(5.00 p.m. BST) — Princess Cruises has unveiled a new cabin category in their Club Class Mini-Suites, which will debut onboard Ruby Princess on December 10 2016, before being rolled out fleetwide by September 2017.
Club Class Mini-Suites will include Princess Cruises’ VIP guest services and amenities such as “Club Class Dining;” priority embarkation and disembarkation; and the new Princess Luxury Beds, which are being rolled out fleetwide by 2018.
Club Class Dining includes a reserved area of the main dining room with expedited seating; dedicated waiting staff and exclusive menu options, with chef’s specials and tableside preparation of some of the dishes. Club Class Dining is available everyday for breakfast and evening meals, and at lunchtime on sea days.
Club Class Mini-Suites will replace a select number of standard mini-suites and will include 323 square feet of space, a balcony, a separate seating area, bathroom with bath and shower facilities and a welcome glass of champagne, among other features.
Princess Cruises’ president Jan Swartz said: “Club Class Mini-Suites provide Princess guests yet another elevated product enhancement to enjoy during their cruise vacation.
“The VIP perks, including the new Club Class Dining, offers a premium and memorable onboard experience so our guests can completely relax, unwind and immerse themselves in worldwide destinations and ultimately ‘come back new.’”
Full-Suite guests also receive the benefits that Club Class Mini-Suite passengers receive, including Club Class Dining, in addition to many other amenities offered with a Full-Suite cabin category, such as additional cabin space and Elite Lounge access with complimentary hors d’oeuvres on selected ships.