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Regal Princess

Princess Cruises has launched the Regal Princess in May, 2014! This summer the Regal will be sailing in the Mediterranean before moving to the Caribbean this fall. The RegalĀ is the sister ship to the new Royal Princess which was launched last year to great reviews. The Regal is 140,000 tons and has a capacity of 3,560 passengers. (in comparison the Grand Princess is 116,000 tons).

The ship has the Princess popular offering of Theatre Under the Stars, a revamped adults only Sanctuary, and the new SeaWalk! The ship offers traditional dining and “anytime dining”, as well as Sabatini’s and Crown Grill, Princess’ specialty restaurants. There are casual eateries serving from pizza to sushi!

The Regal will be sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale this winter with 7 day sailings to the eastern Caribbean. One thing I like about the Regal’s itinerary is that is has three sea days instead of the typical two found on most Caribbean 7 day cruises.

The Regal will be sailing from Venice to Fort Lauderdale on her maiden Transatlantic cruise. She will be leaving Venice on October 17, 2014, for the 17 day sailing. This would be an excellent time to get to know this beautiful new ship.

Just as the Royal Princess received great reviews, we would expect nothing less from the Regal Princess!

 

Azamara Club Cruises!

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If you have never sailed with Azamara Club Cruises, you need to get them on your bucket list! Azamara is the top end of the Royal Caribbean family and with only two ships they make you feel like family! Their two ships, The Quest and The Journey, are about 30,000 tons and have a capacity of about 600 passengers. Azamara is all inclusive with gratuities, port transportation, and on-board drinks (wine, beer, and cocktails) included in your cruise price. Azamara tends to sail into smaller ports that larger ships cannot get into or closer to city center of ports which are frequented by larger ships. Azamara does tend to do a lot of over night ports so you can enjoy the port in the evening. We have sailed Azamara twice, both on longer repositioning cruises, one from Singapore to Athens and the other from Seville to Miami. We enjoy the sea days and ability to enjoy the ship. We have had the same Hotel Director and Cruise Director on each of our cruises and they do make you feel like family. With the smaller ship you do get to know the crew and passengers more than you would on a larger ship. The ship’s food is awesome …………. whether you dine in the main dinning room, one of the two speciality restaurants, or at the self service cafe with outdoor seating, you will not go away hungry! Consider becoming part of the Azamara family! Azamara does reciprocal elite benefits with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity which is not common with other cruise lines.