Pacific Princess

After a two-week, multi-million-dollar renovation, Pacific Princess was back in Ft. Lauderdale with new modern colors, patterns and textures, according to Princess Cruises.

Princess also added its new hull artwork, 700 new beds and refreshed all 336 staterooms aboard. The company said it refurbished dining venues; updated the Atrium and pool deck; and added 178,000 square feet of new carpet. 

"We carefully considered how to incorporate modern design elements and comfort while keeping the traditional elements of small ship cruising that have always been the hallmark of Pacific Princess," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "The results are incredible and Pacific Princess now offers approachable luxury for the world-class traveler to craft an authentic cruising experience."

The updated atrium maintains the existing classical Beaux-Arts dark, rich, architectural millwork, ornamentation, vaulted stained glass ceiling and spectacular grand staircase.

Among key dining enhancements, Princess re-did its Panorama Buffet, which got a complete makeover, with new carpeting, fresh paint, new tilework, updated furniture, draperies and awnings. 

The pool deck also was the subject of a big upgrade, now transformed into a garden-like atmosphere, inspired by the  Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach, according to Princess, with the deck seeing  refinished teak woods, lounge furniture including double bed loungers and casual seating groups of outdoor living sofas, lounge chairs and pool chaises.