Review of Caribbean Princess deck 17 (Sports-Waterpark-Adults)
The Sanctuary (adults-only sundeck/open-air relaxation area with luxury chaise lounges, light meals/steward service, access to Lotus Spa Pool/deck 16, private outdoor cabanas/spa massages; charges PP apply)
Princess Links (5-hole mini-golf course), Cybergolf (simulator)
Platinum Studio (B&W photos/portraits studio sessions)
Pirate’s View Pool area (with Swimming Pool, Splash Pool for kids, Whirlpool), served by the Morgan’s Bar.
Reef Splash Zone (waterpark without waterslides)
Reef Splash Zone water park
During drydock refurbishment 2019 (June), on the cruise liner was installed fleet's first-ever waterpark "Reef Splash Zone". Located aft-portside (beneath the ramp leading to Skywalkers Nightclub on Deck 18), the water park was added as a new section to the original aft swimming pool (Pirate's View).
The redesigned area now includes a large-sized Splashpad (outdoor water playground) fitted with splash pool, water cannons, water sprays, showers, interactive whale-like structure (with a "raining" fluke). The surrounding lounging area (designed for families with kids) was updated with new patio furniture (comfortable sectionals, chairs, sunloungers, padded garden couches with tables), new fixtures and finishes. The existing swimming pool, whirlpool hot tub (large outdoor Jacuzzi) and poolside bar (Morgan's Bar) were also renovated.
The newly-added Game Zone hosts family fun competitions and features oversized backyard games (the likes of Jenga, Cornhole, Connect Four). At Morgan's Bar (kids-friendly) parents can enjoy mocktails and cocktails. The surrounding lounge area is furnished with comfortable sectionals. The water-park is protected by wind panels (throughout the area) while its Shade Canopy (aft-starboard) is a sun-protected seating area covered with canvas canopies. The music system and lighting were upgraded (to the steps and swimming pool) and new wall lighting was installed for the evening open-deck parties, activities (including stargazing and educational kids programs) and themed events.