Cruise the Caribbean

Love the Caribbean. Support the Caribbean. Cruise the Caribbean.

This post was sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions and experiences outlined are my own.

Disembarking the Coral Princess

My love for traveling to the Caribbean is no secret! I have had the pleasure of cruising with Princess Cruises twice now and our family plans on returning, hopefully with our boys soon now that they know what fun we have when we’re away.

Now is the Time to Travel

Recently my heart was just broken for the people of the Caribbean whom I have come to love and respect, when their very homes were hit with category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes and tropical storms during the 2017 hurricane season. Did you know that NOW is a perfect time to visit the Caribbean, and a Princess Cruises vacation is a great way to experience and enjoy one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations.

Private Pink Cabana on Princess Cays

Hurricane Relief

Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival Corporation are working to provide extensive relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria as part of Carnival Corporation’s pledge to provide up to $10 million dollars in hurricane relief.

 

Tourism is critical for Caribbean economies, and cruising is a vital part of tourism’s overall economic impact.

Princess Cruises Fruit in Columbia

The Caribbean is Open for Travel

The Caribbean expands over one million square miles which means most of the islands were not even in the path of the hurricanes this past August and September. 90% of Caribbean ports are fully open for business – including restaurants, shops, beaches and activities!

The Guayacan Tree in Panama

 

Zip line through a gorgeous rain forest in Limon, Costa Rica!

 

Take a once in a lifetime cruise through the Panama Canal.

Cruising through the Panama Canal- an incredible experience!

I was so mesmerized by this whole trip that I had a lot to say about it! Find out all about my experience getting to touch the ACTUAL locks of the Panama Canal!!

Touching the Panama Canal locks with Princess Cruises- a once in a lifetime experience!

 

Fall in love with the historical streets of Cartagena, Columbia.

 

Enjoy a day at sea. Do everything. Or do nothing. Bliss!

Dining in the sanctuary- Eating Richly Aboard Princess Cruises

Love the Caribbean. Support the Caribbean. Cruise the Caribbean.

Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival Corporation are working to provide extensive relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria as part of Carnival Corporation’s pledge to provide up to $10 million dollars in hurricane relief.

One of the best ways to support these relief efforts is through tourism. Unfortunately, there are some misconceptions about travel to the area and the state of the islands, when, in reality, the Caribbean is open for travel. You can also help the relief efforts by making a donation. Princess Cruises Community Foundation will be taking donations until 12/31/17.

Sunset in Panama

 

Click through to see my recipes inspired by my travels with Princess Cruises.

Fruit tart- Eating Richly Aboard Princess Cruises

I had the pleasure of traveling recently with some wonderful colleagues. Here’s what they have to say about cruising the Caribbean:

Sandra from A Dash of Sanity – a recipe post (Pain au Chocolate) and experience recap

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Dessert – a Facebook recap video

Jen from Baked by an Introvert – experience recap

Brenda from A Farmgirl Dabbles – a Facebook recap video

April from Mama Loves Food – a recipe post (Mango Pineapple Salsa) and experience recap

Lynn from 365 Days of Baking and More – a Facebook recap video

- Katrina

3 Responses to “Cruise the Caribbean”

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    April — November 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Cruising is the best! So glad to hear they’re open for business!

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    Jen — November 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I love that Princess is supporting the hurricane relief efforts. That’s one of the reasons I prefer that cruise line over any other!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — November 30, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I already loved Princess, but with how much they are doing to help and give back it makes me love them even more! Such a great company!

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