By Adam Jusko
Princess Cruises announced today that a new crew member will be joining many of its cruises soon. Stanley the Bear is the cruise line’s new mascot. Stanley will be lumbering around all Alaska-bound Princess Cruises starting May 15, and will be popping up on other ships, too.
The name Stanley was chosen in honor of the founder of Princess Cruises, Stanley B. McDonald. Stanley the Bear will be available for various entertainment activities. photo opps, and presumably a lot of hugging and high-fiving. Princess also promises that Stanley will dress appropriately as the occasion dictates, casual in the daytime but donning a captain’s uniform on formal nights. Stanley will also hold story hours for kids.