New and upgraded facilities for families are to be added to Princess Cruises’ ship Caribbean Princess before its UK summer season.

The multi-million pound revamp of the 3,200-passenger vessel takes place during a two-week refit in dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas, from March 26.

The refit will include new youth and teen clubs as part of the line’s partnership with Discovery Consumer Products.

New activities and games for children will include hands-on science experiments, mini golf tournaments, talent shows and Lego boat-building competitions.

A total of 87 inter-connecting cabins will be fitted on the ship together with new beds in every cabin and an upgraded giant ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen on the top deck.

Caribbean Princess will also be prepared for Ocean Medallion technology, which will be available for its 2018 summer season in the Caribbean.

The new technology will enable passengers to order food and drinks to anywhere on the ship, provide interactive information about activities and allow parents to locate where their children are on board.

The ship is due to emerge from dry dock on April 6 before heading to the UK to run a series of round-Britain cruises between May and September.

It will the sail to the new Panama Canal locks and the Caribbean.

Further information on enhancements, including food and drink, will be announced over the coming weeks, according to the line.

Princess Cruises president, Jan Swartz, said: “With new amenities catering to families, Caribbean Princess not only provides comfort and technology to stay connected but enriching experiences that can be shared together as a family – all renovated with the goal of helping our guests create lifelong memories.”