Whilst the Caribbean Princess was docked in Liverpool, I popped on board to film for the day. She was the largest carrying capacity ship in the Princess fleet, before the arrival of the Royal Princess, although she is still extremely large, docked up against the Pier Head!
The atrium is the heart of the ship, with places to sit down and people watch, as well as reception desks and small café’s to take a break throughout the day with a cocktail or light refreshment.
The Princess Theatre is a large tiered venue, with a very big stage! There are new production shows every night of the cruise from the ships own performers. The library is well stocked, and whether you’re after a crime busting novel or a travel guide, you’re bound to find it here. The art gallery houses many beautiful pieces of work.
The Wheelhouse Bar is like your local pub at sea, with a live lounge cabaret or musical to enjoy at night. As with every cruise, and I’m sure you have gathered by now, food is an important part and the Caribbean Princess does not disappoint! From light snacks to grand dinners there is something for everyone. The buffet is ideal for lunchtime with pastries, light snacks, cakes & deserts usually with a theme depending on your port of call or itinerary.
To work off all those meals, the gym is well equipped and offers great sea views. Why not enjoy a pamper session in the Lotus Spa too?
The moving walkway takes you to SkyWalkers Nightclub, a great place to take in the scenery by day and also a place to dance away until the early hours! The staterooms come with plenty of space and I’ve never seen so many balconies on a cruise ship!
Out on deck the Calypso Bar keeps you refreshed in-between taking a dip in one of the heated pools. An invention by Princess Cruises that I really like is Movies Under the Stars – there’s nothing quite like watching a movie at sea under the stars, with popcorn all snug in a blanket. If you want to escape, retreat to the Sanctuary, the adults only retreat with private cabanas and loungers.
As part of the Grand Class of ships in the fleet, she is slightly larger than her sister vessels in the fleet, this is mainly due to the fact she was designed to cruise around the Caribbean (hence the name!), so on the open decks, there is so much space and no sliding roof over the pool for the shelter in poor weather – well you wouldn’t need that in the Caribbean!