Did You Know - Princess Cruises Fun Facts

Posted November 26th, 2013

Cruise facts are always interesting - its a world we love, but unless you have worked on board a ship, it is also a world we know very little about. So, here are some fun facts about Princess Cruises, one of Australia's best-loved cruise lines:

  • The name Princess Cruises came from the name of the first vessel the company chartered from Canada - Princess Patricia, originally owned by the Canadian Pacific railroad
  • Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico
  • The cruise line was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show - of course, "The Love Boat"
  • The newest ship in the fleet, Royal Princess, has 14,000KW of transverese (sideways) thrust power. The original love boat, Pacific Princess, had a forward propulsion power of about 13,500KW - so Royal Princess can go faster sideways than Pacific Princess could go forward!

Royal Princess cruising from Southampton

  • Princess Cruises is THE Alaska expert - the cruise line is the largest cruise and tour operator in the state, operating its own Direct-to-the-Wilderness Alaskan rail service, and four beautiful Wilderness lodges for its guests
  • Princess Cruises has one of the most extensive wedding programs of any of the major cruise lines, with its "Tie the Knot" wedding packages.
  • To construct Royal Princess it took 3 million man hours; 37,000 tons of steel; 4,000km of electrical cable; 360,000 litres of paint and 200 tons of marble
  • On board Island Princess, in the Galley, you will find 180 refrigerators; 60 stoves and 44 coffee machines. 35,592 dishes and 6,500 napkins are used each day

Island Princess cruising the Panama Canal

There is so much more to discover about Princess Cruises, so if you are interested in one of the cruise lines' ships or itineraries, call one of our Cruise Specialists on 1300 954 661 today for pricing and availability, so you can be on board to discover it all of yourself!





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