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Princess Cruises launches online video journal of Grand Princess drydock transformation.

From today, curious passengers and cruise gurus can follow the intense schedule of 1,400 shipyard workers as they refurbish the 108,806-ton Grand Princess by watching daily video footage at www.princess.com/granddrydock.

Over a 24-day period, viewers will watch as Grand Princess has her distinctive Skywalkers Nightclub removed to improve her operational performance and fuel efficiency, while there will be the addition of a new Piazza atrium, and venues such as a tea lounge and library, a pizzeria, and a new nightclub.

Artist’s rendering of Grand Princess pre-drydock

Videos, hosted by Grand Princess cruise director, Martyn Moss, and photos of the transformation can also be found on YouTube and Flickr, with the first instalment showing the vessel as she sails in to the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.

“Our passengers really loved following the photo journals we offered during previous drydocks,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president.

“So for this, our most extensive transformation, we wanted to take it to the next level and enable viewers to follow along with daily videos… to share some intriguing behind-the-scenes footage of the work that goes on during a project of this magnitude.”

Take a look at today’s snapshot by clicking the gold link above and tell us what you think!

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