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Princess Cruises Announces Three California Coastal “Hollywood Insider” Theme Cruises

Princess Cruises Announces Three California Coastal “Hollywood Insider” Theme Cruises

Princess Cruises is launching a series of three Hollywood Insider theme cruises, sailing on California coastal itineraries in October 2023.

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California-based Princess Cruises has announced three new theme cruises for fall 2023, focusing on different aspects of Hollywood’s entertainment industry.

Cruisers can join 1980s TV stars, musicians, or movie special effects artists on these select sailings in October.

“As the leading cruise line on the west coast and with our connection to Hollywood as the idyllic, co-starring backdrop on The Love Boat, it’s a natural fit for us to introduce a series of cruises highlighting notable entertainment industry artists who have shaped television and film through the decades,” Denise Saviss, VP of entertainment experience for Princess Cruises, said in a press release.

Princess Cruises’ Hollywood Insider theme cruises for 2023

The three specially-themed Hollywood Insider voyages, ranging in length from three- to seven-day sailings, include:

Hollywood Insider with 80s Primetime Stars

Majestic Princess, October 3-7, 2023
5-day Pacific Coastal from Vancouver to Los Angeles

Travel down the Pacific coast with some of the renowned stars of the 1980s primetime TV series Dallas. This five-day themed cruise sails from Vancouver to Los Angeles, stopping in Victoria, Canada.

Cruisers will enjoy meet-and-greets and speaker engagements with some of their favorite Dallas stars, who will share stories from the iconic Texas oil family drama. Special guests include:

  • Linda Gray: Played Sue Ellen Ewing from 1978-1989, also starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in the 1991 film Oscar, in the FOX drama Models Inc. from 1994-1995, and in numerous television movies.
  • Charlene Tilton: Played Lucy Ewing from 1978-1985 and 1988-1990, also appeared in Happy Days, Eight is Enough, and Knots Landing after making her first film appearance alongside Jodie Foster in Freaky Friday in 1976.
  • Sheree J. Wilson: Played April Stevens Ewing from 1986-1991, earning a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Death Scene in 1991, as well as four other nominations.
  • Christopher Atkins: Played Sue Ellen’s controversial young lover Peter Richards from 1983-1984 after coming onto the movie scene in The Blue Lagoon opposite Brooke Shields.
Dallas star Linda Gray will join several of her costars from the TV series aboard Majestic Princess

Hollywood Insider: Behind the Screen EFX

Crown Princess, October 16-19, 2023
3-day Pacific Coastal from Seattle to Vancouver

The ideal cruise for film fans who want to go behind the scenes of their favorite TV shows and movies! Meet the true Hollywood magic creators who have converted some of Hollywood’s greats into cherished characters.

Cruisers will sail from Seattle to Vancouver with some of Hollywood’s most prominent EFX artists, enjoying personal stories and specially-themed activities from guests such as:

  • Michael Westmore: Nine-time Emmy-award-winning makeup artist best known for his work in various Star Trek productions.
  • Johnnie Spence: Created special effects for notable films such as Man of Steel, Spider-Man 3, Face Off, and more.
  • Tym Buchaarern: Double Emmy-award-winning makeup artist with film and TV credits including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Hairspray Live!, and Glee.
Hollywood makeup artist Michael Westmore (left; shown here with Patrick Stewart at the 2015 Hollywood Beauty Awards) will join cruisers on the Behind the Screen EFX cruise (Photo credit: Pamela Price; cropped image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Hollywood Insider: Music Connection

Discovery Princess, October 21-28, 2023
7-day Classic California Coast from Los Angeles

Music lovers can sail the California coast on this specially-themed cruise featuring some of the music industry’s most talented lyricists, vocalists, and more.

Cruising roundtrip from LA and visiting San Francisco, San Diego, and Ensenada, this voyage features special vocal performances, meet-and-greets, speaker events and more from guests including:

  • Allan Dennis Rich: Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Emmy-nominated songwriter whose songs have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide, most notably Whitney Houston’s Run to You from The Bodyguard soundtrack, James Ingram’s I Don’t Have the Heart, and Natalie Cole’s I Live for Your Love.
  • Freda Payne: Singer and actress best known for her 1970 hit single Band of Gold.
  • Al Jardine: Original co-founder of The Beach Boys, best known as the band’s rhythm guitarist and for singing lead vocals on hit singles such as Help Me Rhonda.
  • Kimberley Locke: Singer-songwriter and television personality who gained fame with her participation in the 2003 season of American Idol.
  • Leo Rossi: Former Fleetwood Mac tour director and road crew member for Led Zeppelin, The Who, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, and more.
American Idol alum Kimberley Locke will be on board Discovery Princess for the Music Connection theme cruise (cropped image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

More information about the Hollywood Insider theme cruise series can be found at Princess’ Special Events page.

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Are you excited about Princess Cruises’ Hollywood Insider theme cruises? Which one would you like to sail on? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Carrie Ann Karstunen