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Six Fun Ships add stops at Princess Cays

Private cabanas are available to rent Private cabanas are available to rent

The private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays has been added to the itineraries of six Carnival Cruise Line ships beginning in May. The ships are expected to make 40 calls in 2017 and 98 the following year.

Princess Cays is located on the southern tip of Eleuthera and operated by Carnival’s sister company, Princess Cruises.

The facility includes a 40-acre complex with white sand beaches, an observation tower, bars, restaurants and shops selling local crafts, souvenirs and artwork. A free barbecue lunch is served.

Princess Cays is connected by a series of paved paths that lead to palm tree-dotted beaches where clamshells and private cabanas are available for rent. Shore excursions include dune buggy adventures, glass-bottom boat tours, paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking.

Various operational enhancements, including the addition of larger, more efficient tenders to get passengers ashore quickly and comfortably, are currently under way.

In 2017, Princess Cays will feature on select seven-day Carnival Pride cruises from Baltimore, five-day Carnival Ecstasy sailings from Charleston, eight-day Carnival Conquest cruises from Port Everglades, five-day Carnival Elation voyages from Jacksonville, four- day Carnival Liberty cruises from Port Canaveral and four-day Carnival Sensation cruises from Miami.

Princess Cays is among several private destinations and cruise facilities operated by Carnival Corp. & plc. Others include Half Moon Cay (Bahamas), Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos), Puerta Maya (Cozumel), Mahogany Bay (Roatán) and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

Posted 10 January 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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