After a wonderful stay at the Gritti Palace last night, this morning, along with a group of travel journalists, I’ll visit the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, where Royal Princess is under construction. Here’s how our day looks: 9 am Depart Gritti Palace for Monfalcone 11:15 am Arrive Monfalcone 11:30 am Regal Princess Float Out Ceremony 12:30 pm… [Read More]
Princess Cruises has launched a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will choose a dream cruise to one of eight remarkable destinations — Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand,… [Read More]
Years ago starting a cruise was like a festival. You’d invite friends, family, some you would miss, some you were glad to leave, but every one to have a mini-party. They would come on the boat with you, see your cabin, tour the ship, maybe have drink or two, and dance to the ship’s band…. [Read More]
Few travel experiences can top sitting in a piazza, watching the world pass while sipping on a cappuccino or a glass of chianti or digging at a delicious dome of gelato. I know, because I spent such a day on the Italian coast, returning to my table at the piazza several times to take in the… [Read More]
June 30, 200 nautical miles east of the Bahamas — The Crown Princess’ sleek hull slices the Atlantic Ocean’s gentle swells as our ship makes its way back to New York. Crown Princess departed Brooklyn’s cruise terminal last Friday morning, and here, on our return one week later, passengers are intent on savoring the last… [Read More]
Ship: Crown Princess When We Cruised: June 23, 2006 Itinerary: Nine-day Eastern Caribbean from New York’s Brooklyn terminal. Ports of call on the roundtrip voyage include Bermuda (West End), San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk.