Check out this humongous cruise ship in drydock on the right side of San Francisco at Pier 70. (You know, right near the place where Mayor Gavin Newsom rented out San Francisco’s sovereignty and got snookered by the Chinese government simultaneously during the 2008 Olympic torch run fiasco.) This ship is big – like Cosco Busan big. But why did the people at Princess Cruise Lines choose San Francisco as a place to do a refit? Why not, baby? We rock! (It’s nice to know that San Francisco is still competitive in a few industries anyway.)
It’s the Sun-class Sea Princess, soon to be equipped with an adults-only [no, not that kind of adults-only] Sanctuary, an “oasis of tranquility” where you can escape from those pesky little anklebiters.
Love, exiting and new – come aboard, we’re expecting you! Click to expand:
And here are the twin screws:
And here’s a thruster hole (or whatever they call it) – all the better for maneuvering around at ports of call.
BAE Systems will have this princess back on her feet and heading down south, Panama way, in no time.
Check out all the deets here.
And of course, the PCL people are Twittering all about it.
And look at all the recent drydock photos here on Flickr.
And the Facebook, always with the FB.
And look who christened the Sea Princess, back in the day – Zara Phillips, a real princess, or princess-to-be, or something. Her grandmother is the Queen of England anyway.
Bon Voyage, Sea Princess!
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