Tag Archives: Grand Princess

Southampton Brand Wars!

Don’t you just love it when cruise lines are trying to get your bookings, when they put similar ships up to take business away from their sister brand? Carnival in UK has a history of that, especially when two of … Continue reading

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Vision of the Seas Cruise – Zeebrugge to Southampton

Our departure was 5pm while the AIDA was an hour later. It was a little windy but at least dry. A little shopping and I was persuaded to take a raffle ticket to win a watch and jewellery set. The … Continue reading

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Constellation Cruise – St Thomas to Fort Lauderdale

I went up to get Carmel at 9.20am and saw Allure was in from her balcony. Bugger! And so, after meeting Ken MacLean from Epic and due to them wanting a rip off $300 for a taxi, we ended up … Continue reading

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Constellation Cruise – Fort Lauderdale to Aruba

The letter we’d all been given at check in said the bus would be there about 11.15-11.30am. I went earlier to check out and many people were waiting already. I asked a Celebrity rep who took me to a desk … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Lisbon to Southampton

It was another flipping drill, this time for all crew doing In Port Manning. I chatted to the Maitre ‘D of the Queens Grill as he waited. He’d been with Princess before. Since I hadn’t bothered doing anything I went … Continue reading

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Milestone Cruise!

I’m slapping myself on the back because when I board Grand Princess on the 17th September it will be my 30th voyage since the 13th October 2006 when I did my first on the QE2. Last year on that day … Continue reading

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Grand Princess Loses Her Handle

As the late, great journalist, Steve Read wrote back in December, Princess Cruises are completely changing the look of the original Grand class, Grand Princess Of course, if they’d done more to generate revenue it wouldn’t have been a loss-maker … Continue reading

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