Add Caribbean Princess to the growing number of ships being deployed next year to the Caribbean during the summer months.

Princess Cruises said it will operate the ship from Fort Lauderdale in 2014, the first time in four years Princess has sailed in the Caribbean from May to September.

The 3,600 passenger ship will offer three-, four-, five- and seven-day eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. This summer it is sailing in the Mediterranean.

Other ships sailing the Caribbean from South Florida in the summer next year include Norwegian Getaway, MSC Divina and Carnival Conquest as well as the two Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships, which also sail from Fort Lauderdale.

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