Princess Cruises Tours the Western Caribbean, Winter 2012

Moorea, French Polyneisa, taken by Princess CruisesSome things are worth waiting for, and Princess Cruises' West Caribbean tour in winter 2012 is definitely one of them. For the first time since 2007, the cruise line will take to the sea out of Galveston, Texas, from December 22, 2012 through April 27, 2013, when 19 seven-day roundtrip itineraries aboard Crown Princess cruising Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Accommodating 3,070 guests, the 113,000-ton ship features a piazza-style atrium with Internatonal Café and Vines wine bar and The Sanctuary, an adults-only "oasis of tranquility," alongside other dining, recreation and entertainment options. While full details won't be disclosed until later this month, our favorite is the line's signature a 300-square-foot Movies Under the Stars poolside theater.

For more information, call 1-800-PRINCESS or visit