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Design, Public Rooms & Staterooms

Sea Princess

Sea Princess Design Team

When Sea Princess debuted in December 1998, she set sail with many of the traditional Princess features that have become hallmarks of the line, such as high quality accommodations and an abundance of private balconies, atriums that serve as the ship's social center, a popular pizzeria and an uncommon level of spaciousness. But there are also many new innovations, first introduced aboard her sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, which have already become Princess Grand Class® trademarks, like a 24-hour café, not one but two main showrooms, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and a fully-equipped business center. Overall responsibility and coordination of this massive design project fell to three principal members of the design team, who are listed below:

Njal Eide

With more than 25 years experience in the design and development of cruise ships, Njal Eide is considered among the world's most creative ship designers, recognized primarily for his bold, innovative and futuristic style. The Norwegian-born Eide, coordinating architect of Sea Princess, has been involved in other Princess projects, including the concept and design of her sister ships Dawn Princess and Sun Princess, as well as the line's innovative Royal Princess and the refurbishment of Star Princess' successful "Windows to the World" lounge.

Giacomo Mortola

Giacomo Mortola is the designer of several spectacular interior spaces aboard Sea Princess, including the innovatively designed Neopolitan and Sicilian Dining Rooms, Princess Theatre, Wheelhouse Bar, Entre Nous Wine and Caviar Bar, Rocky's Disco, and Lago's Pizzeria. Mortola has had a longtime affiliation with Princess, having begun his initial work with the former Sitmar Cruises in 1974. He was involved in the construction of Dawn Princess, Sun Princess, Sky Princess, Crown Princess and Regal Princess and has overseen the refurbishments of Island Princess, Pacific Princess and several former Sitmar vessels. A graduate of the University of Genoa, the Italian-born Mortola also served as coordinating architect of Grand Princess, the line's 109,000-ton supership.

Teresa Anderson

As the in-house director of interior design for Princess Cruises, Teresa Anderson is responsible for overseeing all phases of interior design development for Sea Princess. She has handled the development of both the conceptual and schematic designs, including the selection of the various materials for both public areas and passenger accommodations, such as colors, furniture, fabrics, architectural finishes, carpet, draperies and wall coverings. Anderson joined Princess in 1994 from the H. Chambers Company, a Baltimore-based design and planning firm, where she headed the 12-member team of professionals responsible for the interior design of the line's Grand Princess, Dawn Princess, Sun Princess, Crown Princess and Regal Princess, delivered in 1998, 1997, 1995, 1990 and 1991, respectively. A native of Peru, Anderson has a long list of outstanding design accomplishments to her credit, from government buildings in Brunei to the Paradise Grand Hotel in the Bahamas.

Sea Princess Stateroom and Public Area Descriptions

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    Suites and Mini-Suites:

  • Private bedroom with queen-size bed
  • Separate sitting room area
  • Large private balcony
  • Sofa bed (suites only)
  • Bath with whirlpool spa tub, separate shower, marble and stained glass appointments and custom Corian wash basins
  • Two sinks in bathroom (suites only)
  • Walk-in closet and separate dressing area
  • Wet bar (suites only)
  • Two color televisions, with remote control, featuring movies, CNN, ESPN, Discovery Channel, and other special programming
  • Four music channels
  • Card key for cabin access, also used for charging onboard purchases
  • Guest safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Terry cloth robes
  • Environmentally-friendly bathroom amenities
  • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates
  • Multi-function telephone
  • 110-volt current

    Standard Outside/Inside Cabins:

  • Queen-size bed which converts to two lower beds
  • Private balcony on 372 outside cabins
  • Bath features shower, custom tile and Corian wash basins
  • Color television, with remote control, featuring movies, CNN, ESPN, Discovery Channel, and other special programming
  • Four music channels
  • Card key for cabin access, also used for charging onboard purchases
  • Guest safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Terry cloth robes
  • Multi-function telephone
  • Environmentally-friendly bathroom amenities
  • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates


Grand Plaza
Sicilian Dining Room
Neapolitan Dining Room
Princess Theatre
Wheelhouse Bar
Atrium Lounge
Rocky's Disco
Entre Nous
The Library
Checkers Card Lounge
Vista Lounge
Grand Casino
The Riviera
Fun Zone and Wired
Princess Links
Beauty Parlor
Business Center
Seaview Spa
Spa Pool
Horizon Court
Riviera Grill
Seaview Bar
Sports Court
Passenger Staterooms
The four-story Grand Plaza is the main social hub of
the ship with shops, entertainment and dining radiating
from this focal point. It features 1 24-hour reception
desk and circular marble foyer, glass elevators, a
circular floating staircase and stained-glass dome. A
second smaller atrium is located aft of the Grand Plaza.
Located off the Grand Plaza, the Patisserie is the
place to relax over a cup of cappuccino and a
freshly-baked pastry. seats 44.
One of the two main dining rooms, the Sicilian Dining Room
features a unique asymmetrical design and intimate seating
areas. With its etched glass, granite borders, decorative light
sconces and rich wood tones, it exudes ambiance
and charm. Seats 552.
Passenger Staterooms.
A duty-free gift shop featuring novelties, sundries and
cruisewear fashions. Ceiling moldings, armoires and warm
woods create a strong European flair.
A duty-free gift shop offering fragrances, evening wear,
fine jewelry and collectibles in a romantic setting.
Located directly above the Sicilian Dining Room,
the Neapolitan Dining Room is identical, except for
color scheme. Seats 552.
Passenger Staterooms.
A classic Broadway theatre with pillar-less, unobstructed
views, this is the venue for exciting evening entertainment
such as the line's new "Pirate" show. Features traditional
theatre-style seating and a full 26-foot-wide proscenium
arch stage, one of the largest on any ship, and
a rich, art deco interior. Seats 550.
Modeled after the officer's bar of yesterday's liners,
the Wheelhouse Bar features a lot of brass, leather furniture,
rosewood-paneled walls and a collection of ship
memorabilia which give it a classic, nautical feel. Seats 120.
The intimate Atrium Lounge boasts a beautiful dance
floor, bay windows, and views down into the atrium and
up to Lago's pizzeria. Seats 44.
State-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, a dance
floor built over video screens and in-port dancing on the
deck outside make this nightclub the center of
late-night action. Seats 110.
Champagne, wine and caviar bar serving a variety
of domestic and imported wines and champagnes
by the glass, plus a selection of imported
caviars and other beverages. Seats 12.
The wood-paneled Library has a comfortable
"old world" feel and features private reading chairs, each
with its own bay-window view. Seats 27.
This richly-decorated room has a "King Arthur's
Court" feel with dark mahogany, a specially-designed
chessboard carpet and leather furniture. Card and
other games can be played here and it can also be
used as a meeting room. Seats 68.
One of the two main showrooms, the aft Vista Lounge
offers cabaret-style entertainment viewed from tiered
seating, and surrounded by ocean views through floor-to-
ceiling windows. A cozy bar, and a stage that turns into a
dance floor will make this a popular evening spot.
Seats 480.
Harkening back to the days of the grand ocean liners,
this open-air broad teak Promenade Deck encircles the
ship, and features vintage canopied steamer deck chairs.
Passenger Staterooms.
Princess' trademark pizzeria features a contemporary
"winter garden" feeling with decorative wrought-iron work,
hand-painted tiles, flagstone floors and checkerboard marble
tables. Pizza making becomes an event as passengers can
view the process through a large window. Seats 74.
The Grand Casino has more than 150 slot machines and
blackjack, roulette and poker tables. One of the unique
features of the room is its stained glass ceiling sculpture
which simulated a moving roulette wheel.
Passenger Staterooms.
Passenger Staterooms.
Passenger Staterooms.
The Riviera deck boasts two large pools, two whirlpool
spas, a waterfall, a band stand, an island bar, "Sundaes"
ice cream kiosk and deck chairs.
Two age-specific youth centers help to make Sea Princess
an ideal family vacation. The Fun Zone for toddlers
features a splash pool, castle, doll's house, children's
theatre and ball jump. Wired takes tens to the limits of
their imagination with video games and a refreshment bar
as well as their own teen disco. A full schedule of organized
activities is offered in both areas.
This computerized golf center gives passengers the
opportunity to enjoy simulated play on many of the world's
top golf courses.
The beauty center offers a full array of men's and women's
hairstyling, facials and personal grooming services.
The business center allows passengers to conduct business
at sea, and features three IBM desktop computers with
CD-ROM capabilities, one Macintosh computer, a laser
printer, color printer, fax modem and a variety of software.
Featuring "fitness with a view," Seaview Spa includes
a glass-walled high-tech gymnasium, health center and
aerobics area, which not only look outward towards the sea,
but wrap around the pool and outside terraced seating.
The area features saunas, as well as 11 rooms for massage
and other treatments.
A dramatic, partially shaded pool with two whirlpool
spas appears suspended between the decks with its
surface between the health club and the Sun Deck above.
This 24-hour café features a light buffet menu as an
alternative to a more formal meal in the ship's dining rooms
or allows passengers to indulge their snacking urge any
time of day. With a 270-degree view over the prow of the
ship, the café features indoor seating and an evening
entertainment area with a dance floor and bar. Seats 300.
Outdoor BBQ serving hamburgers, beers and sodas on the
open deck. Seats 52.
An outdoor aft bar overlooking the activity at the Oasis
Spa situated below.
An outdoor top-of-the-ship bar serving a wide variety of
refreshments to thirsty pool-goers and sun bathers. Seats 10.
A top-of-the-ship sports facility, which can be adapted
for games such as paddle tennis, volleyball, basketball
and badminton, uniquely located in the ship's funnel structure.

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