Over the weekend my daughters and I experienced the first-ever “Summer of Shark,” held onboard the Caribbean Princess ship of the Princess Cruises fleet. The shark-tastic event celebrated the 30th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week—in a safe and whimsical setting.
The Caribbean Princess is the only ship in the fleet that’s participating in the Discovery At SEA program and featured related specialty themed designs throughout the ship, from elevators, restaurants and casino tables to the Camp Discovery teen/youth center. My kids’ taste of Camp Discovery included face painting, shark face painting, arts and crafts projects painting and coloring sharks, making shark teeth jewelry, and shark clay models. The kids received “passports” which were stamped (via star-shaped sticker) on completion of each activity.
There were several aspects to our sharky experience that made it especially fun: giveaways, guessing how many shark teeth were in a jar, green screen photo activities, a shark-themed food menu, and even shark-inspired fashion on display by the Philip Colbert and the Rodnik Band.
#SharkWeek is a pop culture phenomenon that thrills fans of all ages with dynamic programming around sharks. By the end of this fun voyage my kids were educated on these often-misunderstood sea creatures. I don’t think we’re necessarily going to pet a shark if we see one in the wild, but we will know some cool facts about the species and know how to identify them. You, too, can get a taste of shark week fun when you book a cruise on this fin-tastic Princess ship.