Sea Princess BAE San Francisco drydock is online

Sea Princess BAE San Francisco drydock is online

Princess Cruises said the enthusiastic reception for its recent online drydock journals for Golden Princess and Dawn Princess has prompted another installment, for Sea Princess’ current drydock. Visitors to www.princess.com can follow along through Sept. 25 as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, fresh hull paint and exterior refurbishment, plus the addition of an adults-only Sanctuary.

The Sea Princess Drydock Journal features regular updates of the work in progress at BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair at Pier 70 in San Francisco. The journal can be found on the Sea Princess page in the website’s ‘Ships’ section, and it will be regularly updated throughout the two-week drydock. The photos will also be posted to Princess’ Twitter feed, Facebook page and Flickr photostream.

‘We’ve received great feedback from passengers who have enjoyed following along with these drydock journals, and have gained a new appreciation for the work that goes into maintaining our vessels,’ said Princess evp Jan Swartz. ‘Viewers love watching how quickly ships are transformed when in drydock.’

When Sea Princess emerges, the ship will offer The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat with padded lounge chairs and the services of dedicated Serenity Stewards.

Other changes include a remodeled photo gallery area, the installation of new carpet and upholstery, plus a view of the bottom of the ship’s hull as it receives several new coats of silicone paint.

Once out of drydock, Sea Princess will transit the Panama Canal en route to the Caribbean to begin a series of 14-day cruises from Barbados.

Posted 15 September 2009

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Anne Kalosh

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