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Caribbean Princess offers a blend of indoor and outdoor amenities. Outdoors, the ship features four pools, multiple hot tubs, an adults-only private sun deck, a jogging track, and half-court basketball court. Dining options abound; choose from at least 10 entree selections nightly, or opt to eat in either of two specialty restaurants, Sabatini’s Italian or Crown Grill steakhouse.

Accommodation

The cabins range from oceanviews to mini-suites with balconies. All cabins are equipped with mini-fridges that you can fill with your own juices and snacks. Mini-suites are in essence up-sized balcony cabins. The living area side has a sofa and a curved cabinet system that straddles the two sides of the room, a flat-screen TV. They have several shelves for storage. There are 27 cabins for passengers with disabilities.

Food

There are three dining rooms on Caribbean Princess, all with Caribbean-themed artwork. The Palm is for traditional, fixed-seating dining (6pm and 8.15pm). Coral and Island are for passengers who have selected Anytime Dining, which allows you to eat when and with whomever you’d like (between 5.30pm and 10pm). Nightly rotating menu options include appetisers, soups, mains and desserts. Additionally, there are signature pastas and always-available choices like salmon and Caesar salad. Sabatini’s is Princess’ signature Italian alternative restaurant. For foodies, the Chef’s Table is an elegant meal option that also allows diners a behind-the-scenes look at how dishes are created and served. The event begins with pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley. The ship’s executive chef joins the group to explain the special menu for the night, and then participants are escorted to an intimate table in the dining room for the main course, including wine pairing suggestions to complement the dinner.

Activities

Lotus Spa treatments range from oxygen-lifting facials and hot-stone massages to acupuncture and teeth-whitening. Manicures, pedicures and facials are also available for kids. The fitness centre offers fee-free stretching and aerobics classes, as well as $12-per-class yoga and Pilates. The spacious floor area for classes doubles as a place to use exercise balls and mats. Free weights, Cybex equipment and more than 20 treadmills are also available. Other recreational options include a half-court for basketball, Ping Pong, a cyber-golf simulator and paddle tennis. Wii tennis, bowling and other Wii sports are available for play in Explorer’s Lounge. The ship also has a putting green that can be used for mini-golf for a few players.

Families

Princess offers three programs for children, preschoolers through to teens. Princess Pelicans, for three- to seven-year-olds, is a colorful, indoor/outdoor centre where kids can make necklaces and stuffed animals, colour their own T-shirts and play in a fenced-in, outdoor area with a mini-basketball hoop and tricycles. Shockwaves offers activities including dodgeball, Guitar Hero, science projects, pizza dinners and foosball for older children.

Verdict

A good choice for families and groups looking for fun and relaxation.

– Cruise Passenger 

“Caribbean Princess boasts charm, elegance and a comfortable vibe.”

– Cruise Critic 

“A multi-choice large ship for informal family cruising.”

– Berlitz

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