A NOTE TO OUR READERS:
"Cruise With Confidence" is from the July 2006 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.
This is paradise! As I sit here under the shade of a thatched-roof cabana, a warm tropical breeze ruffles the turquoise sea. I'm sipping fruity rum punch and writing postcards. My home away from home―the mammoth cruise ship Caribbean Princess―floats just offshore waiting to ferry me to my next destination.