2014 cruises shaping up well with 'Royal' cruise visitors to anchor in Falmouth Bay (From Falmouth Packet)
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2014 cruises shaping up well with 'Royal' cruise visitors to anchor in Falmouth Bay
4:20pm Wednesday 7th August 2013 in News
Two cruise ships with very strong links to the royal family will anchor in Falmouth Bay next year on May 8.
The brand new, 330-metre long Royal Princess will arrive at the end of her trans-Atlantic positioning voyage from Fort Lauderdale ready to begin a season of European cruising. The German managed Artania, the ex Royal Princess named by the late Princess Diana in 1984, will anchor close by.
The latest Royal Princess was named by the Duchess of Cambridge at Southampton in June. The 330-metre long, 141,000-ton state-of-the art ship can carry 3,600 passengers in complete luxury.
Princess Cruises have used Falmouth as a cruise destination port for decades. Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico.
Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service.
A recognised leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 16 modern vessels.
Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called The Love Boat.
Pacific Princess was a regular caller here in the 1990s along with the Island Princess.
In August 2014, the mega cruise ship Caribbean Princess will make one call.
In fact, 2014 is shaping up well with 18 cruise ships booked in for cruise calls. German owned or managed ships will dominate the cruise season with Artania, Astor, Amadea, Europa, Columbus 2 and Albatros bringing thousands of German passengers to the port.