Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Princess Cruises Mark's 40th Anniversary From San Francisco

(June 5, 2009) – To commemorate Princess Cruises’40th anniversary sailing from the “City by the Bay,” Rodney Fong, president of the San Francisco Port Commission presents a proclamation from Mayor Gavin Newsom declaring "Princess Cruises Day" in San Francisco on June 3 to Steve Nielsen, vice president of shore operations, Princess Cruises. Fitting to the celebration, Nielsen also celebrates his 40th anniversary with Princess Cruises this year.

Princess Italia first sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge on June 3, 1969, for her first voyage to Alaska. Since that inaugural voyage, Princess has made approximately 1,000 port calls at the Port of San Francisco and carried well over 1 million passengers.

Sea Princess is currently sailing on 10-day Alaska cruises from San Francisco through September.

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