Princess Cruises has announced a special cruise to benefit the American Heart Association. Expected to raise $1 million for the Association’s heart health programs and educational outreach, the cruise is the second in Princess’ new "Cruising for a Cause" series that devotes an entire sailing to support a charitable cause.

Sailing Feb. 10-15, aboard Ruby Princess on a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, the five-day voyage will offer passengers a heart-themed experience, focused not only on "affairs of the heart," but also a variety of on-board features themed around heart health awareness – including special guest speakers, educational activities and other programs to foster healthy living.

A portion of each passenger’s cruise fare, totaling approximately $500,000, will be matched by Princess Cruises with an additional $500,000, for a total of $1 million. The proceeds will be used to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The American Heart Association cruise will sail on a Western Caribbean itinerary round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, with calls at Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

Princess and the American Heart Association have worked together to create an exciting line-up of specially themed entertainment for this sailing. Passengers will enjoy a range of activities including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrity chefs, informative heart disease and stroke panels, Valentine’s Day themed surprises and so much more!

Cruise fares range from $379 to $1,649* per person double. A tax-deductible portion of each fare ranging from $100 to $300 per person, depending upon cabin category, will be donated to the American Heart Association. Visit

*Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $80.00