Day Four – All About Wine

The Royal Princess features the largest collection of Super Tuscan wines at sea. Wine enthusiasts will delight with the wide array of world class wines available while dining, as well as specialty wine programs available for guests. One such event is the Super Tuscan Wine Tasting in Sabatini’s. For a charge of $40, guests can enjoy tastings of five Super Tuscan Wines, as well as bites of delicious foods expertly prepared to accompany each wine. As I …

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Day 3 – Fun at Sea

ABOARD THE ROYAL PRINCESS-Today is finally the day for me to explore this beautiful new ship! No more jet lag, no necessary naps in the afternoon. I’m ready to walk every deck, scour the Princess Patter for activities to enjoy, and indulge in some serious food. Before I could put my plan in action, though, I got lost. I found myself in a staircase in the aft of the ship, when I needed to be in the …

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Day Two – Day at Sea in the Mediterranean

ABOARD THE ROYAL PRINCESS-Early in the morning, the Royal Princess set sail from Venice. Though it was 7 a.m., guests packed the balconies to watch the picturesque exit out of the fabled city. As the songs of Andrea Bocelli were broadcast on the open decks, visions of small canals, sinking waterfront homes and leaning towers could be seen. Twenty minutes into the sailing, the Royal Princess passed St. Mark’s Square, and I could see it all from …

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Day one: Embarking Royal Princess

My journey to begin a voyage on the Royal Princess was a rocky one (with nothing to do with Princess Cruise Line), fraught with complications any frequent traveler knows to avoid, but sometimes can’t. Setting sail on a Mediterranean journey from Venice, my itinerary included embarking at Venice on Monday morning, spending the night in the city and setting sail on Tuesday. I know that it is ideal to fly in a day before a cruise just …

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Preparing to enjoy every minute of my time onboard Princess Cruise Line’s newest ship.

The world took notice when the Royal Princess was christened on June 13, 2013. While frequent cruisers were anxious to discover the newest industry innovations debuting on Princess Cruise Lines’ brand new ship (the first in five years), there was another noteworthy occurrence on that day. As the Royal Princess’ godmother, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as Kate Middleton to all of us before she got the fancy title) christened the ship in …

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Kimberly Button’s Bio

Kimberly Button is an award winning journalist, author, nationally syndicated TV correspondent and editor in Orlando, Florida. Her work has appeared in publications such as American Way, The Miami Herald, and Whole Living. She is the author of The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home and The Disney Queue Line Survival Guidebook, as well as two Orlando-area travel apps. Visit for more information.