Rare Original Declaration of Independence Copy to Tour Princess Alaska Ships July 4th Week

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif., June 17 /CNW/ -- A rare, original copy of the
United States of America's founding document will make an exclusive appearance
aboard Princess' Alaska-based ships the July 4th week, giving passengers the
unique opportunity to see the only traveling copy of the Declaration of
Independence - just as the country celebrates Independence Day.  The historic
exhibit will be showcased aboard all Princess ships calling in Juneau between
July 1-8, 2009.

    Hosted in partnership with Declare Yourself, a non-profit organization
founded by legendary television producer Norman Lear, this unique opportunity
marks the first time a copy of the Declaration has visited Alaska, and the
first time a cruise line has shown the famous document.

    The Declaration will be on display aboard the vessels for about two hours
while each ship is docked in Juneau.  The document will be shown aboard
Diamond Princess and Star Princess on July 1; Coral Princess on July 2; Island
Princess on July 3; Pacific Princess and Golden Princess on July 6, and
Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess on July 8.

    "This is an amazing opportunity for our passengers to get a first-hand
look at history, which is especially poignant at a time of year when our
country celebrates its independence," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises
executive vice president. "It's a rare occasion when we can bring such a
unique attraction right on board - this document has never been shown on a
cruise ship before.  It will be a memorable way to mark the week of
Independence Day as well as Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood."

    To read the complete press release click here.

    For more information about Declare Yourself, visit

    Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a
professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the
company's website at www.princess.com.

    Princess can also be found on:
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Princess-Cruises/19788524059
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/PrincessCruises
    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/princesscruises/


For further information:

For further information: Karen Candy of Princess Cruises,
+1-661-753-1540, kcandy@princesscruises.com Web Site: http://www.princess.com 

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