This Summers 'Must Have' Cruise Read For Relaxing By The Pool

August 17, 2015

The team had a bit of a first recently.

We’ve been invited on a lot of ships over the years for a variety of different reasons but this was the first time we’ve ever been to a book launch party.

Best-selling author Chrissie Manby was on-board the Royal Princess,in Southampton to launch her latest novel, A Proper Family Adventure, which she researched last November on-board the Regal Princess, sister ship to the Royal Princess.


A Proper Family Adventure is Chrissie’s 29th novel, and the third in a series about the Benson family – a follow-up to A Proper Family Holiday and A Proper Family Christmas.


The book is set upon the fictional cruise ship the European Countess but readers should find it very familiar as many aspects, like Movies Under the Stars and the iconic Sea Walk are based upon the Regal Princess.

Chrissie commented at the launch to say: “From the sheer scale and opulence of the ship to the delicious food and the spectacular entertainments, I found enough inspiration on board the Regal Princess for 10 novels. I can’t imagine a better adventure for my fictional family or my real one.”

Whilst David Sanders, head of PR for Princess Cruises UK, added: “It’s a real coup that Regal Princess helped inspire Chrissie and we’re delighted to see so much of what people love about our cruises mentioned in her novel. A Proper Family Adventure is perfect holiday reading as well as a great advert for cruising.”


Are you a fan of Chrissie or the fictional Benson family?

If you’re also a fan of cruising the latest in the series will be a must read for you!