Caribbean Princess

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Built specifically to cruise her namesake, the Caribbean Princess sets sail with Caribbean and Italian themed restaurants, Princess' renowned Lotus Spa, four pools, three separate show lounges and a wedding chapel in which guests can be married at sea by the captain.

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3 NIGHT EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

Caribbean Princess
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Departing Date: May 23, 2014
Departing From: FORT LAUDERDALE
Princess Cruises
Ports of Call: FORT LAUDERDALE | PRINCESS CAYS | FORT LAUDERDALE
Interior

$239

Oceanview

$249

Balcony

$299

Suite

$529

  • Itinerary
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Itinerary: 3 NIGHT EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Fri May 23, 2014 FORT LAUDERDALE -- 4:00 PM
Sat May 24, 2014 At Sea -- --
Sun May 25, 2014 PRINCESS CAYS 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Mon May 26, 2014 FORT LAUDERDALE 7:00 AM --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Caribbean Princess Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Personal Choice, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
May vary from Cruise Casual to Formal.
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 7
Casino
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema - 2
Nautica/Spa
Piano Bar
Suites and Mini-Suites
$11.00 per passenger per day

All Other Staterooms
$10.50 per passenger per day
Services Health and Beauty Ship Facilities
Beauty Salon Medical Center Elevators - 4
Scenic Elevators - 6

Caribbean Princess Onboard Experience

Princess CruisesCaribbean Princess entered service in 2004, the final sister ship to the 2,600-passenger Grand Princess presented in 1998, once the biggest cruise ship at sea, though that didn't last for long. Caribbean Princess comes in at a heftier 113,00-tons and carries about 410 more passengers at a capacity of 3100. Still, the Carnival Conquest class at 110,000 tons, for example, can carry close to 3400 passengers. This means that the space per passenger ratio on these ships, though not as ideal as her sister ships, results in lounges, theaters and dining rooms that are all intimate enough to make passengers forget they are aboard a megaliner.

Thanks to shrewd layout, multiple dining venues, four expansive outdoor deck areas (1.7 acres!), multiple sports facilities, four pools, and nine hot tubs, passengers are rarely concentrated in any one area. Meanwhile, the mega-ship amenities included for those who can never get enough dining, entertainment, and fitness choices, means the Princess ships of this class make the best of everything for ships in this size and price range. Their programs for younger passengers are exemplary, and their Lido buffet dining spot is open around the clock.

Caribbean Princess was the first Princess ship to offer "Movies Under the Stars," a huge flat panel projection screen showing near first-run films outdoors next to the pool. This was such a hit that the concept has been spread to other large Princess ships sailing in the Caribbean. They recently started handing out headphones to viewers to alleviate complaints from nearby cabins.

Having offered the first wedding chapel at sea (with the Captain doing the honors) on Grand Princess, Caribbean Princess now also features a complete professional digital photography studio in the F/X Digital Photo Center for those all-important wedding photos. The medical center is one of the most advanced at sea, the first to offer real-time teleconferencing support from a leading national cardiac care center in the United States.

The most incongruous factor about these mega-ships is that the public rooms aren't much bigger than those on much smaller ships, and there are surprisingly few bars and lounges for a ship this size. The one head-scratcher to the design is the compromised privacy of many balconies that extend out far enough from the ship that people from several decks above can look right down into your "private" enclave. From the Baja Deck, for instance, you can watch other passengers on their Caribe and Dolphin Deck balconies. Caribe occupants can in turn observe their counterparts on the Dolphin Deck.


Caribbean Princess Things to Do

Entertainment:
Princess CruisesWith a dozen or so venues for nightlife, you're virtually assured of finding something that floats your boat, to coin a phrase. There's no faulting the lavishness of the production shows, which feature extravagant special effects. The performers in the cabaret are a talented bunch.
 
Fitness:
It is rare to find such ample fitness facilities. The four pools, including a "swim-against-the-current" lap pool, are uniformly gorgeous, thanks in no small part to colorful mosaics and surrounding palm trees. Low marks, though, to whoever decided to put the separate jogging track right above the spa, as the relentless thundering of hooves overhead isn't terribly conducive to one's enjoying her massage or beauty treatment. Even though prices are substantially higher than ashore, spa services are very popular, especially in the afternoon. You'll occasionally have to stand in line for some of the more popular workout apparatuses in the gym. There's a golf simulator and 9-hole putting green, and courts for basketball, volleyball or tennis.


Caribbean Princess Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
What can you say about a ship that offers three main dining rooms instead of the usual multi-tiered, bigger than life one? They are more intimate and definitely quieter, but like the Princess "included in the cruise fare" cuisine, they are not likely to elicit a "wow" response either. These main dining rooms predictably offer Princess' Continental-style cuisine unlikely to win any culinary awards, but also elicit few complaints. For gourmet dining, try the alternative option, refined but not snooty, Sabatini's Trattoria for a wonderful selection of Italian antipasti, complemented with such garnishes as Sevruga caviar, delicious pizza, homemade pastas, soups and breads. Salads are tossed before your very eyes, and soup ladled into fresh bread bowls. Seafood predominates on the list of main courses; there are lobster, langoustines, tiger prawns, Chilean sea bass and scallops, with red meat dishes also on offer. Save room for the exquisite Italian pastries that will be wheeled before you toward meal's end.
 
Restaurants:
The three principal restaurants, Island, Coral and Palm Dining Rooms, seating just over 500 passengers, feature hand-painted murals and etched-glass partitions. The drapes and carpeting in the main dining areas absorb sound efficiently enough to preclude diners having to holler across the table to one another.

Personal Choice Dining offers either traditional cruise dining (In the Amalfi), with a set seating time (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) and the same waiter and tablemates each evening, or new restaurant-style seating, allowing passengers to dine when and with whom they choose, with each party seated at its own table, as at a restaurant ashore (offered in the other two dining rooms). Restaurant-style diners may be seated in either of the two elegant main dining rooms any time between 5:30 and midnight. Many passengers are understandably grateful for this reprieve from having to hurry to dress for dinner in the traditional way after a long day ashore.

Sabatini's, (surcharge $20 per person) described above, seats 100, the Sterling Steakhouse features Angus beef and other grilled red meats (surcharge $15 per person). The Horizon Court is open 24 hours per day, with menu service at night, plus casual breakfast and luncheon buffet. There's also a festive pizzeria. For $100 per couple, you can book the Ultimate Balcony Dinner, to be served by a butler who discreetly makes himself scarce behind drapes or out in the hall between courses. The ship's photographer snaps a complimentary photo while you're eating.

At night, the Horizon Court restaurant is transformed into Cafe Caribe, serving up (what else?) Caribbean inspired cuisine with full waiter service at fully set tables.
 
Service:
While Princess has a well-deserved reputation for good service securely footed in its British roots, truly personalized service may be too much to expect on a ship this size. That noted, cabin stewards and waiters are both efficient and personable. And rote processes that should be standardized and well executed on other ships but often fail miserably, such as efficient disembarkation, are generally practiced and polished to the point of excellence here.

Tipping:
A charge of $10 per person per day (including children) is automatically added to your stateroom account for dining and stateroom personnel. This applies to all passengers, adult and child alike, whether or not they choose traditional or personal choice dining. The amount may be increased or lowered at the Purser's Reception desk during the cruise.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Gratuities for spa, casino and other staff are at your discretion.
 
Attire:
Seven- to 14-night cruises offer two opportunities to put on the Ritz in formal attire. Many men opt for dark suit instead of tux, while their distaff companions often prefer dressy pants to gowns. The rest of the time, think smart casual.


Caribbean Princess Ambience

Decor:
Princess CruisesUnlike the theme park atmosphere of some other cruise lines, these Grand-class Princess ships décor bestows a refined, understatedly elegant atmosphere, with hand-painted murals and etched glass partitions in the dining rooms. Little apparent expense was spared on materials, with rich fabrics, beautiful woods, and marble everywhere, all topped of with a $2 million art collection aboard each ship. The cabins are tastefully decorated in soft, inoffensive shades -- beiges, creams and muted pinks.
 
Public Areas:
The Club Fusion Showlounge, replacing the Vista Lounge, now has slot machines thrown in and presents production shows, cabaret, comedians and magicians. At night it doubles for a secondary disco for those who get light-headed scaling the heights to Skywalkers.

Skywalkers, the real disco, is suspended between two pillars protruding high above the stern, fully 18 stories above sea level. The moving sidewalk you ride up to Skywalkers is one of the most breathtaking views on any ship, and one that many passengers probably never discover.

As with all Princess ships, you will quickly find the Wheelhouse Bar and the Explorers' Lounge offering cabaret, trivia competitions, art auctions, and pre-dinner dancing. Churchill's Lounge, the one-time sports bar, is now behind the casino and is used for the cognac and cigars set. The sports paraphernalia is still there, but seems oddly out of place.

The main gathering spot, the maple-paneled atrium paneled, has boutiques, cafés and public rooms on each of its three levels, all connected by a circular glass staircase. A string quartet adds to the airy ambiance. The gigantic Casino contains some 285 slot machines and gaming tables beyond counting. You can view live sports on ESPN in the Sports Bar, or recline in leather chairs while perusing any of hundreds of books in the beautiful library.

The Internet room on these Grand-class ships do not qualify as "cafés" as there are no café-style treats available. Even worse, there is no tech support and if you can find the printer you may have to fix your settings on your computer to make it work yourself. The connection is generally slow and inconsistent. Sadly, these are some of the worst, and most under-utilized, Internet centers at sea.
 
Cabins:
Cabins are built out from the body of the ship so as to permit bigger staterooms. Seven hundred ten of the 1300 staterooms have balconies, ranging up to 257 sq. feet, but they're not very private, as they're in plain view of the occupants of the cabin on the next deck up. Standard inside staterooms are 160 sq. ft., while outside cabins range from 168 to 210 sq. feet. Closet space is minimal except in the suites; leave some things home! Mini-suites with private verandas are 325 sq. feet. Vista Suites, called mini-suites on other Princess ships, range from 515 to 800 sq. feet. Sun and Dawn Princess offer larger minisuites for less money.

All staterooms have color TV with CNN and movies, a radio and small refrigerator, and spacious bathrooms with storage space and hair dryers.

Deck Plans: Caribbean Princess

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

AA  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AB  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AC  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AD  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AE  Mini-Suite With Balcony
B1  Premium balcony
B2  Premium balcony
B4  Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom
BA  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BA  Balcony Stateroom
BB  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BB  Balcony Stateroom
BC  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BC  Balcony Stateroom
BD  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BD  Balcony Stateroom
BE  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BE  Balcony Stateroom
BF  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BF  Balcony Stateroom
BG  Oceanview Double With Balcony
C  Oceanview (2 Portholes)
D  Oceanview Double
DD  Oceanview Double
E  Oceanview Obstructed
EE  Oceanview Double
F  Oceanview Obstructed
FF  Oceanview Obstructed
G  Oceanview Obstructed
GG  Oceanview Obstructed
GS  Grand Suite With Balcony
I  Interior Double
IA  Interior Stateroom
IB  Interior Stateroom
IC  Interior Stateroom
ID  Interior Stateroom
IE  Interior Stateroom
IF  Interior Stateroom
II  Interior Double
J  Interior Double
JJ  Interior Double
K  Interior Double
KK  Interior Double
L  Interior Double
M  Interior Double
MA  Mini-Suite with Balcony
MB  Mini-Suite with Balcony
MD  Mini-Suite with Balcony
ME  Mini-Suite with Balcony
OC  Oceanview Stateroom w/ Picture Window
OE  Oceanview Stateroom w/ Picture Window
OF  Oceanview Stateroom w/ Picture Window
OS  Suite With Balcony
OV  Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
OW  Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
OY  Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
OZ  Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
PH  Suite With Balcony
PS  Suite With Balcony
S1  Grand Suite with Balcony
S2  Owner's Suite
S3  Penthouse Suite
S4  Penthouse Suite
S5  Premium Suite
S6  Vista Suite
S7  Window Suite
S8  Family Suite with Balcony
VS  Suite With Balcony
WS  Window Suite
XS  Family Suite


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Princess Caribbean Princess Deck Plans

Staterooms: Caribbean Princess

Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom
Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom
The spacious Premium Balcony stateroom is appointed with the same fine amenities as our Balcony stateroom but also features a larger balcony. Select Premium Balcony staterooms have a rear-facing balcony from which to enjoy dramatic wake views.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom
The spacious Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from a private balcony.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Family Suite
Family Suite
Each suite is actually two self-contained staterooms interconnecting through a large living room which leads to an oversized private balcony. Each suite sleeps up to eight people.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Family Suite with Balcony
Family Suite with Balcony
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Your Suite stateroom includes a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites feature a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Grand Suite With Balcony
Grand Suite With Balcony
Queen-size bed, large walk-in closet, separate sitting room with convertible double sofa bed, personal, corner tub equipped with whirlpool jets and multi-directional shower, large balcony, two flat-panel TVs, personal computer, refrigerator and wet bar. Approximately 1,277 square feet, including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Interior Double
Interior Double
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Refrigerator, TV, spacious closet, bath and shower.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Interior Stateroom
Interior Stateroom
The Interior stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Mini-Suite With Balcony
Mini-Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed, separate sitting area with sofa bed, desk, balcony, and two televisions. Refrigerator, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower. Approximately 324 square feet, including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
Oceanview staterooms with partially or obstructed views are a great value. They feature a picture window providing natural light and added ambience. You'll find them comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities of an interior stateroom.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Oceanview (2 Portholes)
Oceanview (2 Portholes)
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. 2 portholes windows, refrigerator, TV, spacious closet, bath and shower. Approximately 158 to 182 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Oceanview Double
Oceanview Double
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. TV, refrigerator, spacious closet, picture window and bath with shower. Approximately 158 to 182 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Oceanview Double With Balcony
Oceanview Double With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony, refrigerator, TV, spacious closet, desk and bathroom with shower. Approximately 233 to 285 square feet, including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Oceanview Obstructed
Oceanview Obstructed
Oceanview staterooms with partially or obstructed views are a great value. You'll find them comfortable and welcoming, twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Refrigerator, TV, spacious closet, bath with shower and a picture window providing natural light and added ambiance.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Oceanview Stateroom w/ Picture Window
Oceanview Stateroom w/ Picture Window
The Oceanview stateroom features a picture window for memorable views. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. All Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. All Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Premium balcony
Premium balcony
The spacious Premium Balcony stateroom is appointed with the same fine amenities as our Balcony stateroom but also features a larger balcony. Select Premium Balcony staterooms have a rear-facing balcony from which to enjoy dramatic wake views.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Premium Suite
Premium Suite
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. All Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Suite With Balcony
Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate Sitting area with sofa bed, desk and balcony. Two televisions, refrigerator with wet bar, walk-in closet, bathroom with tub and shower. Approximately 461 to 689 square feet, including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Vista Suite
Vista Suite
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. All Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Caribbean Princess : Window Suite
Window Suite
Our Window Suites feature all of the same great amenities of our regular Suites, but include window views in lieu of a balcony in this expansive stateroom. Suites feature a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.

Other Dates: Caribbean Princess

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
April 19, 2014 --- 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $429 $449
April 26, 2014 --- 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $N/A $1379
May 15, 2014 --- 4 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $N/A $389
May 19, 2014 --- 4 Night Caribbean Cruise $279 $299
May 26, 2014 --- 5 Night Caribbean Cruise $399 $429
May 31, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $998 $1098
May 31, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $603 $648
June 7, 2014 --- 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $598 $648
June 14, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $749 $799
June 21, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1449 $1549
June 21, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $698 $748
July 5, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $799 $849
July 12, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $798 $848
July 19, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1599 $1699
July 19, 2014 --- 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $849 $899
August 2, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1499 $1599
August 9, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1399 $1499
August 16, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $699 $749
September 13, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $599 $749
September 20, 2014 --- 9 Night Caribbean Cruise $848 $948
October 4, 2014 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1317 $1537
October 11, 2014 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $656 $711
October 18, 2014 --- 9 Night Caribbean Cruise $911 $999
October 23, 2014 --- 4 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $493 $570
October 23, 2014 --- 9 Night Caribbean Cruise $1042 $1152
November 1, 2014 --- 9 Night Caribbean Cruise $768 $834
November 15, 2014 --- 5 Night Caribbean Cruise $570 $625
December 18, 2014 --- 9 Night Caribbean Cruise $1372 $1482
December 22, 2014 --- 5 Night Caribbean Cruise $878 $933
January 26, 2015 --- 5 Night Caribbean Cruise $548 $603
February 7, 2015 --- 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $823 $933
March 7, 2015 --- 14 Night Caribbean Cruise $1538 $1802
March 26, 2015 --- 4 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $526 $581
April 25, 2015 --- 14 Night Transatlantic Cruise $1648 $1813
April 25, 2015 --- 28 Night Transatlantic Cruise $4453 $4948

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