Princess Plans Early Debut for Caribbean Princess

November 24, 2003
Princess, which only a few weeks ago announced that Sapphire Princess would be launched a few weeks late, is making another new-ship change. Caribbean Princess, one of three Princess vessels to launch in 2004, will debut two weeks early.

This means that the 116,000-ton, 3,100-passenger Caribbean Princess, originally slated for an April 17 inaugural voyage, will now sail on April 3. The two extra cruises – Caribbean Princess plans to sail alternating seven night Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades – will head to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Montego Bay and the cruise line's private Princess Cays. The ship is being built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard.

When it is introduced, Caribbean Princess will assume the mantel of Princess' largest-ship-ever and will be based, year-round, in the Caribbean. Among the ship’s unique features include a huge 300-square-foot poolside movie screen for watching "Movies Under the Stars," Caribbean cuisine dining options and some 900 cabins with balconies. It will also feature the cruise line's (not to mention the industry’s) first onboard spa to be run in-house (as opposed to using an outside spa operator).

The ship will also feature tried-and-true Princess features, such as Personal Choice Dining, a wedding chapel, extensive youth facilities, and its signature Italian eatery.