It seems that each cruise line has undertaken on a refurbishment program to add the popular facilities of its newest cruises to its aging ones, and Princess is no an exception. While Caribbean Princess, that was launched in 2004, is certainly not an old vessel, it underwent a main refit in early 2009 to add facilities which have become guests favorites on her younger fleetmates: Crown Princess, Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess.
Passengers spent hours sitting in the cozy, patio-style seating places,
sipping coffee, reading, playing board games and watching occasional
performers, ranging from a Cirque-type cube-spinner to a BMX biker that
performed balancing tricks on the board of Caribbean Princess cruise ship. There is also new in the Piazza - Vines Wine Bar, the place to try over thirty wines by the glass while snacking on artisan cheeses, sushi and tapas.
Of the changes, the most markable - and most appreciated - is the transformation of the vessel's former atrium into the new 3-deck-high, street-cafe-style Piazza that is home to the International Cafe (a combination bakery, deli and coffee shop), Vines Wine & Seafood Bar, the Internet Cafe & Library, and an amusement zone.