Caribbean Princess with her new livery (Image: Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess is to be fitted with interconnecting staterooms, Ocean Medallion technology and newly renovated areas for children and teenagers when she is refitted later this month.
The 3,200-guest ship will undergo a multi-million pound refit at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, The Bahamas from 26 March to 6 April. New additions will include 87 interconnecting staterooms, an upgraded top-deck ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen and Princess Luxury Beds in every stateroom.
The three areas for younger passengers will also be renovated and renamed as part of Princess Cruises’ partnership with Discovery Consumer Products. Pelicans (3-7 years) will be relaunched as The Treehouse with forest- and animal-themed interiors; Shockwaves (8-12 years) will be renamed The Lodge and have outdoor-inspired interiors; and the former Remix (13-17 years) will be turned into a contemporary surf-themed lounge named The Beach House.
Caribbean Princess will also be prepared for Carnival Corporation’s new Ocean Medallion experience, which will be available for the 2018 summer Caribbean season. The Ocean Medallion is a first-of-its-kind wearable device that can be worn or carried by passengers to anticipate their every onboard need and deliver a fully personalised cruise experience via interactive services.
“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 – all renovated with the goal of helping our guests create lifelong memories,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.
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.