Caribbean Princess

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Caribbean Princess at St. Martin on October 5, 2005.
Name: Caribbean Princess
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Princess Cruises
Port of registry: 22x20px Hamilton, Bermuda[1]
Builder: Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)[2]
Cost: US $500 million[1]
Launched: 2004
Christened: April 2, 2004 by Jill Whelan in Fort Lauderdale[3]
Maiden voyage: April 3, 2004[4]
In service: April 2004[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9215490[5]
Call Sign ZCDG8[5]
MMSI 310423000[6]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Grand Class cruise ship
Tonnage: 112,894 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 951 ft (290 m)
Beam: 118 ft (36 m)
Draft: 26.2 ft (8.0 m)[1]
Decks: 17 total, 15 passenger[1]
Installed power: 2 diesel-electric propellers (42,000kW each)[1]
Speed: 22-knot (41 km/h; 25 mph)[1]
Capacity: 3,622 passengers
Crew: 1,200 crew

MS Caribbean Princess is a Grand Class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She is also known as the Grand daddy of the Princess fleet with the largest carrying capacity. Being able to carry over 3,600 passengers, she is an impressive sight. She has 900 balcony staterooms and also has an entire deck of mini-suites. She is slightly larger than her sisters, the Star Princess, Golden Princess, and Grand Princess, due to the addition of an additional deck of cabins called the Riviera deck. No new public areas were added to absorb the increase in passengers, which results in the main theater filling rather earlier than her sister ships. She was the first modern cruise ship to replicate a drive-in movie theater outdoors. Princess calls its outdoor theater "Movies Under The Stars" and this feature was initially intended to provide an additional evening entertainment venue to prevent the additional passengers overcrowding the ship's theater.

Caribbean Princess differs from the other Grand Class ships in that, being initially designed to cruise the Caribbean year-round, there is no sliding roof over the pool area for shelter in poor weather.



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  2. "CARIBBEAN PRINCESS". Vessel Assessment System. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  3. "Caribbean Princess Arrives in Ft. Lauderdale". Goliath (PR Newswire). 2004-03-31. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  4. "Cruise lines add big, bold features to entice travelers.". Access my Library (Tribune Business News). 2004-10-24. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 United States Coast Guard (USCG). "Caribbean Princess". Port State Information Exchange. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 
  6. "MV Caribbean Princess (IMO: 9215490)". Retrieved 2008-07-23. 

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