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Caribbean Princess to add family areas, connecting rooms, new mini-suite category

Caribbean Princess also will be wired for Ocean Medallion launch Caribbean Princess also will be wired for Ocean Medallion launch

New offerings for families, including the Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center, upgraded Movies Under the Stars, Princess Luxury Bed and connecting staterooms will be added to Caribbean Princess during a two-week drydock.

The work will take place March 26-April 6 at Grand Bahama Shipyard, just ahead of the vessel's summer Europe and fall Caribbean seasons.

Caribbean Princess also will be wired for the Ocean Medallion Class cruising that will be available starting with its 2018 summer Caribbean season.

Camp Discovery, the reimagined youth center created in partnership with the consumer products arm of Discovery Communications, joins the line's Disovery at Sea program. For ages 3-17, this caters to specific age groups with three center themes.

The Treehouse, formerly Pelicans, is for ages 3-7 and offers a bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed area including hands-on activities. The Lodge, formerly Shockwaves, for ages 8-12, is inspired by the great outdoors, and offers sports activities and places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.

The Beach House, previously Remix, for ages 13-17, is a contemporary surf-themed lounge.

New youth and teen center programming includes 'MythBusters' science activities with hands-on challenges, featuring show star Tory Belleci. In addition, new Camp Discovery destination-themed programs focusing on Europe and the Caribbean to immerse young cruisers into the culture, nature and customs of this region.

In other changes Caribbean Princess will add 87 connecting staterooms catering to family travelers.

A new HD Movies Under the Stars outdoor movie screen will offer a higher resolution picture with double the image quality of previous systems. This will give concerts and movies more sound power, truer color, extreme wide angle viewing and smart contrast/brightness for optimal viewing any time of day.

Accommodations will get the Princess Luxury Bed, with 3,200 new beds and luxurious linens being installed.

In addition, Caribbean Princess will introduce Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated mini-suite category offers perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options as well as priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Princess Cruises said more information on enhancements, including food and beverage areas, will be announced shortly.

Posted 19 March 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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