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Engine Problems for Caribbean Princess
Posted March 15, 2012
The ship experienced a problem with the port propulsion motor which necessitated the ship returning to San Juan on March 14th to evaluate the situation. After further review by technical experts in San Juan, the full extent of the damage to the motor was learned. Two voyages have been cancelled to allow time for repairs.
Passengers booked on these sailings will receive a full refund as well as a 25% credit towards a future cruise. Those who booked their flights through Princess will receive a full refund or a future air credit based on the type of air purchased. Passengers who booked their air independently can submit their air change fees to Princess for a refund.
The next Caribbean Princess cruise is scheduled to depart from San Juan on April 1.
Sky Deck 19
Sports Court, Skywalkers
Star Deck 18
Sports Deck 17
Sun Terrace, Pirates View Pool, Splash Pool, Morgan's Bar, The Sanctuary, Princess Links
Sun Deck 16
Lotus Spa Pool, Wedding Chapel, Fitness Center, Fun Zone, Teen Center, Movies Under the Stars, Tradewinds
Lido Deck 15
Neptune Pool, Horizon Court, Horizon Terrace, Trident Grill, Cafe Caribe, Scoops, Prego, Calypso Pool, Calypso Bar, Blackbeard's Bar, Outriggers Bar
Riviera Deck 14
Passenger Staterooms, Terrace Pool (aft)
Aloha Deck 12
Caribe Deck 10
Dolphin Deck 9
Emerald Deck 8
Promenade Deck 7
Princess Theater, Casino, Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Lounge, Club Fusion, Explorer's Lounge, Sabatini's
Fiesta Deck 6
Princess Theater, Churchill's, Crown Grill, Coral dining room, Calypso Cove, Limelight
Plaza Deck 5
Internet Cafe, Piazza, International Cafe, Vines, Library, Island dining room
Gala Deck 4
Private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.
The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary.
* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2011.
Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.
Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments , California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.
Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners, DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.
No signing in or out of the club required.
The Caribbean Princess is the largest passenger ship in the Princess fleet carrying up to 3,600 passengers. She was launched in 2004 and refurbished in 2009.
As part of the enhancement, the Caribbean Princess now offers the piazza-style atrium with its International Café and Vines, the wine, seafood and cheese bar; the adults-only Sanctuary, the Crown Grill steak and seafood restaurant, a new Limelight boutique, new shore excursions and Captain’s Circle desks, new Internet café and library, seven new suites, relocation of the Casino on Deck 7, a new location for the sports court, and the addition of flat-screen televisions in all staterooms.
Ship Class: Grand
Length: 951 ft.
Draft: 26 ft.
Speed: 22 Knots
Standard Stateroom Amenities
Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.
In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area and a spacious closet.
In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup and use of the Disembarkation Lounge.
|Balcony||233-285||Sq. ft. w/veranda|
|Suite||324-1279||Sq. ft. w/veranda|
Main Dining Rooms
The Palm Dining Room offers traditional fixed seating and the Coral Dining Room and Island Dining Room offer anytime dining.
At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks.
Casual fare bistro serving from late morning until late night.
Trident Grill and Prego
Burgers, hot dogs, Pizzeria and more.
Ice Cream bar.
The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.
Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.
With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite. The atrium-area bar features a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses.
Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies.
In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms.
* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2011
Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.
Featuring nightclub-style performances.
Top deck observation area by day and dance club at night.
Slots, cards, roulette and more.
Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.
Nautical themed lounge.
The Ultimate Ship Tour
A new exclusive opportunity to experience an array of "back of house" areas that are key to a ship's daily operations, the Ultimate Ship Tour will give passengers the unique opportunity to explore beyond the public areas with visits to the ship's engine control room, medical center, print shop, laundry, photo lab, funnel, bridge and other spaces. In addition to getting a rare insider's view of many areas typically seen only by the ship's crew, participants will receive a variety of themed mementos at many of the stops along the route.
Movies Under the Stars
Poolside HD theater. Movies and more.
Main Pool Area
Calypso Pool and Hot Tubs and Neptune's Pool and Hot Tubs on Lido deck.
Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).
Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa
Spa, Lotus Spa Pool and Hot Tubs, Swim-against-the-current pool.