LOS ANGELES -- Princess Cruises will, for the first time, position
two ships in the Caribbean during the summer.
Princess' next Grand-class ship will debut in Fort Lauderdale
May 17, 2004, with eastern and western Caribbean options.
Princess renamed the vessel the Caribbean Princess from the
The Golden Princess, another of Princess' 2,700-passenger
vessels, will be based in San Juan and offer southern Caribbean
Executive vice president Dean Brown pointed out the line is
taking delivery of four ships in the next two years.
"It really gives us the opportunity to be committed [year-round]
to the Caribbean," he said.