After a two-week, multimillion-dollar renovation, Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess has made its debut in Ft. Lauderdale with a design emphasizing new modern colors, patterns and textures, the cruise line reports.
The refresh added a new livery hull design with the cruise line’s brand mark; 700 Princess Luxury Beds and 336 refreshed staterooms including the new Club Class Mini-Suites; four refurbished dining venues; an updated Atrium and pool deck; and 178,000 square feet of new carpet. The Princess Luxury Beds and Club Class Mini-Suites add to the cruise line’s previously announced “Come Back New Promise,” a multi-year, multi-million-dollar fleet update program program.
The ship’s refreshed Atrium area, as well the overall ship style, maintains the existing classical Beaux-Arts dark, rich, architectural millwork, ornamentation, vaulted stained glass ceiling and grand staircase. In contrast, guests will experience modern styling with warm, light tonal elements and that aim to take their cue from the sophisticated uptown luxury hotels lining Central Park in New York City, Princess said.
The four newly renovated dining venues are:
- Sterling Steakhouse – This traditional steakhouse has décor reminiscent of the infamous Rush Street Steakhouses of Chicago and the golden era of the Hollywood Brown Derby. Diners are surrounded by silky drapery, comfortable upholstered arm chairs and black and white photographs of movie stars, both classic and contemporary
- Sabatini’s Restaurant – Drawing inspiration from Sabatini’s heritage, the specialty restaurant has been updated with modern Italian-designed furnishings, freshly painted walls and ceiling, new carpet, reupholstered chairs, refreshed draperies and a new lounge area in front of the restaurant
- The Club Restaurant – The main dining room enhancements were inspired by the fashionable district and hotels of Central London, Princess said, with classic architectural millwork surrounding the rhythmic pattern of Palladium arched windows, softened by contemporary draperies, overlooking the ocean. The room’s rich, dark woods are contrasted with a warm and inviting light palette highlighted with fresh, vibrant, jewel-tones within the modern furnishings, updated carpets, draperies and upholstered arm chairs.
- The Panorama Buffet – Also receiving a complete makeover, the room has new carpeting, fresh paint, new tilework, updated furniture, draperies and awnings. The dining room opens up to the outdoor deck, alfresco dining area with views overlooking the ship’s ports of call.
The pool deck in the heart of the ship has been transformed with a cool garden-like atmosphere inspired by the Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach. The space has new tiles, refinished teak woods, lounge furniture including double bed loungers and casual seating groups of outdoor living sofas, lounge chairs and pool chaises.
In the ship’s staterooms, Pacific Princess has 700 new beds and plush linens. In addition, the 10 luxury guest suites and all staterooms have been updated with new plush light-colored carpet, fully upholstered headboards, modern style draperies and decorative lamps and wall sconces with USB ports incorporated into the fixtures for guest convenience. The suites also will have new contemporary furniture including a sleeper sofa, dining room table and chairs, lounge chairs and desks.
Pacific Princess now has Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category with VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated mini-suite category has perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority in choosing their preferred seating and expanded menu options and priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Following the renovations Pacific Princess departs from Ft. Lauderdale on an 18-day Fire & Ice Explorer cruise to London. The ship will sail various itineraries in Europe through December, before departing on a 111-day World Cruise from Los Angeles on January 20, 2018.