All Aboard Labor Day Dreamcation at the Fairmont Scottsdale’s S.S. Princess

Say bon voyage to the final days of summer aboard the S.S. Princess at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess over Labor Day weekend.

From Sept. 2 – 5, the resort will host its 6th Annual Labor Day Dreamcation with a Caribbean cruise ship theme.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Upon arrival at the front drive/ship dock, landlubbers are first greeted by valets in sailor hats. Guests then embark the gangway to the lobby, where they may take a complimentary photo with a life buoy and a digitally super-imposed cruise ship or Caribbean island in the background.

Outside, the Fairmont Fun Team has a full itinerary of shore excursions such as swimming with Moon Mermaid at the new Mermaid University, becoming a pirate in Swashbuckler Academy, fishing derbies with Ranger Rick, watermelon eating contests or diving for lost treasure. For the adults, sipping a Bermuda banana hurricane cocktail and listening to the sounds of a steel drummer adds to the island paradise. Adults may also sample rare Caribbean rums at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar or have a poolside hair Quench treatment from Well & Being Spa.

As night falls, the Sonoran Splash pool complex takes a twist with the Techno Glo Party, a thrill ride down the water slides with black lights, lasers, fog and the hottest hits played by DJ Splash, along with LED hula hoopers and the Splash Rider X-treme water ride. If you prefer something more low-key, relax in the sand or grab a floatie in the water and enjoy a dive-in movie with the family at Sunset Beach.

Moon Mermaid at Sunset Beach at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Moon Mermaid at Sunset Beach at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

For those star-crossed love birds, couples can renew their vows at The Love Boat with the Director of Guest Services, Thomas Williams, who is an ordained minister. After the ceremony, toast your renewed love with champagne and be whisked away on a decorated golf cart cruise around the resort. Overnight guests who would like to reserve a complimentary vow renewal ceremony should contact the Princess’ Concierge Desk at 480-585-4848, ext. 7244.

As the final farewell to a spectacular summer, fireworks light up the sky over the TPC Scottsdale at 9 p.m., Friday – Sunday.

Labor Day Dreamcation weekend rates start from $209 per night for the Sip, Savor & Sand package, which includes a $50 daily credit for dining, spa or the Trailblazers Kids Club.  As an added bonus, guests may lounge a little longer with a complimentary late check-out of 4 p.m. on Monday, September 5.

To make room or dining reservations for the Dreamcation getaway over Labor Day weekend or for more information, please call (480) 585-4848, toll-free at (866) 540-4495 or visit

The resort is located at 7575 East Princess Drive in Scottsdale.

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