European Mini Cruise Itinerary – Onboard The Enchanted Princess


Bonnie Rakhit on board the Enchanted Princess - Princess cruises

The place? The Enchanted Princess – one in every of Princess Cruises most luxurious ships.

Precisely? I used to be very fortunate to be invited on board Princess Cruises, The Enchanted Princess to check out the 5 day Netherlands and Channel Islands sampler cruise. It goes from Southampton, to Bruges, to Rotterdam and eventually Guernsey, earlier than heading again to Southampton.

When? Might 2022. The Enchanted Princess might be crusing from Southampton to numerous European locations in the course of summer season 2022.

Right here’s my diary of my European Mini Cruise Itinerary – Onboard The Enchanted Princess…

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The Crew

I used to be invited on a press journey with a stunning group of bloggers and instgrammers. Pictured beneath clockwise from left: Charly Pauly, jess The Travelista, Josh Nueva, Lauren Cliff, me and Kirsty Leanne travels.

The blogger gang on board the Enchanted princess - princess cruises


I used to be very excited to verify in to my mini suite. The stateroom is a gorgeous plush bed room, with an enormous extraordinarily snug mattress. There’s additionally a spacious lounge space with couch and dressing desk.

The room continues on to a stunning balcony, which I liked to get up to each morning and see the view of the blue seas or the brand new port which we’d sailed to in a single day.

The bogs within the suites are massive and spacious and include all mod cons from pretty bathe merchandise to a tub! Which is one thing you’d not usually match right into a cruise rest room.

Additionally the stunning, pleasant stewards on the housekeeping staff have been all the time available with common flip down service, contemporary bottled water and each day mini items and chocolate once we got here again to the room.

Food and drinks

There are 16 eating places, cafes and bars on board The Enchanted Princess. From fantastic eating on the Chef’s Desk Lumiere, steak on the Crown Grill, to pizzas at Gigi’s (which gained the ‘finest pizza at sea’ award).

And naturally there’s all the time the World Contemporary Market restaurant which is an ever altering buffet for everytime you’re hungry, any time of the day.

Bistro Sur La Mer for the seafood lover

On the Enchanted Princess they liked to cater for a special day and maybe my favorite consuming expertise on board was the champagne breakfast on my balcony.

It prices $45 per couple. The beautiful guys from room service convey a mini bottle of champagne, pastries, salmon smoked, espresso, juice and many different treats for a extremely particular breakfast in your private personal balcony. It’s such deal and a stunning method to have fun a special day.

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Me on my personal balcony having fun with the in-room champagne breakfast

On Board Actions

There may be a lot to do on board the Enchanted Princess there’s by no means a boring second.

For individuals who want a little bit of bodily exercise you may go for a swim in one of many many swimming swimming pools and scorching tubs on board. Hit the health club or go for a run on the highest deck working monitor. Up there you’ll discover the basket ball courtroom and in addition a mini golf course, it’s all taking place.

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Me chilling by the pool watching a film on the massive display screen from the recent tub!

For film buffs there’s each day Outside movie screenings (pictured above). How a couple of cookery class or wellness lecture educating you about higher posture or relieving stress.

Maybe my favorite previous time is to indulge within the spa. Extra on that beneath.

Enchanted princess day 1 Bruges stop Bonnie Rakhit on the lovers bridge
Me by Lovers Bridge in Bruges

European Mini Cruise Itinerary – Onboard The Enchanted Princess

The 5 day Mini Cruise Itinerary – The Locations

Day 1 – Bruges

On day 1 we stopped off on the stunning, historic metropolis of Bruges in Belgium. We took a strolling tour from Princess Cruises which was a 1/2 day tour of the town and a go to to the well-known chocolate manufacturing facility.

Our information took us on a stroll encompassing all the main websites within the metropolis, the historic landmarks, canals, chocolate tasting on the manufacturing facility, ending with an hour of free time to wander round and take within the stunning metropolis.

Enchanted princess day 1 Bruges stop bicycle on the lovers bridge
Lovely waterways of Bruges
Enchanted princess day 1 Bruges Bonnie Rakhit eats Belgian waffles
And naturally when in Bruges you need to attempt a well-known Belgian Waffle!!

Day 2 – Rotterdam

On day 2 we awakened within the Netherlands on the port of Rotterdam. I’ve been to The Netherlands, Amsterdam and Rotterdam just a few occasions earlier than so I made a decision to take a cultural journey to Hollands oldest metropolis (and one time capital) The Delft.

Bonnie Rakhit enchanted princess cruise day 2 Delft pottery factory in Rotterdam
Me mixing in with the surroundings on the Delft Pottery Manufacturing facility

As you recognize I’m actually into historical past, artwork and crafts so I couldn’t resist a go to to the Delft Pottery Manufacturing facility, to see how the well-known blue and white ceramics are made.

The half day tour drove us round Rotterdam, The Hague (the political house of the Netherlands), we visited the pottery manufacturing facility after which had a really and illuminating tour of Delft previous city.

We visited the house of the well-known Dutch grasp, artist, Vermeer. So I couldn’t resist having just a little ‘Lady With the Pearl Earring’ second beneath!

Bonnie Rakhit Girl with the pearl earing Vermeers delft
Epic fail! I regarded the flawed means! Clearly wouldn’t have been an excellent artist’s mews!
Bonnie Rakhit enchanted princess cruise day 2 Delft Rotterdam canal scene
Lovely streets in Delft – the oldest metropolis within the Netherlands – on a day journey from the port of Rotterdam

Day 3 – Sea Day

Day 3 is a day at sea, so we had the entire day to chill out and check out all the on board actions. I in fact opted for a pamper day with a therapeutic massage on the spa adopted by a film on the massive display screen.

Bonnie Rakhit sea day on enchanted princess cruise
Day 3 – day at sea – time to chill out and benefit from the ships actions

I went to the attractive Enclave space with rain showers, scorching tubs sauna and steam room. There’s a plethora of wonderful remedies you may decide, starting from facials, massages, wraps, manis and pedis to the Himalayan salt stone therapeutic massage, which I can personally extremely advocate.

It felt so magical I actually felt like I used to be floating afterwards.

Bonnie Rakhit sea day on enchanted princess cruise spa and jacuzzi
Some a lot wanted pre-massage spa time within the stunning Enclave space on board

Day 4 – Guernsey, Channel Islands

On the ultimate day we visited the quaint Channel Island of Guernsey. I’ve to say I’ve by no means been to Guernsey earlier than and didn’t actually know what to anticipate and I used to be so pleasantly stunned!

Enchanted princess Guernsey day beach
Guernsey – Cobo Seaside – Wild and free

We’d been advised a couple of spectacular seaside known as Cobo Seaside on the different aspect of the island to the port. So we paid round £9 in a taxi and went straight there.

It was a gorgeous day strolling alongside the coast line and we even went for a chilly water sea swim. Completed off with a lunch in a cute native pub and again to the ship for the night.

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Time for a little bit of chilly water sea swimming in Guernsey, Channel Islands
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Guernsey is stuffed with magical and spectacular shoreline surroundings

After darkish

After darkish and after dinner there are such a lot of totally different actions occurring everywhere in the ship. Company are given an itinerary the night time earlier than so you may decide what you need to do the subsequent day.

Two of the nights on board we went to the theatre, which I completely liked! The exhibits are a resplendent mixture of fabulous costumes, superb audio visuals, singing, dancing and creativity. The performers have been unimaginable and the 45 minute to an hour exhibits each night time the place mesmerising.

Theatre entertainment enchanted princess cruise

Thanks a lot to Princess Cruises and The Enchanting Princess for such a enjoyable and magical expertise. For extra data on Princess cruises and in addition the routes and costs for The Enchanted Princess please click on right here.

Bonnie Rakhit on the sea scape walk way on the Enchanted Princess Cruise
Me doing the SeaWalk on the ship – a glass walkway over the roaring sea – not for the faint hearted!!

The Enchanted Princess might be crusing varied routes all through Europe and from Southampton for summer season 2022. Together with crusing the Mediterranean from Barcelona, Athens and Rome subsequent yr.

I hope that you just loved my European Mini Cruise Itinerary – Onboard The Enchanted Princess. Costs begin from £509 for a balcony room and range between size of keep, room sort and itinerary. Click on right here for more information and costs for the Enchanted Princess.

For extra of Bonnie’s travels click on right here.
Comply with Bonnie on Instagram at @BonnieRakhit.

Bon voyage xx

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