Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cruise News Daily Headlines for June 12, 2013

* Celebrity’s “Punishment” Continues
The suspension of Celebrity’s license to visit the national park in the Galapagos Islands continues. The line has canceled the June 16 sailing, the third such sailing to get axed.

* First Impressions
I’ve been aboard Royal Princess now for a bit more than 24 hours and my overwhelming impression is that I’ve been here before. As someone who has sailed aboard a lot of Princess ships, nothing seems all that different from other Princess ships.

That’s exactly the feeling Princess told me they were going for a couple of months ago when I toured the ship in the yard. They want regular Princess passengers to feel at home, and they can discover the new features as they encounter them, or have them incorporated so seamlessly that feel like they’ve always been part of the product. That they’ve done very, very well.

Updates from aboard Royal Princess appear on our blog at

The complete articles appeared in the e-mail edition of Cruise News Daily delivered to our subscribers.