Pacific Encounter deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Pacific Encounter deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2021-2022-2023 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by P&O Australia (P&O Cruises) deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Pacific Encounter cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Pacific Encounter staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Pacific Encounter (2002-built as "Star Princess", last refurbished by Princess in 2017, last refurbishment by P&O Australia in 2021) is the third of the nine Grand-class Princess cruise ships - together with the Princess ships Caribbean, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden (Pacific Adventure since 2020), Grand, Ruby and Sapphire. Since 2021, the ship is part of P&O Australia's fleet, with fleetmates Pacific Adventure (ex Golden Princess) and Pacific Explorer (ex Dawn Princess).
Star Princess (Pacific Encounter) cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1298 cabins for 2596 passengers (max capacity is 3115) served by 1100 crew-staff. The boat has 16 decks (13 passenger-accessible, 7 with cabins), 11 dining options (restaurants and food bars), 6 lounges and bars, 4 swimming pools, 9 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 14 elevators.
Passenger-use launderettes (laundromats) are located on decks 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. These are self-service laundry facilities with ironing boards and detergent being provided.
Pacific Encounter refurbishment 2021 review
During drydock 2021 (March-April/2-week project at Damen Shipyards Singapore) the ship's hull and superstructure were repainted.
The ship's 3 restaurants (Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, The Waterfront) were refitted with new carpets and artworks. To The Pantry (lido market) were added 3x Australian fresh food outlets (Stix, Curry House, Kettle & Bun).
In the drydocking project participated 250+ contractors, spent were 84,000+ man-hours, installed was new carpeting (~14,000 m2 of carpets), all the interior was repainted (~5,000 m2 of walls and ceilings).
All public spaces were extensively cleaned and renovated.
Also were conducted general maintenance works.
Star Princess deck plan changes 2017 refurbishment review
The list of deck plan changes following the ship's 15-day drydock refurbishment in 2017 (December 3-15, done in San Francisco CA) included:
- All passenger staterooms received new bedding (all beds were replaced with Princess Luxury Bed). Many cabins were made interconnecting. Category MA (Mini-Suite) was changed to M1.
- The ship's kids and teen lounges (part of "Camp Discovery") were renovated and updated via a partnership with Discovery Channel (as part of Princess Cruises' complimentary onboard children program "Discovery at Sea").
- To the onboard Boutiques (Shops of Princess) were added "Fragrance & Cosmetic" and "Effy Fine Jewelry".
- Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria (speciality restaurant) was updated with new decor and a new menu (partnership with Chef Angelo Auriana).
- The ship's wellness complex (Lotus Spa and Fitness Center) was upgraded with the latest gym equipment.
- The Casino Lounge was redesigned and received new carpeting.
- Among the other upgrades were new upholstery and carpeting throughout the ship and general maintenance works.
The ship's 2017 refurbishment was part of Princess Cruises' USD 450 million multi-year fleet renovation program "Come Back New Promise".
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