This gorgeous room has a forward-facing double bed, a long sofa and storage to starboard, and a dressing table and drawers to port. Aft is a walk-in dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with his-and-her sinks and a shower to starboard that also benefits from a porthole. Back on main deck, access to the three guest cabins is by central stairs located between the twin-seat helm station and a corner sofa to port.
The lower-deck hallway leads to a forward VIP cabin with aft- facing double, plus a double cabin to starboard and a convertible twin to port, all with en-suites and all beautifully appointed.
The exterior areas feature some nice new design touches. The foredeck has a C-shaped forward-facing sofa and a large sunbed that features adjustable pads that can be raised to create aft-facing seats and a proper social circle with the sofa. The flybridge is another winning area, with seating either side of the two central helm seats, and a large L-shaped sofa aft that can convert to a sunpad. There’s also a wet bar with electric barbecue, sink and top-loading coolbox.
There’s also plenty going on in the stern. The swim platform can be lowered into the water by an electric-hydraulic mechanism, while there’s also a foldaway swim ladder and a transom shower. This area also accesses the portside garage, which can house a 4.45m tender, as well as the starboard twin crew cabin, which leads to the engine room. This is where you’ll find the twin 1,900mhp MAN V12s that drive this 53-tonne beauty up to 39 knots, supported by the remarkable seakeeping and handling that Princess is renowned for.
With ingenious design, top-line performance, lovely lines and even stunning sounds, it’s no wonder the S78 is the current queen of the Princess order books.