As much as I love my own children, I think there’s something to be said for some “adult time”, and I also think one of the places we want (and deserve) it most is while on vacation. With this thought in mind, Princess Cruises has recently come to the completion of a 3-year project. The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat aboard 14 of their 16 ships (the Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess are excluded) now provides an exclusive “getaway” space for adults.
Guest who take advantage of The Sanctuary can expect a “child-free” environment for adults to relax and enjoy massage, drinks, light meals and service by “serenity stewards”. There is a flat fee charge of $10 per person for each period, defined as AM (from 8am to 12:30pm) and PM (from 1pm to 5pm or later).
The installation of this last “Sanctuary” space marks the first in a series of changes for the Sapphire, which will go into drydock from January 7 to February 4, 2012. During this time period, the ship will receive a Piazza atrium with its International Café and Vines wine bar; the line’s second “Alfredo’s” pizzeria which (introduced earlier this year aboard Grand Princess), and a Movies Under the Stars poolside movie screen.
A great idea, for parents who love to cruise with their children, but can still use some space of their own!