The barbeque area in the World Fresh Marketplace (Image: Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess is to feature seven new and redesigned dining venues following her multi-million pound renovation at Grand Bahama Shipyard.
The 3,200-guest Caribbean Princess entered dry dock on 26 March and will remain at the Bahamas-based shipyard until 6 April.
As part of Princess Cruises largest-ever food and beverage renovation, Caribbean Princess will be fitted with the World Fresh Marketplace. Replacing the Horizon Court buffet, the venue will offer a pancake station, hand-crafted sandwiches and a carvery with a selection of roast meats.
New to the Princess fleet, Caribbean Princess will have two casual evening speciality restaurants – Planks BBQ and Steamers Seafood. Both located in Café Caribe, the new dining venues are aimed at families who want to dine in an informal setting and offer complimentary buffet-style breakfasts and lunch options. The restaurants will have a cover charge of US$12 per person for the waiter-served dinner menu.
Four of the dining venues on the pool deck dining venues will be redesigned and renamed. The former Pizzeria will relaunch as Slice with a new complimentary menu, while The Salty Dog Grill will replace Trident Grill. Coffee & Cones will become the first venue in Princess Cruises’ fleet to brew specialty coffee drinks on the ship’s top deck. The venue will also offer soft-serve ice cream and gourmet ice cream sandwiches. Finally, The Mix will be an updated version of poolside Blackbeard’s bar serving drinks on the top deck.
Elsewhere on the ship, speciality restaurant Sabatini’s will be renamed to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria and will boast a new look and redesigned layout.
During the refurbishment, Caribbean Princess will also be equipped with interconnecting staterooms, Ocean Medallion technology and newly renovated areas for children and teenagers.
Caribbean Princess will head to the UK following her refit and sail British Isles roundtrips from Southampton between May and September. The vessel will then reposition to the Caribbean.