Trista and Ryan Sutter to Christen Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess

    America's Most Romantic Couple Celebrates Fifth Wedding Anniversary
    Milestone by Naming Newest 'Love Boat'

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 13 /CNW/ -- In celebration of National
Romance Week,(*) Princess Cruises announced today that celebrity couple Trista
and Ryan Sutter will christen the newest cruise ship in the Princess fleet,
Ruby Princess, on November 6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The Sutters, who met on
ABC's hit reality series, "The Bachelorette," the most romantic franchise on
TV since the Love Boat, will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary this
fall, and will mark this milestone event during the Ruby Princess inaugural,
which will be themed around "romantic moments and milestones."
    Trista and Ryan are one of the best-known romantic duos in recent
broadcast history, as they are the first and only couple from "The Bachelor"
and "Bachelorette" franchises who have actually gotten married.  The Sutters
also recently celebrated the first birthday of their son, Max.
    "Princess Cruises has long stood for romance and reconnection, and so
we're delighted to have Trista and Ryan christen Ruby Princess as they
celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary," said Jan Swartz, senior vice
president for Princess Cruises.  "While slightly unconventional, their
courtship and marriage was exciting to watch as it unfolded, and we think
their fascinating love story epitomizes our inaugural theme of celebrating
romantic moments and milestones."
    Trista and Ryan Sutter met in 2002, when she was America's first
"Bachelorette."  "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" on ABC-TV were the
first and are still the most popular reality dating shows in which one man or
woman searches for their soul mate out of 25 potential suitors.  Over the
course of the show, the bachelorette bestows roses on those bachelors she
wishes to continue dating.  Trista presented Ryan with her final rose and he
then proposed on the show's finale in November 2002.  The couple wed on
December 6, 2003 in an elaborate television ceremony watched by 26 million
viewers, making it one of the most widely viewed episodes in the history of
reality TV and one of ABC's top rated shows of the year.   After their highly
visible courtship, Trista and Ryan moved to Vail, CO, where they currently
reside with their son, Max.
    "We're incredibly honored to be invited to be the godparents of Ruby
Princess," said Trista Sutter.  "It's hard to believe that it's been five
years since we got married.  This is a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding
anniversary, and also to remind people about the importance of marking not
only the key milestones in a relationship, but also making time to incorporate
romance into our everyday lives.  We are so excited to be part of this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!"
    The 3,070-passenger Ruby Princess includes a dramatic piazza-style atrium
featuring small-bite eateries and an ever-changing array of performing street
entertainers.  Passengers will also enjoy Princess' other array of dining
venues including the signature Sabatini's Italian trattoria and the Crown
Grill steak and seafood restaurant, plus a relaxing oasis just for adults
called The Sanctuary.
    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
    (*)National Romance Week takes place during the second week of August each
year.  In 2008 it is August 10-16.

For further information:

For further information: Karen Candy,,
+1-661-753-1540, or Gabby McNamara,, +1-212-229-0119,
both for Princess Cruises

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