Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship Profile

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Caribbean Princess News

Caribbean Princess Experiences Norovirus

posted January 31, 2014

The CDC is investigating a confirmed norovirus outbreak on the Caribbean Princess. Of the 3,000 passengers on board, 162 have reported gastrointestinal distress symptoms. The ship is returning to its port in Houston one day early due to forecasted fog on its day of return. Read more...

Engine Problems for Caribbean Princess

Posted March 15, 2012

The ship experienced a problem with the port propulsion motor which necessitated the ship returning to San Juan on March 14th to evaluate the situation. After further review by technical experts in San Juan, the full extent of the damage to the motor was learned. Two voyages have been cancelled to allow time for repairs.

Passengers booked on these sailings will receive a full refund as well as a 25% credit towards a future cruise. Those who booked their flights through Princess will receive a full refund or a future air credit based on the type of air purchased. Passengers who booked their air independently can submit their air change fees to Princess for a refund.

The next Caribbean Princess cruise is scheduled to depart from San Juan on April 1.


The Caribbean Princess sails  from Port Everglades, FL offering cruises to the Caribbean and Panama Canal during the winter season. The Caribbean Princessand then repositions to Southhampton sailing to the British Isles during the Summer season.

Please see the Princess Cruises website for a complete schedule information.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (Apr)
2010 Rating 100 (May)
2010 Rating 98 (Nov)
2011 Rating 100(Aug)
2012 Rating 100(Feb)
2012 Rating 99 (Sept)
2013 Rating 94 (April)
2013 Rating 98 (Sept)
2014 Rating 94 (Feb)
2014 Rating 92 (Jul)
2015 Rating 91 (Jan)
2015 Rating 99 (Sep)
2017 Rating 100 (Jan)

Deck Plan

Sky Deck 19

Sports Court, Skywalkers

Star Deck 18

The Skywalker

Sports Deck 17

Sun Terrace, Pirates View Pool, Splash Pool, Morgan's Bar, The Sanctuary, Platinum Studio, Princess Links

Sun Deck 16

Lotus Spa Pool, Wedding Chapel, Fitness Center, Fun Zone, Teen Center, Movies Under the Stars, Tradewinds

Lido Deck 15

Neptune Pool, Horizon Court, Horizon Terrace, Trident Grill, Cafe Caribe, Scoops, Prego, Calypso Pool, Calypso Bar, Blackbeard's Bar, Outriggers Bar

Riviera Deck 14

Passenger Staterooms, Terrace Pool (aft)

Aloha Deck 12

Passenger Staterooms

Baja Deck11

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Princess Theater, Casino, Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Lounge, Club Fusion, Explorer's Lounge, Sabatini's, Boutiques, Meridian Bay, Photo Gallery

Fiesta Deck 6

Princess Theater, Churchill Lounge, Crown Grill, Coral dining room, Calypso Cove, Limelight, Palm Dining Room

Plaza Deck 5

Internet Cafe, Piazza, International Cafe, Vines Bar, Library, Island Dining Room

Gala Deck 4

Medical Center

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Adults Only

The Sanctuary

Private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary.

* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2013.

**Wheelchair access to the Sanctuary is not available on this ship.

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Caribbean Princess

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The Caribbean Princess is the largest passenger ship in the Princess fleet carrying up to 3,600 passengers. She was launched in 2004 and refurbished in 2009.

As part of the enhancement, the Caribbean Princess now offers the piazza-style atrium with its International Café and Vines, the wine, seafood and cheese bar; the adults-only Sanctuary, the Crown Grill steak and seafood restaurant, a new Limelight boutique, new shore excursions and Captain’s Circle desks, new Internet café and library, seven new suites, relocation of the Casino on Deck 7, a new location for the sports court, and the addition of flat-screen televisions in all staterooms.

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Ship Class: Grand

Launched: 2004

Refurbished: 2011 and 2014 (May)

GRT: 112,894

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 26 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 3,082


Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 162-182 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 158-182 Sq. ft.
Balcony 231-298 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 323 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 319-1279 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include Pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include Pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.


Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include Pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.


In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofa bed,  two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a Pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, sound station with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities, and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Palm Dining Room (Deck 6) offers traditional fixed seating and the Coral Dining Room (Deck 6) and Island Dining (Deck 5) Room offer anytime dining.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks.

Cafe Caribe

Casual fare bistro serving from late morning until late night.

Trident Grill and Prego

Serving burgers, hot dogs, pizzeria and more. Grab take-out and sit poolside.


An Ice Cream bar to indulge your sweet tooth. Hard ice cream, shakes and malts offered complimentary.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled Panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks. Note:  There is a charge for all coffees at this venue - plain coffee costs $1.44 with gratuity but the java here is much better tasting than what's offered at the buffet.

Crown Grill ($)

Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.

Sabatini's ($)

With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Vines ($)

In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite. The atrium-area bar features a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. 

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies.

In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms.

* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2013

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Notable Features

Princess Theater

Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.

Explorer's Lounge

Featuring nightclub-style performances.


Top deck observation area by day and dance club at night.

Grand Casino

A full service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Club Fusion

Sports bar.

Churchill Lounge

Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.

Crooner's Lounge

Martini bar.

Wheelhouse Bar

Nautical themed lounge serving a British-style Pub lunch with fish 'n' chips or a Ploughman's Lunch.

The Ultimate Ship Tour

A new exclusive opportunity to experience an array of "back of house" areas that are key to a ship's daily operations, the Ultimate Ship Tour will give passengers the unique opportunity to explore beyond the public areas with visits to the ship's engine control room, medical center, print shop, laundry, photo lab, funnel, bridge and other spaces.  In addition to getting a rare insider's view of many areas typically seen only by the ship's crew, participants will receive a variety of themed mementos at many of the stops along the route.

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Outdoor Features

Movies Under the Stars

Watch first-run feature-length films at the Poolside HD theater.

Main Pool Area

Calypso Pool and Hot Tubs and Neptune's Pool and Hot Tubs on Lido deck.

Terrace Pool

Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Spa, Lotus Spa Pool and Hot Tubs, Swim-against-the-current pool. 


Play the five-hole Princess Links.

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Fun Zone (Ages 3-12)

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.

Fun Zone (Ages 8-12)

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments , California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Teen Lounge (Ages 13-17)

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners,  DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

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