Caribbean Princess getting new amenities during renovation

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Caribbean Princess

The Caribbean Princess will emerge with new features following a two-week drydock in Freeport, Bahamas, from March 26 to April 6.

Princess Cruises is adding amenities catering to families, including 87 interconnecting staterooms, the Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center and a higher-resolution outdoor screen for Movies Under the Stars.

Camp Discovery will feature the Treehouse for kids ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans), the Lodge for kids 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves) and the Beach House for teenagers (formerly Remix).

All staterooms will be outfitted with the Princess Luxury Bed, developed in collaboration with sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson.

Also, the Caribbean Princess will offer Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining.

The renovated Caribbean Princess will start its Europe season with a transatlantic sailing on April 6, continuing throughout the summer in the British Isles.


Princess Announce Their Most Technologically Advanced Cruise Ship Is Set To Launch

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Regal Princess

Princess Cruises has just announced it has placed an order for its sixth Royal Class vessel.

Guests can expect the 3,560 guest ship to be delivered in 2022, but is still yet to be named.

The next ship for the line will feature signature elements that have become synonymous with the Princess guest experience, such as a central atrium hub with multiple dining, entertainment and retail venues; Movies Under The Stars with the largest outdoor screen at sea; and 81% of all staterooms with balconies.

Princess’ newly announced vessel will also feature the recently released Ocean Medallion Class, including the Ocean Medallion, a first-of-its-kind wearable device that promises to offer enhanced services and a more personalised experience for guests.

The new technology is set to debut aboard Regal Princess on Nov. 13 on Ocean Medallion Class cruises from Port Everglades, and will follow on Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess in early 2018, the cruise company has said

The yet-to-be-named Princess ship will be built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and further details will be announced in due course.

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The line’s vice president UK and Europe, Tony Roberts, has stated: ‘The decision to grow our fleet is testament of the success of Princess Cruises around the world. With four new ships now due for delivery, starting with Majestic Princess in March, these are incredibly exciting times for Princess Cruises.’

Carnival Corp & PLC, cruise giant that owns Princess Cruises, made this announcement on the 19th January, along with a new ship for its Holland America Line brand.

The new 99,500-ton, 2,660-passenger Holland America ship will be the third in its new Pinnacle class of ship. It will join sister ships ms Koningsdam — now sailing from Port Everglades for the winter season — and the Nieuw Statendam, currently under construction and set to debut in November 2018. 

Company CEO for Carnival Corp , Arnold Donald, has stated: “Using our strategic fleet enhancement plan to introduce new ships is an important part of our measured capacity growth strategy, which includes replacing less efficient ships with newer, larger and more efficient vessels.” 

With Thursday’s agreement, Carnival Corp. now has 19 new ships scheduled to be delivered across its corporate fleet between 2017 and 2022. The company’s cruise lines also includes Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Seabourn, Cunard, Fathom, P&O Cruises (UK), P&O Cruises (Australia) and AIDA Cruises.

Princess orders another ship in Royal Princess class

By Tom Stieghorst

Princess ship renderingPrincess Cruises said it has reached an agreement to build a third in the class of ships that began with Royal Princess.

The new ship, to be built by Fincantieri, will carry 3,560 passengers at double occupancy and is scheduled for delivery in 2017.

Princess said the price is around 600 million euros, or just over $800 million at current exchange rates.

The Royal Princess was the largest ship to date for Princess when it was delivered in 2013. It was followed by the Regal Princess earlier this year.

Princess said the new ship will include its signature elements such as a soaring central atrium hub with multiple dining, entertainment and retail venues; the adults-only Sanctuary; the Movies Under the Stars cinema experience; and 80% of all cabins with balconies. The ship will also include some new innovations, Princess said.