Coral Princess Overview
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.
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.
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.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
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 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 Ship Stats
- 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
- South America
- Panama Canal, Central America
- Alaska - Inside Passage
- U.S. - Pacific, Northwest
- Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
- Coastal - West Coast