Tuesday, June 1, 2010

She's Ready for Her Close-Up

Remember when Sea Princess went in for her drydock last September in San Francisco? Maybe you followed it on Princess' Drydock Journal of Flickr photostream that we told you about in CND. Thursday night, the National Geographic Channel is going to give you an opportunity to go even more in depth as some of the technical work is
being done.

This week, an episode of the series "World's Toughest Fixes" will show the series' host, Sean Riley, getting involved in some of the more unusual jobs in the drydock.

In one segment, he helps strip and power wash the ship's hull. In another he's working high up on the ship with another team which is sealing the windows. Then it's back to the bottom of the ship when he crawls inside the tail shaft housing to show viewers the mechanical work being done there. For a break, he also gets to try his hand at some of the upholstery work completed during the two-week time in drydock.

There are behind-the-scenes photos of the World's Toughest Fixes crew at work during the shoot are available on the Princess Flickr photostream.

The Sea Princess episode of World's Toughest Fixes airs June 3 at 9pm ET/PT on NGC.

This article appeared in the June 1, 2010, edition of Cruise News Daily.