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September 20, 2009

Princess Continues to Give Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Ship Refurbishment with Sea Princess Drydock Journal

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Latest Ship Remodel Chronicled with Daily Online Updates

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 14, 2009) - The enthusiastic following for Princess Cruises' recent online drydock journals for Golden Princess and Dawn Princess, has prompted yet another installment for Sea Princess' current drydock. Visitors to www.princess.com can follow along through September 25 as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, fresh hull paint and exterior refurbishment, plus the addition of the line's 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 ship's 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 Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. "Viewers love watching how quickly ships are transformed when in drydock."

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When Sea Princess emerges from the drydock, the ship will feature the opportunity to get away from it all in the tranquility of The Sanctuary, Princess' signature adults-only retreat featuring plush padded lounge chairs and the services of dedicated Serenity Stewards. Visitors to this exclusive space can enjoy refreshing beverages and light snacks or listen to a relaxing playlist of music.

Other changes viewers will see throughout the drydock include a remodeled photo gallery area, the installation of new carpet and upholstery, plus a rare 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 on her way to the Caribbean to begin a series of 14-day cruises from Barbados.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent by calling 1-800-738-8837.

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Posted by Denise at September 20, 2009 01:43 PM
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