Side Note - We were asked a question recently via Facebook; “Why should I consider taking a cruise?” In keeping with our August theme, which is cruise lines, we felt it was important to post the response we gave here as well. Cruising is convenient traveling. Your accommodations, meals, entertainment and activities are included in your fare. You have one means of transportation that takes you to many different places during your journey, instead of taking a plane here and then having to make additional transportation arrangements to travel elsewhere. This may be appealing for more adventurous travelers, but for those who would like a more relaxed and pampered voyage, cruising is our suggestion.
It all started with a cruise to Mexico and one ship. In 2015 Princess Cruise will be celebrating 50 years in business. Be part of history and enjoy all of the festivities that await you aboard any of their 18 ships. When asked “Why Princess Cruise?” the company summed up their response with 7 reasons:
1. Warm, welcoming service
Just unpack and let us handle the rest
2. The best itineraries
Over 100 itineraries to more than 300 ports you choose.
3. Relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea
Designed with your relaxation in mind.
4. Delicious, fresh food
Every sauce is made from scratch, breads and pastries are baked fresh throughout the day, and our chefs use local products to create dishes inspired by the region you're visiting.
5. Exclusive amenities
Only on Princess® can you enjoy evenings spent watching Movies Under the Stars®, with complimentary blankets and popcorn. Meet friends for a small bite, wine by the glass and enjoy street performer-style entertainment in the Piazza. Or spend a few hours of tranquility in The Sanctuary — a retreat just for adults where you can enjoy a massage, signature drinks and snacks or the spectacular sea views from your plush lounge chair.
6. Stretch your vacation dollars
Compared to a land vacation, a cruise with Princess provides a great value for your vacation dollars. Your fare not only includes the comfortable accommodations of your well-appointed stateroom, but also many of our fresh dining options, dazzling entertainment and access to our health and wellness facilities.
7. The experts love us
We're continually being honored by the industry for our carefully planned itineraries, our spectacular ships, and the way we make everyone, of every age, feel relaxed and happy when they're with us.