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Princess Cruises - A Caribbean Princess Review

Princess Cruises — A Caribbean Princess Review

by Mary Chong
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Caribbean Princess first set sail in 2004 and is a sister ship to the Crown, Emerald and the Ruby. For a 14-year-old ship, the Caribbean Princess surprisingly doesn’t look or feel it’s age.

Sure it doesn’t have a rock climbing wall or a waterslide but what it does have is a relaxed charm, excellent service, delicious food and great entertainment.

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Caribbean Princess Atrium

Essentially a central hub in the middle of the ship, this is the place to be for shopping, feature entertainers, events like the Captain’s Welcome and the Champagne waterfall.

My Favourite Time is — Cookie Time!
Every afternoon in the Atrium freshly baked cookies and milk get served with a smile.

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Another great treat is the coffee. International café is where you can always get a tasty snack — fresh salads, sandwiches or sweet desserts such as cheesecake, fruit tarts, cookies and brownies. It’s open 24 hours a day so you can never go hungry.

Princess Cruises - – A Caribbean Princess Review - Wine Bar

Don’t forget the chocolate shop and wine bar/sushi bar are also located on this level of the Caribbean Princess.


Entertainment Onboard

Princess Cruises - – A Caribbean Princess Review - Entertainment

Broadway shows, comedians, magicians and illusionists are the norm for most cruise lines, Caribbean Princess included. What I like that is a bit different is the specialised entertainment found in the atrium. On our particular sailing, they had a couple performing a mixture of strength, acrobatics and comedy. They drew quite the crowd each time they were scheduled to entertain.

Princess Cruises - A Caribbean Princess Review - Movies under the stars

Another “distraction” that is always on Princess Cruises is their “Movies Under the Stars” — Concerts, sports and movies broadcasted on a 300 square foot jumbotron and a 69,000-watt sound system up on top of the pool deck. At night it’s like an open-air drive-in theatre complete with fuzzy blankets and bags of popcorn.

Caribbean Princess Food

5 Days - 5 Dinners - Caribbean Princess Dining Review
Chef and Maitré D – Flambéing Bananas Foster in the Dining Room

Fabulous cuisine food and service is important to me on a cruise, and Princess never disappoints. The staff timed our dinner service well, and pacing of the various courses was perfect. We never felt rushed nor did we feel like our dinner was dragging.

5 Days 5 Dinners — Caribbean Princess Dining Review
Cruise Ship Specialty Dining – Caribbean Princess Crown Grill


Cabins are comfortable with ample storage space and open closets.

Princess Cruises - A Caribbean Princess Review - Cabin

I’ve sailed on over 15 Princess Cruises and have always found the food to be delicious, the accommodation to be comfortable and the service to be excellent. I always look forward to my next cruise onboard a Princess ship.

Have you sailed on the Caribbean Princess before? What did you think about it?


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Karena freeman August 30, 2016 - 6:55 pm

Sailed on Caribbean Princess 3 times now, got married onboard just over 8 years ago. By far my favourite ship. Spectacular in every way.

Rebecca August 28, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Excellent article and review! I was just on the Grand Princess to Alaska. It was a fantastic trip–so fantastic that we put deposits on four more cruises! I look forward to reading more of your posts.


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