Princess Cruises has partnered with FUJI Sports, which is an outfitter and equipment provider for over 18 million martial arts competitors and academies around the world, as well as FUJI Mats, the leading supplier of premium mats, facility equipment, and design services. The partnership will make FUJI the exclusive cruise partner to stage seminars, events, and competitions around the world.
The companies have also announced the first “Princess and FUJI Adventures Cruise” which will take place on January 7, 2023 aboard Sky Princess in the Caribbean. The voyage will depart Port Everglades and call in Puerto Rico, Amber Cove, Grand Turk, and Princess Cays.
The adventure cruise will include Olympians and World Champions on board who will engage with martial arts enthusiasts throughout the sailing. Highlights of the voyage will include:
- Seminars with leading martial arts experts
- Shoreside martial arts events in ports of call
- Family competitions and prizes
- Special edition co-branded gear
- Culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs
- Industry speakers
- Business-to-Business networking opportunities
“Martial Arts is one of my life’s passions and I share this bond across friends, families and professional engagements,” said Jimmy Pedro, a two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist, judo world champion and co-owner of FUJI Sports and FUJI Mats. “This partnership with Princess recognizes the significance and multi-generational reach of the martial arts community and elevates our ability to progress our mission to share martial arts experiences in fun and unique ways.”
“Princess welcomes the leading brand in martial arts with millions of enthusiasts worldwide on special event cruises and to enjoy Princess cruises going forward for all their leisure travel vacations,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “It is a privilege to host a multi-generational multi-cultural global community focused on health, discipline, learning and wisdom.”