Introduced to the Princess Cruises fleet in April 2004, the fantastic Caribbean Princess is the star of the destination bearing her name. Varied itineraries and a beautifully charismatic ship ensure passengers return year after year.
The piazza-style grand atrium provides the warmest of welcomes to Caribbean Princess’s guests from the moment they step on board, the magnificent spiral staircases and sleek décor setting the precedent for the rest of the ship. Staterooms on board the Caribbean Princess are a spacious home from home during your time on the seas, and with over 900 balconies she provides the ideal opportunity for passengers keen to wake up to a spectacular sea view.
Although grand in size and décor, Caribbean Princess possesses an unequivocal touch of intimacy: the service always impeccable; the facilities always varied and the entertainment always in abundance. Whether you long for tranquil voyages to Caribbean shores, or for fun-filled family adventures in the Mediterranean, Caribbean Princess really does offer something for everyone.
Entertainment, activities, recreation…call it what you will, but Caribbean Princess has it in spades. Sea days are best spent cooling off in the pool and this vast vessel has five to choose from. Whether you prefer to float serenely, battle the waves, swim laps against the current or just enjoy the bubbling hot tub, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the decks.
If absolute rest and relaxation are the order of the day, the Lotus Spa and Sanctuary is the place to be. An adults-only area, the Sanctuary features the ship’s most peaceful pool area, along with private cabanas, al fresco massages, healthy snacks and attentive service. The Lotus Spa offers a varied treatment list with expertly qualified therapists and a full hair and beauty salon. With little ones lapping up the entertainment in the kids club, the Lotus Spa and the Sanctuary are the perfect places to retreat for some unadulterated me time.
Working off yesterday’s indulgences is easier with the ocean as your backdrop and activities on board Caribbean Princess are plentiful. Perfect your swing at the putting course, or head to the sports courts. Qualified fitness professionals are on hand in the state-of-the-art gym, or join in with Zumba or Yoga classes. The ScholarShip@Seas programme offers up to 40 enrichment classes per voyage, ranging from card making and pop choirs, to cookery classes and wine tastings.
When Caribbean Princess joined the Princess Cruises fleet in 2004, she brought with her the Movies Under the Stars experience. The opportunity to get cosy beneath the stars, plied with freshly-popped popcorn and first-run movies, makes Movies Under the Stars one of the most popular entertainment features on board.
Evenings aboard the Caribbean Princess are abuzz with activity. Full scale productions light up the stage of the Princess Theatre each night, bringing the dazzling lights of Broadway to the seas, while the Grand Casino echoes the glamour of Las Vegas.
With eleven bars and lounges on board, you’ll never be short of somewhere to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or a cheeky night cap. Crooners Bar combines a vast Martini list with soothing sounds, while the Explorers lounge plays host to exuberant live performances. Night owls can take the merriment into the wee hours at the sleek Skywalkers Night Club.
The entire Princess Cruises fleet is inducted into the Chaînes des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, so it is little wonder that dining on board the Caribbean Princess is a real treat. From fine dining in one of three main dining rooms, to enjoying food from around the world at one of the relaxed buffet venues, this ship has something for all tastes.
Traditional dining is provided in the Palm dining room. Guests can choose between set dining times of 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, dining at the same table and with the same dedicated waiter each night. Great friends are made within sophisticated surroundings, and traditional dining remains a popular choice.
The Coral and Island dining rooms play host to Anytime Dining, with guests invited to enjoy dinner at a time to suit them, between the hours of 6pm and 9.30pm. Enjoy a few hours relaxation after a long day in port, before enjoying a late dinner, or opt for an early sitting if you’ve spent the day working up a mammoth appetite in the pool. Anytime dining throws off the constraints of schedule, for the perfect holiday feeling.
Caribbean Princess’s speciality restaurants offer a stunning setting and delicious food in return for a small cover charge. Embrace an air of romance in Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, where dishes such as baked striped sea bass in herbed salt crust play a starring role on a delectable menu. The steak and seafood on offer at the Crown Grill has seen the venue crowned ‘Best Cruise Ship Steakhouse’, and every meal in the restaurant promises to be a special occasion.
Unique to Princess Cruises and available on board the Caribbean Princess, Ultimate Balcony Dining is the pinnacle of celebratory dining. Celebrate your special occasion or simply raise a toast to an incredible holiday with your own private dining experience, held in the comfort of your stateroom. Fresh flowers provide the decoration, while cocktails, champagne, a deluxe four-course meal and a dedicated server create the perfect luxurious night in.
Guests preferring more informal mealtimes can dine in the Horizon Court & Bistro, the Prego Pizzeria or the Trident Grill. The same high standard of food as served in the main dining rooms is offered here in a more relaxed atmosphere; great after a busy shore day!
You should dress for a Princess cruise the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts and lightweight pants is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates. Formal Nights occur twice each week and on such occasions tuxedos or dark suits are required for men, with evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women. Smart Casual makes up the dress code for the remaining evenings on board, with smart skirts, dresses or trousers suggested for ladies and trousers and an open-neck shirt required for men.
Dress codes for each evening will feature in your daily programme, delivered personally by your cabin steward each evening with all the following days key news included.