Diamond Princess is undergoing a $30 million refurbishment ahead of Princess Cruises’ second season in Japan.
The ship is getting a larger Japanese bath area, a Kai Sushi restaurant, additional staterooms and a revamped shopping area.
The Horizon Court is also getting a makeover, while the ship’s hull will get a fresh coat of paint.
The makeover was due to finish on April 2 and is taking place at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore.
The new Japanese Bath will be 8,800-square-foot and has indoor and outdoor area.
“Because bathing is an important part of the Japanese culture, we want to offer passengers an authentic experience on board, complete with unparalleled ocean views.” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.
“This is just one of several additions we’re making to the ship to give passengers an appealing Japanese experience.”
Other changes include 14 new cabins, a sports court on the roof of Skywalker’s Nightclub and new art gallery displays.
Italian specialty restaurant Sabatini’s is also getting a revamp, the casino is being remodeled and the wedding chapel and internet cafe are moving to a different part of the ship.
Diamond Princess, which will homeport in Tokyo, will embark on its first sailing on April 17.
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