Did you know that Carnival Corporation owns Princess? What else didn’t you know about Princess? Well, if you read on, you might find out some information.
- Santa Clarita, California
- In Bermuda
- Number of employees
- Key person
- John Padgett
- John Padgett
Did you know that the Love Boat, which aired on American TV, featured the Pacific Princess as its set? Which set sail weekly from LA to Acapulco, Mexico.
They have incorporated the Love Boat theme on some ships and tried to keep the connection to the series.
From 1965, when Founded, to 1972, the founder Stanley Mcdonald charted a ship from Canadian Pacific Limited Alaska called Princess Patricia to do Mexican Rivera cruises from LA during the winter. That was a good move, in my opinion. Use a ship while it is not running.
But since that ship, Princess Patricia wasn’t built for the hot weather in the Mexican Rivera, that didn’t last long. You needed to have some AC for that climate.
That is when the ship, called Italia, came into the picture. Princess called her Princess Italia but never renamed her. However, in 1967, the logo appeared on the ship. Starting in 1969, they began to do Alaskan Cruises out of San Francisco until 1969, when the charter was canceled.
Princess charted another ship from Costa; the Italia was also charted from them. Princess marketed her as Princess Carla but never renamed her.
In 1974, Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) acquired Princess Cruise lines. That is when the Spirit of London became the Sun Princess.
The Spirit of London was a Norwegian Cruise Line ship but was moved to Princess. The TV show The Love Boat featured two ships very heavily. They were built in 1971 and called Island Princess and Pacific Princess.
In 1991, Princess started to develop Princess Cays, a private island in the Caribbean. (It is OK.)
In 2003, P&O and Carnival Corporation merged.
The Cruise Fleet
Here is the fleet, and they all end with Princess
|Island||2003||2003 – present||Bermuda|
|Grand||1998||1998 – Present||Bermuda|
|Diamond||2004||2004 – present||United Kingdom|
|Sapphire||2004||2004 – present||United Kingdom|
|Caribbean||2004||2004 – present||Bermuda|
|Crown||2006||2006 – present||Bermuda|
|Emerald||2007||2007 – Present||Bermuda|
|Ruby||2008||2008 – present||Bermuda|
|Royal||2013||2013 – Present||Bermuda|
|Regal||2014||2014 – Present||Bermuda|
|Majestic||2017||2017 – present||United Kingdom|
|Sky||2019||2019 – present||Bermuda|
|Enchanted||2020||2020 – Present||Bermuda|
|Discovery||2022||2022 – Present||Bermuda|
There are a lot of former fleets, and a list of them
They do reuse the names of former ships.
They had some issues with General Electric and with some ocean pollution. The ocean pollution resulted in a $20 million fine.
Thoughts of mine
In my own opinion, I think Princess is the best Cruise line to go to Alaska. Yes, I have only been on Princess. But that is what they are voted for almost every year.
I like Princess, it has some features I want. Plus, I grew up seeing what the Pacific Princess looked like on The Love Boat.
Yep, I did a video on Princess.