The Votes are In: Princess Cruises Earns “Best Itineraries” Recognition for Sixth Year in a Row

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 5, 2010) — With more than 115 itineraries to 350 ports and destinations on all seven continents, Princess Cruises continues to take passengers to the most fascinating places on the planet. And the travel agents who read Recommend magazine have clearly noticed, as they have voted Princess the “Best Cruise Line — Itineraries” for the sixth year in a row as part of the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We’re committed to providing a great way for our passengers to explore exciting destinations around the globe,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “Worldwide cruising has been a Princess hallmark since our early years, so it’s gratifying to see that travel agents continue to think of us first when asked to pick their favorite line for itineraries.”

Princess Cruises itineraries range from seven to 107 days to destinations including Alaska, Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia/New Zealand, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii/Tahiti, Mexico, Panama Canal, South Pacific, South America, and world cruises.

Swartz noted that Princess has a philosophy of itinerary design that combines not only a worldwide deployment, but also a variety of cruise lengths, types of ports, and ship sizes. Passengers with a shorter vacation window can sail for a week or two, while those with more time can choose month-long voyages or even the annual world cruise that sails for more than three months. Princess routes feature marquis, must-see cities and sites plus out-of-the-way, less-discovered destinations for a rich mix of places to explore.

Princess passengers can even combine their sailing with a variety of land tours around the world to create a complete cruisetour vacation that takes them to a variety of intriguing destinations beyond the port cities, including Alaska’s Denali National Park, Machu Picchu in Peru, or the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Cruisetours are available in Alaska, Canada & New England, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

Recommend magazine is a leading travel industry publication that is distributed to travel agents in the U.S. and Canada.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling , or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.