Choosing the right cruise line can really make or break you next vacation on the high seas. With plenty of cruising experience under our belt, we think we have some pretty good ideas of what separates a good cruise from a bad one. If you’re a long time reader, then you know my preference for small ship cruising. When Princess Cruises invited me to experience the Royal Princess from Venice to Istanbul, I thought it was only fair to learn about large ship cruising. How did I like it? Read about my experiences to find out:
Cruising on Royal Princess
Although I’m a much bigger fan of small luxury cruise ships, I decided to give the large-scale Royal Princess a try. What did I think about the experience? Read my complete review by clicking on Cruising on Royal Princess.
Royal Princess Cruise Itinerary
One of the best things about cruising is the many activities offered onboard and the Royal Princess certainly didn’t disappoint. Check out my itinerary by clicking on Royal Princess Cruise Itinerary.
I really think that Ephesus is one of the best antiquities sites I’ve ever explored. Read why by clicking on Exploring Ephesus on a Royal Princess Cruise Excursion.
Travel Tips for Venice
Many cruises begin or end in Venice. Most will no longer enjoy the scenic city view as they depart through the canal, especially larger ships like Royal Princess. The rules for visiting this lovely Italian city are constantly changing due to effects of too many tourists and environmental issues. Guest writer, Kris Bordessa, offers insight and tips in Travel Tips for Venice.
Looking up in Istanbul
Istanbul has to be the most visually striking city on the earth. And of course, the beautiful ceilings of the mosques are simply breathtaking. Click on Looking up in Istanbul to learn more.
Cultures Collide in Istanbul
The Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul’s many gems. Walking inside this historic building is like walking back through centuries of history. Read more about my experience by clicking on Cultures Collide in Istanbul.
Ephesus Cruise Excursion
Visiting Ephesus is a must for anyone who loves history and the Library of Celsus, constructed between 110 and 135 A.D. by Julius Aquilla, is a fascinating stop on the way. Click on: Ephesus Cruise Excursion to read more about our experience.