18/08/2015

#ChrissiesRoyalRead: On Board Princess Cruises | A Proper FamilyAdventure Novel

Princess Cruises hosts onboard book launch "A Proper Family Adventure" by Chrissie Manby and I was lucky enough to be invited along with Alice and Jess.The launch was held on the 3,560-guest Royal Princess in Southampton. The schedule was to embark early in the morning for a guided tour of Royal Princess then a Q&A session with Chrissie followed by lunch.

This a brand new novel that has been launched onboard a Princess Cruises ship. ‘A Proper Family Adventure’ is Chrissie's 29th novel and the third in her ‘A Proper Family’ series. It tells the story of the Benson family who take a Mediterranean cruise for their 'holiday of a lifetime'. I can't wait to get stuck in on reading especially through my later stages of pregnancy when I am getting lazy to move around!
"Chrissie wrote the novel after taking a cruise on Regal Princess, Royal Princess' sister ship, last year. The fictitious ship referenced in the novel includes many features found on Regal Princess including the top deck Movies Under the Stars cinema screen and the 'Sea Walk', a see-through walkway that extends out of the side of the vessel. The voyage follows the same route through the Mediterranean as Princess ships take, including calls to Barcelona, Florence and Rome."


About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognised leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 111 days. 
Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater, Vista Lounge, Princess Live! - television studio, Wheelhouse Bar, Club 6 Nightclub, Bellini's - Italian-inspired cocktails, Crooner's - martini bar, Churchill's Cigar Lounge
Dining and Snacks: Three main dining rooms, Chef's Table Lumiere, Wine Cellar dining, Sabatini's Italian Restaurant, Crown Grill - Steak and Seafood, Gelato - gelateria serving ice cream & Italian crepes, International Cafe© - coffee, snacks and light meals, Tea Tower, Vines Wine Bar, Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar, Alfredo's Pizzeria, Horizon Court Buffet, Pastry Shop, Prego - Poolside pizza, Trident Grill - Hamburger and hot dog grill, Swirls - Ice cream bar, Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service
Sadly it was a rainy day...typical British weather so it was a literally a few quick snaps then straight back inside.
The SeaWalk was one of my favourite feature on top deck! This is a 60 feet long and hovering 128 feet above the ocean, the Princess SeaWalk® offers an exciting experience for both kids and adults. Featuring a dramatic glass-bottomed walkway, the SeaWalk provides passengers with unparalleled views of the sea below. Just a tad scary but what a great idea when you are actually out at sea. The SeaWalk is only available onboard the Royal Princess and Regal Princess cruise ships.
Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Piazza Atrium, Wedding Chapel, Casino, Sports Central, Lawn Court - golf putting and lawn games, Jogging/Walking track, Kid's and Teen's Centers, Internet Cafe©, Photo/Video Gallery, Library Art Gallery, Duty-free Boutiques, Concierge Lounge (dedicated lounge for suite guests), Passenger Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center

Guest Cabins: 1,780 total
1,438 with balcony (all outside staterooms feature a balcony)
314 Mini Suites
358 Deluxe Balcony cabins
730 Balcony cabins
342 Inside cabins
780 additional/upper berths

Guest Capacity: 3,560

Inaugural Cruise: June 16, 2013

Christener: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge

The 3 course lunch onboard was fantastic you can read about it here.

Have any of you been on cruise holidays...what do you think of them? One thing I would say is that the shit is huge and you actually forget you are even on a ship even at full capacity because it's so big.

We had a amazing day "thank you" Princess Cruises for having us and we cannot wait to go back on board again to see the other ships!






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