Caribbean Princess sailed into the fleet in 2004 as the fourth ship in the Princess Cruises Grand Class offering a charm an elegance that will make you want to come back new every time. She is a ship that offers a fantastic blend of both indoor and outdoor activities that will bring you an unforgettable experience an memories to treasure no matter the weather or destination. Featuring four pools, a number of hot tubs, an indoor sports area, as well as a running track and the stand-out feature of Movies Under The Stars, Caribbean Princess has something to offer everyone.
A multi million dollar refurbishment in 2011 only reinforced her appeal within the Princess fleet, with several of her main public areas receiving an overhaul and redesign to bring a new level of sophistication and elegance to her voyages. Enjoy the culinary delights in her many restaurants that evoke a charm of the classic days of cruising with white-gloved butlers end expert sommeliers all offering a high standard of service and afterwards relax in one of the large selection of bars and entertainment venues which all intertwine to give provide you with an unforgettable voyage.
Princess Cruises are passionate about the food they serve, and this is clear throughout the fleet. Chefs serving the finest ingredients to create the most inspiring flavours and culinary masterpieces, there will be something different each day to tickle your taste buds. With the option to dine your way, at your time in the restaurant of your choice means total flexibility to enjoy your cruise your way. Dine traditionally at a set time, exceptional service provided by your waiter throughout the cruise, and share your experiences with like similar like minded people on your table. If you prefer something more flexible, Caribbean Princess offers you the chance of anytime dining allowing you to dine at a time that suits you and meet new friends each day. Speak to your consultant about the best option to suit your needs.
Fancy something a bit different one night? Then why not book yourself into one of the speciality restaurants found on board Caribbean Princess. Sabatini's Italian restaurant is a firm favourite on ship, showcasing rustic, authentic cuisine from around the Mediterranean in a casual and relaxed environment. The Crown Grill is the place to be at sea to receive tender succulent steaks cooked just how you like them, being awarded 'Best Cruise Ship Steakhouse' by USA today. Not only does this restaurant cook your favourite steak, try some of the fantastic seafood on offer here, from a wide range of grilled fish, to whole lobster. Take a look and be wowed by the quality.
Whether it's a quiet place to relax or a nightclub to party into the early hours you're looking for, you will surely find that special place on Ruby Princess. Take some time and relax over some exquisite wine conversing with new and old friends in one of the many lounge bar areas such as Wheelhouse Bar or Crooners Bar or even relax with a fine brandy in Speakeasy Cigar Lounge. For the young, and young at heart, head up to the top deck where you can find Skywalkers Nightclub, a place where you can let loose and dance the night away.
If you haven't been enticed into one or more of the bars on ship then why not head down to the theatre? Have a seat an enjoy some Broadway style productions with a nice glass of wine, or head up onto top deck with a warm blanket and watch Movies Under The Stars in the outdoor theatre. Or try your luck on the roulette under the bright lights and electric atmosphere of the Asian themed Grand Casino, and then afterwards take in a more intimate performance in Crooners Lounge, showcasing stand up comedy and some of the best singers at sea.
Day 1: UK - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly from your selected UK airport to Fort Lauderdale, once arrived make your way to the port to embark on board Caribbean Princess.
Day 4: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Arguably the prettiest Virgin Island, St Thomas boasts plenty of picture-perfect beaches. Visit Magen’s Bay, voted one of the world's top ten most beautiful beaches; or explore the coral World Marine Park with its three-level underwater observatory. Experience the colourful wonders of snorkelling in the crystal blue waters or just lie back and enjoy the sand and sunshine on the island’s many beaches. Venture up Mountain Top and admire the panoramic views of surrounding islands and get lost in the bustling atmosphere. Don’t forget to browse the shops for bargains in jewellery, perfume and souvenirs.
Day 5: St John’s, Antigua
St. John's on Antigua is your next stop. This pretty capital city not only gives you access to Antigua's 365 stunning beaches, but is also packed with attractions including English Harbour and the historic Nelson's Dockyard. A visit to the colourful St. John's street market is a must, and you also find great shopping and dining in Heritage Quay. Travel to Shirley Heights Lookout for superb views of English and Falmouth Harbours. A 90-minute ferry ride from Bryson Wharf takes you to Antigua's sister island, Barbuda, to explore the Arawak Caves and Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
Day 6: St Kitts
St. Kitts is renowned for its rainforest mountains and picturesque beaches with white, grey and black sands. Head to the Circus Square marketplace for a great selection of local produce and textiles, follow rainforest trekking trails up to a dormant volcano, or, why not simply relax one of the sun-drenched beaches that surround the island?
Day 7: Martinique
Martinique, a rugged Caribbean island part of the Lesser Antilles, is famous for its breath-taking natural beauty. Ascend Mont Pelee, an active volcano which offers the most beautiful scenery and outstanding views. Sunbathe on the tranquil Diamond Beach, perfect for those wanting a peaceful getaway. Head to Les Salines, a family-friendly beach lined with palm trees, calm waters, and vendors selling tasty treats. Buy your loved ones some souvenirs and treat yourself to some snacks and crafts at La Savane Park. Admire the architecture at St Louis Cathedral or enjoy a day exploring the plantation, rum distillery, and museum at Habitation Clement.
Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados
It's easy to see why Barbados is known as 'Little England' with its Georgian houses, Lord Nelson Statue and Parliament Square. Indulge in retail therapy on Broad Street, admire stunning views and rugged island landscapes on a jeep island safari, or visit the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles.
Day 9: Trinidad and Tobago
Considered by many as the true Caribbean; Tobago is a tropical utopia with breathtaking scenery, friendly islanders, and picturesque beaches. Explore the oldest forest reserve in the western hemisphere and discover the natural beauty of the trail to Argyle Waterfall. Become mesmerised by the three-tiered waterfall and watch in awe as the cool waters plunge down vertical rocks into the welcoming pool. Relax in the sun, swim in the clear waters, or explore the restaurants and beach huts at the stunning Pigeon Point Beach. Discover the history of cocoa production during a visit to the Tobago Cocoa Estate. Alternatively, explore the port city of Scarborough and venture up to Fort King George to savour panoramic views of the surrounding island.
Day 11: Curacao
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is home to beautiful colonial architecture and beaches. Head to Cas Abao or Playa Porto Marie to soak up the sun or, for the more adventurous, try out scuba diving and snorkelling at Playa Lagun. Visit Handelskade and stroll along the picturesque stretch of pier to admire the brightly-coloured Dutch colonial buildings across St Anna Bay. Uncover over 450 species of plants and native wildlife along the driving and hiking trails around Christoffel National Park. Kura Hulanda Museum offers a wide range of artefacts, relics, and artworks which trace the history of the African slave trade on Curacao. Finish off your day enjoying a coffee whilst admiring the boats sailing through the open arm of the floating Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
Day 12: Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
Day 15: Fort Lauderdale, Florida - UK
Disembark in Fort Lauderdale and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.