Sapphire Princess has emerged from an extensive two-week dry dock in Singapore. the Princess cruise ship has received some major updates and the cruise line’s logo signature logo painted on the bow as seen on other ships in the fleet already.
The vessel has departed its dry dock and will be setting off on its 28-day voyage to London which ends the ships season in Asia. Sapphire Princess will be sailing in Europe showcasing all the new features and enhancements. The ship will sail the Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Monte Carlo, Lisbon, Brussels, St. Petersburg and an opportunity to cruise the Norwegian Fjords during Summer Solstice.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said:
“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.”
What Was Added during the Refurbishment?
New and enhanced offerings aboard Sapphire Princess include:
New Ship Livery
Sapphire Princess is the latest 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.
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.
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 Ships Beds” by Cruise Critic.
Club Class Mini-Suites
Sapphire 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, Sapphire Princess now offers a reimagined youth center – Camp Discovery – created in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Further general refurnishing and technical updates have also been implemented aboard Sapphire Princess.