Princess Cruises has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the cruise line and the biggest movie musical of all time The Sound of Music.
As part of a year-long campaign to honour the classic film, Princess Cruises will screen The Sound of Music onboard all 18 of its ships, as well as featuring sing-a-longs, trivia games, and other movie-themed experiences throughout the year.
From mid-April, The Sound of Music will be shown once on every sailing throughout 2015 on Princess Cruises' 28-square-metre Movies Under the Stars screen, while the sing-a-long version will be shown in onboard theatres. Song birds can meet and rehearse for a special The Sound of Music edition of Princess Pop Choir and a themed trivia challenge will test fans movie knowledge.
A phenomenon upon its debut in 1965, The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and continues to inspire audiences around the world with unforgettable songs including Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things, Climb Every Mountain, and The Sound of Music. Starring Oscar winners Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the film follows Maria (Andrews), the warm-hearted young woman who brings joy and music to Captain von Trapp (Plummer) and his seven children.
Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said “Watching the von Trapps on our open-air big screen will be a unique experience for fans of the Sound of Music. In a year in which both Princess Cruises and The Sound of Music mark their golden anniversaries, this is a truly memorable way to join in the celebrations.”
The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Blu-ray featuring the all-new documentary “The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg” is available now.