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Caribbean Princess

64 reviews
Traveller (69)
Common Areas (968)
Dining and Bars (519)
Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
14 Night Cruise to the Caribbean
Departure date
Sunday, 03/01/21
Route
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Princess Cays, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Princess Cays, Falmouth, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Cozumel, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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About
Passengers: 3,140   |   Crew: 1,200
Passengers to crew: 2.62:1
Passengers to space: 36.2:1
Launched: 2004   

Decks

  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
Additional decks
Deck 4 layout
 
Amenities
Medical Center

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 233 - 285 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 90
Accessible rooms: 16
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 669

Activities & entertainment

Activities (30)
  • Aerobics
  • Arts and Crafts Classes*
  • Beauty Salon*
  • Dancing Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Disco and Dancing
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Game Shows
  • Hot Tubs (7)
  • Internet Café*
  • Karaoke
  • Library*
  • Lotus Spa*
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Pools (7)
  • Princess Links
  • Rasul*
  • Sauna
  • Solo travelers Get Togethers
  • Sports Court
  • Steam Room
  • Thermal Suite*
  • Trivia
  • Ultimate Ship Tour*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • The Sanctuary*
  • Beach House Teen Lounge
  • Camp Discovery Youth Center
Entertainment (10)
  • Live Music
  • Club Fusion
  • Comedy Shows
  • Grand Casino*
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Nightly DJ
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Princess Theater
  • Princess Theater
  • Explorer's Lounge
Dining (24)
  • Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Coral Dining Room - American
  • Island Dining Room - American
  • Palm Dining Room - American
  • Planks BBQ - BBQ
  • World Fresh Marketplace - Casual
  • Churchill Lounge - Clubby Bar*
  • International Café - Coffee Bar*
  • Good Spirits at Sea - Craft Cocktails*
  • The Salty Dog Grill - Fast Food
  • World Fresh Marketplace - Healthy Fare
  • Sabatini's Italian Trattoria - italian*
  • Crooners Bar - Martini Bar*
  • Slice Pizzeria - Pizza
  • Calypso Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Outrigger - Pool Bar*
  • Tradewinds - Pool Bar*
  • Wheelhouse Bar - Pub*
  • Steamers Seafood - Seafood*
  • Crown Grill - Steakhouse*
  • Coffee & Cones - Sweet Treats*
  • Morgan's Bar - Top Deck Bar*
  • The Mix - Top Deck Bar*
  • Vines Bar - Wine Bar*
* May require additional fees
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lambo320 wrote a review Sep 2020
Evansville, Indiana167 contributions31 helpful votes
While on a 2 week cruise to western caribbean & central america with friends it was interupted by NOROVIRUS outbreak over 400 were affected. Ship had to turn around & head for fort lauderdale We were fairly compensated by princess & scheduled next Feb for a panama canal cruise We hope we get to go.
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Jae L wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Island, New York5,244 contributions471 helpful votes
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We took the 10-day “Classic Canada and New England” crusie last October. The ship’s Medallion system allowed us to go through the embarkation process at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal smoothly and efficiently. The cabins and the entire ship’s interiors were clean and updated since its refurbishment in May 2019. Aboard the ship, we had to follow the Captain’s strict directions to prevent recurrence of the Norovirus cases aboard the ship during her prior cruise to New York. We had to sanitize our hands under the watchful eyes of the dining room staff before entering dining rooms. In the buffet dining rooms on Lido Deck, we were not allowed to pick our own foods and drinks from the buffet counters. We had to just point the items we wanteded, and the attendants would placed them on our plates. Two days of such strict precautions paid off. The Captain lifted all the virus related restrictions after the two days, and everything returned to normal. Captain Fortezze was very effective in handling the virus situation as well as in communicating with the ship’s passengers. Whenever possible, he delivered timely information via ship’s PA system. The ship’s itinerary was attractive, and the ship’s crews were very professional and efficient. The foods were delicious, and the entertainments were excellent. Although we had to skip docking at Bar Harbor and St. John ports due to stormy weather, we had very memorable and enjoyable cruise aboard Caribbean Princess, a Cruise Critic’s Award Winner.
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Hitchiker_bear wrote a review Jul 2020
Country Victoria, Australia688 contributions414 helpful votes
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Quebec to New York October2019. Experienced world travellers since the early 70’s, we are particular about presentation, cleanliness, and maintenance of any standard of accommodation whether land based or cabin. PRINCESS DÉCOR etc. Loved the interior design and colour schemes throughout this vessel. Chic art deco touches, pleasant light colours with timber features. The central atrium features two tall, stunning, translucent, ocean themed panels, shiny curved balconies and a stylish staircase leading to the light filled lower lounge. PRINCESS - EXTERIOR PUBLIC AREAS: No spots or rust on the exterior handrails, smart, fresh white paint, wooden railings gleaming. Outdoor decking areas, non slip matting in good condition. Throughout the cruise, the crew were visible, refreshing paintwork, mopping exercise deck areas, etc The pool areas, various outdoor lounge areas were not busy in October and still kept spotless. CABIN DECK 10 Caribe mid. Out of habit we prefer to tidy up ourselves; the cabin areas we were not able to keep in order were kept perfectly clean by our cabin attendant. Beds were comfortable, linen, towels good quality. Cabin lighting was excellent, spacious for two people. The outside balcony area accumulated sea spray, otherwise well maintained. INTERIOR COMMON AREAS. Seldom used the lifts, even between several decks; stairwell carpeting was immaculate, no stains, spots, scuffing, no handrail marks. Nice décor with some lovely framed posters and artwork. Non smokers; The interior air always was fresh, a comfortable temperature, even in the busier public areas. ENTERTAINMENT…we never bothered with, sat in on some quiz afternoons etc. PRINCESS DINING: Buffets were enjoyed. Dishes attractively presented, plentiful, fresh, varied for all tastes/diets. Individual buffet items distinctly labelled Wait staff were positioned around the buffet area and served guests promptly with a smile. This was the first time we had experienced a buffet which was not wholly self service and approved this Buffet procedure. Self-serve buffets where individuals serve themselves, frequently become messy and presentation of dishes becomes unappealing, spillage occurs. With this arrangement dishes are monitored by the servers, replenished quickly, and food is treated with respect.(Small grouch; a cheese lover would find the cheese selection limited) On entry hand sanitation stations were overseen by staff. All F & B staff, waiters, servers, buffet station replenish staff, were well presented; uniforms pressed, tidy and clean. . RESTAURANT dining also impressive. PRINCESS EXCURSIONS. We pre-arranged our own excursions, researched destinations with maps etc from home prior to departure. THE MEDALLION we found convenient with no problems. ANNOYANCES; Only one. The immigration procedure; Canada into USA Bar Harbour. Our ESTA/Passports were in order. The Princess crew were emphatic we should fill in a form which appeared identical to that which we had completed online months previously for the ESTA. The time taken for processing in a queue and before we could leave the ship for our excursion was close to three hours. The US immigration officers, briefly examined the passports, the form was not necessary.
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David H wrote a review Mar 2020
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In February, as special holiday in celebration of my wife's 70th birthday, we set sail from Fort Lauderdale on what should have been a very special cruise. As a surprise I upgraded to a Mini Suite but upon arrival in the stateroom we found the balcony, furniture filthy, worktops, mirrors dusty, some bathroom fittings clearly hadn't been cleaned properly in a long timed including the presence of human hair and the carpet needed a good vacuum. Eventually these items were sorted then some fitting started to break and had to be replaced. It does not stop there as we then had 6 nights interrupted sleep (initially 4 consecutive nights followed later in the cruise by another 2 nights). The best is yet to come!! During the cruise it was announced that the ship was experiencing an increasing number of Norovirus cases so you can imagine we were on constant tender hooks as to whether we may fall victims of the virus. we then found out that the same ship cut short the cruise immediately before ours by three days because it too had Norovirus and apparently before we embarked it underwent a thorough clean. Well, whether the clean was not thorough enough or crew were infected and continued working we will never know but needless to say it spoiled the cruise. After leaving Curacao it was announced that the decision had been made to return immediately to Fort Lauderdale therefore missing out the final port of call Aruba. You can imagine guests on board were unhappy and to top it all it became very obvious that the crew had not had a proper brief because we were receiving conflicting stories including how we would be compensated by Princess. We were told a letter would be in our stateroom later the same evening but it never arrived. After visiting the Customer Relations desk many times the detail was explained and also how we would be compensated for the onboard disruption. As we had paid for the Internet package I emailed Princess Cruises twice whilst on board. No response then and having been back a month still no response. Upon our return home three further letters were sent to Princess Cruises Customer relations office in Southampton. To this date that office too has failed to even acknowledge receipt of the letters let alone update us on what was being done. The cruise, as with all our others, was booked through Bolsover Cruise Club who provided me with a direct line of contact and that person seems to be being shown the same contempt by Princess Cruises as they have to us. Under ABTA rules Princess has 28 days following the end of the cruise to deal with and provide a resolution to such matters. Needless to say that period has passed and still nothing from them. It is appreciated that COVID 19 is likely to have increased their workload but had they sent to two line letter or email asking for a few more days we would have lived with that but they didn't they failed again. From this whole experience it seems clear to us that Princess Cruises Customer Relations Department needs a good shake up. Oh, I almost forgot. Whilst the cases of Norovirus were on the increase and despite assurances that increased sanitisation measures were being employed my wife and our friend saw a leaking toilet that was not closed off and had towels around the pan to mop up whatever fluid was leaking. I'll you make up your minds what that could have been. Will we be sailing with Princess Cruises anytime soon? Don't think I really need to answer that based on the service we have had from them. Will you be giving them a 'wide berth?'
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Brent H wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada398 contributions71 helpful votes
We booked a 2 week cruise, the food was medicore for the first week and much improved on the second week. bar service was good, the ship was constantly being cleaned for a Norovirus outbreak for the second cruise in a row. Aruba denied us to disembark and we returned a day early. Princess did make a small refund and future cruise offer but is was a terrible experience. This is an old ship that badly needs to be refurbished.
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