and Vines, a sexy Adults Only Sanctuary and romantic Movies Under the Stars
The refurbished pizza-style atrium features varied venues for entertainment specialty coffees, freshly baked goods, paninis, salads and tapas of the International Café. The Vines wine bar–for us wine lovers now pours more than 30 wines by the glass, and stocks a selection of artisan meats and cheeses, plus a wine shop where passengers can purchase their favorite bottle. Top deck improvements include The Sanctuary, Princess’ signature adults-only retreat where pax can book massages in a private cabana, plotz in plush padded lounge chairs while Serenity Stewards cater to most needs. And Times Square-style Movies Under the Stars poolside screen lets you view films and attend al fresco concerts. And they proffer free popcorn, too. Additional enhancements include a new Internet Café and library area, LCD flat screen televisions in all staterooms, and a variety of other cosmetic updates.
The Caribbean Princess and Golden Princess are slated for similar transformations in subsequent drydocks, in January and April of 2009, respectively. 1-800-PRINCESS, www.princess.com.
In the meantime your Savvy Seafarer is counting down the day until she gets to see the new Ruby Princess. Festivities begin November 6 in Fort Lauderdale and I can’t wait. She ship sounds spectacular and most likely will live up to its hype–Princess usually does. I’ll be posting photos and feedback so stay tuned.