In this video, Princess Cruises' President and CEO, Alan Buckelew, and Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations, Rai Caluori, take you on a virtual tour of the new Royal Princess Atrium. Coming in June of 2013, the new Royal Princess features an evolutionary design that builds on all the features that passengers have grown to enjoy onboard the current Princess Cruises fleet.
Royal Princess’ expanded atrium is designed to enhance the
lively street-café atmosphere passengers have become accustomed to on
current Princess ships. With more open space for viewing live
entertainment in the Piazza from decks 6 and 7, as well as new venues
that appear to float mid-air, this new atrium represents a prototype
design that builds on the line’s classic style. Atrium features include:
As on most Princess ships, the International Café will be serving
fresh-baked pastries, panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies
specialty coffees, and sweet desserts, but aboard Royal Princess
this favorite venue will have an expanded seating area and an
eye-catching new lighting feature, making it the perfect area to grab a
light meal, meet friends for coffee or enjoy a snack while watching
the array of Piazza entertainers.
Celebrations Gift Shop
A new shopping stop, Celebrations will offer gifts especially for
passengers celebrating a special occasion, or those looking for a
well-deserved indulgence. Passengers will find premium chocolates,
colorful flower arrangements, and other gift items perfect for someone
enjoying a special day.
For a delicious desert or afternoon delight, Royal Princess’
gelateria will serve up a variety of tempting treats such as designer
sundaes, sweet crespelle (Italian crepes), creamy fruit smoothies,
frosty shakes, and delightful homemade waffle ice cream cones.
A Princess passenger favorite, Vines wine bar will be pouring as many
as 30 different wines by the glass, plus serving up an selection of
tapas or sushi to accompany the many vintages. Passengers can also find
favorite bottles for purchase or a gift for their favorite wine lover at
Bar Piazza and Tea Tower
This classic cocktail bar complements the Piazza vibe by offering an
endless array of “anything you can think of” libations, complemented by a
twin tea tower of artisan-crafted varieties and infusions for custom
creations with over 300 possibilities.
Mini-Piazza with Water Feature
Just adjacent to the Piazza, a sparkling water feature will set off an
extension area featuring the Passenger Services Desk and Shore Excursion
Desk. This dazzling Mini-Piazza will provide a special atmosphere for
passengers making a visit to ask questions of Princess’ gracious crew
Also located in the Mini-Piazza will be Princess’ signature
Tuscan-inspired specialty restaurant, Sabatini’s. Known for its
celebrated pastas, seafood and Italian specialties, Sabatini’s will
feature a fresh menu of sophisticated Italian favorites with an a la
carte experience. With a refined yet casual Italian ambiance, Sabatini’s
offers attentive personal service and the feeling of having just
stepped into a ristorante in the heart of Tuscany.
This brand new Italian-inspired cocktail venue is a perfect place to
enjoy the lively atmosphere of the atrium’s activities, while indulging
in a Bellini-inspired drink. Passengers will also enjoy views of the
Piazza below in this “floating” space.
After quickly becoming a passenger favorite since its debut aboard Grand Princess, Alfredo’s Pizzeria has kept up Princess’ reputation for serving the best pizza at sea. Aboard Royal Princess
the sit-down restaurant will feature an expanded menu and more spacious
seating, perfect for enjoying the fresh toppings and crisp crusts of a
personal pizza right from the eatery’s stone oven.
Photo and Video Gallery
Now conveniently located in the atrium, the Photo and Video Gallery
will offer new high-tech digital photo stations to help passengers
easily find their images.
The new Ocean Terrace seafood bar will offer pearls of the ocean, fresh
from the sea. Seafood lovers can indulge in an array of treats,
including sushi, sashimi, ceviche and caviar in a space that seems to be
floating over the atrium levels below.
An expanded Crooners Bar will not only offer the venue’s famous menu of
75 different martinis and classic 1960s-style “Rat Pack” atmosphere,
but also a new entertainment option with dueling glass pianos for a
lively show to go with the breathtaking views.
Additional information about other ship features will be released in the coming months.
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is the first of two
new-generation ships for Princess which are being built by Fincantieri
at their Monfalcone, Italy shipyard. Some additional new features found
aboard will be an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed enclosed
walkway on the ship’s starboard side extending more than 28 feet beyond
the edge of the vessel, and the similarly-unique cantilevered SeaView
bar, featuring cocktails with unbeatable vistas. Also on her top decks, Royal Princess
will feature a new adults-only pool surrounded by seven plush private
cabanas that appear to be floating on the water, two additional pools, a
dazzling water and light show, an expanded version of Princess’
signature adults-only haven, The Sanctuary, and the popular poolside
theater, Movies Under the Stars.