Pacific Princess Leaves Drydock with Modern Touches

By ,   June 10, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

After a 2-week, multi-million renovation, Pacific Princess debuted yesterday, June 9, in Fort Lauderdale with new modern patterns, colours and textures, while keeping her small ship essence.

Upon boarding, passengers walk into a modernized atrium which still maintains the classical Beaux-Arts rich millwork, grand staircase,  ornamentation and stained glass ceiling.  It features light tones taking their cue from the luxury hotels that line New York's Central Park. Other enhancements include the dining renovations:

  • Sterling Steakhouse offers décor reminiscent of the golden era of Hollywood Brown Derby and the Rush Street Steakhouses of Chicago. Passengers are surrounded by comfortable upholstered chairs, silk drapery, and black & white photos of movie stars.
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant was updated with freshly painted walls, Italian furnishings, reupholstered chairs, new carpet, and a new lounge area.
  • The Club Restaurant main dining room updates have been inspired by central London fashionable district and hotels with classic millwork surrounded via arched windows and modern draperies overlooking the ocean. 
  • The Panorama Buffet also received a complete overhaul and has new tilework, draperies, carpeting, and updated furniture.

Pacific Princess ship

Ship's lido deck was transformed into garden-like atmosphere inspired by South Beach Art Deco boutique hotels. With refinished teak woods, new tiling, casual lounge furniture including lounge chairs, pool chaises and sofas, guests now relax in comfort.

Pacific Princess boasts 700 new Princess Luxury Beds along with plush linens in its rooms. The 10 luxury suites and all staterooms have been updated with plush light-colored carpet, upholstered headboards, new draperies, decorative lamps and wall sconces with USB ports. All suites have contemporary furniture including a dining room table, chairs, lounge chairs, sleeper sofa, and desks.

Pacific Princess now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new stateroom category of the cruise line that features exclusive dining and VIP amenities.  The elevated category includes such perks as Club Class Dining, a reserved area with first priority to expanded menu options and preferred seating.  Club Class passengers also benefit from priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Pacific Princess departed yesterday for an 18-night Fire and Ice Explorer voyage to London. The ship will operate a variety of European itineraries through December, prior to departing on a 111-day World Cruise out of Los Angeles January 20, 2018.