Cruisers Rave About Princess Cruise
by Roy Witman © 2008
Cruise lines are constantly geared toward
providing a steady flow of shipboard entertainment
for cruisers to enjoy. They want your time at sea to
be just as exciting as the ports of call you'll visit
during your itinerary. While the standards (such as
onboard casinos, Broadway-style shows and
nightclubs) continue to have appeal, cruise lines are
getting more and more innovative with their ideas. It
was this type of what-would-the-passenger-want
thinking that drove Princess Cruise Line to
add “Movies Under the Stars.”
Unlike anything found aboard other cruise
vessels, “Movies Under the Stars” is an impressive
outdoor movie theater that Princess officials describe
as a “Times Square-style, LED (light emitting diode)
screen.” This is no ordinary TV, however.
With a monstrous 300-square-foot screen,
featuring a 69,000-watt sound system, the “Movies
Under the Stars” system is well equipped with enough
lighting power to be seen clearly day or night.
Princess Cruise Line didn't stop there.
Strategically placed, this million-dollar entertainment
system is located above the pool area for optimal
viewing comparable to traditional movie theaters.
Have you ever watched your favorite movie while
floating in a pool or sunbathing? Now you can!
To make the experience fit the Princess Cruise
Line style, ship officials decided to go overboard (so
to speak). Passengers can make complimentary
chaise lounge reservations for available features. At
evening viewings, comfortable cushions and blankets
are placed on the lounge chairs. Additionally,
cocktail specials are available as well as free popcorn
and other movie munchies. Would you rather do
dinner theater? Poolside casual dining is also
With up to seven features playing throughout the
day and evening, every member of your party will
something s/he enjoys. What's in the lineup? Many
family films including Spider Man 2 and
Shrek 2. Concerts, sporting events - including
NFL Monday Night Football — awards’ shows and
broadcast entertainment as well. One of the most
popular events is Oscar®® Under the Stars with the
broadcast of the Academy Awards and a party.
“Movies Under the Stars” has been such a hit
that Princess Cruise Line has retrofitted all its Grand
Class ships with the giant screens.
“Movies Under the Stars” follows in the tradition
of such other Princess Cruise Line innovations as
Personal Choice Dining ®, the Cruise Personalizer®
and the More Balconies® concept to make your
shipboard experience all it can be.
Read more about Princess Cruises.