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    Feb 2004
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    Jan 2019
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Caribbean Princess overview

Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess – photo courtesy of Princess Cruises.

Operated by Princess Cruises, Caribbean Princess is a top choice for couples, groups, and a growing number of families. Built in 2004 and completely refurbished in May 2019, this Grand-class ship has more of everything, including an updated main pool and entertainment zone and The Reef, an all-new water park and backyard game area.

Caribbean Princess offers a well-rounded selection of activities, amenities, entertainment, and dining. Whether you prefer action or relaxation, this ship has something for you. Splash in the pool, work it out in the fitness center, or unwind in the spa's thermal suite. If you prefer the tranquility of adults-only spaces, lounge on the Sanctuary sundeck, drift in the Terrace Pool, or unlock VIP MedallionClass amenities with your virtual key.

Whether you prefer Broadway shows, musical revues, or live bands, there's no shortage of onboard entertainment. Princess also hosts Festivals of the World theme parties and outdoor movie nights that show first-run films, sporting events, and concerts. The ship's complimentary and specialty dining options are just as expansive. Choose from three dining rooms, a well-stocked international buffet, and several casual eateries serving everything from Neapolitan pizza to hot dogs. There's also an upscale steakhouse and an ever-popular Italian restaurant.

After dinner, enjoy the evening at your own pace with cocktails and cool jazz in Crooners Bar, dancing in Club Fusion, or a wine tasting at Vines. At the end of the night, return to your tastefully appointed stateroom. Soft textures, soothing neutral tones, and luxurious custom-designed mattresses were hand-selected for restful sleep so that you can wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy the next day of your cruise.

Caribbean Princess itineraries and departure ports

Caribbean Princess sails from Fort Lauderdale, Manhattan, and Québec City. The aptly named cruise ship visits all corners of the Caribbean. Tour the Panama Canal, hike through the rainforests of Costa Rica, or explore Mexico's ancient Mayan ruins on a four to 14-day cruise. Caribbean Princess is also an ideal choice for a classic New England cruise that explores ports across Maine and Nova Scotia. Additionally, this Grand-class ship visits Greenland and offers in-depth multi-week voyages along the Eastern seaboard.

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A consistent crowd-pleaser, Caribbean Princess is popular with retired couples, groups, and families traveling with older children. It's also an excellent choice for first-timers.

You should know

The latest refurbishments added many more family-friendly amenities, but options are still somewhat limited compared to lines like Royal Caribbean.

Activities on Caribbean Princess

From classes to theme parties and educational kids' clubs, Caribbean Princess has activities for the whole family. Practice your putts on the Princess Links, join a pick-up game on the sports court, or delight your kids with hours of fun in The Reef Family Splash Zone. If you prefer complete relaxation, retreat to the adults-only Sanctuary, or visit the thermal suite in the Lotus Spa. After dark, savor a cocktail in the top-deck Skywalkers Nightclub, watch a Movie Under the Stars accompanied by fresh buttery popcorn and warm cookies, or visit the Piazza, a hub of activity complete with street performers, boutiques, and a European café.

Caribbean Princess ship highlights

  • Fresh water pools and whirlpools
  • The Reef Family Splash Zone
  • Princess Links miniature golf
  • Basketball and sports court
  • The Treehouse playroom, The Lodge kids camp, and The Beach House teen club
  • California Science Center kids programs
  • Discovery Channel at SEA edutainment
  • The Voice of the Ocean singing competitions
  • Movies Under The Stars outdoor cinema
  • Festivals of the World theme parties
  • Broadway-style entertainment
  • Three main dining rooms
  • Specialty restaurants and dining experiences
  • Bars and clubs, including Vines and Skywalkers
  • Vegas-style Grand Casino
  • Lotus Spa and Fitness Center
  • Adults-only Sanctuary and Terrace
  • Wedding chapel

Caribbean Princess cabins

Designed by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV stalwart Candice Olsen, cabins on Caribbean Princess have a soothing neutral color scheme and a calm uncluttered aesthetic designed for relaxation. Travelers can look forward to exclusive Princess Luxury Beds, hypoallergenic linens, and multisensory SLEEP experiences. Standard staterooms feature convertible twin-to-queen mattresses and a compact living room with a vanity and desk. In all, Caribbean Princess has 1,569 passenger cabins, including 1,111 outside rooms. Balcony cabins average above 200 square feet, with  ocean view and interior rooms coming in slightly smaller. For a luxury experience, reserve a suite, Club Class mini-suite, or two-bedroom family cabin.

Caribbean Princess dining

Restaurants on Caribbean Princess may not be avant-garde, but they offer consistent quality and excellent service. For a specialty dining experience, visit the Crown Grill, the line's flagship steakhouse, or reserve a table at Sabatini's Italian Trattoria, which offers robust Northern Italian fare developed by Los Angeles-based chef Angelo Auriana. For a nominal fee, treat yourself to a premium platter-style meal at the modern smokehouse Plank and Steamers, which specializes in New England-style seafood. If complimentary dining is your thing, you'll enjoy the World Fresh Marketplace buffet, the Slice pizzeria, or the three main dining rooms, which offer your choice of anytime dining or fixed seating.

Caribbean Princess ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.2
  • Children's Programs 3.6
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 3.9
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.1

Caribbean Princess cabins

1564 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(110 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 162 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $104/night
Oceanview Cabin


(75 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 179 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $117/night
Balcony Cabin


(157 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 231 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $177/night
Suite Cabin


(67 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 524 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $239/night

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Caribbean Princess dining

Cafe Caribe

Cafe Caribe

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Dining Room

Dining Room

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Prego's Pizzaria

Prego's Pizzaria

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Caribbean Princess onboard activities

Fine Arts Gallery

Fine Arts Gallery

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Calypso Reef And Pool

Calypso Reef And Pool

(2 Reviews)
Calypso Bar

Calypso Bar

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Terrace Pool

Terrace Pool

(3 Reviews)

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1611 Caribbean Princess Reviews

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Nerve wracking Norovirus & Corona Virus Cruise by arndtbenson

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Caribbean Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Would not take Princess again. Disappointed with cabin, ship and food.

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Terrible cruise. by masonmcm

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Caribbean Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The room was too small & cramped for a balcony room at that price. The ship was having to do a deep clean sanitation which is probably why they were late leaving & arriving in the ports. The cleaning process went on for the first few days. Dried spray was all over the store fronts & elevators. We were afraid to touch anything for fear of catching a dreaded disease. They allowed 2 crew to board our ship from another Princess ship carrying Coronavirus & told us nothing about it until we were not allowed to port. They said they would refund our excursions that were missed due to this and the CDC denying us to port. We have not seen any refund for the excursions which were purchased through Princess. The only refund was $75 for our inconvenience. They should have cancelled the cruise & refunded 100% to everyone. That would have been the ethical thing to do.

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Ports were great BUT the cruise it self was horrible by lindapoole

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Caribbean Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We want be taking another cruise with Princes because a few years a go we went through the same thing it had a virus we had to be handed everything then so that does it with us

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Oct 03, 2014

Recommend Anytime Dining, Movies under the Stars, and eating breakfast and lunch in the Horizon cafe. Ship layout is great for picture taking. Multiple pools for relaxing and having fun. Some are even adult only...


Oct 07, 2014

The buffets had exceptional food and the lines were short. Use anytime dining worked best for my group.


Apr 23, 2013

For those adults that want quiet, go to the aft pool on deck 14...wonderful place to hang out.

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