Six Carnival Cruise Line ships are to make 40 calls at the private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays in 2017 and 98 in 2018.
Princess Cays will be featured on the Carnival Pride’s seven-day cruises from Baltimore, Carnival Ecstasy’s five-day voyages from Charleston in South Carolina, Carnival Conquest’s eight-day sailings from Fort Lauderdale and Carnival Elation’s five-day voyages from Jacksonville, Florida. Guests sailing on Carnival Liberty’s four-day voyages from Port Canaveral and Carnival Sensation’s four-day cruises from Miami will also be able to visit Princess Cays.
“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,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Located on the southern tip of Eleuthera island in The Bahamas and operated by Carnival’s sister company Princess Cruises, Princess Cays is a 40-acre complex with bars, restaurants and shops. The facility also has an observation tower offering panoramic views of the island and is connected by a series of paved paths that lead to beaches with private bungalows that can be rented.
Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of shore excursions, including dune buggy adventures, glass bottom boat tours, paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking.
Work is currently underway to add larger and more efficient tenders to the island’s cruise pier to make it easier to transfer guests from ship to shore.
Princess Cays is one of several private destinations and cruise facilities operated by Carnival Corporation. Others include Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas; Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos; Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico; Mahogany Bay in Roatan; and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.