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A Mayan Discovery With An Unlikely Guide describes a very interesting trip in which a Princess Cruises representative discovered Tulum, Mexico 37 years ago, long before it was touched by tourists.  Tulum, Mexico is now a popular stop on many cruise itineraries.  Enjoy!

Panoramic View of Tulum

A Panoramic View of the Many Buildings That Make Up Tulum

I particularly like this latest episode from Princess Cruises, showing us how the Grand Princess’s  main galley (kitchen) is still fully operational during drydock, providing all meals, snacks, and beverage station service for those hard at work on the ship’s major renovations.  Life onboard a cruise ship has always intrigued me, and it’s neat to see how these construction workers and other contractors are living and working aboard the Grand Princess.

Princess Cruises‘ food and service has always been excellent, and it’s nice to see that the galley and restaurant crew members are providing the same level of service and quality food to the workers as passengers would receive.  One of my personal favorites is featured in this video, Princess Cruises‘ signature fresh pasta!

To learn more about the onboard experience with Princess Cruises, enjoy this video:

Visit our Princess Cruises homepage for more videos detailing Princess Cruises‘ staterooms, the Piazza-style atrium, the Sanctuary, Lotus Spa & Fitness Center, and Youth & Teen Programs.

We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure aboard Princess Cruises!

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In this Princess Cruises Essential Experience, Nigel Stewart, Hotel General Manager onboard the Diamond Princess, gives us an in-depth look at Napier, New Zealand.

The Daily Telegraph, Napier, New Zealand

The Daily Telegraph in Napier is symbolic of the city's art deco architecture.

Contact us to learn more about Princess cruises and cruisetours to Australia and New Zealand!

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A Soldier Returns….As A Tourist

Enjoy, and contact Celebrations International Travel to learn more about Princess Cruises‘ Exotic cruises and cruisetours!

Tune in to NBC’s TODAY on Friday, November 19th between 10:00 am and 11:00 am, when hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will broadcast live onboard Allure of the Seas. The TV personalities will lift the curtain on the distinguished line-up of entertainment and innovative onboard amenities that differentiate Allure from Oasis of the Seas®. Don’t miss it!

I’ve found that many of my clients, whether they are frequent travelers or not, tend to ask Why would I want to visit the same destination more than once?”

Of course, this question is not in reference to those places they consider their favorite weekend getaway spots, but rather to the more exotic or faraway destinations.

My answer is this: If you really liked a particular destination on a past trip, try a different type of travel experience of that same destination.  Chances are, you’ll see and do things that are completely new, and have a chance to re-visit some of the memorable parts of your previous trip.  (Remember the beautiful antique replicas you wish you’d brought home?)

Ideas to Consider:

1.  Change your vantage point. If your first trip gave you an overview of the destination, consider a customized tour to explore more in-depth and at your own pace.  Or you might visit as part of a river or oceanliner cruise itinerary.

There are many ways to do this.  Two of the most popular are:  a) Narrow your itinerary to allow you to spend more time exploring or relaxing in each locale; and b) Consider designing your trip around a theme or special interest (i.e. cooking, gardening, the arts, etc.).

3.  Go off the beaten path. If you saw the major touristic highlights last time, consider activities that allow you to experience more of the everyday life of the local people, or to visit lesser-known–but often spectacular–sites.

4.  Visit during a different season or time of year. This could be a great way to experience a holiday celebration or capture the ever-changing vistas of nature’s beauty.

5.  Consider varying your accommodations. If you stayed in a non-descript hotel last time, consider more authentic or unique accommodations to enhance your experience.  For example, in Europe you might choose a chateau that has been converted to a hotel, or for a family or group, renting a private villa may be an option.

Celebrations International Travel can help you plan a great vacation, whether you’re a first-time visitor to a destination, or an avid repeat visitor.  Contact us today!

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