Winter a Great Time for Regal Princess Cruise to Caribbean

Day 1: Winter a great time for Regal Princess cruise to Caribbean A bitter winter wind has stripped the autumn leaves from trees. The last of my roses was nipped by an overnight freeze. Winter in Indiana is a good time to head to some warmer place, particularly aboard a cruise ship. So I’m packing for a week on the Regal Princess. We will be cruising round trip from Ft. Lauderdale in Florida to Princess Cays, St. …

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Princess Cruises to Screen 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Games on Movies Under the Stars®

Princess Cruises guests sailing all over the world will be able to spectate and cheer on their favorite team during the single biggest tournament of the most popular sport on the planet – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Broadcasting all 64 soccer games aboard nine cruise ships, the matches start June 14, culminating with the final in Moscow on July 15. Games will air on the cruise line’s signature Movies Under the Stars outdoor screens, which …

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Regal Princess 14: Caribbean welcoming guests after September hurricanes

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – Hibiscus are blooming. Palm trees swaying. Shops selling. Cold drinks waiting. St. Thomas is open for business. After devastating September hurricanes, the Caribbean island is welcoming cruise ships and visitors. When the Regal Princess docked in St. Thomas, I was happy to see the remarkable recovery efforts and the welcome mat rolled out for cruise ship passengers. Two other cruise ships were docked there as well and the dock area was festively …

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Regal Princess 13: Dining at specialty restaurant Sabatini’s

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – If I didn’t see the ocean waves outside the dining room window, I might think I was in some elegant restaurant in Italy. Instead, I am enjoying a leisurely meal at Sabatini’s, the specialty restaurant aboard the Regal Princess. The Tuscan-inspired décor features beautiful murals, warm woods, etched glass, Roman columns and grandiose chandeliers. A large glassed case displays fresh-made pasta and a huge circular case showcases special wines. The carpet is …

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Regal Princess 12: Repeat cruisers get perks on Princess ships

ABOARD THE REAL PRINCESS – A sure sign of Princess cruise popularity is the huge turnout for the Captain’s Circle cocktail party. For repeat cruisers, the invitation-only get together was packed on my Regal Princess cruise. No wonder. Of the 3,291 passengers on my cruise, 2,400 were repeat Princess cruisers, Captain Tim Stringer said. “We welcome you back and appreciate your loyalty,” he said. That’s a whole lot of people. But the most surprising number was the …

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Regal Princess 11: Now ‘Born to Dance’ show spotlights talented performers

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – Broadway’s “unsung heroes” are saluted in the new stage show “Born to Dance” presented aboard the Regal Princess. The multi-media show has an awesome pedigree. It was produced by Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winner Stephen Schwartz, who composed “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin.” The show spotlights a who’s-who of acclaimed choreographers and dancers to trace the journey of the great artists and shows that made musical theater history. The theater was packed …

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Regal Princess 8: Ship’s soft drink package offers more, costs less

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – Cruise lines that charge for soft drinks could take a lesson from the Regal Princess. Charge less. Offer more. It’s always been a pet peeve of mine when cruise ships charge inflated fees for soft drinks. My caffeine of choice is cola, Pepsi preferably, which most 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 …

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Regal Princess 7: Ship’s wine tasting is fun and educational

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – As soon as maître d’ Federico Arcos Cantos started talking I knew I was going to enjoy this wine tasting seminar on the Regal Princess. “To know about wine is very easy,” Cantos said. “If you like it, then you have found a wine that you like and you know about wine.” It is not necessary to be snooty or a well-experienced wine drinker to be able to choose wine, Cantos added. …

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Regal Princess 4: Alfredo’s is a popular dining option with passengers

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – I’ve only been on the Regal Princess for two days and I’ve eaten lunch both days at Alfredo’s. Located near the Piazza on deck six midship, Alfredo’s is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The décor is elegant but casual and comfortable. Circular booths and tables and chairs are spaced far enough apart for a bit of privacy. A wall of windows offers glorious views of the ocean. At first glance, I …

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Regal Princess 3: Regal Princess has a name befitting her elegant beauty

ABOARD THE REGAL PRINCESS – It’s always fun to step onto a new ship and discover its décor, its dining and entertainment spots, its places to go to be with people and its places to go to be alone. The Regal Princess has plenty of everything. The décor is lovely and subdued – warm woods, glistening marble, sparkling crystal, gleaming brass, bunches of windows, plenty of glass and light. The feeling is very open and airy. The …

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