Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Ships to Begin Stopping at Private Island in the Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Ships to Begin Stopping at Private Island in the Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that several of their cruise ships will begin stopping at Princess Cays beginning in May 2017.  Princess Cays is a private island in the Bahamas owned by sister cruise line, Princess Cruises.

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Six different Carnival Cruise Line ships still stop at Princess Cays beginning in May 2017. The ships are expected to make 40 calls to Princess Cays in 2017 and 98 in 2018.  Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, Princess Cays is a breathtaking tropical oasis where vacationers can relax on miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches and swim in crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fish.

The facility includes a 40-acre complex highlighted by an observation tower offering panoramic views of the island, along with bars, restaurants and retail shops with local crafts, souvenirs and artwork. A complimentary barbeque lunch service featuring an array of delicious choices is also offered.

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

Various operational enhancements, including the addition of larger, more efficient tenders to facilitate getting guests ashore quickly and comfortably, are currently underway.

Princess Cays will be featured on the following Carnival itineraries in 2017: select seven-day cruises aboard Carnival Pride from Baltimore; five-day voyages aboard Carnival Ecstasy from Charleston, S.C.; eight-day sailings on Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five-day voyages on Carnival Elation from Jacksonville, Fla.; four- day voyages aboard Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral, Fla.; and four-day cruises aboard Carnival Sensation from Miami.

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, gave the following statement: “At Carnival, we’re always looking for new and exciting destinations for our guests and Princess Cays is a beautiful island paradise with gorgeous beaches and an array of ‘fun-in-the-sun’ activities that our guests will really enjoy experiencing on their vacation.”

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