Caribbean Princess Pool and Sunbathing
The Caribbean Princess has 6 pools and 6 hot tubs that are strategically located throughout the ship. All pools are filled with freshwater. The "Calypso Pool," located on Deck 15(Lido) Aft Midship, boasts a 300 square foot Movie screen with movies shown throughout the day and evening. The Calypso has two adjoining whirlpools.
Located also on Deck 15 (Lido) Fwd Midship is the "Neptune Reef Pool," which is adjacent to the pizzeria. It also has two nearby whirlpools, and it's about the same depth as the Calypso Pool (approximately five feet in depth).
The little kids have a "Paddling Pool," located inside the Youth Center on Deck 16 (Sun) aft. At the other end, located on Deck 16 (Sun) Fwd inside the Lotus Spa, is the "Lap Pool." The Lap Pool is an "adults only" pool.
The "Pirate's View Pool," located on Deck 17 (Sports) Aft, has a "Splash Pool," which is located on one side, with a whirlpool on the other. The Pirate's View Pool" is around four feet deep, and is surrounded with bench seating. The "Splash Pool" is just 10 inches deep.
The other "adults only" pool is the "Terrace Pool," and it is located also on Deck 14(Riviera) Aft. There is also an adults only relaxation area known as the "Sanctuary." The "Sanctuary" is the choice for peace and quiet for adults only. Shaded lounge chairs are thickly padded for your comfort, and "Serenity Stewards" provide soft plush towels, smoothies, and MP3 players preloaded with songs with various themes that lend to that tranquil experience.
Caribbean Princess Pool and Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Princess's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained."
Princess stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether or not the policy is strictly enforced.
While Princess does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
The "Sanctuary" is not free. It costs $10 per person for a half day and $20 dollars for a full day.
Headphones are a must if a movie is playing in the "Calypso Pool". Ask your "Serenity Steward" for details. The $10 USD fee for each half day block of time in the Sanctuary does cover the cost of MP3 Players.
There's free popcorn at the "Calypso Pool" during the movie.