Princess Announces Deatils Of Exclusive 50th Anniversary Sailing

Next December, Princess Cruises will reach its 50th anniversary, five decades after the inaugural sailing aboard the Patricia Princess set sail to Mexico. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Princess Cruises has planned an exclusive, one-time anniversary sailing to Mexico.

The anniversary sailing, which will set sail on December 3, 2015, will be celebrated aboard the Pacific Princess, the namesake of The Love Boat’s Pacific Princess. The 14 night sailing aboard the Pacific Princess will retrace the original itinerary followed in 1965 with the addition of a few new ports. Ports of call on the Mexican sailing will include well known ports of call such as Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Manzanillo, La Paz, and Loreto.

The sailing will feature a number of commemorative activities, events, and special guests with memorable ties to Princess Cruises.

“This nostalgic cruise to Mexico will be the perfect finale to what’s sure to be a special 50th anniversary year for Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “For this significant milestone we couldn’t resist recreating, with some new touches, the very first cruise our company operated. And because the name Pacific Princess is so integral to our company’s history, we wanted to offer the cruise aboard the current ship with this iconic name.”

The special sailing will open for booking on May 13, 2014. Cruises fares for the anniversary sailing begin at $1,699 per person, double occupancy.

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.