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Caribbean Princess - A Passenger Cruise Review While Cruising the Eastern Caribbean

The Caribbean Princess is very similar to the Sapphire princess with 700 more passengers, a ship we have previously reviewed.

If you weren't on the Sapphire or Diamond.. you might not notice how crowded it was but we certainly did.  Where the Sapphire had a lovely covered pool .. the Caribbean has MUTS ( Moves Under the Stars).  The screen was really good resolution and the sound was certainly LOUD so if your idea of vacation is to watch a movie by the pool with unsalted popcorn .. you will love that feature.  We never went.Princess Lines Caribbean Princess - a passenger cruise review

Smoking is allowed in your stateroom and on your balcony and a few other places on the ship,  I am sure you have all heard of the chair hogs that reserve Loungers by the pool with a towel early in the morning .. it was almost that for the few tables along the Port side of the Lido deck by the pool or the 6 bar stools on the rail at the terrace pool.  You have two choices if you wish to smoke on deck . stand or ask someone if you may join them .. I recommend the later .. you might meet someone new.  Smoking is also allowed in one part of the Wheelhouse and in a small area at Club Fusion and in the casino most nights.

This was the first cruise for the new Princess menu's on this ship.  The initial reaction was eeeewww, but I really think the kitchen and the staff need some time to adjust and then all will be good.  It appears to me that vegetarians and fish lovers will love these menu's but unless they improve the beef .. order the lamb or pork or try a veggie dish or the ever popular Fettuccini Alfredo.. the beef had no flavor our should have been labeled sole of  New York .. in the Dining room that is .. at Sterling it was fantastic. 

Our stateroom:

On this cruise we had a mini-suite.  The extra room was great.  Instead of a tiny cramped little shower as we have become accustomed to,  we had a bathtub/shower that was quite roomy. In addition, there was a sitting room that was plenty big for the two of us, and the usual cramped balcony.  We had more than enough storage space, with room left over in the closet, and several empty drawers.

There were two TV sets, so you could watch one from bed, and one from the sitting room, however we did not turn either set on for this trip.

The little mini fridge had a fresh tub of ice every day without us asking.


Cabin layout - Caribbean Princess
Diagram of our cabin above. Pictures of our cabin below. Pictures from our passengers cruise review.
picture of our stateroom - Caribbean Princess Caribbean Princess stateroom photo Picture of Caribbean Princess stateroom photo of closet
View of the cabin, the
balcony is behind me. Plenty of room.
Ah there is the balcony
just past the sliding doors on the Caribbean Princess.
Two TV's so you can
watch from anywhere. I
don't think we ever turned
them on.
The closet in our stateroom... could be a little bigger but it will suffice.
picture of bathroom in the mini-suite Caribbean Princess State room shower Caribbean Princess view of our balcony
The tub/shower from our stateroom on our Caribbean Cruise. Bath tub / shower, the tub/ shower is nice... more room than without a tub. Sink area in the bathroom. Kathy relaxing on the
balcony in the warm Caribbean sunshine.
Photograph of our mini-suite aboard the Caribbean Princess Photo of balcony on Caribbean Princess mini-suite  
Another shot of the interior of our cabin. Kathy always seems to be reading something.... Another view of the balcony on the Caribbean Princess.  

General pictures around the cruise ship

pictures of the cruise ship  
Spa - pictures from our passenger cruise review. Spa Spa Spa  
Caribbean Princess spa pictures picture of the trident grill on the ship  
Spa Spa on the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. Trident Grill - Photos from the Caribbean cruise on Princess Lines. Pizza Parlor The pizza was really good. Although I don't know why I would be eating pizza on a cruise ship.  
picture of one of the swimming pools aboard the Caribbean Princess Neptune  Pool The MUTS screen on the Caribbean Princess  
Picture of pool on the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. Another view of one of the decks. Neptune Pool MUTS screen - The giant movie screen on the Caribbean Princess.  
picture of the atrium  
Pictures of the Caribbean Princess The pools were great   Atrium  
Giant MUTS movie playing    

Owners Suite...

One of our 72 best friends had the Owners Suite on the Aloha deck, so we
visited and took some took some photographs. It was obviously quite nice.

Cabin on the Caribbean Princess.  This is a suite and it was quite nice.  
This is the diagram of the's pretty close anyway.  
picture of the jacuzzi - owners suite - Caribbean Princess owners suite Caribbean Princess  
Two person sized
Nice shower   Very nice living room.  
view of owners suite balcony  Caribbean Princess  
The other end of the
living room
The bedroom area Picture of the balcony Photograph of the balcony  
Very impressive.