Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess current position

Caribbean Princess current location is at North Sea (coordinates 58.67714 N / -2.22280 W) cruising at speed of 11.8 kn (22 km/h | 14 mph) en route to GB KWL > GB IVG. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Icelandic Fjords British Isles. Prices start from USD 1419 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Jul, 2024 and ends on 28 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
12 Jul 16:00    Departing from Southampton, England hotels
13 Jul 07:00 - 19:00    Isle of Portland, Weymouth, Dorset England
14 Jul 07:00 - 18:00    Falmouth UK, England
15 Jul 07:00 - 18:00    Cobh-Cork, Ireland
19 Jul 08:00 - 22:00    Reykjavik, Iceland
20 Jul 07:00 - 16:00    Grundarfjordur, Iceland
21 Jul 09:00 - 18:00    Akureyri, Iceland, Lake Myvatn
22 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Seydisfjordur, Iceland
24 Jul 07:00 - 18:00    Kirkwall, Orkney Island Scotland
25 Jul 07:00 - 18:00    Invergordon, Scotland
26 Jul 08:00 - 20:00    Leith-Edinburgh, Newhaven-Rosyth-Queensferry, Scotland
28 Jul    Arriving in Southampton, England hotels

Specifications of Caribbean Princess

Year of build2004  /  Age: 20
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassPRINCESS GRAND
Building costUSD 500 million
Speed21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph
Length (LOA)289 m / 948 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage112894 gt
Passengers3138 - 3766
Crew1200
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks18
Cabins1569
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2022
Sister-shipsCrown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure), Grand Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)
Christened byJill Whelan
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruise Lines Ltd (USA)

Caribbean Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 30 12 days, round-trip Norway, Denmark Sweden Southampton
2024 Jul 12 16 days, round-trip Icelandic Fjords British Isles Southampton $1419
2024 Jul 28 16 days, round-trip Iceland Greenland Southampton
2024 Aug 13 16 days, round-trip Iceland Greenland Southampton
2024 Aug 29 14 days, round-trip Ireland, Scottish Highlands Wales Southampton
2024 Sep 12 12 days, round-trip Oktoberfest European Capitals Southampton
2024 Sep 24 14 days, round-trip Search for the Northern Lights Southampton $1379
2024 Sep 24 26 days, one-way from Southampton to Civitavecchia-Rome Southampton $2858
2024 Oct 08 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Civitavecchia-Rome Southampton $1495
2024 Nov 10 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia-Rome $898
2024 Nov 27 4 days, round-trip Turks Caicos Getaway Port Canaveral $852
2024 Dec 01 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas Port Canaveral $787
2024 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1498
2024 Dec 09 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $677
2024 Dec 09 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1420
2024 Dec 15 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean with Mexico Port Canaveral $672
2024 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1871
2024 Dec 23 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $1237
2024 Dec 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $3086
2024 Dec 29 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas Port Canaveral $1627
2024 Dec 29 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $2326
2025 Jan 06 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $737
2025 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1456
2025 Jan 12 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean with Mexico Port Canaveral $757
2025 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1447
2025 Jan 20 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $707
2025 Jan 20 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1536
2025 Jan 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas Port Canaveral $867
2025 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1606
2025 Feb 03 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $777
2025 Feb 03 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1476
2025 Feb 09 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean with Mexico Port Canaveral $747
2025 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1476
2025 Feb 17 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $777
2025 Feb 17 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1671
2025 Feb 23 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas Port Canaveral $932
2025 Feb 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1571
2025 Mar 03 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $677
2025 Mar 03 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1604
2025 Mar 09 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean with Mexico Port Canaveral $907
2025 Mar 09 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1665
2025 Mar 17 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $796
2025 Mar 17 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1785
2025 Mar 23 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas Port Canaveral $1027
2025 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Eastern Adventurer Port Canaveral $1670
2025 Mar 31 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean with Turks Caicos Port Canaveral $681
2025 Mar 31 14 days, round-trip EasternWestern Caribbean Adventurer Port Canaveral $1370
2025 Apr 06 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean with Mexico Port Canaveral $737
2025 Apr 14 16 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Los Angeles Port Canaveral $1608
2025 Apr 14 21 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Vancouver Port Canaveral $8687
2025 Apr 30 5 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $518
2025 May 05 5 days, round-trip Alaska Sampler Vancouver $607
2025 May 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $829
2025 May 10 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1476
2025 May 17 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $860
2025 May 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $747
2025 May 24 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1476
2025 May 31 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $867
2025 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $983
2025 Jun 07 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1756
2025 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1070
2025 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $987
2025 Jun 21 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1756
2025 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1055
2025 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1045
2025 Jul 05 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1906
2025 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1168
2025 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1069
2025 Jul 19 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1906
2025 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1182
2025 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1057
2025 Aug 02 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1826
2025 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1063
2025 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $967
2025 Aug 16 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1736
2025 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1059
2025 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $901
2025 Aug 30 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver
2025 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $959
2025 Sep 13 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Vancouver $1417
2025 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $867
2025 Sep 23 23 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver $2556
2025 Sep 30 16 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1747
2025 Oct 16 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1397
2025 Oct 28 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean with Martinique Fort Lauderdale $1027
2025 Oct 28 20 days, round-trip Caribbean Explorer Fort Lauderdale $2006
2025 Nov 07 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean with Tortola Fort Lauderdale $1017
2025 Nov 17 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1377
2025 Nov 29 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1337
2025 Dec 11 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1397
2025 Dec 23 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1577
2026 Jan 04 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1337
2026 Jan 16 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1557
2026 Jan 28 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1657
2026 Feb 09 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1657
2026 Feb 21 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1667
2026 Mar 05 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1657
2026 Mar 17 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1657
2026 Mar 29 20 days, round-trip Caribbean Explorer Fort Lauderdale $2131
2026 Mar 29 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean with Martinique Fort Lauderdale $1067
2026 Apr 08 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean with Tortola Fort Lauderdale $1102

Caribbean Princess Review

Review of Caribbean Princess

The 2004-built Caribbean Princess cruise ship is the 6th Grand-class Princess Cruises liner, with sisterships Crown, Diamond, Golden (Pacific Adventure), Grand, Emerald, Ruby, Star (Pacific Encounter) and Sapphire.

The vessel (IMO number 9215490) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310423000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a USA-based passenger shipping company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest cruise shipowner. Among Princess Cruise Lines Ltd's assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau.

Caribbean Princess cruise ship

The 2600-passenger ship Caribbean Princess underwent a major drydock refit in early 2009 when were added facilities available on the younger fleet mates Crown, Emerald and Ruby. Now passengers spend hours sitting in the cosy, 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. The new Piazza-Vines Wine Bar is the place to try over thirty wines by the glass while snacking on artisan cheeses, sushi and tapas. Of the changes, the most remarkable and appreciated, is the transformation of the former atrium into a new 3-deck-high, street-cafe-style Piazza - home to the International Cafe (a combination bakery, deli and coffee shop), Vines Wine & Seafood Bar, the Internet Cafe & Library, and an amusement zone.

Decks and Cabins

Most Caribbean Princess staterooms (1569 total, in 34 grades) are 170-ft2 balcony cabins (675). Almost 80% of the outside accommodations have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 25. The largest accommodations are the Grand Suites (615 ft2 / 57 m2 with terrace sized 115 ft2 / 11 m2).

The boat has 18 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Caribbean Princess features three dining rooms, all with twinkling lights on their ceilings and tasteful, Caribbean-themed menu. The Palm is for fixed-seating dining, while Island and Coral are for passengers who have chosen "Anytime Dining". Reservations are available but are not required. Coral also welcomes guests for waiter-service breakfast and lunch. Rotating menu options include soups, appetizers, mains and desserts. There are also signature pasta and choices like Caesar salad and salmon. The healthy Lotus Spa selections are low in sodium and fat. Cafe Caribe and Horizon Court look identical and are open all day long. The Horizon section serves as a lido buffet restaurant and features breakfast buffets. Lunch choices may include unusual dishes like peanut butter sandwiches and fried bananas. 

Follows the complete list of Caribbean Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Island Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; dinner only - offers “Anytime Dining” between 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Coral Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.)
  • Palm Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; with 2 fixed seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • The Salty Dog Grill (replacing Trident Grill, self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • World Fresh Marketplace (replacing Horizon Court, self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Planks BBQ and Steamers Seafood (replacing Cafe Caribe, aft self-service buffet restaurant)
  • Slice (formerly Pizzeria, with west and East Coast offerings, classic Neapolitan-style pizza)
  • Coffee & Cones (formerly Scoops, offers free ice cream cones, treats of gourmet ice cream sandwiches, specialty coffee)

In April 2024 Princess Cruises announced that starting September 14th (2024) fleetwide would be introduced 3 distinct main dining/dinner table service options – Traditional, Reservable, and Walk-in Anytime. By the new program (introduced with Sun Princess) on each ship are allocated 3 separate dining rooms - one for Traditional dining (offering early and late dinner seating), one with Reservable times, and one for Walk-in Anytime (open-seating). The new options are integrated with the OceanNow service, allowing anything to be ordered anytime, and delivered anywhere onboard.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Princess Theater is the main venue on Caribbean Princess for comedy acts and production shows with a variety of music and selections appealing to a broad mix of ages. Each of the ship's venues has a different offering. Crooners feature music trivia contests and a pianist. Explorer's Lounge hosts events for everything from Wii sports tournaments to art auctions, plus comedy shows and magicians.

The Piazza offers various demonstrations, circus-lite acts and musical performances throughout the day. 

Club Fusion is a part game show, part nightclub venue. Skywalker Nightclub, Princess' trademark, hosts the 70s-, the 80s- and the 90s-inspired nights and a few nights with a variety of modern music.

For low-key dancing, head to the Wheelhouse Bar, which hosts combos playing standards and soft rock.

Caribbean Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Caribbean Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Caribbean Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Churchill Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Limelight Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Caribbean Grand Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly).
  • Club Fusion Lounge (hosts dance classes and quizzes, after 7:30 p.m. becomes Disco & Nightclub)
  • Scoops Bar (Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, complimentary)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar
  • Caribbean’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area)
  • Camp Discovery (Youth Center)
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune’s Reef & Pool area; Pirate’s View Pool area (served by Morgan’s Bar)
  • The Skywalker (Jogging Track); Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Princess Links mini golf course, Cybergolf simulator
  • Skywalkers Disco & Nightclub

Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess water park (Reef Splash Zone)

Reef Splash Zone (kids aquapark / without waterslides) was added during drydock refurb 2019. Read more in the ship's Wiki section.

Itineraries

Caribbean Princess itinerary program is based on seasonal deployment in Europe (voyages out of Southampton England UK) and in the Caribbean (roundtrips from Port Canaveral/Fort Lauderdale Florida USA). When changing regions (in spring and fall), the ship offers 2-week-long Transatlantic crossings between Europe and the USA (RepositionCruises.com).

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Caribbean Princess Wiki

Princess Cruises Caribbean ship belongs to company's Grand-class liners (Fincantieri Monfalcone-built), with (same-designed) sisterships Crown and Emerald. The ship is slightly bigger than the other (similarly-designed) Grand-Class liners Star (now Pacific Encounter)Golden (now Pacific Adventure) and Grand. The reason for this is the additional cabin deck (Riviera Deck). The vessel also has no sliding roof to cover the swimming pool area as this liner was planned for exclusively Caribbean itineraries.

Ship's christening ceremony was on April 2, 2004, held in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida), from where also started the inaugural cruise (maiden voyage). Ship's godmother was Jill Whelan - US actress, best known for her role of Vicki Stubing in the 80's TV series "The Love Boat". The vessel was the biggest one in the fleet right until June 2013, when Royal Princess entered into service.

Fun fact: Caribbean Princess is the first cruise vessel to have an open-air theatre/ outdoor movie screen (named "Movies under the Stars").

Ship's European maiden season was based on homeport Southampton England. Then, it was repositioned to NYC New York to operate Fall Foliage cruises to New England, then relocated back to Fort Lauderdale for roundtrip Caribbean itineraries. In April 2013, the liner was deployed back to Europe for the British Isles and various Northern European itineraries in Baltic Sea.

In early-September 2018, Caribbean Princess became fleet's first vessel with installed Carnival Corporation's OceanMedallion technology (wearable devices allowing passengers access to "virtual concierge" services and amenities, as well as interactive entertainment). The new technology also includes the MedallionNet - Wi-Fi connectivity via access points installed in every stateroom. Passengers on MedallionClass cruise liners experience land-like connection quality allowing streaming of movies, music, videos, video phone calls, real-time sharing on social media platforms.

Panama Canal cruise itineraries 2017

In 2017, Caribbean Princess made her maiden season of Panama Canal transition cruises through the new locks. The ship operated on the 10-day itinerary (with partial transits through the new Agua Clara locks) on roundtrips from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida). The ship's first ever transit was on October 26, 2017. Prices started from USD 1250 pp (double occupancy). This voyage also celebrated Princess Cruises' 50th anniversary of the 1967 crossing (world's first ever on passenger ship).

21 OctDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
22 Oct 09:00 - 17:00Princess Cays, private Island, Eleuthera Bahamas
25 Oct 07:00 - 15:00Cartagena, Colombia
26 Oct 06:00 - 15:00Panama Canal (passing through the new locks)
26 Oct 17:00 - 20:00Colon, Panama
27 Oct 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
29 Oct 07:00 - 16:00George Town, Grand Cayman Island
31 OctArriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida

The fleet mates Coral and Island continued to transit the canal through the 3 old locks (Pedro Miguel, Miraflores, Gatun). The new locks were officially inaugurated on June 26, 2016. They are the result of a 9-year (USD 5,2 billion) construction project.

USA to Greenland itinerary 2019

A new Greenland cruise roundtrip from USA (NYC New York ) was revealed in January 2018 for the Princess Cruises Caribbean ship.

  • The cruise departure was scheduled for August 19, 2019.
  • The 16-days long itinerary's ports of call were in Greenland (Nanortalik, Nuuk, Qaqortoq) and Canada (Halifax, Sydney, St Johns).
  • Cruise prices started from USD 2,500 pp (double occupancy Inside Cabin rate) plus additional USD 220 in Gov taxes and port fees.

Caribbean Princess refurbishment 2019 review

During drydock 2019 refurbishment (in June, done in Freeport Bahamas) on the ship was installed fleet's first-ever waterpark - Reef Splash Zone (without waterslides!). Located aft-portside on Deck 17/Sports Deck (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.

On Deck 16, the Spa complex (forward) was renovated, redesigned and updated with contemporary artworks and signage. On Deck 16 aft, at Camp Discovery Youth Center (kids-only complex for children 3-12 yo), the Outdoor Play Area was upgraded with an interactive water table for current itinerary/destination-themed fun activities.

Caribbean Princess refurbishment 2017 review

During the ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment (March 25 - April 5, done in Freeport Bahamas) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • New kids area ("Camp Discovery" / kids and teen center) was added aft on deck 17.
  • Pool deck's MUTS screen ("Movies Under the Stars" / 850-seat outdoor movie theatre) was upgraded.
  • The number of interconnecting cabins (for families) was increased with an additional 87 pairs.
  • (Lido Deck 15) "Horizon Court" was replaced by "World Fresh Marketplace". The ship's new buffet restaurant now has new decor, improved layout and more food options. Breakfast includes 24-hour cereal station, designer pancake station, hot cereal choices (like shrimp & grits and polenta porridge). Lunch includes hand-crafted sandwiches, regionally-inspired soups, a wide selection of meats (sausages, hams, roasted). Dinner includes family comfort foods, PB&J bar ("Peanut Butter and Jelly").  Nighttime buffet offerings include live-action cooking station (stir-fry, customized pasta, salads).
  • (Lido Deck 15) the ship now has 2 casual specialty restaurants formed from the old "Cafe Caribe". Both restaurants are designed for families with kids. The first at-fee restaurant ("Planks BBQ") serves family-style meat planks (ribs, beef, sausages, chicken) plus sides (fries, chili, coleslaw, charred toast, dill pickles).  Dinner here is served and costs USD 12 pp.  Free buffet-style breakfast and lunch here include customizable breakfast bowls, signature soup, fresh-made salads, fork & knife sandwiches. The second at-fee restaurant ("Steamers Seafood" offers steamers with regionally sourced seafood (Black and Blue Mussels, Scallops and Sausage, Classic Clams, Crab-stuffed Flounder).  Dinner is served and costs USD 12 pp.  Free buffet-style breakfast and lunch choices include egg dishes and ramen bowls.
  • Following the 2017 refurbishment, the ship's pool deck (15) offers 4 outdoor dining options. "The Salty Dog Grill" (formerly "Trident Grill") offers “The Ernesto” burger (best at sea), other specialty beef burgers (with handmade patties and buns), also Street Tacos (with grilled chipotle-lime chicken or roasted sweet potato, corn tortillas), fries and classic hot dogs. "Slice Pizzeria" (formerly "Prego Pizzeria") offers Neapolitan-style pizzas, Deep Dish Focaccia (with marinara, meatballs, cheese), California Artisanal Toast, Sliced Stromboli (calzone filled with deli meats and cheese). "Coffee & Cones" (formerly "Scoops Bar") offers gourmet ice cream sandwiches, free ice cream cones, specialty coffees and teas. "THE MIX" (formerly "Blackbeard’s Bar") / poolside drinks bar) was updated and redesigned.
  • The specialty Italian Trattoria restaurant Sabatini’s (formerly "SHARE by Curtis Stone", on Promenade Deck 7) was redesigned, debuting a new menu with antipasti and handmade pasta dishes by celebrity chef Angelo Auriana, Sabatini’s new menu was implemented fleetwide in 2017. Angelo Auriana is an Executive Chef and partner in the Los Angeles' Italian restaurants "The Factory Kitchen" and "Officine BRERA". Chef Auriana's dishes are based on using old-world grains (like buckwheat and durum wheat) giving them the protein strength necessary to keep the house-made pasta's shape. He also uses numerous non-traditional herbs (like mints and marjoram).

All stateroom beds (a total of 3200 units) were replaced with the company's signature "Princess Luxury Beds”.

Carnival's Ocean Medallion technology was installed in September 2018.