The Duchess of Cambridge to Name Royal Princess

Ceremony Naming Princess Cruises' Newest Ship to Take Place June 13 in 
LONDON, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Princess Cruises announces that Her Royal 
Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess, the newest 
addition to the line's fleet. The ceremony at which The Duchess will name the 
ship will take place in Southampton on Thursday, June 13, and will be the 
highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel into 
The spectacular ceremony will uphold British ship-naming traditions including 
the blessing, a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the 
Irish Guards, together with contemporary highlights. 
Alan Buckelew, the line's president and CEO said "It is a great honor for 
Princess Cruises that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has accepted 
our invitation to become the Godmother to Royal Princess. We are delighted 
that the Duchess will launch our new ship and can think of no better way to 
celebrate our company's British heritage and our commitment to the country." 
Royal Princess will arrive at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on Friday, 
June 7, where she will commence a series of events for customers and travel 
agents, including a special naming gala on the evening of Wednesday, June 12. 
The ship's inaugural celebrations will conclude with her maiden voyage on June 
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship. Among the special 
features found on board will be a greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of 
the ship; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 
28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that 
appear to be floating on water; the new Princess Live! television studio; the 
largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef's Table Lumiere, a private dining 
experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all 
outside staterooms. 
The inaugural period of Royal Princess also includes two short preview cruises 
prior to and following the naming. After her maiden voyage the ship will sail 
Grand Mediterranean cruises throughout the summer, followed by Eastern 
Caribbean cruises beginning in the autumn. More information and video previews 
of the ship are available at 
About Princess Cruises: 
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise 
and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their 
innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and 
amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service.  A 
recognised leader in worldwide cruising, Princess Cruises carries 1.4 million 
passengers each year to destinations around the globe on cruises ranging in 
length from seven to 107 days. The company, formerly a division of P&O 
Princess Cruises, is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; 
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