Royal Princess – LA’s New Homeport Cruise Ship – Arrives for Her Maiden West Coast Season at the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 25, 2019) – At the Port of Los Angeles, a Royal Princess arrived – that is, the 3,560-guest Princess Cruises ship – now here to take travelers to sought-after destinations including the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska. In celebration of Royal Princess’ maiden call to the Port of Los Angeles and the cruise line’s biggest West Coast cruise season, a “Royal” fanfare marked the occasion highlighting the arrival of one of Princess Cruises’ newest …

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Princess Cruises debuts new livery

Princess Cruises’ logo is instantly recognizable.  And now it graces the hull of the Royal Princess. Princess debuted the new hull design with the arrival of the Royal Princess in Ft. Lauderdale last week. Here’s a look of the new Princess livery The Royal Princess is making its US debut, sailing the Caribbean.

Princess Cruises to host #1 bestselling romance authors Sylvia Day and Meredith Wild on Valentine’s Day cruise

Princess Cruises’ guests sailing aboard the Feb. 8, 2016 Royal Princess Valentine’s Day cruise will certainly rekindle romance with featured guests and bestselling authors Sylvia Day and Meredith Wild. Day is a #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and #1 international bestselling author. With tens of millions of copies of her books in print, she is a #1 bestseller in 28 countries. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Wild, also a #1 …

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2014’s best cruise experiences

Before we all get caught up in guessing about cruise trends and goals for 2015 — such as which major cruise line will be the first to announce Havana as a port of call — let’s look back at some favorite cruise experiences from 2014: Best new onboard activity Simulated sky-diving on Quantum of the Seas, cruising out of New Jersey. Hands down, RipCord was my most exhilarating minute at sea. RipCord uses wind tunnel technology, forcing …

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Cruise Ship Trivia: Name the Godmother of Royal Princess

The Royal Princess cruise ship made world-wide headlines when the vessel was christened in June 2013. Announcing the godmother for a new vessel is always an important step and definitely a newsworthy one. But the announcement of the new Royal Princess godmother caused quite a stir. Seems that almost everything this young lady does prompts news reports. The naming of a ship is a tradition thousands of years old. The ritual marks the birth of a vessel …

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Princess Cruises celebrates first birthday of Royal Princess

Princess Cruises is celebrating the first birthday of Royal Princess, which was launched in Southampton, England during a spectacular christening by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Guests currently sailing aboard Royal Princess will be treated to some special festivities marking the occasion including a “Royal Ball Birthday Party” in the ship’s showpiece atrium with a birthday sing-a-long, balloon drop and celebratory cake. During the past 12 months Royal Princess has traveled 120,000 miles and carried …

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Last day at sea aboard the Royal Princess

ABOARD ROYAL PRINCESS – Our last day at sea is here. By this time tomorrow we will be docked at Port Everglades. Hard to believe seven days can go by so fast. Outside our stateroom it’s gray and rainy, but there are prospects of better weather for the afternoon. Just time for a few final thoughts and observations. BRIDGE TOUR. Today we were among a small group invited to tour the bridge. Our host is Captain Dino …

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Royal Princess Day 4

ABOARD ROYAL PRINCESS – We reach our next port of call, St.Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to a mix of sun and rain, typical of life in the tropics. For some it’s a chance to pour into Charlotte Amalie for a shopping blitz; for others, a nice time to relax on board minus the crowds. Having been to this destination numerous times before, we choose the latter. And what better way to relax than a beautifully …

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Royal Princess Day Three

ABOARD ROYAL PRINCESS – Today is a sea day. The skies have turned sunny and the seas bright blue. The only constant is the wind, which continues to rock us along even as the captain has plotted a course to shelter us as much as possible. This morning we opted to choose room service for breakfast. It’s great to dine on your balcony. Our only suggestion would be expand the menu. Apart from the usual continental fare, …

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Royal Princess Day Two

ABOARD ROYAL PRINCESS – We are anchored off Princess Cays and the weather gods aren’t smiling on us. The view from our balcony is gray and rainy, and the forecast is more of the same. The wind isn’t helping matters, and our captain has cautioned we may have to abort this port. After some deliberation, he decides to let the tenders go ashore, but advises everyone to be extra mindful. Having seen firsthand the hazards of boarding …

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