Continuing A Week Of Princesses, I Leave For London To Meet A Royal Princess

Share this post with a friend ... Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Email this to someone
Princess Number 1: My daughter's graduation. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Princess Number 1: My daughter at her high school graduation. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

It’s rare that I post a photo on Facebook that gets more than 100 “Likes.” But this one did. That face, that smiling face in a sea of caps, is my daughter, graduating Asheville High School with the Class of 2013.

What parent would not be proud? And what father does not call his daughter a princess? What makes my daughter different, however, is that I have proof.

Proof that she is a princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

This photo, snapped in 2000, proves that my daughter is a princess. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Since this past Thursday, when my princess graduated, through next Thursday, my world has been — and will be — full of princesses.

Yesterday, nearly all of Sweden tuned in to watch a beautiful ceremony as Princess Madeleine married a US-British financier in Stockholm.

Monday, I leave for London to watch a near-princess, Kate Middleton (a duchess, in fact), christen a princess, the Royal Princess. The latter, as you well know, is a 3,600-passenger new-generation ship for Princess Cruises.

Among the special features found on board is a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship offering a host of dining and entertainment options; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the new Princess Live! television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.

I’ll begin reporting about the Royal Princess from Southampton as soon as I step on board, which will be Tuesday afternoon. In the meantime, check out these posts:

Six Types Of People Who Would Enjoy A Royal Princess Cruise: Are You One? and 51 Royal Princess Photos & The Regal Princess Float Out

A Royal Princess arrives in Southampton. photo courtesy Princess Cruises

A Royal Princess arrives in Southampton. Royal Princess will be officially named in Southampton on Thursday, June 13 by The Duchess of Cambridge. Photo courtesy Princess Cruises

 

Subscribe to the Avid Cruiser Newsletter
Discover why one reader calls ours the “most informational and interesting travel newsletter of its kind.”