Caribbean Princess has sailed luxurious American style cruise holidays to the Caribbean Islands with Princess Cruises since she entered service in 2004. After a multi-million dollar refurbishment, she now sails with an enhanced onboard experience with touches of luxury, extensive dining choices, and new family adventures.
Highlights of Caribbean Princess’ exciting refurbishment include an astounding seven new dining venues, 87 new connecting staterooms for families, plus updated kids and teen centres. She is also the first in the fleet to have had Princess Cruises' bespoke onboard technology - the Ocean Medallion - installed. This brilliant piece of equipment is only as big as a ten pence piece, and is designed to be worn by guests in the form of a pendant, bracelet, clip, or can simply be kept safe in a bag or pocket. The Ocean Medallion has a multitude of uses, for instance, access to your stateroom, quick and easy embarkation/disembarkation, order drinks, and taking part in games across the ship.
As one of the largest ships in the Princess Cruises’ fleet, Caribbean Princess has a maximum capacity of approximately 3,140 sun seekers. The ship has 900 balcony staterooms and an entire deck dedicated to amazing mini-suites offering impressive private views during Caribbean Cruises.
Staterooms onboard this ship are varied and provide an array of layouts and facilities. Find onboard Princess Luxury Beds, which have been designed by science and beauty experts to provide absolute comfort for the perfect night's sleep. Grand suites consist of a Queen sized bed, separate sitting room; dining area, walk-in closet, bathroom equipped with whirlpool jets, and a great spacious balcony. Other configurations include a family suite, consisting of two self-contained staterooms, mini-suites, doubles and interior suites. All staterooms are finished to a high standard and provided a good range of facilities.
Caribbean Princess offers a great selection of fly cruise Caribbean holidays, along with many of her sister ships.
Princess Cruises' various dining styles allow you the flexibility to choose when you dine and how. For example, with Traditional Dining you are invited to eat at set times within the plush surroundings of the Island Dining Room. Alternatively, choose Anytime Dining which is offered by the Coral Dining Room and the Island Dining Room. This latter option means that you are not tied to set meal times or venues, leaving you free to grab a bite to eat whenever you’re ready.
Whether you fancy some traditional Italian cooking or a big juicy steak, Princess Cruises' speciality dining has you covered. Be delighted by the award-winning Italian cuisine in the newly updated Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, with dishes of unique antipasti and expertly crafted handmade pasta. Plus, be sure to find an evening to enjoy family-style planks of loaded ribs at Planks BBQ, unfussy easy food at The Salty Dog Grill, mouth-watering pizza from Slice, and succulent seafood selections at Steamers Seafood. These venues offer relaxed evening dining and a superb level of service.
After dinner, or whenever you need a pick me up, head to Coffee and Cones for speciality brewed coffee and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
On top of all this choice, there is an impressive, complimentary room service menu which is available 24-hours a day.
After enjoying the stunning array of food on offer, relax and be entertained by seasoned performers acting out Broadway-style theatre productions, lounge acts, and much more. Movies Under the Stars® outdoor theatre is Princess Cruises' huge outdoor movie experience where you are free to recline on pool chairs and enjoy top Hollywood releases as well as some movie classics. Feeling lucky? Then head over to the Grand Casino where the atmosphere of Vegas awaits. If you fancy dancing the night away then Skywalkers Nightclub is the place to be seen. Providing an array of musical styles, this lounge sits 15 decks above the sea offering perfect views whilst you dance the night away. For a more laid back end to your evening indulge in the cosy spaces within Wheelhouse Bar, Churchill Lounge or the Crooner Bar where you are invited to sip cocktails and engage in conversation with your fellow passengers.
The onboard entertainment venues are;
- Princess Theatre
- Explorer's Lounge
- Churchill's Cigar & Spirits Lounge
- Club Fusion
- Wheelhouse Bar
- Skywalkers Nightclub
- Crooners Bar
- Movies under the Stars
With so many of today's cruisers wanting to take care of their health and fitness on holiday, Princess Cruises have ensured that Caribbean Princess offers plenty of wellness options. As well as four freshwater pools and seven relaxing whirlpools, guests are invited to use the jogging track state-of-the-art fitness centre. This boasts professional staff, weight and aerobic conditioning equipment, sauna, solarium, steam rooms and classes ranging from aerobics to pilates and kick-boxing. Alternatively, for some less strenuous activity why not try your hand at the golf simulator, or on the 9-hole putting course?
As well as getting the blood pumping with a workout, it's important to relax your mind and body during your holiday. Take care of this side of things at the full-service Lotus Spa and Beauty Salon, which offers traditional hairdressing, beauty services, massages, sensuous wraps, hydro and aromatherapies. The Lotus Spa® is a serene space where you can enjoy many therapies and beauty treatments.
You’ll find many activities onboard Caribbean Princess that are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat!
Caribbean Princess is well suited to accommodate family cruises and they offer three different kids clubs for ages 3 - 17 in their fantastic Camp Discovery program. Having teamed up with the Discovery Channel, many of the activities at these clubs are designed for learning as well as having fun. They include things like science experiments, talent shows, mini-golf tournaments, and stargazing. Staffed by trained counsellors you can be sure that whether your little ones are dining, painting, singing, laughing or dancing they are having a whale of a time in great surroundings.
Families will also love the Reef Family Splash Zone. This thrilling fun centre boasts a water playpark with a splash pool, multiple showers and shooting water, and a fun aqua whale structure. Also in The Reef is an exciting game zone, which boasts classic games like giant Jenga and Connect 4, as well as a friendly bar serving cocktails and mocktails. There is also a swimming pool and jacuzzi, with plenty of comfortable seating around including tables and chairs as well as sun loungers. State-of-the-art audio and lighting equipment has also been installed to provide guests with the very best sensory experience during onboard events.
Other onboard activities include;
- Internet Cafe
- Writing room
- Card room
- Wedding chapel
- Art Gallery
- Medical Centre
Onboard the Caribbean Princess the dress code varies from smart casual to elegantly formal. Your cruise will feature some formal nights, with more information in your pre-cruise documents, where smart suits or black tie is expected for the men and cocktail dresses or maxi dresses are suitable for women. During the informal evenings smart casual attire is expected in the dining rooms and restaurants, consisting of blazer or sports jacket for men and elegant, yet casual dress for women.