The Duchess of Cambridge Names Royal Princess in a Traditional Bottle-Breaking Ceremony

Princess Cruises, Royal  princess Naming  Ceromony,13.06.2013

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It’s a nautical tradition that spans thousands of years with ceremonies that can be as intimate or as grandiose as to have preceding soirees leading up to the momentous event—the naming of a ship. This sacred tradition includes an act of breaking a bottle against the hull of a brand-new vessel and a blessing for good fortune and safety of the ship and all of it’s crew and passengers.

Today, in Southhampton, UK, a week-long celebration heralded the most anticipated launching event of the year, the naming of the Royal Princess by the ship’s godmother, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.Continue reading

Adventures in the Wild Northwest with Trafalgar

This Trafalgar itinerary is a wonderful introduction to the rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest. My aunt and I enjoyed this trip in the heart of the summer, at the beginning of July. Still, we were pleased we’d packed jackets and sweaters for the cool coastal breeze and chilly evenings. The weather was wonderfully pleasant, compared to my home in steamy Houston, Texas!Continue reading

What is a Cruisetour?

A cruisetour (sometimes referred to as Land and Sea) gives travelers an opportunity to travel by land and by boat, with two wonderfully different perspectives from which to get to know a region of the world. Cruisetours are most often offered in Alaska, Greece and the Galápagos Islands, but there are also cruisetours in Eastern Canada, France, Brazil and China, among other worldwide locations.

Cruisetours vary in itinerary length and price, with the cruise portion of the tour typically lasting three, four or seven nights. Here are just a few examples of popular cruisetour itineraries that we sell at

Denali Explorer with Princess Cruises

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