Regal Princess Cruise: Alfredo’s a delicious dining surprise

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – At first glance, I thought Alfredo’s was one of those pay-extra-to-eat-here restaurants on the Regal Princess. But it isn’t. Alfredo’s is a surprisingly quiet dining spot with great ocean views and delicious food. If the menu changed a couple times during my cruise, I might have eaten lunch here every day. However, it is the same menu for the entire cruise. As it is, I have eaten lunch here my first two …

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Regal Princess Cruise: Movies, stage shows part of entertainment options

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – Spock saved the day. Again. But this wasn’t the Spock I knew as portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy. Nor was I watching the new Star Trek movie in some theater. I was enjoying Movies Under the Stars on the mammoth screen of the Regal Princess. Lounge chairs and blankets were waiting for cruisers on the upper deck. A corner snack shop was making fresh popcorn and twirling cones of ice cream for …

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Regal Princess Cruise: Visiting the new Amber Cove cruise port

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – It wasn’t the rhythmic Caribbean music or the tumbling waterfall or the devilish looking masks that caught 6-year-old Angela Thompson’s attention. It was the replica of a prehistoric lizard trapped in amber thousands of years ago. “The lizard paused and turned. And that moment was forever preserved in golden liquid amber,” her mother read from a display sign. “The actual specimen is one of the most famous in the world and is …

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Regal Princess Cruise: Sipping ‘mocktails’ as part of beverage package

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – A pet peeve of mine is cruise ships that charge inflated fees for soft drinks. My caffeine of choice is cola, Pepsi preferably, which many cruise ships don’t carry. It irks me to pay almost $3 for a small can of Coke or to buy a cruise-long soft drink package at a hefty charge. But the beverage deal on the Regal Princess isn’t bad. In fact, I like the extras that come …

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Regal Princess Cruise: Loyalty program rewards return passengers aboard Princess Cruises

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – Now I know why Robert and Sharon Amoruso always seem to look so happy. They have cruised an amazing 1,336 days with Princess Cruises. That is more than three and a half years of being pampered on a Princess ship. “We did that over a span of 11 years,” Robert hastens to say. “Our first Princess cruise was in September of 2005. We have been returning ever since.” What keeps bringing them …

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