Have you ever wondered what it looks like around a cruise ship? Are you a seasoned cruising veteran who has an upcoming trip planned on board the Caribbean Princess? I’d like to share some of my daily views with you from my vacation in the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. In this photo essay, I’ll show you around many of the public areas, from the outside decks to the indoor spaces. You can see what it looks like to stay in an inside cabin, which isn’t the most glamorous of rooms, but it was definitely the most cost effective (and still pretty darn nice). One of my favorite aspects of cruising is the view: I felt so spoiled being able to see the deep blue ocean every day. Sometimes I would stare out to this vast expanse without seeing any land at all, and it felt like it was just me and the sea. Even though there were about 3000 other passengers and 1500 crew members on board, it really didn’t feel that crowded at all. I invite you to take a look at this video where you’ll see the ocean (sometimes photos don’t do it justice), as well as on board activities, dining, and entertainment.
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If you have any questions about this particular holiday, cruising in general, or any of the destinations that we visited, please feel free to contact me. If you’d like to read all of the blog posts about our entire trip, you can find a full list here. Please enjoy this tour in photos & video!
Upper Decks of the Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship
The Promenade Deck is deck seven, where the outside portion of the deck wraps completely around the outside of the ship. It was a great place to go for a walk and admire the beautiful ocean. Watching the wake from the back was one of my favorite spots.
The “Secret Place” on Board
Now, it isn’t too much of a secret, particularly if you’re into exploring around the ship. Let’s just say that this spot isn’t very well known. If you walk all the way forward on the Lido Deck (deck 15), past some staterooms, you’ll find a door at the end of the hallway. This leads to a spot outside where you can enjoy great views overlooking the front of the ship. Sometimes the doors are locked due to high winds, so you won’t always be able to go out this way.
Inside Public Areas On Board
There were plenty of lounges, clubs, and dining areas on board, including the International Cafe (a great place to get freshly brewed coffee), Vines (the wine bar), and Crooners (the martini lounge). We really enjoyed Skywalkers for drinks, which was located on one of the highest decks (deck 18). It was quiet during the day, but turned into a night club in the evening. The central Piazza contained all of the shops, bars, and there were “street performers” in the middle atrium. The Explorers Lounge near the Piazza had performers at night, and art auctions/lectures during the day.
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