Coral Princess blends the exotic and the familiar. Fiesta and Promenade decks are dedicated exclusively to lounges, entertainment venues, main and alternative dining restaurants, boutiques, an art gallery, cigar bar and a wedding chapel. You won’t run out of things to do on board.
Staterooms come in six configurations: Insides, Outsides, Balcony Cabins, Outside Mini-Suites, Mini-Suites with Balconies, and Balcony Suites. Impressively, 83 per cent of all outside cabins have private balconies. Moreover, 20 cabins are wheelchair accessible. The balcony is the real deal, and with four adjoining cabins you are able to unlock the doors that separate the balconies to create one long balcony for oceanview visiting and room-hopping. Suite passengers get a few extra amenities. Suites are outfitted with two televisions and passengers can enjoy complimentary laundry and shoeshine, a selection of pillows, daily in-room canapés and high tea, and free Internet access.
The ship’s two main restaurants serve up traditional five-course evening meals. Princess offers set seating at 6pm and 8.15pm in the Bordeaux dining room. Menus in the main restaurants also include vegetarian choices as well as innovative Lotus Spa dishes, which offer healthier options like chilled yoghurt and tamarind soup sprinkled with grated lemon zest. The Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse, a New Orleans-themed restaurant, serves up gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp creole, along with premium steaks.
There’s an oceanview gym with weight machines, elliptical trainers and treadmills, all upgraded during the 2009 dry dock. Pulse group cycling, yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes are on offer. Additionally, passengers can attend lots of seminars on everything from abs and metabolism to aging and detoxifying. Next to the fitness centre is the Lotus Spa, a serene Balinese-inspired health spa and salon featuring a stunning variety of treatments.
Straight on to Fun Zone, a supervised youth center with video games, a splash pool, scavenger hunts, and pajama parties! One section is reserved for children between the ages of three and 12 and features computer games, puzzles and crafts materials. Another area, called Remix, is equipped with jukebox, big-screen TV and foosball table. There’s also group babysitting in the Fun Zone for children between the ages of three and 12, and parents are provided with beepers so that they can stay in contact with youth counselors. Group babysitting, at $5 per hour, per child, is available from 10pm until 1am.
Coral Princess appeals to a variety of passengers of all ages.
– Cruise Passenger
“The ship is a vacation destination that offers up a pleasing amount of glitz yet makes passengers feel right at home.”
– Cruise Critic
“A comfortable mid-size ship for mature-age cruisers.”
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