Musical Salute Welcomes Royal Princess to Southampton

Ship's Arrival Marks the Start of Inaugural Celebration 
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - A musical salute provided a 
spectacular welcome for Royal Princess to Southampton today as the new cruise 
ship arrived to begin a week-long series of special inaugural events. British 
actor, director and writer Simon Callow orchestrated the Southampton 
University Brass Band to serenade the new Princess Cruises ship with a 
rendition of "God Save The Queen" as the vessel sailed into the harbor. Royal 
Princess will be officially named in Southampton on Thursday, June 13 by The 
Duchess of Cambridge. 
The unprecedented musical welcome, conducted by Callow, was answered back by 
Royal Princess with its own special horn that plays the first notes of the 
theme song from the TV show "The Love Boat." 
"What an extraordinary welcome Royal Princess received for her arrival in 
Southampton," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. 
"Starting the week off with this amazing musical orchestra offered the perfect 
way to tune up for a naming ceremony that will celebrate with many special 
musical performances." 
The June 13 naming event will feature not only the christening by The Duchess, 
but also star-studded musical entertainment including British pop singer 
Natasha Bedingfield singing her hit "Unwritten," as well as a performance by 
British actress and "the first lady of London's West End," Kerry Ellis. The 
Band of Her Majesty's Royal MarinesPortsmouth and The Pipe Band of 1st 
Battalion Irish Guards will open the event with the pomp and ceremony of 
British ship-naming traditions. 
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship. Among the special 
features found on board is a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social 
hub of the ship offering a host of dining and entertainment options; 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. 
More information about the ship is available at 
Photos and video of the ship's arrival can be downloaded here: Photos: Video: 
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. An 
additional ship will join the fleet in 2014. A recognized leader in worldwide 
cruising, Princess carries 1.4 million passengers each year to destinations 
around the globe ranging in length from three to 107 days. The company, 
formerly a division of P&O Princess Cruises, is part of Carnival Corporation & 
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