Crown Princess has complete a 10-day dry dock which took place in the Bahamas. The ship is now showcasing her fresh look and introducing new onboard features and updates to already popular spaces.
Crown Princess Debuts new Features
The Princess cruise ship has been upgraded with the very best features in the fleet thanks to a major dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. Even though the upgrades were completed in May this will be the first time Crown Princess can show off her fresh look for the 2018 Meditteranean summer season.
Princess Cruises is investing over $450 million across the fleet as part of their “Come Back New Promise” campaign.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said:
“Crown Princess first debuted in 2006 with several industry-first offerings, including our revered adults-only Sanctuary”
“Now, 12 years later, we’re continuing our commitment to offer Crown Princess guests the next evolution of signature Princess product innovations while they cruise to their bucket-list destinations.”
The Princess ship received some new features but that’s not all. She also got a new fresh coat of paint on the hull along with that iconic Princess logo on the bow which is being added to all ships in the fleet over time.
Top-Deck Dining Venues
Four Princess top-deck outdoor dining offerings have been revitalized, renamed and enhanced, including:
The Salty Dog Grill (formerly Trident Grill)
Guests can indulge in a variety of signature Princess burgers grilled up with 100 percent all-beef patties and buns freshly baked onboard, or choose from new Street Tacos made with grilled chipotle-lime chicken or roasted sweet potato-green chile at the new Salty Dog Grill. For a nominal charge, “The Ernesto” burger, from Chef Ernesto Uchimura, voted “#1 Burger at Sea” by Cruise Critic, is also available, where guests can accompany their selections with loaded fries in tempting varieties include chili cheese and bacon & cheese. Classic hot dogs round out the menu offerings at the new on-deck dining venue.
Slice (formerly Prego Pizzeria)
Featuring west coast and east coast offerings, Princess guests will enjoy the cruise line’s signature classic Neapolitan-style pizza that has been voted “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA Today. New menu items include Deep Dish Focaccia layered with marinara, meatballs and cheese, California Artisanal Toast including Cali-Avocado or Caprese, as well as Sliced Stromboli, an east coast take on an Italian calzone filled with deli meats and cheese.
Coffee & Cones (formerly Sundaes Ice Cream Bar)
Offering treats of gourmet ice-cream sandwiches, complimentary ice cream cones and now brewing specialty coffee on the top deck, serving New Grounds Crafted Coffee.
The Mix (formerly Mermaid’s Tale)
The poolside bar has been refreshed and the brightly lit surroundings create a festive atmosphere for guests celebrating the day or catching up with friends and family.
Crown Princess Enhancements
Let’s take a look at other enhancements added during the renovation which guests can now enjoy while on a Crown Princess voyage:
Princess Luxury Bed
Available in every stateroom aboard Crown Princess, 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. The bed offers the ultimate night of sleep at sea combining the science of sleep with the pinnacle of design and recently received the highest ranking for “Best Cruise Ship Beds” by Cruise Critic.
Club Class Mini-Suites
Crown Princess 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.
Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center
For cruisers ages 3-17, Crown Princess will offer a reimagined youth center – Camp Discovery – created in partnership with Discovery™, as part of the cruise line’s Discovery at SEA program. Catering to specific age groups, kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities specially designed to help them discover, play, create and huddle. Camp Discovery programs are being delivered onboard while we continue the transformation which will be completed by early summer.
Guests will 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.
Guests ready to take a gamble will take their chances surrounded by new carpet, light fixtures and bar TV screens.
Lotus Spa & Fitness Center
An area where guests can relax and invigorate, salon and treatments rooms have been upgraded and the latest in fitness equipment is now available.
Crown Princess is currently based out of Barcelona, Spain and does have a guest capacity of 3,080. The ship was last refurbished in 2011.