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Carnival Adds New Port to Bahamas Itineraries

From Cruise Radio.com:

 

The private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays has been added to the schedule for six different Carnival Cruise Line ships, beginning in May 2017.

Where is Princess Cays?

Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is operated by Carnival’s sister company Princess Cruises and features miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches and crystal clear water.  The facility includes a 40-acre complex with observation tower, along with restaurants, bars, and shops with local crafts, artwork, and souvenirs.

An Island-like Experience

A complimentary barbecue lunch for guests features an array of choices to suite anyone’s taste buds.  Princess Cays is connected by a series of paths that lead to beaches where clamshells and private bungalows are available for rent.  A variety of shore excursions are also available – dune buggy adventures, glass bottom boat tours, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and kayaking.

Princess Cays will be a stop for the following Carnival itineraries this year:

 
  • select 7-day cruises aboard Carnival Pride from Baltimore
  • 5-day voyages aboard Carnival Ecstasy from Charleston
  • 8-day sailings on Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale
  • 5-day cruises aboard Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral
  • 4-day sailings on Carnival Sensation from Miami

Princess Cays is one of several private destinations that Carnival Corporation operates.  Others include Half Moon Cay (Bahamas), Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos), Puerta Maya (Cozumel), Mahogany Bay (Roatan), and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

15 Answers

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Sign me up!

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

 

Me, too!

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Drop Nassau too.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Sounds like a great port.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Always love a private island stop!

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Wish Galveston offered thisSad

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I wonder if they will have to use the life boats as tenders like the Princess ships do?  I don't imagine that Princess Cays has tenders.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

I have been to Princess Cays numerous times in 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it as a great beach / bbq stop.  The use of tenders is necessary. I had friends who reserved  bungalows and would say that they were not worth the extra cost.  There are ample beach chairs available at no cost and the rental of water sport equipment is very reasonable.  The "free buffet" begins with a great fruit assortment and later turns into a great BBQ.  

PortTampa
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Sounds great...thanks for the information.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Sounds good to me.  I, too, enjoy the beach stops even though I live directly off a beach.  I just love the aquamarine color of the water in the Caribbean.  I don't think that I have been to this private island. 

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