A Princess cruise ship has received a multi-million dollar makeover during a two week dry dock in Singapore. During the dry dock, new features and upgrades were added to Sapphire Princess including new premium VIP category suites.
The new enhanced spaces and innovations on Sapphire Princess will keep her as one of the most desired cruise ships in Princess Cruises’ fleet.
The cruise ship is now on its way to London to sail a series of cruises in Europe. The new features and innovations added to the cruise ship while in dry dock were:
Club Class Mini-Suites – Sapphire Princess now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options as well as priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Princess Luxury Bed – available in every stateroom aboard Sapphire Princess by June 2018, the Princess Luxury Bed was developed by Princess Cruises in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus and renowned HGTV designer Candice Olson.
New Cruise Ship Livery – Sapphire Princess is the latest cruise ship to receive the elegant livery design featuring the iconic Princess Cruises logo, one of the most recognized brand logos in cruising. The design features the smooth and flowing gracefulness of ocean waves and represents the excitement and adventure of discovering the great destinations of the world aboard a Princess cruise.
Entertainment LED Wall – located in the Princess Theater, this new LED wall will be used in produced production shows and various onboard guest entertainer shows. The high quality, technologically advanced wall is made up of 270 panels installed on a custom engineered and shock mounted frame for display of still images, video and live feeds.
“Bravo” – launching in May 2018, this elegant show featured on formal night is one of the highest-rated shows across the fleet. This “Popra-” inspired show features a mix of pop, opera and musical theater performed by a guest soprano in front of a live orchestra.
Lotus Spa & Fitness Center – a space where guests can relax and invigorate, salon and treatments rooms have been upgraded and the latest in fitness equipment is now available.
Enhanced Boutiques – guests enjoy aesthetic enhancements to the Shops of Princess, offering an upgraded shopping experience, such as a branded Effy Fine Jewelry boutique. There will also be new products to choose from featuring a collection of Princess branded athletic wear and logo apparel displayed in a newly designed Logo shop.
Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises, gave the following statement: “Sapphire Princess is the latest ship to debut many of the signature offerings we know our guests value, enjoy and look forward to experiencing when they travel the world with Princess. This investment continues our $450 million ‘Come Back New Promise,’ a multi-year ship renovation campaign.”
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships. The cruise line carries two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises.