Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess’ has been redelivered following a multi-million dollar refit in Singapore.
This refurbishment is part of Princess’ ‘Come Back New Promise’ commitment, which is focused on investing more than $450 mill across the fleet.
Enhancements on board ‘Diamond Princess’ include upgrades for the outdoor Movies Under The Stars giant screen with an updated 7.1 surround sound digital audio and pool deck LED lighting upgrades for a more vibrant colourful entertainment experience.
The casino has also been fitted with new carpet, light fixtures and new flat-screen TVs. At The Lotus Spa & Fitness Centre, the salon and treatment rooms have been upgraded and fitted with the latest in Precor fitness equipment.
Further refurbishments include upgraded digital audio system for the Princess Theatre, Explorers Lounge and Club Fusion, as well as new furnishings in the Horizon Court buffet area. Also added in the suites and public restrooms are Japanese bidets.
“The Japan cruises on board Diamond Princess have been a big hit amongst our guests in the region as they love to experience the culture, famous sites and local cuisine of Japan. It is also provides closer-to-home departures which add to the convenience and ease of cruising in Japan,” said Farriek Tawfik, Director Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.
“This is the seventh season Princess Cruises has offered home port voyages from Yokohama and Kobe which bring guests to far-flung destinations in Japan, which are not easily accessed by land,” he added.
Following the drydock in Singapore, ‘Diamond Princess’ has sailed on a 12-night trip to Phu My, Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka and Shimizu (Mount Fuji) before returning to Yokohama for her 2019 Japan cruise season, featuring 60 departures on 40 unique itineraries, visiting 41 destinations in seven countries.
She features what is claimed to be the largest open-air Japanese bath at sea – an 8,800 sq ft bath and garden complex, offering indoor and outdoor Japanese bathing experiences, including steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs with ocean views.