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Princess adds Discovery content to activities, excursions

Princess adds Discovery content to activities, excursions
Princess Cruises and Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications, are collaborating to create Discovery At Sea, interactive on-board activities and shore excursions targeted at families.

The new Discovery At Sea cruises will offer themed tours, science activities, hands-on programs and games based on Discovery’s breadth of brands and programming. Debuting on Princess ships in early 2015, the interactive experiences focus on the nature, wildlife and history of the regions visited.

Discovery At Sea content will be based on top-rated Discovery network properties from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Some of the integrations are based on Shark Week, Mythbusters and Deadliest Catch.

Among the activities, on select cruises, will be stargazing on the top deck; 'Shark Week at Sea,' testing adults' and kids' knowledge of the ocean with trivia games and a variety of themed activities; and 'Baking at Sea with TLC,' where all ages can learn to bake and decorate cakes.

Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel shore excursions will include panning for gold on a Gold Rush-inspired tour, getting close to each destination’s native animals during Animal Planet tours and learning how popular foods and beverages go from farm to table on Science Channel 'How It’s Made' tours.

For kids and teens, there will also be age-appropriate on-board activities such as engaging science experiments made popular by Mythbusters, Animal Planet-themed activities, brain-teasers and competitions, and videos, puzzles, games and apps from Discovery.