Sun Princess has gone into dry dock to start her two-week makeover that will see significant transformations.
Princess Cruises currently has a fleet of 17 innovative ships sailing around the world. In order to keep up with modern demands of cruising, ships need to be upgraded. The latest ship in the Princess fleet to go in for a major refurbishment is Sun Princess.
During her two week dry-dock Sun Princess will have an extensive makeover and gain new, exciting features. The first dramatic change will be the addition of a new atrium. Decked out with elegant décor, stunning seating areas and the Princess signature International Café, this area will stun guests from the minute they step onboard.
A range of new dining venues will be added, ensuring there is something to suit all tastes. Kai Sushi, a new sushi and seafood restaurant is set to stir up a cocktail of everyone's favourite seafood delights.
The Horizon Court will be another new dining venue that will feature contemporary food service areas and action stations. Guests will be able to take part in live à la carte cooking as well as enjoy a special pastry shop and coffee bar.
The ship’s hamburger grill will be transformed into an al fresco barbeque venue located at the top of the ship, it will be a perfect venue for an outdoor bite to eat while you take in the stunning views of passing areas.
The ship’s Sterling Steakhouse experience will boast the addition of a new sophisticated area for people to sit and enjoy the mouth-watering cuisine.
Other additions include a 'Movies Under The Stars' poolside screen, The Sanctuary top-deck retreat and a refreshed Lotus Spa.
Princess are publishing an online drydock journal for people to follow the ship’s transformation progress. The journal will offer an insiders look at the work being carried out on the Sun Princess during her transformation, including regular pictures and progress updates.
Paul Ludlow, Director of Princess Cruises UK said “We know from past projects that our passengers are fascinated by the drydock process. Once again we are inviting people to visit princess.com to watch the exciting transformation unfold.”
Once out of drydock, Sun Princess will start her season of Asia and Australia cruises, before beginning a second season of Japan-based cruising in April 2014.
By Sally Grimes