Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess at the Port of Bar Harbor, Maine on 31 August 2010

Lloyd 's Register of Shipping

IMO no. 9215490

The Caribbean Princess ( Caribbean Princess dt ) is a post -Panamax cruise ship in the American shipping company Princess Cruises. It is used as type of ship "Caribbean " class (also called " Super Grand " class called ) out, which is a further development of the " Grand " class. Event of the same technical equipment the space by an additional passenger deck (Riviera Deck) has been extended. Meanwhile, bodies are made of aluminum to keep the center of gravity of the ship as low as possible. By extending approximately 200 more passenger cabins could be realized.

The Caribbean Princess was on the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and was delivered on 20 March 2004. The naming ceremony took place on April 2nd, 2004 by actress Jill Whelan in Fort Lauderdale. On 3 April 2004, the ship left on her maiden voyage.

The Caribbean Princess has a capacity of about 3,600 passengers who are accommodated on 15 of the 17 decks. It is so that the ship with the largest passenger capacity at Princess Cruises. It has 900 suites balcony and a deck with mini suites. The ship is slightly larger than her sister ships Star Princess, Golden Princess and Grand Princess. The Caribbean Princess is different from the ships of the Grand- class throughout the year and planned use Caribbean; it therefore has no movable roof over the pool area as a shelter from bad weather. However, she does not move to the Caribbean from May to October. In the summer they visited from Southampton ports of the British Isles and Norway, while she is traveling from New York City in the fall on the east coast of Canada and New England. In the winter she drives from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean.

For the large cruise ships of Princess Cruises applies the motto " Big Ship Choice, Small Ship Feel". The shipping company wants so that customers feel like on a small ship, even though they are located on a large cruise ship. The service will be held personally and also the establishment of the ship reflects this motto. Many large areas of the ship such as the restaurants were remodeled and converted into small cafes and bars.


During a cruise in the South Eastern Caribbean in mid-March 2012, the drive motor of the port propeller failed and the ship had to go to San Juan (Puerto Rico) return. As the necessary repairs could not be carried out during the journey, two other cruises were canceled. The affected passengers were offered compensation.