Princess journal follows Tahitian to Ocean conversion

Princess journal follows Tahitian to Ocean conversion

Capping a year of taking viewers behind the scenes as ships go through drydock, Princess Cruises is again offering an opportunity to follow a vessel through the renovation process as Tahitian Princess transforms into Ocean Princess.


One of the smallest ships in the fleet, Tahitian Princess will be transformed during a two-week docking at Singapore’s Keppel shipyard. The new moniker will reflect the global range of itineraries offered.

The fifth in a series, the Ocean Princess Drydock Journal will run through Dec. 2 on www.princess.com, and will be updated regularly with photos as the work progresses. New silicone hull paint and interior refurbishments including fresh upholstery, carpet and flooring are planned.

‘Response to our drydock journals has been remarkable. Passengers love to see what’s done to the ship and how much work is involved in such a short time,’ said Princess evp Jan Swartz.

Earlier journals followed Golden Princess, Dawn Princess, Sea Princess and Coral Princess.

The latest journal can be found on the Ocean Princess page in the website’s ‘Ships’ section, with photos also posted to Princess’ Twitter feed, Facebook page and Flicker photostream.

After the drydock the newly named Ocean Princess will sail on a 16-day ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’ cruise from Singapore to Shanghai, beginning a season of Asia, India and Africa sailings, followed by a summer of Europe voyages.

Posted 23 November 2009

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