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Princess Cruises unveils Discovery Princess' godparents - what's onboard the ship?

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Princess Cruises has revealed the godparents of new cruise ship Discovery Princess. Who are they and what can passengers expect onboard?

Princess Cruises has revealed the names of Discovery Princess' godparents ahead of the official naming on Friday.

Discovery Princess, welcomed in January 2022, takes the line's fleet to 15 MedallionClass vessels.

The godparents of the new cruise ship will be fashion designer Randy Fenoli; chef Alex Guarnaschelli; special effects designer and fabricator Adam Savage; and real estate broker and flipper extraordinaire Page Turner.

The four will come together for the maritime naming ceremony tradition at the Port of Los Angeles on April 29.

From here Discovery Princess is cruising a series of Mexican Riviera and California Coast voyages from March 27 – April 24, 2022.

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The Princess ships will then head up the Pacific coast to begin a season of seven-night Alaska cruises from Seattle.

So what can guests set to cruise on Discovery Princess expect onboard the ship, from cabins and dining to entertainment?

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Discovery Princess cabins

Princess Cruises fans will recognise much of the new ship if they've sailed with the brand before.

The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess is the sixth and final Royal-Class newbuild and shares all of the style and luxury of her sister ships – Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess.

Discovery Princess: In the Sky Suites, guests will enjoy 270-degree sweeping views. Credit: Princess Cruises

Cabins range in size and price to make sure all travellers' needs are met. Categories include Sky Suite, Suite, Club Class, Mini-Suite, Balcony, Premium Oceanview, Interior and Wheelchair-Accessible.

In the Sky Suites, guests will enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea (spanning a whopping 1,000 square-foot!.

They were first unveiled onboard Sky Princess in 2019 and offer inclusive amenities, a dedicated Suite Experience Manager, luxurious accommodation for up to five guests and the largest balcony at sea.

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Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, interior cabins are approximately 158-162 square feet and come with a queen or two twin beds, refrigerator, private bathroom with a shower, desk, and a flat-panel television.

Balcony Suites are 214-222 square feet suite, and include a balcony with two chairs and a table - perfect for enjoying a leisurely breakfast or pre-dinner drinks! There are also floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, comfortable queen or two twin beds, and a refrigerator.

Discovery Princess: World Fresh Marketplace provides well-balanced options. Credit: Princess Cruises

Discovery Princess dining

There is all manner of dining options available onboard Discovery Princess to please every palate.

Included restaurants range from Gigi's Pizzeria serving hand-tossed pizzas and the Salty Dog Grill offering handmade gourmet burgers to World Fresh Marketplace providing well-balanced options and International Café serving food from around the world 24-hours a day.

Meanwhile, Ocean Terrace seafood bars offers sushi and sashimi along with chilled sake, cocktails, and wine by the glass while Gelato serves classic flavours and toppings.

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As with all Princess ships you can expect an array of speciality dining options.

Sabatini's Italian Trattoria rustles up pasta courses prepared fresh daily from treasured family recipes and The Salty Dog Gastropub serves crafted burgers and gourmet creations incised by pub favourites along with a unique variety of beer, whiskey and cocktail selections.

Crown Grill offers premium aged beef and fresh seafood items while Chef’s Table Lumiere is perfect for special occasions - guests are given champagne and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a blow-out multi-course dinner created and hosted by the ship’s executive chef.

Alternatively, guests can opt for Ultimate Balcony Dining and have breakfast brought right to them.

Discovery Princess: Vista Lounge sees everyone from live bands and comedians to illusionists and musicians perform. Credit: Princess Cruises

Discovery Princess entertainment

Princess has announced the newest, original production show – Spotlight Bar – debuting in April onboard Discovery Princess.

This imaginative show will transport guests to a vibrant bar atmosphere where they will meet and connect with local storytellers who share tales of their lives through song.

‘Spotlight Bar’ includes a modern musical playlist, with cast performances of various songs such as: “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, “Don’t You Worry About a Thing” by Stevie Wonder, “Havanna” by Camila Cabela, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Drink You Away" by Justin Timberlake and “Freedom” by George Michael.

“Spotlight Bar shares the story of the friendly neighbourhood bar where locals want to hang out, catch up, laugh, grab a drink and maybe sing a song or two,” said Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises vice president of entertainment experience.

“We hope Discovery Princess guests will get lost in the familiar music and theme of camaraderie to truly connect with our talented Princess entertainers.”

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Spotlight Bar will debut in the Princess Theatre onboard Discovery Princess departing Los Angeles on April 17, 2022, sailing to the Mexican Riviera. The show will be performed live by Princess singers, dancers and musicians on every Discovery Princess voyage.

As for other nighttime entertainment, Vista Lounge sees everyone from live bands and comedians to illusionists and musicians perform while Crooner's bar is where a top-notch pianist sings tunes.

Princess live entertainment also presents mesmerising new West End-style production shows that can only be seen in the Princess Theatre.

There's plenty to keep cruisers happy during the day on Discovery Princes. There's the pool, hot tub and two deep-tank pools, linked by sunken, communal seating, adjacent to the top-deck bar. Additionally, there's an infinity-style Wakeview pool and bar.

Why not head to the shops to indulge in some retail therapy or hit the casino to try your luck?

Discovery Princess houses Take Five where live musicians perform brilliant classics. Credit: Princess Cruises

Discovery Princess is the third Princess ship after Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess to house Take Five where live musicians perform brilliant classics and tell tales of true jazz legends throughout the ages each evening. Passengers can try cocktails from Master Mixologist, Rob Floyd as well as speciality gin cocktails crafted exclusively for Take Five.

Culture lovers will enjoy the onboard art gallery, art history lecture and Champagne Art Auctions while film buffs will appreciate Movies Under the Stars - tuck into complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day while watching hit films poolside.

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For those who want to get active, there's a Sports Court set up for basketball but also for volleyball as well as a gym boasting Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training.

You can then hit the spa which offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite as well as beauty treatments to leave you looking your best.

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