Sea Princess emerges from dry dock in Singapore
Sea Princess has emerged from a two-week dry dock in Singapore with a new look on the ship’s bow, new entertainment and dining options as well as luxury beds in all cabins. The 1,950-guest ship is embarking on a 12-night Treasures of Southeast Asia cruise bringing guests to Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Port Klang, Bali and Fremantle.
Sea Princess will then begin her homeporting season in Australia on 18 November sailing to destinations in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific until May 2018 when she will embark on a 35-night Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise. From June to September 2018, Sea Princess will sail on a 106-night world cruise before returning to Australia to homeport until January 2019.
The new design on the bow of Sea Princess features the iconic Princess Cruises logo with her elegantly flowing hair like the waves of the ocean. Sea Princess follows Diamond Princess in presenting this new look which was also painted in Singapore.
The new entertainment options aboard Sea Princess include a brand-new Movies Under the Stars screen; “Encore” musical production show which features tributes to pop, opera and musical theatre; and “The Voice of the Ocean,” 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, greatly enhancing our production 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.
Several of Princess Cruises’ ships have been refurbished in Singapore in the past few years. Diamond Princess underwent an extensive US$30 million refurbishment in March 2014 where the ship was fitted with the largest Japanese bath at sea, an 8,800 sq. ft bath and garden complex. In April 2017, Diamond Princess also had her new livery installed on the ship’s hull in Singapore in a US$20 million refurbishment amongst other upgrades.
Sapphire Princess will undergo a refurbishment in Singapore in March 2018 after completing her homeporting season at Marina Bay and will be painted with new livery amongst other refurbishment. After that, she will be deployed in Europe for summer sailings in 2018. Diamond Princess will return to Singapore for her dry dock in October 2018 before joining Sapphire Princess for the 2018/19 homeporting season in Singapore.
Appendix: More information on all the areas that were refurbished onboard 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.
Renovated Dining Venues
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.