In addition to the multitude of holiday decorations and onboard activities, faux snow will fall from snow-making machines in the ships' multi-story atriums. Snowflakes will vanish on contact -- and families and couples can feel the gentle flurries without worrying about treacherous driving conditions or frozen fingers.
The onboard snow alleviates cruisers' concerns that children (or those who are children at heart) will miss the timeless tradition of watching the first flurry of winter. Cruisers who treasure a side of snow with their holidays will be able to enjoy their favorite frosty weather in Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean, among other tropical destinations.
The innovative onboard snow will fall on all Princess ships this December, with the exception of its smaller ships -- Pacific Princess, Tahitian Princess and Royal Princess -- which do not have atriums.
--by Caroline Costello, Editorial Assistant