If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, consider planning your vacation around one of these exciting world festivals. Join parades, concerts, parties and other festivities – it’s a great way to immerse yourself into the local culture of your destination while on a Princess cruise.

Mardi Gras (on select Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Mexico cruises)
Put on your mask, bang the drums, and join the Fat Tuesday party. Taste local specialties from the Big Easy and laissez les bon temps rouler – let the good times roll!

Rio Carnival (on select South American cruises)|
Experience the famous Carnival, an exhilarating event celebrating Brazil’s culture. Take a samba class, make a headdress, or simply take in the sights and sounds of one of the world’s biggest festivals.

King Kamehameha Festival (on select California and Mexico cruises)
Feel the aloha spirit during this holiday honoring the history and culture of the Hawaiian Isles. Learn how to make a lei, play the ukulele, and speak some words and phrases in the Hawaiian language.

Day of the Dead (on select California and Mexico cruises)
Passed down from an ancient Aztec tradition to become the unique holiday of today, the Day of the Dead is a bright and colorful event. Cruisers of all ages will enjoy mask decorating and face painting, as well as traditional dancing.

Matariki Festival (on select Mexico, Hawaii, California, Australia, Asia, and South Pacific cruises)
Learn about this Maori celebration honoring the stars and the start of the new year. Try your hand at traditional arts and crafts, sample local foods, and watch cultural performances.

For a lively celebration and some unforgettable memories, climb aboard with Princess Cruises. Talk to your Stellar Travel advisor for more details!


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