Princess Cruises, like other cruiselines, has their own version of a cruise vacation that allows passengers to disconnect from true to life, engage in activities to see places they just don’t normally see. When passengers subscribe to whatever the plan is on a cruise line, the end result is usually a cruise traveler that walks from the ship at the conclusion, here we are at ‘true to life’ refreshed and renewed. Different cruiselines target different elements of that, choreographing individual elements of their own unique experience their own way and Princess Cruises is no exception using their version enabling their guests to ‘Escape Completely.’ Its a tried and true formula for achievement which has fueled the fishing line from the Love Boat for years. On upcoming Royal Princess, the fishing line goes one step or two further, using core elements of what they do best and building to them for the first time, in no small part because from the physical layout from the ship’s design.
Carnival has their ‘Fun Ships’ and those who have sailed with them knows exactly what meaning. Far greater than a slogan, Carnival has ‘fun’ nailed within about everything they certainly. Azamara Club Cruises, a completely different line with just two boutique ships has their ‘destination immersion’ which takes the focus from the experience off their nicely appointed ships and places it squarely around the places they visit, often staying overnight for a complete experience ashore. Royal Caribbean ‘Wows’ guests with the very best, innovative attractions with their unique ships which can be like hardly any other. Celebrity Cruises ‘Modern Luxury’ also has a well-defined experience that is heavy on cuisine and luxurious amenities. They’re all a bit different, all unique and each has clearly differentiated themselves from another over the last several years.
It should not be any surprise whatsoever that Princess Cruises, waiting eagerly around the sidelines without new ships over the last five years, has brought stock of itself, what other people are doing and what might be a good fit for their existing clientele along with future yet-to-sail with them prospects. The result of those many years of thinking and planning are what we should are seeing unfold on Royal Princess along with younger twin-sister Regal Princess.
Going experience by experience, Princess has added some unique, all to easy to identify line goods that beg us to leave completely as never before.
Like the cabana privacy trend with upscale spa treatments that have woven its way into what most cruiselines do? Princess includes a version of these.
When Royal Princess debuts in June, cruisers will discover a spa which has a welcoming feel and contemporary, sophisticated d??cor, along with more treatment rooms than another Princess spa. New features will include private Couples Villas and The Enclave ‘ a thermal suite that is triple the size of any existing Lotus Spa. Here passengers can totally decompress with new relaxing options including the Hammam (a Turkish-style steam room), the Caldarium (an herbal steam room), the Laconium (a dry heat sauna) and the fishing line’s first-ever hydro-therapy pool.
‘The chance for total white daybed with trundle relaxation is one from the key why you should cruise with Princess,’ said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vp in the press release. ‘So naturally, our signature spa can be a popular location for passengers to leave from any stress and tension. With the new Lotus Spa aboard Royal Princess, we’re excited to provide our passengers the best location to unwind.’
Check these other features too:
Scrub & Shine Bar ‘ As a prelude to the spa treatment, or as an addition to use within The Enclave, passengers can get recommendations from your ‘mixologist’ for your perfect scrubs to enhance their treatments. The bar provides a choice of salt and sugar scrubs to pick from, which may be ‘spiced up’ with the help of a variety of herbs.
Treatment Rooms ‘ The Lotus Spa on Royal Princess features more treatment rooms than any other time (a total of 18), including two new luxurious Couples Villas. These private retreats offer a quiet location for time along with side-by-side massage tables, a soothing whirlpool bath, customized music for relaxation as well as a seating space with ocean views.
Relaxation Lounge ‘ A private space to chill before cure, this comfortable lounge features a calming atmosphere and scenic ocean views. Passengers can also enjoy a cup full of herbal tea or fruit-infused water while they unwind.
Where these ideas come from is essential to note too. Vice President of Interior Design Teresa Anderson and Coordinating Architect Giacomo Mortola are actually with Princess for many years. Mortola since 1974 during Princess Cruises beginning as Sitmar Cruises and Anderson since 1994, have had a hand in what brings Princess on the unique designs of Royal and Regal Princess completely.
‘I believe that’s what Princess Cruises is focused on ‘ taking influences from fashion, from art, from history’ everything you capture when you’re traveling the entire world,’ noted Anderson.
‘More than another project I’ve done, around the new Royal Princess, I used light as a central element of my designs,’ said Mortola. ‘The Chef’s Table Lumiere inside the aft dining-room can be a great illustration of this. The table is in the middle of a curtain of fiber-optic lights which creates real drama ‘ unlike any dining experience you’ve had.’
Indeed, recognized for creating the first-ever chef’s table experience cruising, Princess will be setting a brand new standard just for this popular experience with the debut from the Chef’s Table Lumiere. Offering a magnificent dining experience that will go ahead and take chef’s table to a brand new level, passengers will be magically in the middle of a curtain of light ‘ providing a soft wall of privacy that envelopes a custom-made glass table located from the Concerto dining-room. The table will be set with elegantly designed china, cutlery and table accessories with an extraordinary dining experience.
But that is just one from the culinary offerings on new Royal Princess. In addition on the Horizon Court Buffet, Horizon Bistro and Horizon Pastry Shop we talked about in Royal And Regal Princess: Two Good Looking Twins, there are more venues, also unique and in addition playing a contributing role to some complete escape as never before;
Back on the Horizon Court for a minute, taking advantage from the increased size of Royal Princess in another ‘why didn’t they believe of these before’ moment, the Horizon Court For Kids may have a unique area only for kids. Here, they can feel at ease with seating that is suitable for them in space and d??cor. Kids can eat, play, and sit of their dedicated section with the remainder with their family still nearby. The space is likewise utilised by the Youth Center for activities such as pizza parties and soft ice cream socials.
Wine Cellar ‘ Another specialty dining experience is geared toward diners inside the Symphony and Allegro dining rooms, where they can also enjoy a private dining experience in the wine cellar inspired space. Surrounded by bottles, the circular area, which seats around 12, will offer a unique atmosphere web hosting functions and special celebrations. Wine cellar specialty menus are increasingly being developed in conjunction with noted winemakers, and will be built to especially to pair with matching wines. Menu items will include classic carved meats such as crown of veal rack, lamb Baron and veal rack a l’Orlov.
Signature venues Crown Grill & Wheelhouse Bar use a renewed presence and ‘it makes sense’ location on Royal Princess. The Crown Grill premium seafood and chop house will be blended along with the popular Wheelhouse Bar (upon a lesser deck on previous ships) for a complete evening of dining and entertainment in a single location. These traditional spaces feature a brand new contemporary look that modernizes the rich club-like atmosphere from the Crown Grill along with the nautical Wheelhouse Bar. With its signature theater-style open kitchen, the Crown Grill sets happens for a menu of chops, seafood and premium Sterling Silver steaks. Meanwhile the Wheelhouse Bar offers comfortable location to sip a drink and revel in live piano entertainment.
Pub Lunch ‘ The complimentary pub lunch, that has be a success with passengers as it debuted in 2008, will be served throughout the combined space inside the Wheelhouse Bar along with the Crown Grill. Featuring British favorites such as fish and chips or bangers and mash, the pub lunch can naturally be along with a favorite ale or bitter.
Sabatini’s ‘ Princess’ signature Tuscan-inspired specialty restaurant, Sabatini’s will have a fresh menu of sophisticated Italian favorites having an a la carte experience. Sabatini’s will be located alongside Vines wine bar, offering diners a handy venue to have a pre-dinner cocktail. With an elegant d??cor merging glass, marble, wood and mirror details, the centerpiece from the new space will be a grand wine display, offering an amazing choice of Italian varietals ‘ including Chianti, Sangiovese, and Brunello di Montalcino. The lunch menu of Mediterranean-influenced options can make it the perfect location to dine after cure inside the adjacent Lotus Spa. With a refined yet casual Italian ambiance, Sabatini’s offers attentive personal service along with the sense of having just stepped into a ristorante inside the heart of Tuscany.
Vines ‘ Vines wine and tapas bar assists a choice of exclusive new- and old-world vintage wines in addition to wine sampling, food pairing and unique events. In addition on the full wine and spirits bar, Vines delivers small plates to select the wines, including Spanish tapas, Greek mezes, Venetian cicchetti, Latin American pinchos and Caribbean cutters. Vines will also be a convenient pre-dinner gathering location for Sabatini’s diners.
In Royal And Regal Princess: Two Good Looking Twins, we also talked about new fitness options and top deck features unique to Royal Princess that also are perfect proof of Princess Cruises commitment to bumping inside the ability passengers have to leave completely. Going further of their trademark epitome of escapement, the Sanctuary adults-only area represents a whole new flavor on Royal Princess. Both The Sanctuary and the fishing line’s popular adults-only pool also will offer you private cabanas for your first time.
Located near the forward end from the top deck, these areas together provide a peaceful haven for passengers trying to recharge. With a brand new look at feel, the bigger Sanctuary will feature fresh d??cor plus two new private cabana options in addition to the its plush loungers and Serenity Stewards. Meanwhile, the Retreat Pool will provide a serene spot for a dip, in addition to its new poolside cabanas.
‘The private spa-inspired setting of The Sanctuary along with the calm atmosphere individuals adults-only pools are making them on the list of popular areas on our ships,’ said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vp. ‘So aboard Royal Princess we’re taking those two areas and giving them a brand new twist.’
The three new private cabana options can give passengers the ability to personalize their relaxation time, with elegant Sanctuary and Lotus Spa cabanas in The Sanctuary, as the Retreat Pool offers poolside cabanas, great for enjoying another special day with the water’s edge. Cabana guests looking for a gourmet treat can order one from the ship’s new cabana picnic baskets, full of artisan edibles paired which has a premium wine.
The Sanctuary on Royal Princess grows which has a twenty percent larger space than you are on the fishing line’s other ships. In the Royal Princess, The Sanctuary adds four private Sanctuary Cabanas for additional luxurious experience, plus two Lotus Spa Cabanas offering an elegant private space for a variety of spa treatments. Featuring air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These new elements create an inviting path leading to a brand new central pavilion. Passengers can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary could be available to $15 for a half day/$25 for a full day, per person.
Sanctuary Cabanas ‘ Within The Sanctuary, those four new Sanctuary Cabanas present an even more exclusive and special experience with amenities such as a personal television with noise-reducing wireless headphones, cushy sofas, luxurious robe and slippers, a welcome cocktail, and healthy snacks including nuts, and dried and fruit. The cabana also features a fully stocked mini-bar with refreshing waters and sodas, along with a selection of alcoholic options, including beer or wine.. Sanctuary Cabanas will be available beginning at $80 for a half day.
Lotus Spa Cabanas ‘ The two new, luxurious Lotus Spa Cabanas offer a truly special alfresco massage experience. These larger, enclosed areas will offer you added privacy, a snug resting area which has a television and plush chairs, cure area with two massage tables for a refreshing couples massage and delightful ocean views watching out over the front from the ship. A variety of packages will be available for your Lotus Spa Cabanas.
Retreat Pool ‘ Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool will offer you an exclusive area for adults to chill and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool on Royal Princess will offer you more space and seating compared to the adult pools on other Princess vessels, plus add new Retreat Cabanas that could be reserved with an enhanced experience. These cabanas are the perfect way to take pleasure from private space poolside, and even add the indulgence of a single from the ship’s special picnic baskets. The Retreat Pool is ready to accept all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental will be available beginning at $50 for a half day.
Cabana Picnic ‘ Passengers reserving a cabana in The Sanctuary or perhaps the Retreat Pool cannot only enjoy the privacy and relaxed atmosphere, but sometimes also pamper themselves which has a gourmet picnic featuring reduced bottle of wine paired which has a gourmet feast of antipasti, artisan sandwiches, pizza and also fresh-baked desserts. Picnic items passengers might discover of their basket include Young Spinach Salad with Stilton Crumble, Pancetta Chips, Toasted Pecans and Black Pepper Vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna Poke with Hass Avocado, Red Onions, Sesame Seeds and Crisp Wonton Skins; and Alfredo’s Surf & Turf Pizza with Lobster Medallions & Beef Tenderloin. Baskets serving 2 different people begins at $40.
That pretty much covers most from the physical differences which will enable passengers to leave completely for the first time. Coming up next in Royal Princess: Love Boat Fans Listen Up, we need to touch on entertainment that’s quite definitely a part from the Princess experience. While Princess Cruises connection on the television show, The Love Boat has served it well over the years, Princess has brought that report biz connection and worked it, picking out some Nightlife and Entertainment offerings including some never-before-seen shows, events and interactive programming certain to be a hit with passengers.