Coral Princess ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    M
  • Total Passengers:

    1,970
  • Total Crew:

    900
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    2.19
  • Built:

    Jan 2002
  • Refurbished:

    Feb 2013
  • Number of Decks:

    12
  • Total Cabins:

    1,000
  • Cabin Categories:

    33
  • Gross Tonnage:

    91,627
  • Length:

    965
  • Beam:

    106

Coral Princess overview

 
Coral Princess
Coral Princess – photo courtesy of Princess Cruises.
   

With a focus on service, Coral Princess features many of the fleet's familiar amenities along with new venues that are sure to become passenger favorites. From a stroll through the bustling Piazza, where live music is always playing to Movies Under the Stars at the ship's amphitheater, cruisers can spend at-sea days relaxing. Padded loungers await sunbathers at the adults-only Sanctuary, while travelers seeking active fun can get their pulse racing in  the casino or experience other cultures at Festivals of the World. Music fans can vote for their favorite at The Voice of the Ocean singing competition, and for younger cruisers, Coral offers a video arcade, teen and youth centers, and a paddling pool for young swimmers.

Refurbished in 2019, Coral Princess provides bedtime luxury with its SLEEP program, which optimizes staterooms for rest and rejuvenation and includes luxury beds with 2-inch pillow tops. In October 2020, Coral Princess will implement the MedallionClass program, which features a wearable device to facilitate embarkation, onboard payments, and ship-wide navigation. Coral will also receive MedallionNet, which offers lightning-fast connectivity throughout the vessel.

Coral Princess itineraries and departure ports

Although Coral Princess was designed specifically to navigate the Panama Canal, its itineraries take it to a multitude of other enchanting destinations. Departing from Anchorage or Vancouver, the ship's Alaskan cruises voyage through breathtaking glaciers or travel the Inside Passage, with a stop at Glacier Bay National Park. For passengers seeking more exotic destinations, Coral Princess offers a 34-day Antarctica, Cape Horn, and Brazilian Grand Adventure cruise. The ship also visits the Strait of Magellan, Argentina, and Chile.

Best for

With a friendly, attentive staff and a focus on service and entertainment, Coral Princess should appeal to first-time cruisers seeking a well-rounded, at-sea experience. The ship offers newcomers a taste of traditional onboard amenities, including multiple pools, world-class shows, and excellent dining choices. Older cruisers will be drawn to the ship's longer itineraries, with families flocking to the ship to explore Alaska in the summer.

You should know

While this midsized vessel has plenty of entertainment offerings, it lacks in more active choices for cruisers on the go. Travelers seeking more variety in activities should consider one of the fleet's mega-ships, such as the Sky Princess.

Activities on Coral Princess

The vibrant three-story Piazza serves as the ship's main hub, featuring live music and street performances, special events, shopping, and several bars. In Coral's other venues, passengers will find an array of entertainment options, including lavish stage shows at The Princess Theater, nightclub-style acts at The Explorers Lounge, and cooking demonstrations or guest lectures at the intimate Universe Lounge.

For outdoor fun, the ship has four pools, an adults-only Sanctuary, shuffleboard, and an open-air sports court where active cruisers can shoot a few hoops. After dark, the ship also offers Movies Under the Stars at its poolside amphitheater.

Coral Princess ship highlights

  • Princess Coral Casino
  • Discovery at Sea family activities
  • Scholarship@Sea enrichment program
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • The Piazza, featuring live music and performances
  • Four pools and five whirlpools
  • Teen and youth centers
  • Chef's Table Experience
  • Champagne Art Auctions
  • Adults-only open-air Sanctuary
  • Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse
  • Festivals of the World: entertainment, themed parties, and specialty shopping
  • The Voice of the Ocean audience-participation singing competition

Coral Princess cabins

Of Coral Princess's 1,000 guest cabins, 90% boast spectacular ocean views, and 700 cabins have furnished private balconies, but budget-conscious travelers can still choose a less expensive interior cabin. Stateroom guests have the option of one queen-sized or two twin beds, and in-room amenities include closets, desks, refrigerators, and flat-panel TVs.

For more spacious accommodations, Coral offers mini- and full-sized suites. Each mini-suite has two flat-panel TVs, a private balcony, and an indoor sitting area. Club-class mini-suites offer access to exclusive dining with expanded menus and no-wait seating. Full suites offer priority embarkation and disembarkation and in-room mini-bars.

Coral Princess dining

Coral Princess cruisers can select either traditional, fixed dining or flexible, anytime dining. Cuisine in the elegant main dining room is designed from fresh, delicious ingredients and features dishes crafted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Other complimentary options include a pizzeria and a fresh-air bar and grill, where cruisers can satisfy hunger poolside. For around-the-clock dining, the International Cafe offers small-bite meals and gourmet beverages 24 hours a day. A shifting selection of traditional buffet favorites are available at the Horizon Court.

Coral's specialty dining venues are ideal for celebrations or a romantic dinner. At Bayou Café and Steakhouse, the first restaurant at sea with a New Orleans inspiration, passengers enjoy traditional Creole and Cajun cooking. Bayou-style flavors are also available at Crab Shack, which serves up specialties like boiled crawfish and clam chowder. For pasta lovers, authentic Italian is on the menu at Sabatini's, which was named to USA Today's Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants list. Curious diners won't want to miss Chef's Table Experience, complete with a behind-the-scenes peek inside the ship's galley and a menu presented by an executive chef.

Coral Princess ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 3.4
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.6
  • Entertainment 4.0
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 3.9
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.3

Coral Princess cabins

1000 cabins and 33 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

4.0
(18 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 161 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $121/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

4.3
(46 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 212 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $133/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

4.3
(140 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 228 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $207/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

4.7
(54 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 343 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $246/night

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Coral Princess dining

Sabatini''s

Sabatini''s

4.0
(4 Reviews)

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Coral Princess onboard activities

The Library

The Library

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Crooners Martini Bar

Crooners Martini Bar

4.9
(8 Reviews)
Wheelhouse Bar

Wheelhouse Bar

4.4
(7 Reviews)
Explorers Lounge

Explorers Lounge

4.4
(7 Reviews)

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South America Cape Horn Princess Cruise by mickeyhammad

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Cruising around Cape Horn is a costly, but well worth it! You will see penguins in their natural habitats and other animals unique to S. America. Buenos Aires and Santiago are worth visiting and the Amalia Glacier was spectacular.

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Dining Room Workers by bozin

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It was a great experience. The servers were fantastic. I recommend receiving service from Marko Gajic FBSP, Ireneo Aspiras, and Sous chef Horison Court.

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One of the Best Ever by tburke49513977

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The second leg of the cruise with a new Captain, Captain Todd McBain, made all the difference in the world. He has to be, without a doubt, one of the best Captains working for any cruise line in the world. If we could go on any cruise in the world with Captain McBain, we would certainly do so. Princess Cruise Lines needs to clone this Captain. While that of course is an unrealistic suggestion, I would suggest that Captain McBain be asked to "train" other Captains, younger and older, to provide a similar experience with guests on all Princess ships. He may not be one of a kind, but he certainly comes close.

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TheCruiseExplorer
Nov 22, 2011

On the Coral and Island Princesses there are 2 "secret" viewing areas that are superb. They're at the bow on Decks 10 and 11 ( http://tinyurl.com/89xu386 ). Go through the door that says "No Entry" or some such thing. It's actually okay to do - both of the spots are in full view of the bridge.

DIYexcursions
Jan 14, 2014

Take the excursion to Embrara Indian Village in Panama, truly unique. We hired guides in Aruba and Columbia who were wonderful and much less than ship excursion, highly personalized. Make sure they speak English well, though!

cplettner
Sep 08, 2014

The TV channel from the bridge is fascinating.

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