Discovery Princess accidents and incidents
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The new ship's inaugural season (June 2021 through February 2022) was canceled due to the COVID crisis.
27 March 2022Other Incidents
On March 27, 2022, Discovery Princess started hosting the TV game show "Deal or No Deal". The live gaming format was created by Johannes Hendrikus Hubert/John de Mol Jr (1955-born Dutch media tycoon/TV producer/billionaire). Other popular reality TV franchises created by John de Mol Jr are "Big Brother" (since 1999, currently owned by Banijay), "Fear Factor" (since 1998, currently owned by Banijay), "The Voice" (since 2010, currently owned by ITV Studios).
The live show is held at the ship's Princess Theater (during every voyage) offering contestants the chance to win (by playing live with game cards/"case cards") various prizes ranging from US$25 up to US$1000 (Grand Prize), as well as a free cruise.
The unique "cruise show" experience is via an exclusive partnership between Princess Cruises and TimePlay Inc (2004 -founded, cloud technology-based media company specializing in interactive multi-player gaming).
On March 23rd, the cruise company announced that "Deal or No Deal" will be eventually rolled out fleetwide.
Note: On March 27, 2022, Discovery Princess departed on her Maiden Voyage. The 7-day "Mexican Riviera Cruise" (itinerary Mar 27 - April 3, roundtrip from homeport Long Beach/Los Angeles, California USA) visited Mexico's port cities Cabo San Lucas (Baja California), Mazatlan (Sinaloa), and Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco).
February 2021Other Incidents
In late-February 2021, due to construction delays and Coronavirus-related travel uncertainties, Princess Cruises canceled the new ship's entire inaugural season (itinerary program scheduled between June 2021 and February 2022).
Princess Discovery ship's Inaugural Cruise (November 3, 2021) was a 7-day "Mediterranean and Aegean" itinerary from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens. The originally scheduled inaugural season included 30 departures on a total of 21 unique itineraries to over 50 ports in 23 countries.
The canceled Mediterranean 2021 program included 8 itineraries to 19 destinations in 8 countries, ranging in length from 7 to 21 days and 3 optional homeports (Athens, Rome, Barcelona).
The canceled Caribbean 2021 program included 6 voyages (4-8-16 days) to 8 ports/islands in 7 Eastern-Southern Caribbean countries.
The canceled South America 2021 program (January-February 2021) included 6 departures to 22 destinations in 11 countries, including the 50-day "South America Circumnavigation" from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.
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