Star Princess has completed its multi-million dollar refurbishment where new features and enhancements were added.
The Princess cruise ship has now resumed service after undergoing a major multi-million dollar refurbishment which added new features and upgrades. Star Princess can now show off its new fresh look including new decor, carpeting, updated venues and amazing new comfy luxury bed in every stateroom, can’t beat that!
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said:
“Star Princess now offers many of the signature product innovations our guests have come to love, including the Princess Luxury Bed, Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center and revamped Sabatini’s.”
“These enhancements continue our $450 million multi-year ship renovation campaign, ‘Come Back New Promise’, enhancing our onboard guest experience.”
Star Princess has started sailing once again with cruises out of Los Angeles and Vancouver. The vessel has resumed round-trip 15-day Hawaiian Island itineraries through April 2018. The ship will then offer cruises in Alaska during the Summer season.
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What was added during Dry Dock?
Princess Cruises detailed all the highlights of the manor renovation of Star Princess. Let’s take a look below:
Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria
This signature specialty restaurant now offers updated décor and a new menu developed in collaboration with Chef Angelo Auriana, Executive Chef and partner at the authentic Italian restaurants, The Factory Kitchen and Officine BRERA, in Los Angeles. Inspired by fresh Northern Italian flavors the menu features handmade pasta dishes from Chef Auriana, as well as family recipes from Italian Princess executive chefs.
Princess Luxury Bed
Available in every stateroom aboard Star Princess, the Princess Luxury Bed was developed by Princess Cruises in collaboration 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.
Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center
For cruisers ages 3-17, Star Princess now offers a reimagined youth center – Camp Discovery – created in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications™, as part of the cruise line’s Discovery at Sea program. Catering to specific age groups, there are three center themes where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities specially designed to help them discover, play, create and huddle.
Guests will enjoy aesthetic enhancements to the Shops of Princess, offering an upgraded shopping experience, such as a branded Effy Fine Jewelry boutique and a modern Fragrance & Cosmetic shop. There will also be new products to choose from such as a new collection of Princess and Under Armour branded athletic wear and Princess logo apparel featured in a newly designed Logo shop.
Lotus Spa & Fitness Center
In a space where guests can relax and invigorate, salon and treatments rooms have been upgraded and the latest in fitness equipment is now available.
Star Princess Casino
For guests ready to take a gamble, reconfiguration of machines and tables, as well new carpet tempt them to roll the dice.
In addition to what was detailed above Star Princess also received attention in others areas. As usual, when a cruise ship is in dry dock a new coat of paint on the hull is added and many technical aspects are given a sort out.
Star Princess is a 108,800 gross ton ship which can carry over 2,500 guests at double occupancy. We also recently announced the best refurbishment of 2017 where Carnival Dream came out on top.