Princess Cruises’ 2,600-guest vessel, Star Princess, has just emerged from a multi-million pound renovation.
The two-week dry dock means that the vessel now boasts re-designed youth centres, a wider choice of shopping, an enhanced spa and an updated fitness centre.
Star Princess is currently sailing the Hawaiian Islands on 15-night round trip itineraries from Los Angeles and Vancouver, before she moves to Alaska in May 2018.
The onboard kids’ club has been redesigned in partnership with the Discovery Channel and renamed ‘Camp Discovery’. There are now three new youth centres that each have their own theme:
· The Treehouse (formerly Pelicans, ages 3-7): forest and animals
· The Lodge (formerly Shockwaves, ages 8-12): inspired by the outdoors
· The Beach House (formerly Remix, ages 13-17): surf-themed lounge
The onboard salon, treatments rooms and fitness centre have been upgraded along with onboard shopping options.
A greater retail choice is available, with a more modernised cosmetic & fragrance shop as well as a new fine Jewellery shop, Effy. The main retail outlets have some of the latest products on their shelves including Under Armour athletic wear.
All 1,300 staterooms have had the line’s signature Princess luxury beds and linens fitted whilst new carpet and upholstery can be found throughout the vessel and the Princess livery is now on the ship’s hull.
Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Princess’ signature speciality restaurant, has a refreshed menu and décor while the casino has upgraded machines and tables.
Princess Cruises’ president, Jan Swartz, has stated: “Star Princess now offers many of the signature product innovations our guests have come to love, including the Princess luxury bed, Camp Discovery and a revamped Sabatini’s.
These enhancements continue our £330 million multi-year ship renovation campaign, ‘Come Back New Promise’, enhancing our onboard guest experience.”
Star Princess will be based in Hawaii for the next four months; a 15-night Hawaiian Islands Cruise, round trip from Los Angeles, is available from £1714 per person.
Departing November 4th 2018, ports of call will include Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai (Nawiliwili), Maui (Lahaina) and Ensenada.
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