Princess Cruises' "Movies Under the Stars" screens have been a big success. Now, the cruise line is teaming up with film critic Leonard Maltin to bring passengers yet another new way to experience movies onboard—an exclusive Leonard Maltin Movie Club. The program will be fleetwide and include showcasing a new film chosen by Maltin each month. The program also encourages passengers to discuss the movie afterwards.
In addition, passengers can catch up on many popular and classic films with a new Leonard Maltin Movie Channel available in staterooms.
Princess' giant movie screens are now available on eight ships, and will be added to most other ships in the Princess fleet by 2011.
"Given the popularity of Movies Under the Stars, we know our passengers love watching films, so it’s a great opportunity to enhance the experience by featuring Mr. Maltin’s expertise with this new movie club and dedicated movie channel," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president.
Each month, a new movie will be featured, with a special video introduction from Maltin. Soon, films will be announced on www.princess.com prior to the sailing, so passengers will know what Movie Club selection will be presented on their cruise. Upcoming films include titles such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler.
Maltin will also join future Princess cruises to share his movie insights with passengers in a series of onboard presentations, and to host the Movie Club.