Celebrity Dress Code Gets a Reboot with “Evening Chic”


To the delight of my husband, Celebrity has brought an end to traditional formal night with the announcement that “Evening Chic” will replace the traditional formal dress code on the dressier evenings of their cruises.   Guest who wish to dress in tuxedos and gowns are still welcome to do so, but the minimum dress code… [Continue Reading]

Keeping busy and still looking for the crowded part of the ship: Grand Princess Hawaii 2015


As promised I am continuing my review of the Grand Princess with a focus on two of the most common misconceptions that people have about cruising:
“I’ll be bored on a cruise ship with nothing to do”
“I don’t want to take a cruise because I don’t like crowds”
Neither of these misconceptions could be further from the… [Continue Reading]

Back From Princess 15 Day Hawaii: Ship Amenities and Venues Review


We are back from our 15 day Princess cruise on the Grand Princess RT to Hawaii from Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.   This review will be my first chance to provide details about what one can expect from the Princess experience, focusing on the venues of the ship and the affect they have… [Continue Reading]

Hawaiian Islands on Grand Princess


Now that we are back at sea heading to Ensenda, I have a chance to get caught up on my blog again. We had 4 wonderful days in Hawaii, with lots to see and do. This was our third trip to Hawaii and quite frankly we chose this cruise for the ship board experience and… [Continue Reading]

Having a Grand Time on the Grand Princess headed to Hawaii


I finally have my chance to make my first blog entry from the Grand Princess. We have been very impressed with the quality and the service thus far.
Our cruise began with an easy drive from Simi Valley to the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro. We… [Continue Reading]