Photo Tour: Royal Princess Pool Deck

The Retreat Pool

The new Royal Princess features Princess Cruises’ largest-ever top deck pool. The pool also features daily and nightly performances of new dancing fountains, music and live performers. Boasting Princess Cruises’ largest Movies Under the Stars screen, Royal Princess offers guests the chance to relax in comfortable lounger snuggled under a cozy fleece blanket while enjoying complimentary fresh-popped popcorn or… [Read More]

Photo Tour: Royal Princess

Happy Crew, Royal Princess

If you are a Princess Cruises fan, you’ll likely love the new Royal Princess. Aside from its new features and innovations, Royal Princess is an attractive and comfortable ship with beautiful public spaces, attractive color schemes, multiple venues to dine or have a drink, fun entertainment (including an expanded Movies Under The Stars), fitness facilities and… [Read More]

Photo Tour: Royal Princess Restaurants, Plus New Lounges

Gelato Royal Princess

Royal Princess features a new concept for Princess Cruises: the Chef’s Table Lumiere. Situated in Allegro (one of three main dining rooms), Chef’s Table Lumiere casts new light, literally, on the company’s popular — and the cruise industry’s first — chef’s table experience at sea. Guests sit at a custom-made glass table in an area… [Read More]

Northwest Skåne: 36 Hours In Helsingborg, Sweden & Beyond

Costa Cruises, Hamlet's Castle

I spent this weekend touring one of the world’s most beautiful — and varied — regions, Northwest Skåne (pronounced Scona), situated in the south of Sweden, only an hour away from Copenhagen. In 36 hours we visited a palace, with gardens that were named Europe’s most beautiful; a farm that grows 83 varieties of tomatoes and provisioning… [Read More]

Silversea, Crystal Now Booking 2015 Luxury World Cruises — With Perks For Those Who Go ‘All The Way’

Crystal Serenity, anchored off the coast of Nafplion, Greece, will commence 2015 world cruise. © Ralph Grizzle

One of my all-time favorite lines about world cruises comes from none other than Geoff Edwards. Wikipedia describes Geoff as an American television actor, game show host and radio personality. I describe him as one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. Penning a story for Avid Cruiser called Confessions of a World Cruiser, Geoff wrote:… [Read More]

Photo Tour: Royal Princess Spa & Fitness

Table Tennis On Royal Princess

Increasingly, spa and fitness facilities are gaining prominence on cruise ships. Some vacationers simply don’t want to break their fitness routines, and so they appreciate it when they find extensive gym facilities — and classes — on today’s modern ships. Others seek restoration and rejuvenation in ship spas while cruising. During my June 2013 voyage… [Read More]

Video: Up In The Air: 16 Decks Above The Sea On The SeaWalk on Royal Princess

Royal Princess SeaWalk

Cantilevered 28 feet beyond the edge of the new Royal Princess and 128 feet over the water, the SeaWalk invites you for a stroll. Trouble viewing the video? Click here. Have you read A Royal Affair In Southampton: The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Christens Royal Princess?