Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess Drydock Update

Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess Drydock

Sapphire Princess is undergoing quite an extensive makeover from January 9 to February 4, 2012. in Victoria, BC.

There are many improvements and enhancements underway on Sapphire Princess.  Cruise guests can look forward to signature Princess Cruises upgrades like Movies Under the Stars and a complete makeover of the Sapphire’s atrium, which is getting   transformed  into the Piazza (my favorite place in the ship), featuring the International Café, Vines Wine Bar and Alfredo’s Pizzeria.

Also part of the renovation are several relocated and upgraded venues, including the Art Gallery, Internet Café and Library, and the Photo-Video Gallery. New carpet and upholstery will be installed throughout the ship, and staterooms will feature new flat-screen televisions.

Highlights of  Sapphire Princess’ makeover include:

  • Piazza Atrium — The ship’s atrium space will be redesigned to include this signature Princess feature — a European-inspired social hub of the ship combining always-changing quick bites and light meals, beverages, entertainment, shopping and guest services.
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria — Introduced last year aboard Grand Princess, Alfredo’s will expand to its second location on Sapphire Princess.
  • Movies Under the Stars — Sapphire Princess will be the final ship to introduce Movies Under the Stars on board. The giant poolside movie screen.
  • The Sanctuary — Sapphire Princess is the final ship to receive The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat (and my favorite hangout).  Added prior to drydock, the Sanctuary space is ready for passengers.

Keep up with the buzz online to watch the transformation. Princess Cruises is featuring a daily photo highlight of the transformation on its social media outlets, including FacebookTwitterFlickr and Google+.

What is your favorite Princess Cruises Signature Feature?


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