Coral Princess in drydock at Freeport, Bahamas.
Photo courtesy Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is once again pulling back the proverbial curtain to allow us to see what goes on during a drydock.  The lucky recipient this time?  Coral Princess.

Built in 2002, the 92,000-ton Coral Princess is the next in line to receive a massive refurbishment intended to bring the most popular features introduced on the Caribbean and Crown Princess to the rest of the fleet.  The best part is, you can watch the whole thing happen via their Coral Princess Drydock Photo Journal.

Enhancements include the addition of The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat featuring padded loungers and dedicated Serenity Stewards serving refreshing beverages and light snacks.  Coral Princess will also receive Movies Under the Stars, Princess’s signature outdoor moviegoing experience first introduced on Caribbean Princess.  Not only has Princess been quick to retrofit their fleet to provide this popular feature, but other lines, including Carnival, Disney, and MSC have followed suit, installing giant LED screens on the pool decks of some of their ships.

Other changes will be less noticeable:  Coral Princess is due to get new upholstery and carpeting, plus a brand-new silicone anti-fouling paint below the water line that helps reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. 

Once drydock is complete, Coral Princess will resume her winter Panama Canal sailing schedule before heading north to Alaska next spring.

To follow along with the drydock of Coral Princess in Freeport, Bahamas, view the photo blog, or check out Princess’s Facebook Page, Twitter feed, and Flickr photostream.

For more information on Coral Princess‘s itineraries and pricing, visit the Princess Cruises website. 


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