Pacific Princess emerges from drydock with brand new look

Pacific Princess emerges from drydock with brand new look

SANTA CLARITA — The Pacific Princess is sporting a brand new look these days after undergoing a two-week, multi-million-dollar renovation. The newly refreshed ship debuted her makeover on June 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, which included everything from a new livery hull design to refreshed staterooms and suites.

“We carefully considered how to incorporate modern design elements and comfort while keeping the traditional elements of small ship cruising that have always been the hallmark of Pacific Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The results are incredible and Pacific Princess now offers approachable luxury for the world-class traveler to craft an authentic cruising experience.”

Four dining areas have been renovated, including Sterling Steakhouse, Sabatini’s Restaurant, The Club Restaurant, and the Panorama Buffet. The pool deck, often regarded as the heart of the ship, has been transformed into a cool garden-like atmosphere, inspired by the swanky Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach.

In staterooms, 700 new beds and plush linens have been introduced, developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson. In addition, the 10 luxury guest suites and all staterooms have been updated with new carpet, fully upholstered headboards, modern draperies, and wall sconces with USB ports.

Furthermore, Pacific Princess now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority in choosing their preferred seating and expanded menu options, and priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Pacific Princess departed last week from Ft. Lauderdale on an 18-day Fire & Ice Explorer cruise to London. She will sail various European itineraries through December before departing on a 111-day World Cruise from Los Angeles on Jan. 20, 2018.

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