New Features and Upgrades Debut Onboard Sun Princess
Cruise Line Completes 14-Day Dry Dock in Singapore
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 17, 2018) – Princess Cruises guests aboard Sun Princess will now have access to the newest onboard enhancements following an extensive 14-day, multimillion dollar dry dock in Singapore, continuing the line's "Come Back New Promise" commitment focused on investing more than $450 million across the global fleet.
From Singapore, Sun Princess is sailing the waters of Southeast Asia before returning to Australia for the 2019 winter season, where her itineraries begin on the Western coast of the island nation before transitioning to eastern coast and New Zealand itineraries.
"Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand have always had an allure for travellers, and cruising is one of the best ways to explore this part of the world," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "We are thrilled to provide guests sailing the regions with our newest onboard features that enhance their cruise experience while sailing this beautiful part of the world."
Sun Princess is the latest ship in the fleet to receive the elegant livery design featuring the Princess Cruises logo, one of the most recognized brand logos in cruising. The design features the smooth and flowing gracefulness of ocean waves and represents the excitement and adventure of discovering the great destinations of the world aboard a Princess cruise.
In addition to displaying the line's signature logo on her bow, new and enhanced onboard offerings have been added on Sun Princess including:
Club Class Mini-Suites – Sun Princess offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options, as well as priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center – for cruisers ages 3-17, Sun Princess will offer a reimagined youth center – Camp Discovery – created in partnership with Discovery™, as part of the cruise line's Discovery at SEA program. Catering to specific age groups, kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities specially designed to help them discover, play, create and huddle.
Enhanced Boutiques – guests will enjoy aesthetic enhancements to the Shops of Princess, offering an upgraded shopping experience, such as a branded Effy Fine Jewelry boutique. There will also be new products to choose from featuring a collection of Princess branded athletic wear and logo apparel displayed in a newly designed Logo shop. In the newly renovated branded designer shop, you will find new designer handbags and accessories from Burberry, Coach, Longchamp, and Guess.
Princess Cruises offers guests the opportunity to sail the waters of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in 2019 with ships sailing more than 80 departures on 20 unique itineraries to 64 destinations in 14 countries.
A highlight of the ship's upcoming Australia winter season schedule includes a four-day Sun Princess Australia Getaway departing on January 5, 2019. The itinerary features a maiden call to Moreton Island, located just off the Queensland coast and boasts to be one of the world's largest sand islands.
Sun Princess guests sailing Southeast Asia will have a chance to witness the storied dragons of Komodo as the ship makes her only call to Indonesia's Komodo Island during the 15-day sailing departing December 23, 2019.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS or by visiting the company's website at http://www.princess.com/.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, "Come Back New Promise" – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line's onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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