Beginning in 2013, this will give passengers the chance to book a fantastic holiday and make a contribution to society at the same time. These specially planned cruises are industry-leading, it is the first time that travellers have been able to enjoy a cruise on one of the top liners around the world whilst making a charitable donation, which will no doubt raise a lot of money for a number of worthwhile causes.
The first of these cruises has been announced for November 2013, which will raise money for two charities helping US Armed Forces Veterans, Operation Homefront and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Princess cruises aims to raise $1million, of which up to $500,000 will be a matched sum from the company themselves depending on the number of bookings, and therefore donations, made.
President and CEO of Princess cruises, Alan Buckelew, will be on-board the cruise as host. Announcing the new initiative, he said in a statement: “As a veteran myself, I know that America’s warriors face immeasurable challenges both during active duty and when they return home. I look forward to meeting many of our passengers on board to help us raise much-needed funds to assist our veterans.”
The cruise will take place on the Caribbean Princess for a duration of 4 days. The ship will be departing from Galveston in Texas and visiting the Western Caribbean including a call in Mexico. It will include guest lecturers and film festivals along with other themed events such as a Stars and Stripes Sailaway.
Find out more about Princess Cruises at http://www.cruise118.com/