Cruise lines are constantly geared toward providing a steady flow of shipboard entertainment for cruisers to enjoy. They want your time at sea to be just as exciting as the ports of call you'll visit during your itinerary. While the standards (such as onboard casinos, Broadway-style shows and nightclubs) continue to have appeal, cruise lines are getting more and more innovative with their ideas. It was this type of what-would-the-passenger-want thinking that drove Princess Cruise Line to add "Movies Under the Stars."
Unlike anything found aboard other cruise vessels, "Movies Under the Stars" is an impressive outdoor movie theater that Princess officials describe as a "Times Square-style, LED (light emitting diode) screen." This is no ordinary TV, however.
With a monstrous 300-square-foot screen, featuring a 69,000-watt sound system, the "Movies Under the Stars" system is well equipped with enough lighting power to be seen clearly day or night.
Princess Cruise Line didn't stop there. Strategically placed, this million-dollar entertainment system is located above the pool area for optimal viewing comparable to traditional movie theaters. Have you ever watched your favorite movie while floating in a pool or sunbathing? Now you can!
To make the experience fit the Princess Cruise Line style, ship officials decided to go overboard (so to speak). Passengers can make complimentary chaise lounge reservations for available features. At evening viewings, comfortable cushions and blankets are placed on the lounge chairs. Additionally, cocktail specials are available as well as free popcorn and other movie munchies. Would you rather do dinner theater? Poolside casual dining is also available.
With up to seven features playing throughout the day and evening, every member of your party will find something s/he enjoys. What's in the lineup? Many family films including Spider Man 2 and Shrek 2. Concerts, sporting events - including NFL Monday Night Football - awards shows and other broadcast entertainment as well. One of the most popular events is Oscar® Under the Stars with the broadcast of the Academy Awards and a party.
"Movies Under the Stars" has been such a hit that Princess Cruise Line has retrofitted all its Grand Class ships with the giant screens.
"Movies Under the Stars" follows in the tradition of such other Princess Cruise Line innovations as Personal Choice Dining ®, the Cruise Personalizer® and the More Balconies® concept to make your shipboard experience all it can be.