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Princess Cruises Unveils Newly Reimagined Youth & Teen Centers

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January 10, 2016 – Princess Cruises, in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications™, announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined youth centers, including new experiences and center designs. This multi-million investment is currently rolling out fleet-wide through 2018, with program implementation taking place in early 2017 and new center designs planned for installation during scheduled ship renovations. Grand Princess is the first ship that will offer the revamped facilities and programs.

Camp Discovery


Camp Discovery for cruisers ages 3-12, includes:

The Treehouse, ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans): A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed center including captivating creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity and the world around them.

The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center is filled with sports activities and fun places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.

The Beach House, for ages 13-17: (formerly Remix) offers a contemporary surf-themed lounge, featuring a cool place for teens to hang out and socialize.

New youth and teen center programming includes MythBusters science activities with three hands-on challenges, featuring show star, Tory Belleci. In addition, new Camp Discovery destination-themed programs focusing on the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe will immerse young cruisers into the culture, nature and customs of these regions.

A framework of current and brand new children’s programming (ages 3-12) are bundled under Camp Discovery categories. Core experiences include:

Play – indoor and outdoor gaming, sports and physical activities:

Shark Hunters: Investigate mysterious Caribbean sharks on an interactive scavenger hung
Alaskan Explorers:> Hunt for clues to the connections between Alaska’s animals and people
Try your skills on PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™, XBOX Kinect consoles, board games, air hockey and ping-pong
Join dance classes and engage in friendly competitions
Enjoy sports including basketball, mini golf, yoga and miniature Olympics

Discover – places, animals and hands-on experiments:
MythBusters Science Activities: Try three hands-on challenges, featuring Tori Belleci from the show
Survive Alaska: Invent tools to survive the harsh environment of The Great Land
Animal Planet uncovers ferocious secrets in Shark Attack, and learn squid anatomy in Just Squiddin’ Around
Learn the science of magic or become an engineer for a day with programs from the California Science Center, home of the Endeavour space shuttle
Inspire a love of nature from the regions we sail with Animal Planet Endangered Species activities and our Glacier Bay Jr. Ranger program

Huddle – fun interactions with peers:
Extreme Sea Carnival: Caribbean music, dance, trivia and crafts light up the night for the whole family
Wild Alaska Festival: Celebrate Alaskan nature at this family theme night
Discovery at Sea™ theme days with activities inspired by Shark Week and Animal Planet
Talent shows showcase singing, dancing, musical skills and jokes
Theme nights: Include Pirate Night, with eye patch making, tattoos and a treasure hunt; Mexican Fiesta with music, Spanish lessons, traditional dances and costume making; Challenge Night with puzzle, riddle and physical challenges

Create – arts, crafts, science exploration:
Make Animal Planet puppets, masks and paintings inspired by regional wildlife
Create a solar system or build a “stomp rocket,” inspired by Science Channel
The Greatest Catch: Design your own invention to help you explore the ocean
Compete: Join the Klutz® paper airplane challenge or Lego® boat-building contest
JrChef@Sea: Learn cake decorating and enjoy the results with your family
Klutz art projects: Craft bracelets, velvet art, jewelry and more

For The Beach House teen activities include:
Rock the Boat Party: It’s the occasion to dress up, stroll down the red carpet and flash your VIP badge, then enjoy an evening of mocktails, awards and celebrating your friends
Movies: Get your scream on at Scary Movie Night or catch some recent hits at Late Night Movies.

Teen makeovers and glitter tattoos
Dance Classes: Perfect your moves with guidance from one of our crew dancers, then show what you’ve got at dance competitions and parties
Competitions: Give your skills a workout in our video game tournaments. Or play to win in air hockey, foosball and ping pong tables
In addition, fun for the whole family can be enjoyed through a family fair in the Piazza featuring carnival-like booths and activities, family trivia, Stargazing with Discovery at Sea, family game night and new soon-to-be announced family-themed programs.

Following Grand Princess, the next ships to receive newly renovated youth centers include Caribbean Princess (March) and Regal Princess (April), Sea Princess (October) and Island Princess (November). Find the full rollout schedule at princess.com/family.