Caribbean Princess docking will add family splash zone

When Caribbean Princess emerges from drydock in June it will debut the The Reef Family Splash Zone, offering a refined, playful and relaxing area for adults and kids to enjoy the sun and water together.

'The ultimate spot for families'

'In our latest effort to enhance our family offerings, this newly reimagined space invites families and kids to experience a multifunctional area to engage, play, reconnect,' Princess president Jan Swartz said. 'The Reef is the ultimate spot for families of all ages to enjoy spending time together with new water features, recreational activities and lounge areas.'

Located aft on Deck 17, The Reef will offer features like Splashpad, an interative water playground with a splash pool, assorted water sprays and showers. The focal point is an interactive whale feature, with ‘rain' from its fluke.

Game Zone will be the setting for oversized backyard games, comfy lounge sectionals and a kid-friendly bar setting. Families can grab cocktails and mocktails while playing games like Connect Four, Jenga and Cornhole.

New outdoor furniture

The Reef will sport a variety of seating and lounging options, from single sun loungers to sectional chairs and couches with tables.

A canopy will shade a section of The Reef, while wind panels will be installed throughout the area for all-day comfort.

Upgraded lighting for the pool and steps and wall lighting installations will allow the space to be used for evening events and activities.

Refurbished pool, Jacuzzi and bar

The existing pool, spa and bar will be updated to match the newly designed space featuring updated signage and contemporary artwork. In addition, just below The Reef, on Deck 16 in the Camp Discovery outdoor area, kids can interact and explore with a destination-themed water table. This educational offering features the many destinations and iconic landmarks Princess visits, including the Sydney Opera House and Golden Gate Bridge, and also highlights how a cruise ship moves through water, waves and weather and even how to navigate the Panama Canal locks.

Over the last few years Caribbean Princess has undergone a major revitalization, with many family-oriented features and amenities including breakthrough technology, family accommodations, new dining experiences and entertainment offerings.

MedallionClass cruising

It was the first ship to debut MedallionClass vacations, with the OceanMedallion wearable device featuring leading-edge technology that delivers personalized service through enhanced passenger-crew interactions, eliminates friction points and enables interactive entertainment.

With family travelers in mind, Caribbean Princess offers 87 connecting staterooms. All stateroom types can accommodate up to four people. Families of five or more can also be accommodated in a two-bedroom family suite.

Caribbean Princess begins a season of summer Caribbean cruises May 14, alternating weeklong western and eastern routes round-trip Port Everglades.

Posted 06 February 2019

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Anne Kalosh

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