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Alan Buckelew

President & CEO

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Long Beach, California

A little about my job:

I’m fortunate to have one of the most interesting jobs I can think of. My days are spent leading teams making decisions about where our ships go, what kind of experience our passengers will have, and how we market our cruise vacations, among dozens of other important issues. Running one of the best cruise lines in the world is an honor, and I’m thankful for the support of a great Princess team.


What item is in your suitcase that you couldn’t travel without?

It’s in my briefcase – my Kindle.


What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?

A painting from Tallinn, Estonia.


What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten during your travels?

Moreton Bay bug in Sydney.


What’s your travel motto?

“Have Blackberry, Will Travel.”


Where haven’t you been that’s on your travel bucket list?

An African safari.

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