By Dana Niland
Princess Cruises will continue to offer year-round Caribbean cruises from Florida in 2020, the company said this week.
The April through July 2020 summer season will feature 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 itinerary.
“Caribbean Princess continues to offer the ultimate summer Caribbean vacation ideal for families of all sizes and ages,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “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 a wearable medallion to enjoy a smooth and personalized cruise experience, while staying connected with land-like internet streaming speeds.
MedallionClass vacations offer guests a portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features designed to enhance their vacation, such as keyless stateroom access, the company said.
On select portals, guests can use OceanNav for point-to-point wayfinding throughout the ship via an intelligent navigation assistant, and utilize ShipMates to locate friends, family and kids.
Princess will continue to offer “Rhythm of the Caribbean,” a regionalized program offering concerts, crafts and presentations by local guests, such as shark experts, treasure hunters and more.
Princess also offers Discover and Animal Planet tours for adventures ashore, such as swimming with stingrays, snorkeling amongst a shipwreck, ziplining through the jungle or exploring Mayan ruins.