Eastern Caribbean Stories and Tips

Day 6: At sea, Day 7: Princess Cays, Bahamas

Grand Princess at Princess Cays Photo, Eastern Caribbean, Caribbean

After a relaxing day at sea (stops two days in a row can surprisingly be tiring) and another formal night dinner (the gala dinner with the champagne glasses fountains which gave us the occasion to talk a little with Cpt. Romano who is Italian and in charge of this ship), we dropped anchor at Princess Cay, the company’s private island for a day of sun, fun and farniente. Princess Cay is a coralline little cay linked to Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas islands. Tender was required so, we will have a chance to use the lifeboat, which is part of the fun. It’s of course rockier than the Grand but, I love a good adrenaline rush and it seems like the pilot was hitting the waves a certain angle on purpose. The beaches on Princess Cay are all artificial and have a rocky bottom. If you want to find more sand, go the long beach.

Want a quieter place (and have a better chance to find a lounger with a palm tree that shades it? It’s better to go to South Beach. The water, once again, is a different shade here: a bright turquoise-green colour. Nautical activities are a big thing here. But so is beach volley (I probably spent more than 2 hours playing). At midday, a barbecue style buffet is organized and if there is something I like, it’s eating by the sea, especially after some physical exercises… Only problem? The sand in your food *lol*. Doing nothing is also something you might want to try. Unfortunately, the ship stays here only 5 hours and in the middle afternoon, it is time to go… we embark for the last aboard the ship and we’re off for Port Everglades. You might want to know that the last night is somewhat depressing, it seems like a lot of people is in their cabins. It was also the night of the passenger talent search *lol*. Princess requires you have your luggage ready before 11pm so they can be ready for disembarkation.

In short: Princess Cays is really a relaxing spot and it is really an enjoyable conclusion to the trip. No walk longer than a mile to do, if you like action, you can rent a sail boat, or play sports, you can also sleep in the shade of coconut trees (God knows how that sea sound is soothing).

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