sailings back to Texas.” Crown Princess will sail 19 departures from Galveston between Dec 22, 2012 and April 27, 2013. The 7-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itinerary features ports of call at Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico. The 3,070-passenger Crown Princess offers greater capacity than Princess ships previously based in Galveston. The 113,000-ton vessel debuted in 2006 and features the line’s popular signature features, including a piazza-style atrium with International Café and Vines wine bar; the 300-square-foot Movies Under the Stars poolside theater; The Sanctuary, an adults-only “oasis of tranquility”; and a variety of dining, recreation, and entertainment options. CruiseDiva.com offers an illustrated, in-depth look at Crown Princess and additional information about Princess Cruises can be found at the company's website, Princess.com.

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