Caribbean Princess, one of the largest vessels in the Princess Cruises fleet, carrying 3,140 passengers, is set to get a two-week extreme makeover from March 26 to April 6, while in drydrock in Freeport, Bahamas. The facelift comes a year before the family-friendly ship incorporates the line’s much heralded Ocean Medallion concept of personalized service.
The mega-ship, weighing in at 113,000 tons, will get a multi-million dollar renovation including Camp Discovery Youth and Teen Center, an upgraded Movies Under the Stars, interconnecting staterooms for larger traveling families as well a new category of mini-suites and the inclusion of over 3,000 new Princess Luxury Beds–the line’s version of a perfect-sleep bed.
Camp Discovery Youth and Teen Center, created in partnership with Discovery Communications, includes: The Treehouse (a forest and animal-themed center), The Lodge (for sports) and The Beach House (specifically for teens). New experiential, destination-based immersion activities are also planned.
The ship’s new Club Class Mini-Suites is a new premium stateroom category. Perks include Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options as well as priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Caribbean Princess launches her European season with a transatlantic sailing on April 6th, 2017 continuing throughout the summer in the British Isles. She will then sail to the Panama Canal in October, transiting the new Agua Clara locks and spending the holiday season in the Caribbean.
Caribbean Princess returns to sail on a full summer season of voyages ranging from seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean to a 20-day Caribbean and Panama Canal Explorer.
The 2018 April to October summer program features 47 departures, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, including eight unique-to-Princess itineraries visiting 23 destinations in 22 countries. Four ports will offer late night stays so guests get more time to explore the evening excursions.