Princess Cruises has announced details of Sea Princess’ upcoming refurbishment including the creation of a new sports bar – a first for the cruise line’s Australian-based fleet.
From weekly AFL and NRL matches through to the Australian Open, guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of great Australian sporting moments from the comfort of the new Legends bar, which will feature multiple LED screens.
With 14 varieties of beer available, including 10 local drops, plus darts, a pool table and foosball also on hand, Legends is set to become the perfect sporting retreat at sea.
Meanwhile, in a nod to the popular small bar scene, Sea Princess’ existing Premier Cru bar will be transformed into an intimate new whisky bar ‘The Nook’. The move follows the overwhelming success of Princess’ first whisky bar launched on Dawn Princess in Australia earlier this year.
The Nook will feature Princess’ extensive international whisky menu, offering guests more than 60 whiskies from around the world, including the barman’s recommendations and daily flights.
Sea Princess’ multi-million dollar refurbishment, which will take place in Singapore from October 3 to 17, will also see the addition of a new Amuleto Café – offering great coffee and delicious cakes and sandwiches – as well as a major refurbishment of the Horizon Court dining area.
On the ship’s top decks, a New Zealand Natural ice cream outlet will be created beside the superliner’s main pools, while new Australian BBQ offerings will be available from the poolside grill.
Guests will also be able to enjoy Princess’ new Beer and Wine Garden Festival experience during their cruise, following the successful launch of the concept on Dawn Princess earlier this year.
In addition, Sea Princess’ Wheelhouse Bar and Pizzeria will undergo a makeover, while her boutique areas and spa will be refurbished.
Princess Cruises Vice President Australia and New Zealand Stuart Allison said local cruisers could also look forward to seeing some of the cruise line’s new initiatives onboard Sea Princess, including Discovery at Sea, a program of interactive onboard programs and exclusive shore excursions based on top-rated Discovery network properties.
“Sea Princess is already much-loved in Australia and we think the new venues and features onboard will make her even more popular,” Mr Allison said.