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VIDEO – Star Princess Review: Activities

Check out our latest review and tour series from onboard Princess Cruises‘ Star Princess. In this video, we check out the ship’s activities: The Sanctuary, Lotus Spa, Hearts & Minds Wedding Chapel, pool deck, whirlpools, Movies Under the Stars, The Conservatory, Lawn Court, sports court, giant chess, shuffleboard, Skywalkers Nightclub, kids facilities, Princess Pelicans, Shockwaves, Remix,…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Fjords, Glaciers and Dog Sledding in Alaska with Celebrity Cruises

Join us onboard the Celebrity Solstice from Celebrity Cruises as we continue our live cruise reviews with the video below. While on our Top Chef at Sea signature sailing in Alaska onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice, we’ve had the opportunity to take the largest cruise ship to ever navigate the Alaskan Inside Passage into the Tracy Arm Fjord….

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From Under the Toque: Celebrity Solstice Specialty Restaurants Review

I am thrilled to be back with my cousin onboard the Celebrity Solstice to review the cruise ship’s culinary operation as well as experience a Top Chef at Sea signature sailing. Our cruise is one of four such sailings that Celebrity Cruises is offering this year. I will be going over the Top Chef at…

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VIDEO – Star Princess Review: Accommodations

Check out our latest review and tour series from onboard Princess Cruises‘ Star Princess. In this video, we evaluate the ship’s balcony stateroom accommodations: bedding, desk area, mini bar, television, walk-in closet, bathroom, shower, storage and balcony. Mobile and Cruise Nav Users – Please use this link to view video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4wimx3qKqMM HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON LEPPERT

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Royal Caribbean International’s New Quantum of the Seas Floats Out from Shipyard

Just days ago, the new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International floated out from the massive covered building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Now the forthcoming ship will finish construction by receiving its final interior fittings before launching this November 2014. Ahead of the ship being brought outside for…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Cruise Preview: Celebrity Solstice, Top Chef at Sea Alaska 2014

Join us on a Top Chef at Sea signature sailing as we cruise on the Celebrity Solstice from Celebrity Cruises in Alaska, beginning on August 15, 2014. We’re excited to not only take the largest cruise ship to ever sail in Alaska into the waters of the Inside Passage but also to experience Top Chef at Sea….

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ONBOARD – Water and Wine: River Cruising Through France’s Wine Country

We recently had the pleasure of sailing on Viking River Cruises to preview the line’s new Chateaux, Rivers & Wine itinerary and described the experience for Onboard, one of our many other outlets outside of Popular Cruising. Check out our thoughts at the link below… To access our latest Onboard contribution, click on the links below:…

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VIDEO – Silver Discoverer Review: Expeditions

Check out our latest review and tour series from onboard Silversea Expeditions‘ Silver Discoverer. In this video, we evaluate the ship’s expeditions: zodiac cruises, zodiac landings, shore excursions, and wildlife sightings. Mobile and Cruise Nav Users – Please use this link to view video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P4toBxXHnMc HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON LEPPERT

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Never Bored Onboard: 11 Days on Princess Cruises’ Star Princess in Alaska

EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m thrilled to introduce my mom, Darlene Leppert, as a contributing writer at Popular Cruising with her new cleverly titled column, Never Bored Onboard. Stay tuned for additional installments as she continues to sail with us… For those of you who are convinced that you will be bored on a longer cruise voyage…

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency, New Orleans 2014

Before recently embarking on Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Dream from New Orleans, Louisiana, we had the pleasure of staying three nights at the lovely Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The newly reopened and reinvigorated property is a AAA Four Diamond hotel and recommendation of ours for pre- and post-cruise stays in the city. The Hyatt Regency’s Modern Reception Area…

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