Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess has just emerged from a two-week dry dock in Singapore where she is looking glamorous ahead of her homeporting season in Australia.
Her refresh includes a new look on her bow, new entertainment and dining options as well as luxury beds in all cabins.
She’s currently sailing on a 12-night Southeast Asian cruise before she arrives Down Under on November 18 where she will sailing to destinations in Australia, New Zealand as well as the South Pacific. The Sea Princess will be here until May 2018 and then she’ll be heading on a special 106-night world cruise.
The new entertainment options aboard Sea Princess include a brand-new Movies Under the Stars screen, the Encore musical production show which features tributes to pop, opera and musical theatre and The Voice of the Ocean which is a singing competition complete with a live band, coaches and swiveling red chairs, just like the popular TV show.
The ship’s newly refurbished restaurants also offer new menus. The Princess Theatre has also been outfitted with a new LED wall measuring 15m wide and nearly 5m high which will allows for dynamic video and graphics projection, which enhances the shows.
All cabins have been upgraded with the Princess Luxury Beds, designed by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus, and a new category of Club Class Mini-Suites with a reserved dining area is now available.
The ship’s youth spaces have also been transformed into the line’s new Camp Discovery which includes immersive activities around nature and the ports of call visited by the ship. Sea Princess is the third ship in the Princess Cruises’ fleet to be fitted with this reimagined Youth Centre.
Here’s a full list of the new refurbishments on the Sea Princess
Elevating our on-board entertainment, Sea Princess will also offer a brand new Movies under the Stars screen. Guests will be treated to a premium picture, with extreme wide-angle and advanced outdoor light sensors delivering double the image quality of the previous system.
On stage, Princess Cruises most popular musical, Encore, will make its Sea Princess debut, offering a sophisticated evening of music and glamour. Directed and choreographed by world-renown creative director Danny Teeson, Encore celebrates the traditions of pop, opera, and musical theatre with fresh songs, elaborate costumes and stunning sets.
In another Sea Princess first, The Voice of the Ocean will offer an unprecedented interactive in-show experience. Inspired by the highest-ranked TV show in the world, the singing competition features live performances, professional mentors, blind auditions, charismatic judges and the iconic rotating red chairs.
Three dining areas will showcase revitalized options, including an inspired new Café’ Corniche menu featuring Italian inspired dishes, classic pizzas and delicious flat breads. In addition, The Wheelhouse Bar will sport a revised beverage menu, and the classic Crooners Bar will receive a modern design upgrade.
All guests will delight in the ultimate sleep at sea with the new Princess Luxury Bed, as Sea Princess will have more than 2,000 new beds and plush linens. Developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus and renowned HGTV designer Candice Olson, the bed combines the science of sleep with the pinnacle of design. To prepare guests for the ultimate night of sleep at sea, Princess Cruises and Dr. Breus have also optimized staterooms for a sleep-friendly sensory experience. As an extension of the sensory stateroom offerings, we offer a SLEEP by Princess Kit which includes additional sleep-inducing items such as eye shades, earplugs, aromatherapy scents, the Dr. Breus’ Good Night™ app and more.
New Club Class Mini-Suites
Sea Princess will offer Club Class Mini-Suites, a new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities, exclusive dining and priority embarkation and disembarkation. This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority seating and enhanced menu options, including table-side preparation.
For younger cruisers, Sea Princess will boast the new Camp Discovery youth centers and teen lounge. In partnership with Discovery Channel, the centers will include new experiences and themed designs specially designed to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a cruise vacation.
Catering to specific age groups, there are three center themes where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities, including:
The Treehouse, ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans): A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed center including captivating creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity and the world around them.
The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center is filled with sports activities and fun places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.
The Beach House, for ages 13-17 (formerly Remix) offers a contemporary surf-themed lounge, featuring a cool place for teens to hang out and socialize.