On the first of the year, the Regal Princess made landfall in Pasadena, California for the 2015 Rose Parade.
A custom float, designed by Phoenix Decorating, featured a replica of Princess’ flagship, the Regal Princess, carrying the theme “50 Years of Inspiring Travel.” Alongside the ship, the Princess float featured famous world landmarks, such as London’s Big Ben, Sydney’s Opera House, and Pisa’s iconic leaning tower, each wrapped in a colorful array of flowers.
Leading Princess’ float through the parade was the most recognizable crew of the century: the cast of The Love Boat. Perched on the bow of the mini Regal Princess was Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Bernie Kopell (“Doc” Adam Bricker), Fred Grandy (Burl “Gopher” Smith), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy), and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing.) The Love Boat cast saw command over the ship during her sailing through the streets of Pasadena.
At the conclusion of the parade, Princess’ “Inspiring 50 Years Of Travel” float was awarded the Craftman’s Award for “Exceptional Achievement In Showmanship & Dramatic Impact For Floats Longer Than 55 Feet.”
Princess’ “Inspiring 50 Years Of Travel” float coincided with the 50th anniversary of the cruise line. Princess Cruises will celebrate 50 years of sailing the world throughout 2015.
Photos From The Rose Parade