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New Guest on Alaska Princess Cruises

May 29, 2017
Bear sightings for Princess Cruises guests in Alaska are one of the most highly anticipated experiences during a cruise to the “Great Land.” This season all Princess guests can meet the new bear mascot on board named “Stanley.”

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Gleneagles: a world-famous golf resort, now family friendly


Kids golfing at Gleneagles
Of course, Gleneagles is known for golf — it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses and it is where the 2014 Ryder Cup was played. But today, only 30 percent of guests play golf — and some of them may be kids taking lessons. more
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Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland – a foodie paradise


Chefs table at Gleneagles Deseo restaurant
What is vacation without good food and Gleneagles Hotel certainly delivers. It is home to Andrew Fairlie, chef of Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. But the other restaurants offer something special as well—maybe trying Scottish food for the first time. more
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Gleneagles: Famous for golf but beloved by UK and US families


Walking in the maze at Gleneagles
Gleneagles is known for golf—it is home to three of Scotland’s best championship courses but today, only 30 per cent of guests play golf and Gleneagles is a kid-friendly resort that draws families from the United Kingdom as well as the United States back year after year more
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At Scotland’s Fort George: a youth bagpipe band outperforms


One of the youngest band members
Tour buses took us to Fort George, where the Inverness Youth Band with 30-plus members --drummers as young as nine and led by adults are “Beating Retreat,” performing a traditional military ceremony 16th Century England. more
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The Miracle of Camp 60 – in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland


The Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands
In the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, our cruise excursion takes us to an unexpected place: The Italian Chapel at a former POW camp, also known as The Miracle of Camp 60. more
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Finding a hidden gem of a restaurant on a remote road in Scotland


Shirley Spears at her Three Chimneys Inn on Isle of Skye
Three Chimneys Restaurant and six-room inn is on an out of the way stretch of road on the Isle of Skye where you brake for sheep crossing the road and the fish you eat for lunch might have been caught that morning, the lettuce just harvested. more
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Fans from all over the world love Harry Potter studio tour near London


Scale model of Hogwarts
The Woods family had flown 24 hours to London from Australia, but they weren’t planning to ride the famous London Eye, see a West End play or even check out the Crown Jewels. In fact, they’d come for just one reason — the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter more
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Learning about the origins of the Titantic in Belfast, Northern Ireland


Artwork at the Titantic Experience in Belfast
We are on day two of our cruise aboard the Windstar yacht Star Legend – the Gaelic Explorers tour. We’ve anchored in Portrush and taken an excursion bus for the one-hour trip to Belfast to learn about the building of the Titantic. more
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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht


Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin
We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet. more
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When in Ireland, spend time soaking up culture in Dublin


The Selfish Giant in Merrion Park playground Dublin
Our guide says the mistake Americans make when visiting Ireland is rushing around too much. “Give yourself time,” he says. Don’t rush off on day trips to the west of the country. “I don’t go to New York to see Chicago,” he said. Here are some places he suggests you visit more
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