Sky Princess: MedallionClass Ship Navigation Overview
And so at the Sky Suites, the crown jewel of this princess, if you will. These two suites are 700 square feet in size and can accommodate up to five people, but it’s the fact that they have the largest balcony at sea that really impresses: at over 1000 square feet, it offers uninterrupted uninterrupted views. at 270 degrees.
They are designed to entertain (well, a suite this magnificent one deserves to be presented) with services including a suite manager who will presumably cater to your every whim, and you can arrange private acoustic music, or a DJ if that ‘s right. is more. to your liking, and for those with a romantic inclination, stargazing sessions are also offered thanks to the availability of a high-powered telescope.
Then there is a mixologist and masseur on call, as well as a photographer to record an indelible memory of what promises to be a most unforgettable experience.
What I really liked, however, was the idea of being able to commandeer the big cinema screen on the pool deck for your private ultra-high definition viewing pleasure – everyone to watch. Dirty dance on a permanent loop?
Food is at the heart of any good cruise and Sky Princess doesn’t disappoint, with a mouth-watering array of casual dining and specialties, as well as the main dining rooms, Soleil and Estrella, which offer flexible services until 9:30 p.m.
The Crown Grill serves perfectly cooked steaks in a refined setting (the Black & Blue blue cheese soup is to die for); Sabatini’s dishes include this Italian staple, pasta and much more – veal in marsala sauce gets my vote; and the impressive pedigree of Bistro Sur La Mer (Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut is the mastermind behind the menu) is evident in the French flair with which dishes are served here (come for the bar, but stay for the decadent Rum Baba).
Just for the sake of research, I also sampled some of the occasional outlets, such as Slice (try the Pepperoni, it’s delicious), Salty Dog (they cook the burger to your liking, which is a revelation) and Alfredo, where I can attest to the appealing nature of the Antipasto Magro plate of mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled peppers and zucchini.
Meanwhile, World Fresh Marketplace has a plethora of tasty treats, including Caesar salad that you can mix up yourself, so perfect for weird people who don’t like anchovies, the classic English roast beef with horseradish. for passengers with a hearty New York style appetite. The Reuben sandwich, which comes highly recommended by this reviewer.
After dinner, guests have a choice of entertainment that includes live music, card games, movies, and that karaoke, an ever-mildly intoxicating karaoke.
At the theater, all new production Rock opera lives up to its bill with visually stunning Steampunk inspired costumes and a soundtrack that mixes opera with numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar and Simon & Garfunkel. Oh, and America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum is singing his socks off.
Sky PrincessThe tagline is “Built for Innovation” and that’s no bragging rights as this is the first new Ocean Medallion compatible build. Princess President Jan Swartz calls it “the most innovative wearable device in the hospitality industry today” and high tech isn’t even starting to cover it. The Medallion is connected to 7,000 servers on the ship, plus 4,000 digital screens and is synchronized with the Cloud.
In a presentation given by Swartz and Prag Shah, Global Head of Experience and Innovation Operations, there are many examples of how this “next level” device can reduce the stress of any holiday.
Looking at vacationers from several generations, for example, there is the vignette showing a grandfather trying to locate his granddaughter, where the elderly gentleman is rescued from the trail all over the ship using the tracking technology feature. Ocean Medallion ShipMates.
The organization of shore excursions, the reservation of specialized restaurants and the reminder to the waiters of allergy-related needs are also covered. As a fully paid member of Generation X, I am what they call a ‘digital immigrant’ and I certainly feel lost at times in this brave new world of inter-connectivity, but when I get to the bar and the waiter not only knows my name but also how I like my favorite drink so I start to appreciate the benefits.
One of its most useful features is the way it automatically unlocks your cabin door as you approach. What seems a bit nifty at first really comes in handy when you’re carrying bags and want to avoid the hassle of digging in your pocket or purse for your room key.
Ordering food from anywhere on the ship is another great app – OceanNow means you don’t have to frantically try to hunt down a waiter when you’re poolside and craving a Piña Colada. icy.
Other left-field apps include Ocean Casino, which allows customers to bet on games such as poker, bingo, and roulette from anywhere on board, as well as Ocean Tagalong, which allows passengers to create a personal digital companion that comes to life and interacts with them. If only I can get my Tagalong to master the basics of journalism, I can go to bed by the pool …
The mustering exercise is rarely the most exciting part of a sea voyage, but this one promises to be a little different from your regular safety briefing, like the strains of the 1970s TV show. The love boatThe melody theme comes out of the sound system. It’s not an arbitrary choice of music: Princess Cruises has become a household name thanks to her starring role in the hugely popular TV series.
Widely recognized for having introduced millions of Americans to the concept of modern cruising, the line continues to innovate to this day with the launch of the latest member of its fleet, Sky Princess. Longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower and taller than Tower Bridge, the 3,660 guest ship took a staggering three million man hours to build, but it was certainly worth it, as the new ship is one thing. of beauty.
Everything on board is either upgraded, improved or a whole new innovation entirely, just take its F & B offering as an example: there’s a new menu at Crown Grill, the ship’s popular specialty outlet. ; the adjacent Crown Grill Bar, meanwhile, has opened up its space to generate more traffic.
Alfredo’s pizzeria on deck seven (voted best pizza at sea by no less than one publication than USA today) now offers al fresco dining, while the Ocean Terrace Sushi Bar has developed an American / Asian fusion menu. On deck 16, the World Fresh Marketplace has undergone a “spectacular reinvention” and now offers two pop-up restaurants in the evening, Planks & Steamers.
And it doesn’t stop at dinner: New entertainment options abound too, with a Vegas-style casino and cool theatrical productions including Rock opera, with Brian Justin Crum of America has talent, and 5 heavens – a world designed in VR where a player is on an epic quest to find the Sky Princess, accompanied by spectacular digital effects and acrobatics.
Then there’s the Take 5 musical experience, which showcases the best of jazz as an expert mixologist prepares a themed cocktail to accompany the music; the Princess Live program with four game shows where public participation is actively encouraged; and a collaboration with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Silliness inspired which celebrates the first eccentric and innovative creations of the famous puppeteer.
It is also worth mentioning the Phantom Bridge escape room, launched in early December, an immersive interactive experience that mixes physical settings and puzzles to offer customers 700 different possible outcomes and – for those who prefer softer pastimes – Movies Under the Stars, where a 300 square foot LED screen delivers an incredible definition.
For even more relaxation, book a treatment at the beautifully appointed Lotus Spa, or enjoy the tranquil space of the sanctuary nestled atop the ship on deck 18.
All in all a world of entertainment, experiences and shows that Princess guests can enjoy and remember long after disembarkation.