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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
    Front Royal, Virginia, United States

    HAL Lorraine Arzt - 5,400+ Days at Sea

    For all those who have ever joked about retiring to a cruise ship, instead of a retirement or nursing home ...

    Note - This article is dated January 2007. Lorraine should be well over 5,400 days now ...

    Lorraine Arzt celebrates more than three decades of cruising
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January, 2007) - Lorraine Arzt, the most-traveled passenger on Princess Cruises, last week reached a record-breaking 4,000 days at sea--the most time ever spent by a passenger aboard Princess ships. Arzt celebrated the occasion onboard Sea Princess, marking a milestone that in total represents more than 10 years spent at sea.
    Arzt, a regular resident aboard Princess ships, particularly the original Royal Princess and now Sea Princess, began cruising with her late husband, Joe, in the early 1970s aboard P&O's Spirit of London - which later became the original Sun Princess. That first Mexico voyage sparked a life-long love of cruising, which became increasingly frequent over the years. The Arzts spent 17 years as regular passengers aboard Royal Princess. Following the 2005 transfer of Royal Princess to P&O, Lorraine Arzt now spends approximately 10 months each year aboard Sea Princess. She plans to transfer to the new Royal Princess when it debuts in April.
    To mark Arzt's cruising milestone, Sea Princess hosted a celebration on the vessel's bridge with many shipboard personnel in attendance. Captain William Kent presented her with a special invitation to be the guest of honor at the inaugural festivities for the new Royal Princess in Santorini, Greece on May 12, 2007.
    "We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with Lorraine," said Jan Swartz, Princess's senior vice president of customer service and sales. "She has continually been our most steadfast Princess supporter, and has become a part of the family on the ships she has called home."
    "I don't know how it all happened ... I just love cruising," said Arzt, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday. She noted that she chose Princess for a variety of reasons, including the crew ("they are unbelievable"), the diverse itineraries ("fantastic"), the cuisine ("the Italian kitchen is a great attraction") and the accommodations ('the suites are wonderful").
    When not at sea, Arzt resides in Beverly Hills, Calif. She traces her love of the sea to her childhood days fishing with her father in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Together with her husband, Joe, Arzt was an accomplished professional ballroom dancer for many years. The Arzts, who have a son and a daughter, later enjoyed a successful real estate business.
    Arzt, who has traveled around the world with Princess, rates Chile as her favorite destination. Despite numerous world-wide voyages, she has yet to visit the Holy Land, but looks forward to visiting there aboard the new Royal Princess next year.
    She continues to be an ardent cruise enthusiast. "How can you not like a cruise -- you hang your hat and you're there. Everyone is there to entertain and serve you -- you're waited on hand and foot. Where else can you go to completely escape and have so much fun?"

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    Re: Lorraine Arzt - 5,400+ Days at Sea

    Nice story Calgon!

    I saw that she became the godmother of Royal Princess.


  3. #3
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    Aug 2004
    White Oak, PA

    Re: Lorraine Arzt - 5,400+ Days at Sea

    Great story -- thanks for sharing.

    At least she has sailed all over the world.

    Mama Lou on HAL has well over 6000 days but hasn't sailed the places like Lorraine Arzt.

    Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
    Central Vermont

    Re: Lorraine Arzt - 5,400+ Days at Sea

    she was on our Sea Princess cruise in 2007..a very classy lady..she actually has a Balcony cabin for her..and an inside stateroom as a "belongings place"...nice!!

    what is not stated in the article..

    she and her husband owned the Property originally ...and sold to Princess..that the Princess World Headquarters reside on Santa Clarita California..just goes to show if you are in the right place at the right time....:)..thanks for the article Calgon..Joanne

    Vacation Plans ~ October 2015--29 dayer LAX-Hawaii,Tahiti,Bora Bora Back to LAX (Mark's Retirement Celebration cruise)~ Aruba 3 weeks March 2016~June- off to Colorado-2 weeks at home in Golden~Regal Princess- October 2016-6 day NYC to Halifax/Nova Scotia/10 day Repo NYC-FLL & 14 day Eastern/Western~

  5. #5
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    Aug 2004
    Naples, Florida, United States

    Re: Lorraine Arzt - 5,400+ Days at Sea

    Very nice story. Would be nice

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