Sea Princess Back After a Two-week Dry Dock in Singapore
Princess Cruise’s Sea Princess has emerged from a dry dock in Singapore with a new look and many fresh luxury features.
After a two-week overhaul, the 1,950-guest ship now boasts a newly designed bow, renewed dining and entertainment facilities, and luxurious beds in every cabin.
The reinvigorated cruise-liner is about embark on a 12-night cruise around the ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’. The route will take guests to Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Port Klang, Bali and Fremantle. Sea princess will then begin her homeporting season in Australia on 18th November, taking in destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific until May 2018. After this, she’ll head off on a 35-night jaunt around Hawaii, Tahiti and the South pacific, followed by a 106-night world cruise. Sea Princess will finally return to Australia to homeport until January 2019.
Sea Princess’ bow has undergone the same makeover as Diamond Princess, and now has the iconic Princess Cruises logo proudly displayed.
State of the art entertainment upgrades include a ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen, an “Encore” music tribute show, and “The Voice of the Ocean” singing competition, which includes swivelling red chairs just like the famous TV show.
Sea Princess’ refreshed restaurants all feature new, enticing menus to keep its diners happy, and the Princess Theatre has been decked out with a state of the art LED wall measuring an impressive 15m wide by almost 5m high. This super screen will provide an impressive centrepiece of video and graphics projections, which Princess Cruises hopes will step their shows up a notch.
Every cabin on-board is now fitted with a Princess Luxury Bed, which has been designed by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus. The new mini-suites offer reserved dining, too, for added indulgence.
For younger passengers, the ship’s youth spaces have been transformed into the cruise-line’s Camp Discovery. Sea Princess is the third in the fleet to benefit from this improved youth area, where immersive activities around the ship’s ports of call can be enjoyed.
Singapore has been the location for several of Princess Cruises’ ships’ refurbishments over the past couple of years. Back in March 2014, Diamond Princess had a huge US$30 million refurbishment, which included the fitting of an 8,800 sq. ft Japanese bath and garden complex: the largest at sea. More recently, in April 2017, Diamond Princess also had a new livery installed as part of a further US$20 million upgrade.
Next year, Sapphire Princess is scheduled to be refurbished once she completes her homeporting season at Marina Bay. She will be painted with a new livery amongst other upgrades, before heading to Europe for a summer of sailing.