Princess Cruises and the Sound of Music


Princess Cruises recently announced that it is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to take The Sound of Music out to sea – in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of both the cruise line and the musical.

I have to admit that I am a massive Julie Andrews fan, so I absolutely love this idea. Combining a Princess cruise, a 300-square-foot “Movies Under the Stars” screen AND The Sound of Music – someone bring me several bags of popcorn!

The partnership will begin this month and the movie is to be screened aboard all 18 Princess ships. Sing-a-longs will take place in the onboard theatres, trivia games will test fans knowledge, and other movie-themed experiences are also lined up. Events will run throughout the year in honour of the classic film.

The Sound of Music really is a true classic in every sense of the word. A phenomenon upon its debut in 1965, the movie won five Academy Awards®, including “Best Picture” and still to this day continues to inspire audiences around the world with unforgettable songs including “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favourite Things”, “Climb Every Mountain”, and “The Sound of Music”.

Just in case you need a refresher, or you have never even seen the movie, it is based on the book ‘The Story of the Trapp Family Singers’ by Maria von Trapp, and is about a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. The Sound of Music was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria; the state of Bavaria in Germany; and at the 20th Century Fox studios in California, United States.

Princess Cruises show some pretty good movies aboard, but for me personally, this tips the scales. There’s something about a Julie Andrews movie that can make even the dullest of days shine bright as though being kissed by glistening sunshine. If I were onboard for one of these screenings then trust me, the entire ships company and passengers would need a supply of earplugs, because I would be singing my heart out! Well, It would be criminal not to.

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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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