Princess Cruises “Inspired to Cruise” Blog Showcases More Reasons to Cruise

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – Princess Cruises’ blog, “Inspired to Cruise: A Year of Reasons to Get Away From the Everyday” has chronicled an additional five reasons to cruise, offering readers a new collection of heartwarming passenger stories about the many things that can inspire travelers to choose a vacation at sea.

The most recent stories are from cruisers who have chased eclipses, become cruise fanatics (after being cruise curmudgeons), celebrated happy times and recovered from sad events. The blog, found at, illustrates some of the myriad reasons people take cruise vacations.

Each week during 2012 the blog explores the celebrations, accomplishments, milestones and other inspired reasons to cruise, each told by a different passenger. This diverse group of contributors – from long-time cruisers to those who set sail for the first time – will share a total of 52 stories.

The latest reasons to cruise are:

Story #30: To Celebrate a Mother/Daughter Birthday – Ilene Briscoe of Overland Park, Kansas, shares the story of the cruise in which she and her daughter celebrated their mutual milestone birthdays. Plus, Ilene managed to tie the knot in a secret wedding as well.

Story #29: To Be with My Best Friend … Mom – Nicole Burton of Columbus, Ohio, tells how she chose to share a Mediterranean adventure with the mother who use to be an “embarrassing nuisance” but was now her closest friend.

Story #28: To Please My Girl – David Wenstrom of Redwood City, California, didn’t think he could cruise, but he relented to the pressure from his girl, and then quickly became a cruise convert after he found life onboard more enticing than he ever imagined.

Story #27: To See a Total Eclipse of the Sun – Joan Boyle of Grand Lake, Colorado, shares how she and her husband have found that the best way to reach an eclipse’s line of totality is on a cruise ship.

Story #26: To Sail the Open Seas Again – Gloria Walsh of Camano Island, Washington, shares how her life opened up again after she discovered that with cruising she could still experience her love for the open sea after the death of her husband, with whom she had shared a passion for sailing.

Also featured on the blog are regular “Escape Inspiration” videos. Each 30-second favorite moment at sea is introduced by a Princess crew member who describes why the scene is meaningful to them.

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