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Princess themed seacation cruises onboard Regal Princess and Sky Princess

People who know me call me cruise ship crazy, why? as I just love to cruise when it comes to taking my holidays throughout the year. I tend to do around three a year but I have never cruised with Princess before until now.

During the pandemic of 2020/2021 cruises have been hit badly and not been able to sail loosing lots of money sadly. However this summer 2021 the government let a select few cruise lines sail from Southampton but sailing to nowhere just out to sea, calling it a seacation. Even though there was not going to be any port stops I did not care as like many other cruise lovers we just wanted to be back out on the open sea and enjoy everything onboard as it has been too long. There is two particular well known cruise liners in which me and my husband we normally sail with but this time around we thought we would try out Princess. During this summer they sailed out with a few mini cruises which just sailed the high seas along the UK coast. Looking over the sailing choices we decided to enjoy two of their 3 night special themed seacation cruises.

There was three themed cruises to choose from Mind, Body & Soul, Culinary Stars and Comedy Cruise all of which consisted of well known celebrities from TV.

I and my husband we opted to do the Culinary Stars on board Sky Princess* plus the Comedy themed cruise on board Regal Princess and both were as equally as entertaining.

Princess cruises

Princess started out in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Since then Princess has grown and has become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. In April 2003 Princess became a part of Carnival Corporation.

The Princess fleet presently consists of Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Enchanted Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess and Sky Princess.

Princess has spent over 50 years sharing a world of exploration with their guests they look forward to continuing their journey. With new ships currently under construction with a new generation, dual-fuel LNG powered ships on order, Princess is the fastest growing premium cruise line in the industry.

Their fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line. Apart from 2020/2021 when they were hit hard as they had to halt all services due to the pandemic.

Now up and sailing again with 3/4 mini UK seacations for now Princess are back giving passengers a great and safe experience and in a responsible and covid safe manner.

When they can start to sail abroad again Princess sails to a staggering 380 destinations, 7 continents for you to discover and explore.

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room2 Southampton experience a home from home feeling

Are you looking for a luxurious but inexpensive overnight stay within Southampton before you board a cruise? Then I highly recommend room2 which is located near the town centre and the port of Southampton.

room2 is the world’s first luxurious 4 star hometel brand which offers all the comforts of home with the service of a hotel. Their hometel within Southampton has 71 spacious rooms comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom, dining area, television, sofa and a large king size bed all of which is like a home living experience. Some rooms overlook Queens Park and others the harbour. Simply room2 is a place to live, not just stay for the night.

I was kindly gifted a stay at room2 on a press related basis to show me that hometels are much better than hotels.

room2

In 2014 the original room2 concept was conceived and in late 2016 they launched their Hammersmith Townhouse. room2 understands peoples accommodation needs from a bed to a kitchen.

room2 was founded by two brothers Rob & Stu who come from Hammersmith area. On there travels they were tired of staying in soulless accommodation, and decided to create room2 to bring unique staycations.

Presently room2 can be found within Chiswick, Hammersmith and Southampton. However by 2030 they hope to have opened up 5000 hometels across the UK.  

room2 Southampton is ranked ๐—ป๐—ผ.๐Ÿญ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ and has even won TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2021 award.

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UIN footwear comfy shoes with style

It’s summer and like me youโ€™ve decided itโ€™s time to pimp up your wardrobe. You might of gone all out, bought a new bag, couple of t-shirts and new jeans that you just canโ€™t wait to wear on your travels. However the only thing that might be letting you down is your shoes. If youโ€™ve gone for a new look, you canโ€™t let it down with your old boring plain footwear. Bin those shabby boring looking shoes and pimp up your feet with UIN shoes in whom sell an array of arty designer shoes. Like no other shoes on the market their shoes are a testament towards travel and art bringing positive feelings through colour and design. There is a design suitable for everyone, for me it is their Ferry Well shoes as I love sailing the high seas.

On a PR basis I was gifted a pair of shoes to show how stunning, unique and comfy their shoes are.

UIN footwear

UIN footwear was founded in 2015 by artist and designer Fernando Acevedo from Toledo, Spain. His arty designs highlight the enthusiasm of life, chase for freedom and love for traveling.  The shoes underline those positive feelings through colourful and artistic patterns. Every piece of UIN shoes tell a different story from new adventures and colouring stories expressing beauty, passion and freedom. UIN painted canvas shoes are crafted simply for free spirits who embark on all of life’s adventures in style.

UIN ships over 200 countries worldwide from within Europe, America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. With Amazon websites supporting the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan, and our resellers in Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Middle Asia. The shoes are shipped from one of their warehouses located in the USA, China or Germany. UIN continues to thrive due to the company’s values in controlling the excellence of in-house production, aiming to provide the highest value of their shoes and dedication to quality and service.

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The Steam Dreams Rail Co cream tea on board 61306 Mayflower to Windsor

Have you ever taken a ride on a steam train before? Well even if you have or haven’t I highly recommend booking a seat on the 61306 Mayflower steam train in where you can take in stunning views upon your journey as well as tuck into a delicious brunch, tasty cream tea or even a luxurious dinner onboard. So if your looking for that something nostalgic and extra special be it for a romantic date, a treat for a friend or even to celebrate a birthday the 61306 Mayflower will be a memory which will stay with you and your loved ones forever.

Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for giving memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. This summer they are providing a vast array of trips across beautiful the British countryside, whether you choose to travel in non-dining or treat yourself to a delicious on board dining experience their journey will be a moment in your life which you will never forget.

I was invited down on a PR basis courtesy of Steam Dreams to enjoy an afternoon cream tea experience on board their 61306 Mayflower steam train which is one of their series of summer tours which leaves from London Victoria station.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. Select from a vast array of trips and take a steam train journey across the beautiful British countryside and treasure the memory forever.

Under new management, having been acquired in December 2018 by locomotive owner David Buck, Steam Dreams Rail Co are delighted to have celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2019. Since its inception in 1999, Steam Dreams Rail Co has gone from strength to strength and now welcomes over 19,000 passengers on board each year on over 50 trips and stop at 100 stations across the UK.

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