2142008: Princess Cruises Launches Search for Greatest Romantic

Valentine’s Day was a natural for the launch of the nationwide search by Princess Cruises asking “Are You the Greatest Romantic?” The contest is part of the new website section for the company’s Department of Romance.

“Who better than the ‘Love Boat’ line to search for the greatest romantic?” asked Gavin MacLeod, the actor who played the series’ Captain Stubing. “’The Love Boat’ and Princess celebrated romance during every show for its 10-year run. And now as the show commemorates its 30-year anniversary, what a fitting celebration of love on the high seas.”

MacLeod is one of the members of Princess’ Department of Romance, which also includes experts Trish McDermott, “Vice President of Love” for and former “Vice President of Romance” for; provocative couples therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer; and Lisa Light, destination wedding expert and author. Together they will select the five most inspiring finalists before the vote is put out to the general public.

The Contest: Starting today, Princess invites all romantics to submit a video telling why they deserve this honor. Videos can be entered until March 20, and then from April 1-14 the five finalists will be posted and the general public will have the chance to vote for their favorite “Greatest Romantic.”

Videos should be no longer than three minutes and convey why the person is the ultimate romantic. Contestants can nominate themselves, a spouse, friend or relative but can enter only once and must be at least 21 years of age. All videos become property of Princess Cruises. For a complete list of rules and video requirements, as well as sample video entries for romantic inspiration, visit

The Winner: “The Greatest Romantic” will be chosen from entries narrowed down to five finalists determined by the line’s Department of Romance experts. After a public vote, he or she will become an “ambassador of love” for the department for one full year, in addition to receiving a romantic cruise for two.

The winner will be announced on April 15 and receive a romantic, seven-day cruise for two to Mexico or the Caribbean, including airfare. While onboard they will receive a special romantic couple’s package from Lotus Spa. “The Greatest Romantic” will also enjoy a year-long title of Princess’ “ambassador of love” as a member of its Department of Romance. They will be featured on the company’s website telling their story, offering advice and discussing romance on a special podcast.

A Second Contest: At the same time, Princess is also conducting a sweepstakes giving one of the contest voters a chance to win their own romantic cruise for two. Visitors to the contest website during the voting period can sign up for a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two to the Caribbean or the Mexican Riviera. Other contest prizes include chocolates from Godivia Chocolatier, pampering products from Princess’ Lotus Spa, and flowers from Teleflora.

For More Information:
• call 1-800-PRINCESS
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