Princess Cruises has announced a new family-friendly, interactive top-deck area, The Reef Family Splash Zone, for its 3,140-passenger Caribbean Princess ship.
The new area will be open from June ahead of Caribbean Princess’ cruise season in the eponymous waters of the Caribbean.
The Reef Family Splash Zone is a multi-faceted space with a water park, games zones, pool and Jacuzzi, and a range of seating and lounging areas.
The water playground will feature a splash pool, assorted sprays and showers, and an interactive whale feature complete with running water from its tail, while the multi-generational game zone will have oversized activities such as giant Connect Four and Jenga.
A family-friendly bar will serve mocktails and cocktails adjacent the updated pool and Jacuzzi and a variety of new, upgraded seating and furnishings ranging from single sun loungers to outdoor sofas and tables will be installed.
There will also be new shade canopies and wind panels and improved audio systems and lighting to give guests a better experience during evening events.
The Reef is the latest of a host of family-friendly features, many of which were expanded via a multi-million pound upgrade in 2017, aboard Caribbean Princess.
These include three youth and teen clubs, each themed around Princess’ partnership with the Discovery Channel; activities and games for children such as hands-on science experiments, mini golf tournaments, talent shows and stargazing; and interconnecting staterooms for use by larger groups of family and friends.
The ship was also the first in Princess’ fleet to offer the Ocean Medallion, a complimentary, automated piece of wearable-technology that enables features like keyless stateroom access and streamlined embarkation and disembarkation and a more personalised cruise experience.
“At Princess Cruises we pride ourselves on offering fun, engaging and relaxing family holidays,” said Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ Vice President UK and Europe. “The Reef will complement the existing line up of family-friendly venues and entertainment available on Caribbean Princess, bringing people of all ages together in one enjoyable top-deck location.”
“In addition, guests sailing on Caribbean Princess will really benefit from using the Ocean Medallion. From breezing through embarkation, to being able to play a wealth of interactive games across the ship, means every family member can make the most of their time onboard with us,” he added.