Princess Cruises continues to offer year-round Caribbean cruising from Florida with family-friendly summer vacations in 2020, featuring the cruise line’s popular Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean itineraries. Cruisers will enjoy the beach, sunshine and island life while sailing aboard Caribbean Princess, the first OceanMedallion activated ship delivering enhanced levels of personalization and guest service.
The April through July 2020 summer season features 15 cruise departures roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting seven destinations on alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages, with the option to combine two cruises for a 14-day Caribbean East/West Adventurer. Eastern Caribbean voyages visit St. Thomas, St. Maarten and the cruise line’s top-ranked private island Princess Cays. Western Caribbean cruises sail to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City and Cozumel. A 21-day Circle Caribbean Adventurer also visits off-the-beaten path, southern ports including Antigua, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao and Aruba.
“Caribbean Princess continues to offer the ultimate summer Caribbean vacation ideal for families of all sizes and ages,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Not only can they explore some of the world’s best beaches, shopping and cultural sites, they will enjoy an enhanced onboard experiences with OceanMedallion, delivering an unprecedented personalized vacation that will allow them to relax and reconnect with loved ones in a new way.”
With OceanMedallion guests use their wearable medallion to discover how a personalized vacation can elevate their experience to a higher level by removing friction points, delivering enhanced levels of personalization and guest service all the while staying connected with land-like internet streaming speeds.
MedallionClass vacations offer guests a portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features specifically designed to enhance the vacation experience. Highlights include:
Keyless Stateroom Access: Stateroom entry is a seamless experience where each guest is securely validated and the door automatically unlocks, with personalized greetings launching soon.
OceanNowTM: Using smart devices, guests have the ability to place a food or drink order and have it delivered directly to them in food and beverage locations throughout the ship.
OceanCompass™ featuring OceanNav™ and ShipMates: On select portals guests can use OceanNav for point-to-point wayfinding throughout the ship via an intelligent navigation assistant, and utilize ShipMates to easily locate friends, family and kids.
MedallionNet: Wi-Fi connectivity that is fast, reliable, unlimited and affordable. Guests on MedallionClass ships experience land-like connectivity for streaming sports, movies, music and videos, communicating on video phone calls from anywhere on the ship, and sharing their vacation experiences in real time with friends and family back home on social media platforms.
While guests enjoy their personalized experience aboard Caribbean Princess, they will continue to feel the destination with “Rhythm of the Caribbean,” an authentic regionalized program offering concerts, crafts and even presentations by local guests, such as shark experts, treasure hunters and more. The regional cuisine is also brought to life with a diverse fusion of flavors drawn from the Caribbean’s coasts with dishes like Jamaican jerk chicken, delicious red snapper, Creole black mussels, Puerto Rican mofongo or fried plantains, and pineapple crème brulée.
And, only Princess offers one-of-a-kind Discovery and Animal Planet tours for adventures ashore, such as swimming with stingrays, snorkeling amongst a shipwreck, ziplining through the jungle or exploring Mayan ruins. And, the cruise line offers “More Ashore” ports calls (9 pm or later departures) in Cozumel or St. Thomas on all summer cruises.