as most of us here are Captains Circle and "veteran" Princess cruisers, we know what to expect from Princess. I think the program was targeted to lure in "first-timers" to sort of squash the "stuffy old folks cruise" opinion that a lot of newbies have about Princess and appeal to the mass-market population - consider the time slot it was on last night- 8pm Primetime viewing(families, teens, younger couples )
The Travel Channel falls far short of its premise - I thought the Las Vegas programs were full of fluff and misleading, but I have been even more disappointed with the Cruise Week programs. I tend to agree that the intent of the programs has been to generate interest among people who have never cruised.
I also notice that the camera men (and I do mean men) tend to focus on thong bikinis and low-cut tops. Turn the sound off and enjoy, gents.
>I also notice that the camera men (and I do mean men) tend to focus on thong bikinis and low-cut tops. <
I was wondering where they got all those people. I've never seen that many young women, not to mention the swimsuits and such, on any Princess cruise I've been on. They made it look like the majority of cruisers were of this age and physical condition. I know I'm not and I also know the majority of fellow cruisers weren't. (G) It was a lot of fluff. I realize that Princess needs to market to groups that don't cruise yet but I really have a problem with them sending the wrong kind of message about the style of a Princess cruise. I'm sure we all do shooters hanging upside down in a Mexican restaurant.
Frank, kicking this dead horse.