Caribbean Princess to have multi-million-pound refit before UK season

Caribbean Princess Bar Harbor, Maine

New youth clubs: Caribbean Princess (Picture: Princess Cruises)

Caribbean Princess will have an extensive two-week refit before its summer in Southampton, Princess Cruises announced today.

The 13-year-old, 3,200-passenger ship will go into dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas, from March 26 to April 6.

Once finished, it will head to the UK, sailing the British Isles round trip between May and September.

The multi-million-pound renovations will include new youth and teen clubs as part of the line’s partnership with Discovery Consumer Products.

Each of the three centres will be renamed to mirror the new designs:

TREEHOUSE

  • The Treehouse (formerly Pelicans, ages 3-7): forest and animal-themed 

LODGE4

  • The Lodge (formerly Shockwaves, ages 8-12): inspired by the outdoors

BEACHHOUSE5

  • The Beach House (formerly Remix, ages 13-17): contemporary surf-themed lounge

There will also be new activities and games for children, including hands-on science experiments, mini-golf tournaments, talent shows and Lego boat-building competitions. 

The line will be introducing 87 interconnecting staterooms, an upgraded top-deck ‘Movies Under the Stars’ giant screen and Princess luxury beds in every stateroom.

Caribbean Princess will also be prepared for the Ocean Medallion technology, to come into use next year.

After sailing the British Isles for the spring and summer, the ship will travel to the new Panama Canal locks and the Caribbean.

Prices for a 12-night British Isles sailing with an overnight stay in Dublin start from £1,399pp, departing Southampton on June 30, 2017, and calling at Guernsey, Cork (Cobh), Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow (Greenock), Invergordon, Edinburgh and Le Havre. 

Prices for a seven-night summer Caribbean cruise start from £848pp, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale on July 28, 2018, and calling at Grand Cayman, Island of Roatan, Belize City and the island of Cozumel.

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