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Guests aboard the Ruby Princess selected comedian Robbie Printz, as this years Princess Cruises’ “2016 Entertainer of the Year.”

Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers—comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers—which entertain guests on Princess Cruises’ stages each year. These top artists performed to enthusiastic audiences during the cruise, these guests then cast their ballot to select the winner. This year’s competition brought a record-breaking number of guests out to vote, a nod to the level of talent among the finalists.

Guests aboard the February 25 Ruby Princess cruise to Mexico enjoyed live performances from each finalist. The finalists were determined by the Princess Cruises entertainment department based on guest surveys and onboard audience response. Along with Printz, the finalists included Vocalist Cheaza Figueroa, Musician John Bressler, and Musician Steve Larkins. Printz was announced as the winner on the final night of the cruise at a celebratory event in Princess’ signature venue, The Piazza.

Printz delivers a dynamic performance, serving as a reminder of childhood wonders and adulthood absurdities, delivered with high energy and a fast pace that keeps audiences of all ages laughing from start to finish. Printz has been seen on such networks as Comedy Central, NBC, MTV, and A&E.

“Congratulations to Robbie Printz for being chosen this year’s Entertainer of the Year,’” said Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises’ vice president of entertainment experience. “The finalists displayed such incredible talent; our guests were delighted by the entertainment and excitement of the competition.”

This is the line’s sixth annual “Entertainer of the Year” competition which was established to recognize the high caliber and diversity of guest entertainers that perform on each Princess cruise. Previous Entertainer of the Year winners, Nathan Foley, Ben Seidman, Zach Winningham, Tony Tillman and Carlos Oscar continue to perform year round on Princess and remain among the top-rated entertainers throughout the fleet.

As the new holder of the line’s “Entertainer of the Year” title, Printz also received a cash prize of $5,000.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.

About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. As the world’s largest international premium cruise brand, Princess carries two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe on more than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

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