After a two-week dry dock, Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess debuted today in Fort Lauderdale with new modern colors, patterns, and textures while keeping the small-ship essence and traditional architecture that Princess guests love.
Upon boarding, guests walk into a modernized atrium that still maintains the existing classical Beaux-Arts rich millwork, ornamentation, stained glass ceiling, and grand staircase. It features warm, light tones that take their cue from the uptown luxury hotels that line Central Park in New York City. Other enhancements include:
- Sterling Steakhouse – this traditional steakhouse offers décor reminiscent of the infamous Rush Street Steakhouses of Chicago and the golden era of the Hollywood Brown Derby. Guests are surrounded by silk drapery, comfortable upholstered chairs, and black and white photos of movie stars for all ages to enjoy.
- Sabatini’s Restaurant – Drawing inspiration from Sabatini’s heritage, this beloved specialty venue is updated with modern Italian furnishings, freshly painted walls, new carpet, reupholstered chairs, and a new lounge area in the front of the restaurant.
- The Club Restaurant – The main dining room updates were inspired by the fashionable district and hotels of central London with classic millwork surrounded by arched windows and contemporary draperies overlooking the ocean. The room’s rich, dark woods are contrasted by a warm, light palette with pops of color in the furnishings, drapes, and chairs.
- The Panorama Buffet – The buffet also received a complete makeover and has new tilework, updated furniture, draperies, and carpeting. It opens up to the outdoor alfresco dining area with beautiful views.
Modernized Pool Deck
The lido deck has been transformed into a garden-like atmosphere inspired by the Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach. With new tiling, refinished teak woods, casual lounge furniture including sofas, lounge chairs, and pool chaises, guests can relax in comfort.
The Pacific Princess has 700 new Princess Luxury Beds and plush linens in its staterooms. The 10 luxury guest suites and all staterooms have also been updated with new plush light-colored carpet, fully upholstered headboards, modern draperies, and decorative lamps and wall sconces with USB ports. The suites also have new contemporary furniture including a sleeper sofa, dining room table, and chairs, lounge chairs, and desks.
The ship now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the line’s new stateroom category that features VIP amenities and exclusive dining. The elevated category includes select perks like Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority to preferred seating and expanded menu options. Club Class guests also receive priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Pacific Princess departs today for an 18-night Fire & Ice Explorer cruise to London. The ship will operate various European itineraries through December, before departing on a 111-day World Cruise from Los Angeles on January 20, 2018.