Three days out of our seven-day cruise with Princess Cruises were spent at sea. Sea days were so different from days at port. When docking and arriving at a new location, we were so eager to get ready, grab our bags, and explore off the ship. Days at sea were a bit more relaxed, and definitely embodied the whole “come back new” philosophy of Princess. Can anyone say spa day?! We took full advantage of sleeping in, ordering room service, and checking out everything the ship had to offer, without a schedule in place. Here’s a little glimpse into our days at sea…
Wandering around the ship was so much fun. Each day, we somehow found another section of the ship we had never seen before. The photos above were taken at the very front of the ship, which was one of our favorite places to relax and just enjoy the views. At times our hearts definitely were aflutter, looking out and seeing nothing but endless blues and clear skies.
One night we had the opportunity to tour the ship’s galley and meet executive Chef, Naveen Quadros. Chef Quadros along with his staff, showed us all over the kitchen and explained the process of how he created the menu for that evening. It was definitely one of the most elaborate meals we’ve ever had, with everything from lobster tails and caviar to homemade gourmandises and chocolate mousse cake. By the end of this meal, we felt like we were bursting at the seams and couldn’t possibly eat another bite. It was such a special treat.
We can’t talk about this trip without mentioning how we had the great pleasure of meeting the ship’s captain, Edward Perrin, and tour the bridge. This is something we never thought we would do…just chat with our ship’s captain and exchange stories at sea, no big deal, right?! Haha He showed us all over the bridge and explained the functions of the navigational controls. Before we knew it we had all the ship lingo down…muster, lido, starboard, wake, tender, the list goes on…we were ready to take control of the ship. Okay, not really, but you get the picture. He did offer some great cruising advice we should all keep in mind: never dance on your balcony’s table with champagne in hand. Future cruisers, take note. 😉
Speaking of balconies, this is where we spent a good portion of our days at sea. We were a little nervous about cruise life because of the preconceived notions of small rooms and rocking ships, but we were pleasantly surprised with the comfort of the space and this is where we spent a lot of our time relaxing. With 24 hour room service and the breathtaking views, we were in heaven.
Until next time!
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*This post was made in partnership with Princess Cruises. As always all opinions are our own.