Coral Princess

Coral Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Coral Princess

Year built2002  /  Age : 17
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassSun
Building costUSD 330 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage91627 gt
Passengers2000 - 2400
Crew895
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Decks15
Cabins1000
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2019
Christened byMireya Moscoso

Current itinerary / position of Coral Princess

Coral Princess current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier. Prices start from USD 444 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Jul, 2019 and ends on 17 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
10 Jul 16:30    Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada hotels
12 Jul 06:00 - 15:00    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska
13 Jul 08:00 - 21:00    Juneau, Alaska
14 Jul 06:30 - 20:30    Skagway, Alaska
17 Jul    Arriving in Whittier, Alaska hotels

Review of Coral Princess

Launched in 2002, Coral Princess is the first of the two Coral-class Princess ships, together with Island Princess.

History - construction and ownership

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

Coral Princess cruise ship

The 91,627-ton, 1,974-passenger cruise ship Coral Princess, together with sister ship Island Princess, is an aberration for Princess Cruises. The line launched only two cruise vessels of this size before joining the rest of industry in building ever-more-massive ships (like those in the Grand class). Not part of either the group of biggest-in-fleet ships or the mid-sized Sun-class vessels, Coral Princess falls somewhere in the middle and in many ways, it represents the best of both. Coral Princess mixes the exotic (international crew members, stylish Italian dining venues, celebrity-style spa treatments) and the familiar (cruising's ubiquitous buffets, poolside umbrella drinks, cocktails and bingo). 

Cruise itinerary program

Coral Princess itinerary program is based on Panama Canal cruises and Alaska sailings during the summer months.

Cabins

Most Coral Princess staterooms are 170-sq.foot balcony rooms (581). Almost 80% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1000 staterooms in 34 categories. 20 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Coral Princess are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The two main restaurants onboard Coral Princess serve up traditional 5-course evening meals. The line offers set seating at 6 and 8:15 p.m. in the Bordeaux and flexible anytime dining in the Provence Restaurant. The menus in both venues are the same with favourites, such as Executive Chef Martial Diffor's fettuccine alfredo, beef wellington, deep-sea cod in coriander butter sauce, twin broiled lobster tail. All meals are prepared to order. Menus in the main restaurants also offer vegetarian choices and Lotus Spa innovative dishes, with healthier options like chilled yoghurt and tamarind soup with grated lemon zest, filet of baby turbot with fennel Pernod sauce and tropical fruit smoothie with lime. Guests who prefer more formal fare can choose the sit-down service in the Bordeaux dining room for breakfast and lunch. 

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

  • Bordeaux Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room; dinner only)
  • Provence 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. and "Chef's Table" private dining)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse (speciality restaurant)
  • The Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

On either side of the Fiesta and Promenade Decks are the two grandest venues of Coral Princess: Princess Theater and Universe Lounge. Tucked between the two are the majority of lounges and bars, including the clubby Explorers Lounge, the Wheelhouse Bar which is more sedate, the retro Crooners martini bar, Churchill's cigar lounge and the casino, with its various table games like blackjack, poker, roulette and state-of-the-art slots. By day, ScholarShip@Sea program focuses on enrichment with a wide range of programming. There are dance classes, lectures on bridge and fashion, computer instruction. When Coral Princess gets to the Panama Canal, passengers are provided with a lecture about canal's history and how it works. 

Coral Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Coral 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)
  • La Patisserie Bar (speciality coffee bar)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Photo Kiosk; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour); Card Room
  • Princess Coral Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • The Universe Lounge (2-level second show lounge, also used for dance lessons)
  • Churchill Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Coral 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)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Coral’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • 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)
  • Lido Pool area; Lotus Pool area 
  • Central Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard; Deck Chess; Princess Links mini golf course.

Coral Princess wiki

Princess Cruises Island ship is the first of company's two Coral-Class liners, with sistership Island Princess. Ship's christening ceremony was held on January 18, 2003. Its godmother was Mireya Elisa Moscoso Rodríguez de Arias - Panama's first female president (mandate 1999-2004).

The cruise ship has environmentally friendly engines - more silent, less vibrating and with lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency. The engines are mounted in the funnel, freeing space for more public places and facilities.

During summer, the ship offers 7-day Alaskan itineraries from homeports Vancouver Canada and Whittier Alaska. Being one of the "Princess Panama Canal cruise ships", Coral Princess spends autumn, winter and spring on transition cruises through Panama Canal. The ship offers 10-days or 2-week itineraries visiting ports in Aruba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico Riviera. The two Princess ships Coral and Island are the only Panamax vessels in the fleet. Panamax ships cover all standards for transiting through the Panama Canal.

In 2017, Coral Princess did its maiden season of Panama Canal cruises through the new locks (inaugurated on June 26, 2016).

Coral Princess - user reviews and comments

Photos of Coral Princess

Add Photo

Coral Princess ship related cruise news

Coral Princess Itineraries

The below listed Coral Princess cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Princess Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $576
2019 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2019 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $444
2019 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2019 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $471
2019 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2019 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $523
2019 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $555
2019 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $523
2019 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $750
2019 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $649
2019 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $699
2019 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage (with Glacier Bay National Park) Vancouver $1249
2019 Sep 25 4 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $364
2019 Sep 29 19 days, round-trip Panama Canal Pacific Adventure Los Angeles $1801
2019 Oct 18 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1129
2019 Nov 02 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale $1299
2019 Nov 17 15 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco $1209
2019 Dec 02 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $1469
2019 Dec 02 34 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $3919
2019 Dec 20 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3019
2020 Jan 05 16 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3189
2020 Jan 21 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3289
2020 Feb 06 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $4086
2020 Feb 20 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $2869
2020 Mar 05 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3025
2020 Mar 05 32 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $4379
2020 Mar 19 18 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $1769
2020 Apr 06 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1879
2020 Apr 21 19 days, round-trip Panama Canal Pacific Adventure Los Angeles $2369
2020 May 10 3 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $249
2020 May 13 7 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Vancouver) Vancouver $999
2020 May 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $889
2020 May 20 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1739
2020 May 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $989
2020 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1039
2020 Jun 03 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1969
2020 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1089
2020 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1089
2020 Jun 17 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $2019
2020 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1089
2020 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1139
2020 Jul 01 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $2159
2020 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1189
2020 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1139
2020 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $2159
2020 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1189
2020 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1139
2020 Jul 29 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $2159
2020 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1189
2020 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1089
2020 Aug 12 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $2019
2020 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1089
2020 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1039
2020 Aug 26 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1929
2020 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1039
2020 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $989
2020 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1839
2020 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $989
2020 Sep 23 4 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $299
2020 Sep 27 19 days, round-trip Panama Canal Pacific Adventure Los Angeles $2369
2020 Oct 16 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $2169
2020 Oct 31 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $2069
2020 Oct 31 33 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio Fort Lauderdale $2899
2020 Oct 31 48 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $4079
2020 Nov 15 18 days, one-way from Los Angeles to San Antonio Los Angeles $2079
2020 Nov 15 33 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires Los Angeles $3579
2020 Dec 03 15 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $2479
2020 Dec 18 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3479
2021 Jan 03 16 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $3479
2021 Jan 19 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $3479
2021 Feb 04 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $2479
2021 Feb 18 14 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $2479
2021 Mar 04 14 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $2479
2021 Mar 04 31 days, one-way from San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale San Antonio $4379
2021 Mar 18 17 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale Buenos Aires $2079
2021 Apr 18 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $2369
2021 Apr 18 19 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $2569
2021 May 03 4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $299

Coral Princess User Reviews

There are no user reviews for this ship. Be first, share your experience!

Write a Review