Country Music Lover? Princess Just Made a Big Announcement!

Princess Cruises' Island Princess will be one of two Princess vessels calling at Yorktown, VA, in 2024. Photo by Princess Cruises.

If you’re a country music fan, listen up! Soon you’ll be able to head out to sea and enjoy some great country sounds on Princess Cruises.  That’s because “The Love Boat” line recently announced an exclusive new country music partnership with the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

The partnership kicked off last month at the 59th ACM Awards Show hosted by Reba McEntire. Princess celebrated country music’s party of the year at the ACM Awards’ red carpet. The line interviewed artists and nominees live from the Princess Stage.

(Princess Cruises’ Island Princess is shown above. Photo by Princess Cruises.)

Country Music: By Land and Sea 

So, what’s happening by land and sea moving forward? On land, Princess Cruises will be the presenting sponsor for the recently introduced “ACM Live from the Red Barrel Lounge” series. That gets under way at the Academy’s Headquarters in Nashville this summer. Those exclusive performances will introduce viewers to new and emerging country artists.

At sea, guests aboard future Princess voyages (dependent on ship and itinerary) will have the opportunity to listen to special performances from country music artists who perform at the Red Barrel Lounge.

“Princess is incredibly proud to partner with the ACM and to showcase the next big country stars,” says John Padgett, president, Princess Cruises.

“Country music has a special place in the hearts of many of our guests,” he emphasizes. “This partnership allows us to bring unparalleled experiences onboard to combine that love for cruising and country music in a unique and memorable way.”

Country Music: Spreading the Love

Maddie & Tae being interviewed live from the Princess Stage at the 59th ACM Awards Show. Princess and ACM Awards have a new partnership. Photo provided by Princess Cruises.
(Country music stars Maddie & Tae are shown being interviewed live from the Princess Stage at the 59th ACM Awards Show. Photo by Princess Cruises.)

In addition, “The Love Boat” line will be on site at the ACM Honors in August. That event celebrates special award honorees, off-camera category winners and the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1964, the ACM is still the oldest Country Music awards show. In 2022, it became the first major award ceremony to exclusively livestream on Amazon Prime.

The Princess partnership is one element of the ACM’s vision for the future. One top goal is to improve lives by connecting fans, artists, and the industry. Today, the ACM is dedicated to promoting new artists, artists on the rise and established superstars.

“As for Princess, stay tuned for updates on voyages that feature the Red Barrel Lounge’s up-and-coming country music artists,” says Shelby Steudle, president, Pavlus Travel. “Our personal travel planners sell a lot of Princess Cruises vacations, so they know the product well.”

She continues: “Why not give us a call to ask questions and tap into our expertise about Princess voyages across the globe? We’re here to assist you.”

New, Longer Princess Alaska Options

Much is new in Princess’ 2025 lineup of voyages such as a few lengthier Alaska adventures at sea. For example, one 22-day roundtrip voyage from San Francisco coincides with the Summer Solstice. Another 17-day voyage roundtrip from Seattle features three days of glacier viewing plus charming ports such as Wrangell and Valdez.

And for those voyagers seeking to sail from Southern California up the Pacific coast to Alaska, Princess has unveiled a new 16-day roundtrip Inside Passage voyage from Los Angeles. For the full lineup of Princess voyages as well as details about starting prices and accommodations, visit this Princess Cruises page.

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