Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will undergo an extensive two-week drydock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26-April 6.
The ship will emerge from a multi-million dollar renovation with new features designed to appeal to families, including Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center, upgraded Movies Under the Stars, Princess Luxury Bed and interconnecting staterooms. The cruise ship will also be wired for the Ocean Medallion launch that will be available for the 2018 summer Caribbean season.
“With new amenities catering to families, Caribbean Princess not only provides comfort and technology to stay connected, but enriching experiences that can be shared together as a family or in our new Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center – all renovated with the goal of helping our guests create lifelong memories,” said Princess president Jan Swartz.
New family friendly features will include Camp Discovery. For cruisers ages 3-17, Caribbean Princess will offer a re-imagined youth centre – Camp Discovery – created in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications, as part of the cruise line’s Discovery at Sea program. Catering to specific age groups, there are three centre themes where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities specially designed to help them Discover, Play, Create and Huddle, including:
The Treehouse, ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans): A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed centre including captivating creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity and the world around them;
The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy centre is filled with sports activities and fun places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge;
The Beach House, for ages 13-17 (formerly Remix) offers a contemporary surf-themed lounge, featuring a cool place for teens to hang out and socialize.
With family travellers in mind, Caribbean Princess will debut 87 interconnecting staterooms, offering more room and comfort for all family members.
A new HD Movies Under the Stars outdoor movie screen will offer a higher resolution picture with double the image quality of previous systems. Guests can enjoy lively concerts and blockbuster movies with more sound power, truer colour, extreme wide angle viewing and smart contrast/brightness for optimal viewing any time of day.
The newly renovated Caribbean Princess will start its Europe season with a transatlantic sailing on April 6, continuing throughout the summer in the British Isles.