Princess showcasing top contemporary artists

Princess Cruises is showcasing some of today’s top contemporary artists and lecturers in a series of special Art Connoisseur Cruises designed for both avid collectors and art newcomers. A range of internationally acclaimed artists will join the ship during these cruises, including names such as bas relief sculptor Bill Mack, Russian American contemporary artist Viktor Shvaiko, and colourful French American painter Duaiv. The voyages offer a variety of events with the artists, such as meet-and-greet sessions, demonstrations, art classes, special art unveilings and interviews where passengers can ask questions. Some artists, including pop fusion painter Eric Waugh even entertain crowds with live painting sessions set to music. Other famous names onboard will include “rock star of the art world”Michael Godard, painter Alexandre Renoir, great grandson of the famed French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali’s publisher who will offer her personal stories and insight into of one of the 20th century’s most unique artists. Princess’ upcoming Art Connoisseur cruises include: July 17, Ruby Princess – 12 days Grand Mediterranean; July 20, Caribbean Princess – 12-day Iceland; Aug. 25, Caribbean Princess – 14-day Iceland, Greenland & British Isles Explorer; Oct. 26, Emerald Princess -12-day Canada & New England. Many of these artists also sail individually on select artist voyages throughout the year. (

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