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Old December 8th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Ray Goldenberg
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Princess and thought it would be of
interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings, they are
available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


12/8/2003

PRINCESS TO OFFER UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF DINING OPPORTUNITIES ON
DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE PRINCESS

Four Main Dining Rooms Will Feature Different Themes and Menu Items

New Princess Concierge Service Combines Dedicated Staff with Computer
Technology for Easy Dining Reservations

Expanding the concept of personal choice dining even further, Princess
Cruises will introduce its largest number of dining options ever with
an innovative twist -- themed main dining rooms aboard Diamond
Princess and Sapphire Princess.

Both ships, which debut next spring, will offer guests five main
dining rooms - one traditional seating dining room and four smaller
restaurants for those choosing Princess' Anytime Dining option. These
four dining rooms will each feature a unique theme and menu - Vivaldi
(Italian cuisine), Sterling (steakhouse), Santa Fe (Southwestern) and
Pacific Moon (Asian).

Diners in these four dining rooms will have the option of ordering
from each restaurant's themed dishes in addition to Princess' renowned
dinner cuisine. Guests who choose the traditional dining room won't be
left out of the culinary fun either, as they will have a changing
array of dinner options including items from the themed restaurants
specialty menus.

"With Diamond and Sapphire Princess we're taking dining options to a
brand new level," said Dean Brown, Princess' executive vice president
of customer service and sales. "We're committed to offering our
passengers a new array of choices in an unconventional fashion, so
we've divided two of our regular dining rooms in half, creating four
restaurants that seat just 230 passengers and one traditional room
that holds about 500 passengers.

"The new smaller venues will operate just as our Anytime Dining rooms
always have, but with more choices and themed décor," noted Brown.
"And this concept brings us a further step away from the vast dining
halls found on many other lines' ships of similar size, continuing to
set our dining program apart."

The new specialty dining rooms will offer an array of tastes to tempt
passenger taste buds. Each will offer a series of dishes including a
specialty bread and dessert. In the Vivaldi dining room, which
specializes in Italian fare, diners can enjoy dishes such as Farfalle
alla Scoglio, Ossobuco or Cannoli for dessert. In the Sterling dining
room menu items include Prime Rib, New York Steak and All American
Apple Pie. The Pacific Moon dining room will feature a variety of
Asian favorites including Sushi, Five-Spice Mandarin Duckling, and
bamboo steamer baskets with Dim Sum, Pot Stickers and Spring Rolls. In
the Santa Fe dining room, guests can choose table side prepared
Guacamole, Sizzling Fajitas, Fried Catfish with Roasted Corn Relish
and Kahlua Rice Pudding.

These new choices will be featured along with Princess' signature
dining experience - Trattoria Sabatini, the line's enormously popular
alternative Italian restaurant which offers a special eight-course
menu for a nominal charge of $20. Passengers can also choose the
24-hour Horizon Court restaurant as well as a variety of other options
for snacks and quick poolside meals.

Passengers can make reservations for any of the ship's dining rooms
and Sabatini's through the new Princess Concierge Service, which also
debuts on Diamond Princess. Staffed by dedicated onboard concierge
representatives using a new computerized reservation system, this new
level of service will enable passengers to easily plan their dining
choices through a special telephone number or in person at each dining
venue. "Princess Concierge Service will make it easier than ever for
passengers who wish to plan when and where to dine -- whether for one
night or the full cruise," added Brown. "And presuming passengers
respond to the system positively, we expect to expand the service to
other vessels and other types of onboard reservations, such as spa
appointments."

The new dining room configuration is another innovation in Princess'
acclaimed Personal Choice Dining® program, designed to give passengers
the ultimate in choice - and the only program to offer both
traditional and restaurant-style seating options in its main dining
rooms.

Princess' long history of culinary innovation includes pioneering the
concept of 24-hour dining at sea and debuting a number of new
alternative restaurant concepts. In recent years, the line has
introduced a popular premium steakhouse option, sea-going sushi bar,
the first Southwestern and Cajun-style restaurants at sea, and was the
first line to have all its ships inducted into the prestigious Chaîne
des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society.

Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess are currently being built by
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan. The two 113,000-ton,
2,670-passenger vessels will debut in March and June 2004,
respectively. Diamond Princess' inaugural cruises will take in the
delights of the Mexican Riviera before repositioning to Seattle for
the summer Alaska season. Sapphire Princess will join her sister ship
in Seattle offering seven-day round-trip Inside Passage cruises. All
Princess Cruises can be booked by contacting your travel professional.
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Old December 9th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Don & Lynn
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Ray, thanks for the great information. We are booked on the Diamond
Princess on March 13 and March 20. It will take back-to-back to check out
all of these menus.

Thanks again,

Don





"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Princess and thought it would be of
interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings, they are
available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


12/8/2003

PRINCESS TO OFFER UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF DINING OPPORTUNITIES ON
DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE PRINCESS

Four Main Dining Rooms Will Feature Different Themes and Menu Items

New Princess Concierge Service Combines Dedicated Staff with Computer
Technology for Easy Dining Reservations

Expanding the concept of personal choice dining even further, Princess
Cruises will introduce its largest number of dining options ever with
an innovative twist -- themed main dining rooms aboard Diamond
Princess and Sapphire Princess.

Both ships, which debut next spring, will offer guests five main
dining rooms - one traditional seating dining room and four smaller
restaurants for those choosing Princess' Anytime Dining option. These
four dining rooms will each feature a unique theme and menu - Vivaldi
(Italian cuisine), Sterling (steakhouse), Santa Fe (Southwestern) and
Pacific Moon (Asian).

Diners in these four dining rooms will have the option of ordering
from each restaurant's themed dishes in addition to Princess' renowned
dinner cuisine. Guests who choose the traditional dining room won't be
left out of the culinary fun either, as they will have a changing
array of dinner options including items from the themed restaurants
specialty menus.

"With Diamond and Sapphire Princess we're taking dining options to a
brand new level," said Dean Brown, Princess' executive vice president
of customer service and sales. "We're committed to offering our
passengers a new array of choices in an unconventional fashion, so
we've divided two of our regular dining rooms in half, creating four
restaurants that seat just 230 passengers and one traditional room
that holds about 500 passengers.

"The new smaller venues will operate just as our Anytime Dining rooms
always have, but with more choices and themed décor," noted Brown.
"And this concept brings us a further step away from the vast dining
halls found on many other lines' ships of similar size, continuing to
set our dining program apart."

The new specialty dining rooms will offer an array of tastes to tempt
passenger taste buds. Each will offer a series of dishes including a
specialty bread and dessert. In the Vivaldi dining room, which
specializes in Italian fare, diners can enjoy dishes such as Farfalle
alla Scoglio, Ossobuco or Cannoli for dessert. In the Sterling dining
room menu items include Prime Rib, New York Steak and All American
Apple Pie. The Pacific Moon dining room will feature a variety of
Asian favorites including Sushi, Five-Spice Mandarin Duckling, and
bamboo steamer baskets with Dim Sum, Pot Stickers and Spring Rolls. In
the Santa Fe dining room, guests can choose table side prepared
Guacamole, Sizzling Fajitas, Fried Catfish with Roasted Corn Relish
and Kahlua Rice Pudding.

These new choices will be featured along with Princess' signature
dining experience - Trattoria Sabatini, the line's enormously popular
alternative Italian restaurant which offers a special eight-course
menu for a nominal charge of $20. Passengers can also choose the
24-hour Horizon Court restaurant as well as a variety of other options
for snacks and quick poolside meals.

Passengers can make reservations for any of the ship's dining rooms
and Sabatini's through the new Princess Concierge Service, which also
debuts on Diamond Princess. Staffed by dedicated onboard concierge
representatives using a new computerized reservation system, this new
level of service will enable passengers to easily plan their dining
choices through a special telephone number or in person at each dining
venue. "Princess Concierge Service will make it easier than ever for
passengers who wish to plan when and where to dine -- whether for one
night or the full cruise," added Brown. "And presuming passengers
respond to the system positively, we expect to expand the service to
other vessels and other types of onboard reservations, such as spa
appointments."

The new dining room configuration is another innovation in Princess'
acclaimed Personal Choice Dining® program, designed to give passengers
the ultimate in choice - and the only program to offer both
traditional and restaurant-style seating options in its main dining
rooms.

Princess' long history of culinary innovation includes pioneering the
concept of 24-hour dining at sea and debuting a number of new
alternative restaurant concepts. In recent years, the line has
introduced a popular premium steakhouse option, sea-going sushi bar,
the first Southwestern and Cajun-style restaurants at sea, and was the
first line to have all its ships inducted into the prestigious Chaîne
des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society.

Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess are currently being built by
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan. The two 113,000-ton,
2,670-passenger vessels will debut in March and June 2004,
respectively. Diamond Princess' inaugural cruises will take in the
delights of the Mexican Riviera before repositioning to Seattle for
the summer Alaska season. Sapphire Princess will join her sister ship
in Seattle offering seven-day round-trip Inside Passage cruises. All
Princess Cruises can be booked by contacting your travel professional.



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Old December 9th, 2003, 04:24 AM
JLP20
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Default Princess Largest # of Dining Options Ever!

Both ships, which debut next spring, will offer guests five main
dining rooms - one traditional seating dining room and four smaller
restaurants for those choosing Princess' Anytime Dining option. These
four dining rooms will each feature a unique theme and menu - Vivaldi
(Italian cuisine), Sterling (steakhouse), Santa Fe (Southwestern) and
Pacific Moon (Asian).

I posted most of this info last week. The four smaller rooms are stacked two by
two just forward of the main traditional room and kitchen.
We are assigned to PC 3/20/03, I hope all four PC rooms will have the basic
entree items that are on the standard Princess menu. The Asian and Southwest
rooms may not be to my tastes, as well as other paxs. If so, there may be a
very long lines at the Italian and steak house rooms.

Don, hope to run into you during your second go around.
"Anything that doesn't kill you,,,,,,,just hurts a hell of a lot" JLP20
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Old December 9th, 2003, 03:25 PM
Gayle A Kortright
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Default Princess Largest # of Dining Options Ever!

Ray-
Thanks for the info. We'll be on the Diamond Princess in May and can't
wait to try out the new options! Keep posting!!

Gayle Kortright
Program Assistant - Confidential
Office of the Secretary of the University
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
(414)229-5988 phone (414)229-5198 fax


 




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