by Don McCann
“Back in the day”, I used to tell a potential cruise client that when the ship slipped away from the pier and you began to sail away from the shore that you could feel a sense of relaxation washing over you by leaving “the real world” behind (meaning that you did not have your phone, pager, TV, or daily communication options with you and it was freeing & relaxing). Well today we all have our cell phones with us when we travel, along with maybe a laptop, tablet, or whatever it takes to by golly keep in touch at all times. That may be the case, but as we left the pier Sunday night it seemed perfectly obvious to me that this is a magical time, as the shore becomes more and more distant from the deck of your ship. It is like no other and even the presence of all those electronic devices cannot spoil it after all! There is nothing like the wonderful experience of being on a cruise ship, at the very beginning of your voyage, even when (like us) you are going nowhere, but out to sea for a test drive!
The Royal Princess is a stunning and beautiful ship and I’m excited to share some photos with you. However the wi-fi connection onboard was sporadic and too slow for that to be possible. This brief post will have to do for now, but look for more on my feedback and photos later this week!