On Board the Caribbean Princess


Last Wednesday Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess cruise ship made a pit stop in Liverpool during it's round Britain voyage and I was lucky enough to be invited on board for the day to explore life on board the cruise ship. By the end of August 2016, Caribbean Princess would have sailed her round-Britain itinerary 11 times. Around 3,000 guests would have disembarked at each port of call, totaling an estimate of 11,000 visitors to each port in 2016. This years itinerary includes Southampton, Guernsey (St Peter's Port), Cobh, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow (Greenock), Invergordon, Edinburgh and Normandy.


The Caribbean Princess stands 193 feet tall and 952 feet wide and  features 1,111 guest cabins, 25 of which are suites with private balconies, 7 are window suites, 2 are family suites and the rest are a split of balcony cabins, ocean view cabin rooms and inside cabins. This particular cruise ship was full of American tourists having departed from America to come to the UK. Despite being a dock day, many of the tourists decided against leaving the ship due to the typical English wet weather, but it was nice to see everyone relaxed and enjoying cruise life and hearing all the different accents of the worldwide travelers.


When it comes to activities, there are plenty of things to do for cruise passengers and something for everybody to enjoy. The cruise ship has five pools, it's own nightclub, fitness centre, casino, sports deck, golf putting course, photography studio, art gallery, movie screen on deck where people can watch films under the stars and even it's own Wedding Chapel. If you worry about missing out on shopping being in the middle of the ocean, there's no need to panic because the ship also has it's own array of duty free boutiques.


Foodies on the cruise are spoiled for choice as the ship has 3 main dining rooms, an Italian restaurant
called Sabatini's, Crown Grill Steak and Seafood restaurant and a Vine's wine and seafood bar. For snacks during the day there's also an international cafe, horizon court buffet, cafe Caribe featuring authentic Caribbean and Mediterranean food, Prego poolside pizza and scoops ice-cream parlour. The ship caters also caters for many dietary requests from vegans to vegetarians, coeliacs to those who are lactose intolerant.

My time on the Caribbean Princess may have been brief, but I feel like I learnt a lot about the company and most importantly cruise life. Cruising is mainly associated with older people, reaching retirement age, but I do think recently there's becoming a generational shift in cruising and many younger people are now jumping on the trend. From being on the Caribbean Princess I can see why, cruise ships now have a lot to offer and it's a fantastic way of visiting multiple places in one go as well as experiencing luxury which the 'Instagram generation' now love. I can definitely see myself booking in a cruise in the next few years, if not sooner.

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30 comments

  1. Oh my goodness what an amazing looking ship! I would love to go on a cruise one day. x

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  2. I've never been on a cruise before as I don't know what I'd be like in the middle of the ocean before the ships do astonish me! They are so fascinating! Some amazing photos!

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  3. I've never been on a cruise before but this boat looks amazing x

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  4. The one cruise I would love to do is an Alaskan cruise! Otherwise I'm more of a hands-on traveller.

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  5. Looks incredible inside, I've never been on a cruise, but everyone I know who has has loved it!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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  6. I have never been on a cruise before maybe because of my travel sickness but I would like to go on one if there is a way of alleviating my sickness.

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  7. OMG it looks amazing there i didn't realise the ships looked so good!

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  8. This just sounded incredible. I'd love to go on one of those cruises. I love that they make sure there is so much for people to do.

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  9. oh wow! It's been in my dream to be on a cruise. Everthing here looks incredible and luxurious. :)

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  10. What a fun visit. I'd love to go on a cruise one day.

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  11. WOW! What an absolutely beautiful place. I would love to go on a cruise around the Caribbean or even the Fjords. I love the ocean, and feel really happy when on it.

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  12. wow that looks amazing I have never been on a cruise ship before who knew they were so beautiful x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  13. What a fantastic day! It looks very elegant and opulent. I wouldn't want to leave!

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  14. What a stunning ship! I've never been on anything as grand as this before, but maybe one day. :)

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  15. It looks gorgeous but looking at it is making me slightly anxious - I'm really not good with boats!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  16. Wow it looks gorgeous! I have never been on a cruise - they scare me to be honest x

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  17. oh wow, this looks amazing! ive never been on a cruise before. I'm just wowed

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  18. What an incredible cruise liner. I'm always amazed by what they can fit on these things.

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  19. I love the idea of a cruise, but maybe I am just getting old!
    This looks a heck of a lot fancier that the P&O ferry from Hull, which is as close as I've got so far! x

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  20. Gosh I am always so amazed by what you can find it cruise ships now and how it manages to still float, haha! I've not been on a cruise before but I've definitely considered it more recently! x

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  21. Wow it looks stunning, I've never been on a cruise before but it is something I would love to do x

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  22. Wow it look simply stunning inside, like something from another world! It would be a dream to holiday on here!

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  23. Never been on a cruise befoer, my husband gets to sea sick. Looks amazing.

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  24. Wowww that's huge! Looks so impressive. I'd love to go on a cruise one day.

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  25. I agree - I think lots of young people are now going on cruises now as there is little organisation that needs to be done. This looks like a beautiful ship, I'd love to go on a cruise with it one day :)

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  26. Oh my god this looks absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Ive never been on a cruise before and didnt think it would be for me but after seeing your photos of inside and how much there is to do, I really fancy it!! xxx

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  27. I have never been on a cruise but I have it on my bucketlist and really home to board this beautiful vessel soon. Everything about it is marvellous

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  28. Now this is an incredible cruise liner. I'm always amazed by what they can fit on these things and still have room for people.

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  29. Thanks for sharing. Such a good ship. I think it is very interesting to go on cruise on such ship. But I prefer more exciting cruises, like polar cruise on such ship as this one https://poseidonexpeditions.com/ships/50-years-of-victory/.

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