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Unique Itinerary: Cruising Japan

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Although cruises around Asia are more popular than ever, voyages around Japan have been something of a slow burn. Princess Cruises made a huge commitment to the region a few years ago, deploying Diamond Princess to Japan year-round and refitting her with a number of interesting features designed to court both the English and Japanese-speaking... [Read More] The post Unique Itinerary: Cruising Japan appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale

Princess Cruises announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s onboard services. In addition to free gratuities, guests who book a suite during the Come Back New sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment, featuring the choice of a hydrating facial or 50-minute Swedish massage.... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know?

After a few years of rest, the fleets of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are growing once again. For both lines, their newest vessels will take a bold new direction. For Holland America, it’s venturing out into a more modern, family-friendly design than that of past vessels; a radical departure that manages to still... [Read More] The post New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours

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Princess Cruises announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018. With Japanese maiden port calls and visits to South Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Vietnam, the voyages offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to participate in some of Japan’s largest... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season

Princess Cruises is launching one of its largest-ever seasons in Alaska, with six ships sailing cruises and cruise-tours to the 49th State and itineraries that leave from four different homeports: Whittier, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Coral Princess, Island Princess and Star Princess will operate weeklong north-and-southbound trips between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier (Seward),... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Royal Princess New Deluxe Balcony Stateroom Tour

During my June 2013 voyage, I stayed in Deluxe Balcony Stateroom on Royal Princess. Check out the video, where you'll get a sense of the size of the stateroom as well as the balcony, which is large enough for relaxing or light dining, and comfortable furniture to accommodate either. For more information and additional photos, see http://www.avidcruiser.com/2013/06/24/royal-princess-staterooms/
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Gavin MacLeod, Still Captain of “The Love Boat”

Click To Play Much beloved by passengers and crew, Gavin MacLeod is still called “Captain” when he walks the decks of a Princess Cruises’ ship. I talked with Gavin about his career and how Princess’ ships today differ from the original Love Boat.
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Love Lemoncello?

Click To Play On Princess Cruises, you’ll get something you won’t find on other cruise ships: homemade Lemoncello, the signature Italian liqueur made from sweet Sorrento lemons. In the accompanying video clip, I talk with Corporate Executive Chef Alfredo Marzi about how the lemoncello is made.
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Going With The Flo

Click To Play Florence Henderson, the multi-talented actress best know for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, is one of the two godmothers for Emerald Princess (the other is Marion Ross, aka “Marion Cunningham” of Happy Days fame). I caught up with this avid cruiser during the inaugural ceremonies for Emerald Princess.
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