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Just one day before welcoming passengers onboard the newly-renovated Grand Princess, cruise director Martyn takes us on a whirlwind tour of the completed areas, including the Princess casino, the family sunbathing area (complete with a new splash pool), the fitness center and Lotus Spa (You’ll even get the hairdresser’s perspective on the new salon and spa areas while she gives Martyn a haircut!).

In this episode of the Grand Princess’s drydock video diary, we get a glimpse of the hull of the new Princess Cruises ship being painted.  Next, cruise director Martyn shows us the final preparations being made in the newly-expanded Horizon Court Buffet, on deck, on the atrium stairs, and in staterooms. 

I’m sure the newly-renovated Grand Princess will deliver a wonderful cruise experience for its passengers.

As Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess nears the end of its drydock time and prepares to welcome passengers aboard the newly-renovated ship, the Cruise Director gives us updates on many areas, including Crooners’ Bar, Leaves Tea Lounge & Library (where a multitude of different teas will be available for sampling soon), the Fitness Center, and many deck areas.  Enjoy!

With less than two days to go before Princess Cruises‘  Grand Princess is to receive passengers, this video update gives us a preview of the brand-new Piazza-style atrium.   Looking good!

In this episode of Princess Cruises‘ Grand Princess video diary, we see the lifeboats being maintained and replaced, while miles and miles of custom-made carpets are laid all over the ship.  Can’t wait to travel on the completely renovated ship!

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The Project Manager in charge of overseeing Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess drydock renovations discusses the current status of the work being done, and he shows us some of the details he’s responsible for on a daily basis.  The insights I’m gaining from this series of video diary are certainly giving me a new perspective in cruising!

In this “run around the ship” update, the Grand Princess’s cruise director gives us a glimpse at the current state of the ship’s drydock renovations in a number of venues, including the Crown Grill, casino, stateroom bathrooms, the salon and barber shop area, and the atrium, soon to be Grand Princess’s new Piazza.

Pay close attention to the quirky conversation in the atrium about the “mustache contest.”  I’ve never heard of a mustache contest aboard a passenger sailing, the again, I suppose there could be one!  🙂

Learn more about life onboard Princess Cruises.  Cruise on!

The Logistics Team coordinates delivery of all supplies and materials for the Grand Princess drydock renovations, as well as the removal of any trash and other discards.  Logistics is a far cry from the luxuries and pleasures we normally associate with cruising, but without its vital help, the great experiences cruisers love would not be possible.

Enjoy this unexpectedly fun look at the upholstery shop that now occupies the Vista Lounge onboard the Grand Princess.  (No, they aren’t setting up shop in the lounge for cruisers to buy upholstery!)

Watch as what was the Grand Princess’s Skywalkers Lounge is removed from the ship.  This vantage point gives us an idea of what a massive undertaking these drydock renovations are for Princess Cruises:

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