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Princess completes Sanctuary fleetwide roll-out

Princess completes Sanctuary fleetwide roll-out
With the snip of a ribbon aboard Sapphire Princess, Princess Cruises marked the completion of a three-year project to add The Sanctuary across its fleet. The work on Sapphire Princess was also the first step in extensive changes that will come during a multi-week drydock starting in early January.

The adults-only Sanctuary is now available on 14 ships. The small vessels Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess do not offer the feature.

Princess said The Sanctuary, which debuted in 2006 aboard Crown Princess, was an instant success. The space provides a private deck area with plush seating, massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, service by ‘serenity stewards’ and personal entertainment.

To make room for the newest Sanctuary, the sports court on Sapphire Princess was relocated to a new space on top of Skywalkers nightclub. This new area high atop the ship also offers extra lounge chairs and dramatic ocean views.

The installation of The Sanctuary on Sapphire Princess marked the beginning of a transformation for the 2004-built ship, which will receive more Princess hallmarks when it goes into drydock from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4.

Sapphire Princess will also receive the signature Piazza atrium with its International Café and Vines wine bar, the line’s second Alfredo’s pizzeria which was introduced earlier this year aboard Grand Princess and a Movies Under the Stars poolside screen.