Our Favorite Royal Princess Innovations

Top 5 Royal Princess Innovations

Last week at Cruise Shipping Miami I attended the Princess Cruises press conference. The team from Princess Cruises did a fun presentation about “20 Things You Don’t Know About Royal Princess” (you can see the entire list here).

Julie Benson, Vice President, Public Relations at Cruise Shipping Miami.
Julie Benson, Vice President, Public Relations at Cruise Shipping Miami.


The Buzz: tweets from the press conference

When Royal Princess debuts in June, the ship will create a lot of buzz. After all, new ships are cause for celebration but there is more than just a pretty face behind this new 3,600 passenger Royal Princess. This new-generation ship for Princess Cruises will host a variety of innovations, it should come as no surprise that my favorite features revolve around technology, food and wine.


From my Twitter stream at Cruise Shipping Miami
From my Twitter stream at Cruise Shipping Miami

Top 5 enhancements and innovations on Royal Princess

  1. Princess goes mobile:   Princess@Sea is a  brand-new mobile-friendly intranet site that will enable passengers to access daily updates about entertainment, onboard specials, weather and port news, as well as review their onboard folio from their personal mobile or tablet devices.
  2. Princess Live! Royal Princess will have a new television studio. The idea behind this innovation is to feature programming throughout the day from 8 am until midnight. Cruise guests can look forward to live talk shows, demonstrations, and performances. So, the daily Wake Show now has some competition.
  3. Can you say gelato?  Besides a very tasty soft-serve, ice cream lovers will find a gelateria onboard Royal Princess. For a nomian fee, cruise passengers can select from a menu of eight delicious flavors prepared by the ship’s pastry chef, plus more than 20 toppings and sauces, and specialty items such as sundaes, waffle cones and sweet crepes.
  4. Sabatini’s Bites and Flights: Royal Princess is purpose-built to share outlets. For example designers made sure that great wine was available next to good eats. The line’s signature Sabatini’s Italian restaurant will be located right next to Vines on deck 5. The  wine bar will now offer Sabatini’s Bites to accompany its popular wine flights. Passengers can sample small bites of such dishes as Tuscan Brochettes, Beef Carpaccio and Lamb Chop Lollipops.
  5.  Super Tuscan Wines:  Sabatini’s will offer more than 20 Tuscan wines. Ranging from recognizable Super Tuscans such as Masseto, Solaia or Tignanello to some lesser known vintages such as Castello del Terricio ‘Cappuanino’ or Il Bruciato Bolgheri, these wines will be featured by the bottle and in a new Sabatini’s Super Tuscan Wine Tasting event, where passengers can enjoy the rare opportunity to sample the wines accompanied by delicious small plates from the Italian restaurant.

Honorable mention

Sustainable Cruising –   Royal Princess has been designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, making it the line’s greenest ship.  Some of the key areas of focus include the ship’s extremely efficient hull and propeller design, which requires the same energy as the line’s smaller ships to drive it; a distributed air conditioning system with a large number of fan coil units rather than a centralized system; usage of low energy lighting throughout the ship with an emphasis on LED; the addition of variable speed drives to the biggest electrical consumers such as ventilation fans; a tunnel washer in the laundry which will reduce water consumption; and the introduction of additional monitoring of the ship’s overall energy usage.Read more about Royal Princess Cruise News >>> click here (edit)
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