Monday, 31 August 2015

On Board The Royal Princess | #ChrissiesRoyalRead

The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Piazza Atrium
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Bar
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Dining
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Upper Deck
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Upper Deck Pool
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Sea Walk
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Food
The Royal Princess Cruise Ship - FoodThe Royal Princess Cruise Ship - Food
The Royal Princess - Sabatini's Italian Restaurant
The Royal Princess - Sabatini's Italian Restaurant
The Royal Princess - Sabatini's Italian Restaurant
The Royal Princess - Sabatini's Italian Restaurant

It's not very often that you are invited to an event on a cruise ship, so when the opportunity arose to attend Chrissie Manby's book launch onboard The Royal Princess, I couldn't say no.

As we embarked upon The Royal Princess for #ChrissiesRoyalRead, all I could think was 'wow' as we entered the piazza style atrium, total gold luxury. Once we had taken in the surroundings and made sure everyone had the perfect photo op, we were then moved on for a guided tour of the 1083ft long cruise ship and thankfully when walking from one end to another, you don't quite realise the extent of how huge the ship is. It still amazes me how something so large stays afloat.

There's certainly no way you could ever complain that you are bored whilst on a cruise as there are endless activities in one vicinity, from a spa with every treatment possible, to a theatre, casino and even outdoor sports area - certainly something for everyone. Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side so the dark gloomy, grey sky didn't quite set the scene whilst we were on upper deck, but that certainly didn't stop me imagining myself watching a movie whilst in a hot tub - yes please.

After the tour had come to an end, we headed to the live TV studio, where there was a Q&A with author Chrissie Manby on her new book, A Proper Family Adventure - a story about a family who take a Mediterranean cruise for their 'holiday of a lifetime'. The venue for this event was rather fitting, don't you think?


Once the Q&A was over, we headed to Sabatini's, a Speciality Italian Restaurant where we were treated to a delightful 3 course meal. The service was exceptional from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. At one point I even jumped out my skin because the waiter was right behind me ready to push in my chair as I sat down, I definitely wasn't expecting that. I'm not going to pretend I understand all the fancy terminology when it comes to food, so I'm always slightly apprehensive but I had the Smoked Salmon and Soused Crayfish Tails served with dilled cucumber salad for my starter, Chateaubriand of Beef Tenderloin with market-fresh vegetables and berry potatoes for the main course and a Milky Chocolate-Hazelnut Souffle for desert, which was cooked to perfection. If only the restaurant wasn't on board a cruise ship..

Thank you to Princess Cruises for a lovely experience.






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  1. So jealous!! Why were there never opportunities like this when i lived there lol, this ship seriously looks amazing though! That souffle looks delicious :) xxx

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  2. So jealous. Wish I could have come. It makes me want to go on a cruise. Never thought I would want to. KBxx

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