eginning mid-April, Princess Cruises will partner with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to screen the biggest movie musical of all time, The Sound of Music, on board all 18 of its cruise ships and feature sing-a-longs, trivia games, and other movie-themed experiences throughout the year.
The offerings celebrate the 50thAnniversaries of both the cruise line and the musical and is part of a year-long campaign to honor the classic film.
In addition, Princess Cruises is offering movie fans chances to win a free cruise and a $500 onboard gift card every month through December 2015. More details about the themed onboard experiences and cruise giveaways are available at www.princesscruises.com/
A phenomenon upon its debut in 1965, The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards®, including “Best Picture” and continues to inspire audiences around the world with unforgettable songs including “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and “The Sound of Music.” Starring Oscar® winners Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the film follows Maria (Andrews), the warm-hearted young woman who brings joy and music to Captain von Trapp (Plummer) and his seven children.
“The Sound of Music isn’t just a classic film, watching the movie together is a classic family activity. In a year in which both Princess Cruises and The Sound of Music mark their golden anniversaries, this is truly a fun and memorable way to join in the celebrations,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises’ president.
The Sound of Music will be shown once on every sailing throughout 2015 on Princess Cruises’ giant “Movies Under the Stars” top deck screens, with the sing-a-long version featured in the Princess Theater. Song birds can meet and rehearse for a special The Sound of Music edition of Princess Pop Choir and a themed Trivia Challenge will test fans movie knowledge.
The Sapphire Princess, which homeports in Singapore for an extended second season from November 2015 to March 2016, will also feature The Sound of Music screenings on its sailings throughout the region this year.