Princess Cruises have outdone themselves with their latest creation; a floating television studio built into their latest and greatest addition to their cruise fleet: the Royal Princess.
Not only will passengers on the majestic new cruise liner have access to viewing the ship’s daily “The Wake Show” broadcasts on their cabin TVs, they will also be able to go and see it produced live by wandering down to the studio itself! The studio has been christened “Princess Live!” and it has been designed to add a little showbiz glamour to the ship.
The spacious 280-seater studio will also double up as the ideal venue for live music performances from Princess’ star quality annual line up where the Royal Princess’ guests can expect the entertainment to make some serious waves. Expert cookery classes will also be hosted in the studio during the day, hopefully making participants feel like they’re on the set of Ready, Steady, Cook!
For the even more theatrically-minded, spokesmen of the cruise line have outlined a rich array of evening entertainment that will be hosted in the studio, including game shows, art-house film screenings and even murder mystery parties. Imagine the thrill of unmasking the murderer in the midst of your fellow passengers! (Here’s a hint: it’s actually very rarely the butler who did it. That’s just what they want you to think.)
The Royal Princess is due to for its grand launch and maiden voyage in June next year to much fanfare as it will be the largest ship that the cruise liner has ever built. Ever since the merger of P&O Cruises into the Carnival corporation in 2002, Princess have considered plans for their new flagship and are only a year away from welcoming it to the fleet.
Princess Cruises are pulling out all the stops on this one, with a grandly designed glass-bottomed “Seawalk” on the ship’s starboard side (that’s the right side for all you landlubbers!). This Seawalk will allow passengers the unique opportunity to observe the wonderful array of marine life up to 128 feet below the surface, all without getting even the slightest bit wet.
Everything seems to be on a grand scale with this particular ship, as its creators seem determined to awe their guests and outdo the offerings of rivals such as Thomson Cruises. From the live television studio to the tropical pools with floating cabanas and the glass-bottomed Seawalk, they may well have achieved their goal.
"Princess passengers will easily recognize our next ship as a natural progression in our fleet. We're taking the best features of our newest vessels that have been such customer pleasers, and taking them to the next level." Said Princess Cruises president and CEO Alan Buckelew.