After a two-week dry dock and a multi-million-pound renovation, Princess Cruises’ Star Princess now boasts improvements including redesigned youth centres, a wider choice of shopping, an enhanced spa and an updated fitness centre.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises’ president, said “Star Princess now offers many of the signature product innovations our guests have come to love, including the Princess luxury bed, Camp Discovery and a revamped Sabatini’s. These enhancements continue our £330 million multi-year ship renovation campaign, ‘Come Back New Promise’, enhancing our onboard guest experience.”
Star Princess is currently sailing the Hawaiian Islands on 15-night roundtrip itineraries from Los Angeles and Vancouver, before she moves to Alaska in May 2018.
The on-board kids’ club has been renamed ‘Camp Discovery’ and redesigned in partnership with the Discovery Channel. As with a wider roll-out taking place across the Princess fleet, there are three new youth centres that each have their own theme:
– The Treehouse (formerly Pelicans, ages 3-7): forest and animals
– The Lodge (formerly Shockwaves, ages 8-12): inspired by the outdoors
– The Beach House (formerly Remix, ages 13-17): surf-themed lounge
Other new features on-board include:
– A greater retail choice, from a modernised cosmetic & fragrance shop to a new fine Jewellery shop, Effy. The on-board salon and treatments rooms have been upgraded while the fitness centre includes updated equipment.
– All 1,300 staterooms have had the line’s signature Princess luxury beds and linens fitted.
– Princess Cruises’ signature speciality restaurant, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, has a refreshed menu and décor.
– New carpet and upholstery can also be found throughout Star Vessel
Plus, the Princess livery is now on the ship’s hull.