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Princess’ 2019 Itineraries in Asia, South America, and Mexico

Princess Cruises will visit Mexico, South America, and Asia in 2019 and 2020. Royal Princess will offer 27 total departures in Mexico while Diamond and Sapphire Princess sail 45 departures in Asia, and Coral and Island Princess visit South America on 14 departures. Mexico Royal Princess will offer 27 total departures including seven-day Mexico itineraries, plus opportunities offering guests more time in... [Read More] The post Princess’ 2019 Itineraries in Asia, South America, and Mexico appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock

Sapphire Princess emerged today from a two-week dry dock in Singapore. The ship has been upgraded with refit onboard spaces and product innovations. After finishing up a season cruising throughout Asia, Sapphire Princess departed on a 28-day voyage from Singapore to London to begin European voyages to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Monte Carlo,... [Read More] The post Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Pacific Princess Will Host Princess Cruises’ 2020 World Cruise

Princess Cruises’ 2020 World cruise will be offered aboard the 670-guest Pacific Princess, where cruisers will visit 42 destinations on five continents. The 2020 111-day roundtrip voyage offers similar routing to the 2019 cruise, including South Africa; it departs Ft. Lauderdale on January 5, 2020, and Los Angeles on January 20, 2020. Princess Cruises also... [Read More] The post Pacific Princess Will Host Princess Cruises’ 2020 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Commences 2018 Alaska Cruise Season

Princess Cruises has started its 2018 Alaska cruise season, offering guests more options to experience the Great Land. Princess Cruises offers itineraries and cruise tour options that bring the history, people, and culture of Alaska to life both on land and at sea. This summer Princess Cruises has seven ships sailing the region including the... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Commences 2018 Alaska Cruise Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Continues Summer Caribbean Cruises in 2019

Princess Cruises will continue offering summer Caribbean cruising from Florida in 2019, with family-friendly summer vacations, featuring the cruise line’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean and seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries. The May through July 2019 summer season features 17 cruise departures roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting seven countries on four itineraries including our East/West Adventurer which combines seven-day itineraries into an immersive 14-day voyage. “With our return to the... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Continues Summer Caribbean Cruises in 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Star Princess Returns to Service After Two Week Renovation

Star Princess has returned to service following a two-week multi-million-dollar renovation, outfitting the ship with some of the latest Princess Cruises product innovations and enhancements to various onboard areas. Resuming a season of 15-day Hawaiian Island cruises roundtrip from Los Angeles and Vancouver through April before summer cruising in Alaska, Star Princess guests will enjoy new or updated onboard offerings. “Star Princess now offers many of... [Read More] The post Star Princess Returns to Service After Two Week Renovation appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces 2019 Sailings to Canada & New England

Princess Cruises released the 2019 Canada & New England season, featuring Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess on the cruise line’s largest fall deployment and the opportunity to visit Greenland roundtrip from New York aboard Caribbean Princess. The 2019 Canada & New England program includes three ships with 16 departures, visiting 16 destinations on seven itineraries with three late night ports and two overnight ports with access to four UNESCO World... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Announces 2019 Sailings to Canada & New England appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Announces 2019 Japan Sailings

Princess Cruises announced its 2019 program featuring Japanese-built Diamond Princess returning for her sixth season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe. The March-November 2019 season on sale, features 60 departures on 40 itineraries, visiting 41 destinations in seven countries, more ports than ever before. Offerings include access to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites and nine late night port calls.... [Read More] The post Princess Announces 2019 Japan Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019

In 2019, Princess Cruises will celebrate 50 years of cruising to Alaska, after first launching voyages to the region in 1969 with the 12,000-ton Princess Italia. Half a century later, Princess plans to commemorate that occasion with one of its largest deployments ever in Alaska, including the maiden visit of the 141,000 Royal Princess. “Our... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Unique Itinerary: Cruising Japan

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Although cruises around Asia are more popular than ever, voyages around Japan have been something of a slow burn. Princess Cruises made a huge commitment to the region a few years ago, deploying Diamond Princess to Japan year-round and refitting her with a number of interesting features designed to court both the English and Japanese-speaking... [Read More] The post Unique Itinerary: Cruising Japan appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale

Princess Cruises announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s onboard services. In addition to free gratuities, guests who book a suite during the Come Back New sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment, featuring the choice of a hydrating facial or 50-minute Swedish massage.... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know?

After a few years of rest, the fleets of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are growing once again. For both lines, their newest vessels will take a bold new direction. For Holland America, it’s venturing out into a more modern, family-friendly design than that of past vessels; a radical departure that manages to still... [Read More] The post New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours

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Princess Cruises announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018. With Japanese maiden port calls and visits to South Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Vietnam, the voyages offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to participate in some of Japan’s largest... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season

Princess Cruises is launching one of its largest-ever seasons in Alaska, with six ships sailing cruises and cruise-tours to the 49th State and itineraries that leave from four different homeports: Whittier, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Coral Princess, Island Princess and Star Princess will operate weeklong north-and-southbound trips between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier (Seward),... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Royal Princess New Deluxe Balcony Stateroom Tour

During my June 2013 voyage, I stayed in Deluxe Balcony Stateroom on Royal Princess. Check out the video, where you'll get a sense of the size of the stateroom as well as the balcony, which is large enough for relaxing or light dining, and comfortable furniture to accommodate either. For more information and additional photos, see http://www.avidcruiser.com/2013/06/24/royal-princess-staterooms/
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Gavin MacLeod, Still Captain of “The Love Boat”

Click To Play Much beloved by passengers and crew, Gavin MacLeod is still called “Captain” when he walks the decks of a Princess Cruises’ ship. I talked with Gavin about his career and how Princess’ ships today differ from the original Love Boat.
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Love Lemoncello?

Click To Play On Princess Cruises, you’ll get something you won’t find on other cruise ships: homemade Lemoncello, the signature Italian liqueur made from sweet Sorrento lemons. In the accompanying video clip, I talk with Corporate Executive Chef Alfredo Marzi about how the lemoncello is made.
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Going With The Flo

Click To Play Florence Henderson, the multi-talented actress best know for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, is one of the two godmothers for Emerald Princess (the other is Marion Ross, aka “Marion Cunningham” of Happy Days fame). I caught up with this avid cruiser during the inaugural ceremonies for Emerald Princess.
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