(1:57 p.m. EDT) -- During a two-week multimillion-dollar refurbishment beginning later this month, Caribbean Princess will receive a completely redone kids club and the necessary upgrades to accommodate Carnival Corp.'s new Ocean Medallion concept.
Caribbean Princess will be one of the first three ships to debut the medallions, wearable technology discs that will begin to roll out next year and could eventually replace keycards for stateroom access and onboard purchases on all of Carnival Corp.'s ships (including those in the Princess, Carnival and Holland America fleets).
In addition to medallion functionality, the 13-year-old 3,080-passenger ship will also house an outpost of Princess' new Camp Discovery, a revamped kids club that leverages the line's partnership with the Discovery brand to offer educational but fun programming that often ties in with the ship's itinerary.
The dry dock, which will take place in Freeport from March 26 to April 6, will also upgrade Caribbean Princess' Movies Under the Stars experience, bring Princess Luxury Beds to all staterooms and add interconnecting cabins for families and other groups traveling together.
In a statement, Princess said the refurb will also include food and beverage updates, which have not yet been announced.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor