Princess Cruises has partnered with Amazon’s online romance community Kindle Love Stories to offer guests three FREE stories to enjoy during their cruise and I don’t know about you, but I personally think this is a really nice idea!
The short stories are written by Carolyn Brown, Heather Burch and Barbara Longley and each was apparently inspired by their own cruise experiences with Princess Cruises in the Caribbean.
The three authors, along with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, will be sailing aboard a five-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Regal Princess, departing Ft. Lauderdale November 3, 2015. During the cruise all of the authors will participate in meet-and-greets, book club discussions and also offer book signings.
The three romance stories inspired by Princess Cruises are:
- Kiss Me Maybe by Heather Burch
- To Catch a Bouquet by Carolyn Brown
- Once Upon a Night at Sea by Barbara Longley
One of the reasons why I really like this idea is because I always struggle to finish a book during my cruise, and saying as that’s usually the only time I actually get a chance to read, I often feel like I have missed out! In 33 cruises I think I have started and finished a book onboard once and the one I am reading at the moment has been an ongoing task for the last 18 months.
Although not really a love stories kind of girl, I’d like to think that this may be the beginning of something very interesting and something that other cruise lines could adopt. It doesn’t necessarily have to be stories that have been inspired by cruising, just a selection of interesting short stories from various genres would, I am sure, be incredibly appealing to a lot of people.
Now some of you are probably thinking about the onboard library – what would happen to that if there were free downloadable options? Well, nothing I would imagine. Some people like to read a paper book and others like to use technology to do it. I actually think overall it would just enhance the cruising experience for those that would rather be given a downloadable choice.
I use the Kindle app via my Samsung tablet and I have a few books on there at the moment, but something short that I could download and potentially start and finish during the cruise is a lot more appealing to me than what I already have because I know I am never going to finish any of them when onboard.
The books can be downloaded by Princess Cruises guests, Kindle users and those using the Kindle app on other devices from October by visiting: www.amazon.com/allamour
While we are on the subject of books, these are some that I have managed to read over the years and I would highly recommend. They all relate to cruising and I have to say that the P&O Cruises one is my absolute favourite. I really did enjoy that book and if you are a fan of P&O Cruises, or know someone that is, then it would make the ideal gift.
- Cruise Ship S.O.S.
- A Photographic History of P&O Cruises
- 175 Years of Cunard
- The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook
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Happy cruise reading!
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