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Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.

Port Pilot Dies While Boarding the Diamond Princess

May 08, 2023

A port pilot died while boarding the cruise ship Diamond Princess as the vessel was approaching the port of Nagasaki on May 5th. The tragedy happened at around 5:30 am local time when the 69-year-old pilot fell into the sea while climbing the ladder to board the Diamond Princess from a pilot boat, which is a standard procedure before cruise ship enters port and a local pilot takes control of the navigation.

Princess Announces Lavazza as Official Coffee Partner

Mar 27, 2023

Princess Cruises has announced that Lavazza, a renowned coffee brand, will be its Official Coffee Partner. Lavazza has been synonymous with the Italian coffee for over 120 years, thanks to its passion for delivering superior quality coffee. The partnership will see Lavazza offerings being introduced on Princess ships throughout the spring for guests, and hopefully for the crew, to enjoy the brand's hot coffee options and Ready-to-Drink cans. 

Grand Princess Crew Rescues Two Sailors

Mar 21, 2023

The crew of the Grand Princess rescued two sailors stranded at sea after their boat suffered engine failure and began taking on water near the coast of Wilsons, Australia. The sailors, a 58-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, had escaped in a dinghy after activating the emergency beacon.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

Diamond Princess passengers mark third anniversary of the Covid-19 outbreak

Feb 07, 2023

On February 3, Japanese passengers sailing aboard the Diamond Princess marked the third-year anniversary of the ship’s arrival at the port of Yokohama and the outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the vessel.

Princess Cruises reveals details for Florida-bound Sun Princess

Feb 06, 2023

Princess Cruises has unveiled the first glimpse of the cutting-edge and most innovative ship ever built - Sun Princess, scheduled to debut in early 2024 - as the newest, largest, and most innovative on The Love Boat.

A spectacular three-story dining space and an Arena Theater, inspired by sunlight, make Princess' newest ship an exceptional cruise experience.

Diamond Princess Returns to Japan in March

Jan 30, 2023

Between March 13 and November 9, Princess Cruises will launch 32 sailing aboard the Diamond Princess from Japan. After three years of international cruise ships ban, the Japanese government announced in mid-November that foreign-registered cruise ships will be allowed to use Japanese ports starting in spring 2023. 

Princess Cruises restructuring its sales team

Jan 23, 2023

During the peak "wave" booking season, Princess Cruises is restructuring its sales team in order to meet the surge in demand. The line saw a "double-digit" increase in sales in January, according to new UK and European sales director Nick Hughes, who revealed a 47% increase in bookings on January 17 compared to the same day last year.