An over-water walkway, an amazing bar that goes beyond the side of the ship, a tranquil adults-only retreat with private cabanas on the top of the ship, exciting entertainment, including a light and sound show on the top deck; a live TV studio, a rejuvenating spa, a unique dining experience where you are surrounded by a curtain of light and a magnificent atrium, with a wide variety of fabulous restaurants, chic bars and lounges.
These are just some of the out-of-this-world amenities you will find on the majestic Royal Princess, scheduled to make her debut in June 2013. Innovative and incredible, she will be spectacular, with many unique firsts for a cruise ship, from a cantilevered walkway and bar, to unforgettable dining experiences. Royal Princess has everything you need to “escape completely.”
Designed for spaciousness, the “new generation” 3,600-passenger cruise ship will feature many exciting new innovations as well as Princess signature favorites. Some of these include elegant dining rooms, Sabatini’s and Crown Grill specialty restaurants and the nautical-themed Wheelhouse Bar, a comfortable and relaxing watering hole. She will also have the largest top deck pool in the fleet, where a spectacular evening water and light show is given, as well as an enhanced Movies Under the Stars screen, which is 30 percent larger than those on other Princess ships. There is also a morning breakfast show to start your day. Fabulous shopping is offered, plus Youth and Teen Centers, offering a variety of activities for different age groups.
Highlighting the Royal Princess, is the stunning Atrium, called The Piazza, the social hub, with lots of fabulous gathering spots. Designed to give the impression of having floating levels, it features several lounges, bars and casual dining venues. Boasting dramatic back-lit spiral staircases, the spectacular Piazza is the place to dine, lounge and enjoy a variety of entertainment in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Also conveniently located here, is the International Café, open 24-hours.
Extending 28 feet beyond the starboard side of the ship, is the SeaWalk, one of the ship’s most amazing features. A cruise industry first, the 60-foot-long glass-enclosed walkway hovers 128 feet above the ocean and with a glass bottom, for breathtaking views. On the opposite side of the ship is the over-water SeaView Bar, also cantilevered, providing spectacular vistas while you enjoy cocktails and an extraordinary experience. Another popular spot for drinks is Bellini’s, located at the Piazza, an Italian cocktail bar, serving an amazing 75 types of martinis.
An oasis of tranquility, The Sanctuary is an adults-only retreat, boasting luxurious poolside cabanas that magically appear to float on the water, where you can enjoy a message, spa cuisine and a most relaxing experience. Let your cares melt away at The Enclave, a tranquil thermal suite at the spa, with a variety of relaxing and soothing options, such as an herbal steam room, dry heat sauna and hydro-therapy pool.
A unique design with a tropical feel includes pools in the family area separated by and island and surrounded by palm trees. At night, it is magically transformed with special lighting effects creating an amazing water fountain sculpture. A haven for relaxation, Royal Princess also features the Lotus Spa, with 18 treatment rooms, including two fabulous Couples Villas with side-by-side massage tables, a whirlpool bath and a lovely sitting area with fabulous views.
Providing a wide range of activity levels, the Center Court, has basketball, volley ball and tennis. The fitness center boasts treadmills, recumbent bicycles, free weights and a private aerobics studio. Additionally, there is a batting cage, indoor golf driving range, putting green and croquet.
Fabulous culinary options are offered from casual poolside eateries to more formal selections, so there is something to meet everyone’s tastes and needs. Royal Princess boasts three elegant main dining rooms, Symphony and Allegro, which also feature the special Wine Cellar dinner experience, where you are served at a circular table with walls lined with wine bottles and also includes a fascinating galley tour. The Concerto, offers an opportunity experience the Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private and amazing dining experience where you are surrounded by a “curtain of light.” Hosted by the Executive Chef, with the table elegantly set with fine china and accessories, an amazing culinary experience awaits.
Open 24-hours, the International Café at the Piazza, located at a casual eatery serving fresh pastries, warm cookies and scrumptious paninis. Sophisticated and modern, the exquisite main dining rooms not only offer delicious cuisine, but are elegant, designed with inlaid wood resembling gems and jewels. Other culinary delights can be found at the Horizon Court buffet, with a variety of food stations, with such offerings as a Mexican taqueria and a Japanese hibachi. There is also an area for fondue, a first for a cruise ship, as well as a crab shack, for fabulous seafood.
Offering an intimate and romantic dining experience, is Ultimate Balcony Dining. Be served a fabulous meal by your own dedicated staff on your private balcony for an unforgettable experience. Tuscan-inspired Sabatini’s offers authentic traditional Italian cuisine, with a fresh new twist, served a la carte and also boasting a fabulous wine selection. Other favorites include The Crown Grill for fresh seafood and the Wheelhouse Bar, with a nautical atmosphere.
A variety of diverse casual dining choices are also featured on Royal Princess. There is the Horizon Court, with an expanded top-deck buffet; The Pastry Shop, serving freshly baked goodies, plus coffee specialties; Alfredo’s Pizzeria, mouthwatering hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizza fresh from the oven. Ocean Terrace, a seafood bar, located at The Piazza, serves a wide variety of favorite dishes. Head to the delightful Gelateria for mouth-watering creamy Italian-style gelato, the International Café for fresh pastries, cookies and paninis. The always popular Vines, is a fabulous wine, sushi and tapas bar.
You can experience the utmost of tranquility and comfort in the Royal Princess staterooms, designed to provide a soothing haven. The stunning rooms, in soft tones and contrasting light and dark woods, offer a relaxing and calming home away from home. A fabulous feature is that all outside staterooms on Royal Princess have balconies, an amazing 80 percent of all the ship’s total accommodations.
Also introduced on the Royal Princess, are luxurious pillow-top mattresses and upholstered headboards, plus larger TV screens. An added convenience, are key card slots that also turn lights on and off. Access to the new and stunning Concierge Lounge is available to suite guests.
Discover fabulous entertainment on Royal Princess, which includes a variety of exciting top-deck venues. The expansive outdoor area comes to life at night when it is transformed into a stage, providing a spectacular sound and light show, with “dancing” fountains shooting water 33 feet into the night’s sky from 85 computerized water jets.
Afterward, passengers can enjoy the fabulous Movies Under the Stars on a screen 30 percent larger than on other Princess ships. On select evenings, the island is transformed into the Ultimate Deck Party, with a DJ perched on a special balcony. Step from the exciting Princess Casino in to the trendy Club 6 nightclub, a new lounge where you can dance or relax as your drink is prepared tableside.
During the day, there are enrichment programs, fine art auctions, shopping and much more. Exciting evenings offer theme rock n’ roll dances, cabaret performances and fabulous productions at the stunning Princess Theater and the Vista Lounge, featuring alternative shows. The Wake Show will also broadcast a wide variety of shows from the TV studio, including interactive culinary, enrichment and murder mysteries. Crooners is a fabulous lounge, with pianists performing on dueling glass pianos.