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Princess Cruises offering celebrity speaker series for west coast cruises

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Princess Cruises' Royal Princess will be sailing from the West Coast and offers guests the  opportunity to hear from an impressive line-up of celebrity speakers as they sail to the sunny Mexican Riviera.

Now through April 27, 2019, Royal Princess departs on seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro, Calif.) before heading up for a new Alaska season in early May. 

Guests sailing aboard Royal Princess will enjoy getting to know a host of celebrities as part of the cruise line's Encounters with Discovery speaker series, including:

April 6-13, 2019
Oscar-Winning Make-Up Artist Michael Westmore
Michael Westmore is a renowned make-up artist best known for his work in various Star Trek productions, winning nine Emmy Awards. He is a member of the prominent Westmore family and is part of the fourth generation to serve Hollywood as a make-up artist. His career began at Universal Studios in 1961 and spanned four decades, including partnering with the CIA creating make-up kits for spies overseas. He won an Academy Award for Best Make-Up in 1985 for his work on the film Mask.

April 13-20, 2019
Award-Winning Composer, Producer and Arranger John Mauceri
John Mauceri's distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world's greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world's leading performer of the music of Hollywood's émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d'Or, three Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.

April 20-27, 2019
TV Host and Daredevil Tory Belleci
Best known for his work on the Discovery Channel television program Mythbusters, Tory Belluci is an American television personality and model maker. He is often considered, by fellow MythBusters Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, to be more of a daredevil and, as such, often performs the more dangerous stunts when testing a myth. These have included: testing the "Red Flag to a Bull" myth; testing the myth that a human's tongue will instantly stick to a frozen pole, in the "Snow Special" episode; and the myth "can you stay underwater for an hour while breathing through a dart tube?" in the "Ninja Movie Myths 2" episode.

April 27-May 4, 2019
Author, Butler to HM Queen Elizabeth and Diana, Princess of Wales Paul Burrell
Paul Burrell is a former staff member of the British Royal Household. He was a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and later butler to Diana, Princess of Wales. Since her death in 1997, Burrell has been featured prominently in the media in connection with her, and since 2004 as an occasional entertainment show celebrity. In 2003, Burrell released his memoir A Royal Duty, which follows his career as a member of the Royal Family's staff. It deals in detail with his time as butler to the Prince and Princess of Wales at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, his move to Diana's staff at Kensington Palace after her divorce from Prince Charles and Burrell's acquittal on theft charges. The book was an international best-seller.

May 4-11, 2019
2018 Miss America Cara Mund 
Cara Mund is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Bismarck, North Dakota. In June 2017, she was crowned Miss North Dakota and in September 2017, Mund was crowned Miss America 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Along with the title of Miss America, she received a $50,000 scholarship. Mund is the first contestant from North Dakota to win the Miss America title. She is also the last Miss America to ever compete in the swimsuit portion of competition. During her reign, Mund served as the 2018 National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and worked closely with the USO.