(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
Princess Cruises has an ideal summer itinerary combining visits to several "tropical" islands on an impressive ship with a convenient close-to-home port.
While considering options for an early June cruise, we also wanted several leisurely days at sea and to visit some far-away "exotic" locales.
|Adam Fox, three, held by mom Lisa, gives a "high five" to Capt. Marco Fortezze as the ship clears the Verrazano Bridge heading out to sea from New York. (Jim Fox photo)|
So, we didn't hesitate in booking passage on the Caribbean Princess, sailing nine days round-trip from New York City to Bermuda and to the Caribbean ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos.
This was designed to introduce our son, Jeff, daughter-in-law Lisa and grandson Adam, three, to big-ship cruising.