Princess Cays, Bahamas: Things You Need to Know (2022)

Princess Cays is an exclusive port of call for those enjoying a Princess Cruise to the Bahamas. Surrounded by clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with marine life, it’s a beautiful place to experience life in paradise!

You might be wondering how you can possibly fill a whole day of your vacation on an isolated sandy island, so let’s show you around! Once you have seen all the activities and opportunities available when you visit beautiful Princess Cays, you’ll definitely be adding a Princess Cruise to your bucket list!

First, let’s answer some quick questions you might have about Princess Cays…

In This Article…

  • Where is Princess Cays?
  • How Big is Princess Cays?
  • Who Owns Princess Cays?
  • Quick Facts about Eleuthera
  • What’s the Weather like at Princess Cays?
  • What to Expect at Princess Cays
    • Kid’s Play
    • Snorkeling
    • Sports
    • Beaches
    • Shopping
    • Watersports
  • Tours, Excursions and Add-on Experiences at Princess Cays
    • Guided Bus Tours
    • Dune Buggy Adventure
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Island Bike Tour
    • Surf Fishing Tour
    • Boat Trips
    • Stingray Encounter
  • What Equipment Rentals are Available at Princess Cays?
  • Princess Cays Transportation
  • Eat and Drink Like a Castaway
  • Tips for Enjoying a Day at Princess Cays
  • Private Cruise Islands in the Bahamas
  • Princess Cays FAQs

Where is Princess Cays?

Princess Cays is situated at the southern end of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. Eleuthera is part of the Great Bahama Bank, approximately 70 miles east of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas archipelago.

Although the name “Princess Cays” suggests a series of sandy islands and atolls, it is actually an exclusive resort at one end of this long island.

How Big is Princess Cays?

Princess Cays covers an area of 40 acres at the south end of Eleuthera Island. Covering 176 square miles, Eleuthera is 100 miles long and about two miles wide.

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In fact, it is the 8th largest island in the Bahamas (out of over 700 islands and 2,400 cays spread across 5,358 square miles).

Who Owns Princess Cays?

Princess Cays is owned by Carnival Corporation which operates Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line. Princess Cays is used by both cruise lines as an exclusive port of call as part of a Bahamas cruise itinerary.

Quick Facts about Eleuthera

The island of Eleuthera has over 11,000 inhabitants and offers some fascinating highlights best discovered on a guided tour (see below). One of the best known residents is singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz who recorded a song called Eleutheria (Freedom) in 1993. The word “Eleuthera” comes from the Greek word for “free”.

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The island was originally settled by Arawak Indians, who had migrated from South America in the 9th century. It became known as the “Birthplace of the Bahamas”. Settlers arrived at Preacher’s Cave in the mid-17th century.

From the 1950s to the 1980s the island was used for agriculture and became prosperous from the export of sweet juicy pineapples.

In 1973, the Bahamas gained independence from Britain and became the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. After that, the island’s economy focused on tourism, which is now the main source of income.

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Eleuthera was severely affected by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 when high winds and an 18-foot tidal surge devastated the low-lying coastal areas.

In March 2019, 700 acres of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point was purchased by Disney Cruise Line. They plan to develop their own cruise port resort at a cost of around $400 million. As part of the agreement with the Bahamian government, they will donate 190 acres, including the southernmost tip of Eleuthera, as a protected national park.

What’s the Weather like at Princess Cays?

The Bahamas enjoys a tropical climate with very little variation in temperature throughout the seasons. Average daytime highs reach 75°F (24°C) in winter and around 85°F (29°C) in summer, when it may be more humid with thunderstorms.

The islands get more rain in the wet season, which runs from June through October. It generally falls as short-but-heavy afternoon showers which quickly pass.

During the winter, the islands have a dry, sunny climate making it the perfect place to escape from wintry weather in North America and Europe.

What to Expect at Princess Cays

Princess Cays boasts over 1.5 miles of gorgeous soft white sandy shoreline and is carefully maintained as a natural paradise. There are three beach areas: the Main Shore; Little Bay which is a short walk from the marina, and the adults only beach at The Sanctuary.

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There’s music and organized entertainment if you want to join in. The Junkanoo is a beach party with traditional Bahamian music, costumes and dance.

As well as idyllic white sandy beaches and clear aquamarine waters, Princess Cays is ideal for watersports, fishing and snorkeling. The warm sunny climate makes it perfect for all types of outdoor activities – or relaxing and doing absolutely nothing at all!

Kid’s Play

Youngsters can enjoy the supervised sandy play area at Pelican’s Perch which has a replica galleon for young pirates.

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Snorkeling

Surrounded by coral reefs and mangroves, Princess Cays is excellent for snorkeling. You will see plenty of colorful marine fish, anemones, different types of corals, and other sea creatures if you’re lucky. Keep your eyes open for sponges, giant clams, stingrays, dolphins, and turtles.

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You can rent equipment or use your own and snorkel right off the beach. More advanced snorkelers wanting a better experience away from the crowds can take a boat tour that includes snorkel equipment.

Sports

If you like a more active day, there are volleyball and basketball courts for joining in some team fun.

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Beaches

The resort has over 3,000 beach chairs scattered around so you don’t have to pay for a nice comfortable beach chair.

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Private cabanas and air-conditioned beach bungalows are available to rent, but you need to book ahead of time. Ideal for families, these brightly colored bungalows are equipped with beach chairs and provide shade overlooking the beach.

Couples will love having their own private escape with a Beach Clamshell rental that includes two comfortable beach chairs for lazing.

Shopping

Princess Cays has its own Craft Market selling handcrafted items made in the Bahamas. Visit the Princess Tropical Treasures Boutique for some colorful island/beachwear. Other shops are run by local vendors with plenty of souvenirs, T-shirts, hats, shells and other regional items.

Watersports

You’ll find all kinds of watersports rentals at Princess Cays including kayaking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, paddlewheelers, stand-up paddleboarding and banana boat rides that always end it with a dunking!

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Tours, Excursions and Add-on Experiences at Princess Cays

Guided Bus Tours

You might want the opportunity to see more of Eleuthera during your visit. Guided bus tours are available and will transport guests in air-conditioned comfort on a scenic drive. See the main highlights of this 110-mile long island which has just one main highway.

Points of interest include gorgeous pink sandy beaches, quaint towns such as Rock Sound, caves, and unusual geological formations such as the Glass Window Bridge. Experience true Bahamian life with local churches, schools, and markets.

Dune Buggy Adventure

Follow a guide along the back roads while driving your own Dune Buggy to a beautiful pink sand beach.

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The trip includes a visit to a saltwater lagoon and the bottomless ocean hole at Rock Sound. Prepare to get dusty!

Outdoor Adventures

Explore walking trails through nature, visit display gardens and see the native habitat at the 25-acre Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve with an environmental education center.

Island Bike Tour

Lasting 90 minutes, this leisurely bike ride explores Princess Cays’ scenery while learning about local history from your guide. Helmets and bikes are included but guests should bring their own sunscreen.

The tour takes in the Straw Market, a sparkling lagoon, and the Salt Pond, once home to a prosperous 19th-century salt industry. The final stop is the Princess Cays Wishing Well.

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Surf Fishing Tour

Cast a line and see what you can hook on this 2.5-hour fishing tour. You’ll be fishing from a stretch of rocky coastline using a spinning reel. Line and bait included. Catch and release is preferred as fish cannot be taken back onboard.

Long-line fishing is banned in local waters around Eleuthera. This helps maintain the diversity of marine life including sharks and rays.

Boat Trips

This one-hour Coastal Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the calm water and stunning scenery as you sail around the southern tip of Eleuthera Island. Sit back and admire rolling hills and the fragmented coastline edged with soft white sand and gentle waves. It’s idyllic!

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To see more marine life, book a place on a Glass-bottom Boat Cruise which lasts about an hour. Sail past coastal mangroves and quiet lagoons before reaching pristine coral reefs inhabited by colorful species of fish. Large glass windows allow you to look down and admire fish feeding and swimming through the corals and anemones.

The Coastal Cruise, Snorkel, and Float combines a boat trip on a 35-seater motor vessel with time for snorkeling offshore. All equipment is provided.

Stingray Encounter

Stingrays are common in these shallow warm waters and the chance to get up-close is always popular with nature lovers and curious youngsters aged 6 and above.

The tour takes place on a private beach. Guests are provided with a snorkel vest and water shoes. Guides provide a safety briefing and some interesting facts about stingrays before participants enter the waist-high water.

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Southern stingrays will quickly come around in search of food. It’s a unique opportunity to stroke their velvety skin as you hand-feed them.

Back on dry land, you’ll have time to change into dry clothes before a show-and-tell offers more opportunities to handle sea stars and learn about the national food in the Bahamas – the conch. Bring your camera!

What Equipment Rentals are Available at Princess Cays?

To make the most of your fun day at Princess Cays you can rent a full range of equipment for your visit. These include:

  • Water noodles
  • Lockers,
  • Floating beds
  • Aqua chairs
  • Snorkel vests
  • Ocean-view sea boards (one hour)
  • Kayaks (one or 2 person)
  • Stand-up paddleboards (2 or 4 person)
  • Aqua bikes
  • Paddlewheelers

Princess Cays Transportation

Due to the shallow waters, cruise ships anchor offshore and guests are transferred ashore by tender (ship’s ferries). This makes the port of call unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

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The tenders drop you at the Love Boat Marina just a short walk from the beach. Once ashore, all the facilities at Princess Cays are connected by boardwalks which helps preserve the fragile nature of this coral-based island. There is a motorized cart that provides transport to the private beach bungalows.

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Eat and Drink Like a Castaway

Food and some drinks are provided free at Princess Cays. There’s a full buffet and BBQ at Grill Crazy and the Sea Breeze Grill. Cruisers can help themselves to delicious meats, salads, bread, fruit and desserts.

Soft drinks are available with your meal and four bars around the resort serve alcoholic cocktails, icy coolers and other drinks. These are free for those with an all-inclusive drinks package. Other cruisers can charge the drinks to their stateroom account.

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Tips for Enjoying a Day at Princess Cays

A day at Princess Cays should be treated like any other shore excursion. Apart from the free experiences, everything needs to be booked ahead of time, so don’t get caught out!

If you want to rent snorkel equipment, kayaks, paddlewheelers, beach bungalows, cabanas and water sports, you must complete a Tour Order Form onboard and hand it in at the Customer Relations Desk well ahead of the visit.

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Get up early and be among the first in line for the tenders to avoid a very long wait. If you book a morning tour, you will automatically be given priority boarding tickets for the tender. Good to know! Bring cash ashore with you as the local vendors only accept payment in US dollars.

Private Cruise Islands in the Bahamas

There are now several private islands and resorts in the Bahamas offering exclusive activities for cruisers. You can read about them all on CruiseHive!

  • Castaway Cay – Disney and RCI
  • Perfect Day at Cococay – RCI
  • Half Moon Cay – Carnival and Holland America
  • Ocean Cay Marine Reserve – MSC Cruises
  • Great Stirrup Cay – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Lighthouse Point – Disney/RCI (Under development)

Princess Cays FAQs

Where is Princess Cays?

Princess Cays is located at the southern end of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. It is approximately 70 miles east of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas archipelago.

Which cruise line sails to Princess Cays?

Princess Cays is exclusively visited by Princess and Carnival cruise ships.

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Is food included on Princess Cays?

Just as onboard, there is a free buffet and BBQ near the Princess Cays pier for cruisers to enjoy an excellent selection of delicious meats, salads and desserts.

FAQs

Is there WiFi on Princess Cays? ›

Princess Cays has MedallionNet WiFi available for guests ashore, meaning you can share memorable beach experiences with friends and family back home.

Is lunch included at Princess Cays? ›

Food and some drinks are provided free at Princess Cays. There's a full buffet and BBQ at Grill Crazy and the Sea Breeze Grill.

Do you have to tender to Princess Cays? ›

Princess Cays and Half Moon Cay are both located in the Bahamas, both owned by the Carnival Corporation (which owns Princess Cruises and Holland America) and are located just 15 miles from each other in the Atlantic Ocean. Getting there: Both Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays require a tender to access their shores.

Is Princess Cays Carnival's private island? ›

Princess Cays is a Carnival Corporation owned island/port tucked away in the islands of the Bahamas… and oh man what a dream. Being that it's a private island, we really didn't know what to expect at all.

Can you use drink package at Princess Cays? ›

Enjoy the convenience of your beverage package on our Private Islands (e.g. Princess Cays) and all food and beverage venues that offer beverage service. Please note that alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 per day. The package is non-transferable and only one drink may be purchased at a time.

What is the drinking age in Princess Cays? ›

The legal drinking age in the Bahamas is 18 and it is 21 on the ship.

What is Princess Cays known for? ›

This part of The Bahamas is known for its great fishing and avid anglers can rent a rod and reel and try their luck at a rocky area of the coastline at Princess Cays. You can even enlist the guidance of a local Bahamian fishing expert upon request.

Can you use your carnival drink package at Princess Cays? ›

Does the CHEERS! Package Include Drinks On The Private Island? Unfortunately, Carnival's drink package does not cover any beverages purchased off the ship, including on Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays. So any drinks purchased there will be charged to your Sail & Sign card.

Does Princess Cay have a pool? ›

Activities on Princess Cays focus on the island's natural bounties such as its beaches, coral reefs and calm waters. There are no large pools or slides.

Does Princess Cay have pink sand? ›

Buggy ride to amazing pink sand beach! - Review of Princess Cays, Eleuthera, Bahamas - Tripadvisor.

Do you need a passport for Princess Cays? ›

All that you and your family will need for a cruise to the Bahamas are an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate AND government-issued photo ID (like a driver's license) for those 16 and up.

Is Princess Cays a US territory? ›

Princess Cays is a tourist resort at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. It is owned by Carnival Corporation, which owns Princess Cruises, among others. Carnival Corporation also owns nearby Half Moon Cay.
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Can you leave Princess Cay? ›

Leaving Princess Cays to explore Eleuthera

Many cruisers wonder if leaving Princess Cays to visit the rest of the island of Eleuthera is a possibility. Pre-COVID, cruise lines did offer some excursions to see Eleuthera's highlights. However, as of 2021, most of these excursions aren't offered.

What time is it in Princess Cays? ›

The local time at PRINCESS CAYS is 2022-10-23 15:14:00 and the time zone is UTC -4.

What island does Disney own in the Bahamas? ›

Disney's Castaway Cay, or simply Castaway Cay (/ˈkiː/), is a private island in the Bahamas which serves as an exclusive port for the Disney Cruise Line ships. It is located near Great Abaco Island and was formerly known as Gorda Cay.

Can you bring soda on Princess? ›

Princess Cruises allow guests to bring unlimited soft drinks on board its ships including soda, juices and water. These can be in cans, bottles or cartons. You can also bring small coolers full of non-alcoholic beverages if you wish.

How much are tips per day on Princess? ›

To simplify the tipping process for our guests, a discretionary gratuity of $16.50 per guest for suites, $15.50 per guest for mini-suites and $14.50 per guest (including children) in all other staterooms, per day, is automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis.

Can you drink at 18 in the Keys? ›

Since Florida's legal drinking age is 21, anyone under that age may be charged with either actual possession or constructive possession by a law enforcement official. Additionally, 18-year-olds, or others under 21, are not legally able to be in possession of alcohol if they are under their parent's supervision.

Can you buy alcohol at 18 in the Bahamas? ›

Drinking Laws -- Alcohol is sold in liquor stores and various convenience stores; it's readily available at all hours, though not for sale on Sundays. The legal drinking age in The Bahamas is 18.

Can a 20 year old drink in the Bahamas? ›

The legal drinking age in the Bahamas in 18. Visitors can legally consume or purchase alcohol in the country at that age, regardless of the drinking age in their home country. Just be aware that alcohol isn't sold on Sundays though!

What is special about Cat Island? ›

Cat Island is quiet and unassuming, but it has treasures to offer. Anchored by Mt. Alvernia, The Bahamas' highest point, its untouched landscape is perfect for diving, kiteboarding, and meandering along miles of rolling hills, nature trails, and an eight-mile pink sand beach.

What is Cat Island best known for? ›

Cat Island is the home of Sidney Poitier, the internationally acclaimed Bahamian actor who spent his boyhood days at Arthur's Town, one of the many settlements on the island. The highest peak in The Bahamas is Mount Alvernia, located in the settlement of New Bight, it reaches 206 feet.

Why is Cat Cay called Cat Cay? ›

History. North Cat Cay is a small private island in the Bimini chain of The Bahamas. It is named after the "cat line" of a sailing vessel which it resembles, and was once used by pirates Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, and Charles Vane.

Does Carnival cut you off after 15 drinks? ›

Yes. Carnival allows up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.). After that, the guest will not be served any additional alcoholic beverages.

How much is a Coke on Carnival cruise? ›

Note: All prices are not inclusive of the 18% gratuity.
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Is bottled water free on Princess Cruises? ›

There is a small selection of free drinks available on Princess Cruises including tea, coffee, water, lemonade and iced tea. All other drinks are paid for. Princess Cruises also offer drinks packages that can be bought before your cruise or onboard the ship.

Can you wear jeans on a Princess Cruise? ›

Princess Cruise Line

Smart casual options include casual dresses and skirts, or pants and a nice top. Nice jeans (clean and not torn) are permitted in Princess' main dining room and specialty restaurants on smart casual evenings.

Is food free on Ocean Cay? ›

A day at Ocean Cay is included in the price of your MSC cruise itinerary. The beach experience, some food, entertainment, live music and regular activities are free. However, cruisers wanting to do some of the more unusual experiences and tours will have to book and pay for them on their stateroom account.

Who owns Princess Cays? ›

End of dialog window. The private Bahamian resort Princess Cays, owned by Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Corporation, went up in flames Monday night, Bahamas Press reported. The port at the southern tip of the Bahamian island Eleuthera hosts about five Princess and Carnival cruise ships every week.

What causes pink sand? ›

The almost indescribable pale pink color of the sand comes from microscopic coral insects, known as Foraminifera, which have a bright pink or red shell full of holes through which it extends pseudopodia, footings that it uses to attach itself and feed.

Is Princess Cays in Nassau? ›

Princess Cays is located 70 miles east of Nassau, on the southern tip of Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas' Out Islands.

What documents do I need to travel to Bahamas? ›

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas. Those traveling to The Bahamas on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.

Can I get off the cruise ship in the Bahamas without a passport? ›

Though most foreign travel requires that you have a valid passport to come back home, cruising makes it easier to enjoy your vacation without worrying about this paperwork. If you are a US citizen, you can take a “closed-loop cruise” (one that begins and ends at the same port) to The Bahamas without a passport.

How much does a passport cost? ›

I'm an adult (16 and older) and I'm applying for the first time
ProductFormApplication Fee
Passport BookDS-11$130
Passport CardDS-11$30
Passport Book & CardDS-11$160
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Is Princess owned by Carnival? ›

Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be part of a family of companies owned by Carnival Corporation, which includes sister lines Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard Line, among others.

What island is US owned? ›

About the U.S. Territories

There are currently two inhabited U.S. territories in the Caribbean Sea: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Who owns the Island Princess? ›

Carnival Corporation & plc

Can you sleep on the balcony of a cruise ship? ›

Can You Sleep on a Cruise Ship Balcony? There are no rules that say that passengers on cruise ships can't sleep on their balconies. That said, cruise lines do generally advise against it. Despite this many people enjoy sleeping on their balconies and you won't have any problem doing so if you want to.

Do cruise ships turn around if you fall off? ›

Do Cruise Ships Stop if You Fall Overboard? If a guest on a cruise ship falls overboard the cruise ship will stop and return to the location of the accident to look for the passenger. The ship will spend several hours looking for the missing passenger and other ships may also join in the search.

Do people sleep around on cruises? ›

Hookups actually aren't common on a cruise

While the fun, laid-back atmosphere of a cruise ship may seem to lend itself to having a fling on vacation, it's actually pretty rare. According to a survey conducted by Cruzely, only about 5% of people reported ever having hooked up with someone they met while on a cruise.

Does Princess Cays have WiFi? ›

Princess Cays has MedallionNet WiFi available for guests ashore, meaning you can share memorable beach experiences with friends and family back home.

What time is breakfast on Princess cruise? ›

Breakfast is available in the main dining room from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is available most days. Anytime Dining is available from 5:30 to 10 p.m. On most Princess ships the traditional dining times are as follows: Early seating is at 5:30 p.m. 1st seating is at 6 p.m.

What island is Princess Cays located? ›

Join us at our exclusive port of call, Princess Cays, where you'll enjoy a private beach party on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. One hundred miles long and only two miles wide, Eleuthera offers unspoiled beaches.

What celebrity owns an island in the Bahamas? ›

Johnny Depp – Little Hall's Pond Cay

Word has it that Johnny Depp fell for the pristine Bahamas while shooting for one of his films, which made him purchase one of the Exuma chain of islands in 2004, Little Hall's Pond Cay, for USD 3.6 million, as per Forbes.

What actor owns an island in the Bahamas? ›

Eddie Murphy

Just offshore from downtown Nassau, Murphy purchased the 15-acre Rooster (or Long) Cay in 2007 for a reported $15 million, per Forbes. The property remains largely undeveloped. Murphy has family ties to the Bahamas and previously owned another smaller island near Nassau, called Pearl Cay.

Who owns the Bahamas now? ›

On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign country, ending 325 years of peaceful British rule. However, The Bahamas is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and we celebrate July 10th as Bahamian Independence Day.

How much does Princess charge for Wi-Fi? ›

MedallionNet is available onboard all ships in the princess fleet. Fees: Princess Cruises' MedallionNet starts at $9.99 per day (24 hours of unlimited use) for a package that lasts for the entire voyage; prorated packages are also available during the course of the sailing.

How much does Princess charge for internet? ›

The WiFi will cost you $9.99 per day. A Premier drink package is $70.79 per day. For us, we always purchase a WiFi plan, and gratuities are just a given. When it comes to a drink package, this is where we have the most variability.

Is Princess Cays a US territory? ›

Princess Cays is a tourist resort at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. It is owned by Carnival Corporation, which owns Princess Cruises, among others. Carnival Corporation also owns nearby Half Moon Cay.
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Is there free Wi-Fi on Castaway Cay? ›

Does Castaway Cay have wifi? Unlike other ports of call that have free wifi, Castaway Cay does not. You need to use the internet package you purchased or the wave phones provided (see below). The Navigator app still works on this island, though, so you can stay up to date on what's happening throughout the day.

Do cell phones work on cruise ships? ›

Yes, you can make calls, text, and even video chat from a cruise ship. In port, you can connect to local roaming networks. At sea, you can either make calls via a satellite connection or pay for the ship's Wi-Fi (also via satellite) and make Wi-Fi calls, text or video chat via the internet.

How much are tips per day on Princess? ›

To simplify the tipping process for our guests, a discretionary gratuity of $16.50 per guest for suites, $15.50 per guest for mini-suites and $14.50 per guest (including children) in all other staterooms, per day, is automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis.

Is the drink package on Princess worth it? ›

With the Princess deal, however, we think it's definitely worth it for most people. If purchased on its own, the math behind the package may not work for you. After all, you have to drink enough each day to make up for the cost of the drink package.

Can you wear jeans on Princess Cruises? ›

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Smart casual options include casual dresses and skirts, or pants and a nice top. Nice jeans (clean and not torn) are permitted in Princess' main dining room and specialty restaurants on smart casual evenings.

Is ice cream free on Princess Cruises? ›

Craving a frosty treat? Head on deck for a complimentary, classic, soft-serve chocolate, vanilla or swirl ice cream in a cone or cup — the perfect way to cool down!

What is Princess Cays known for? ›

This part of The Bahamas is known for its great fishing and avid anglers can rent a rod and reel and try their luck at a rocky area of the coastline at Princess Cays. You can even enlist the guidance of a local Bahamian fishing expert upon request.

Do you need a passport for Princess Cays? ›

All that you and your family will need for a cruise to the Bahamas are an original or copy of a state-issued birth certificate AND government-issued photo ID (like a driver's license) for those 16 and up.

Do people live at Princess Cays? ›

Private Bungalow Rental (4 People Maximum)

Live island-style in your private bungalow at Princess Cays within walking distance to the beach. Each air-conditioned bungalow is equipped with ample amenities and includes a dedicated staff.

Do you have to pay for food on Castaway Cay? ›

Complimentary food, water and soft drink are provided at no extra cost at Castaway Cay. There are several venues on the island. Cookie's BBQ and Cookie's Too Buffet offer food from 11:30 -2pm. Lunch options include hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and BBQ pork ribs.

Do cell phones work on Castaway Cay? ›

Each room also has two Wave Phones that can be used to call or message while onboard and at Castaway Cay. leading up to Embarkation! Before you know it you will be onboard and off to an incredible adventure!

Which side of the ship is best for Castaway Cay? ›

So what is the best side of a Disney Cruise ship? If you are sailing out of Port Canaveral with stops in Castaway Cay, I recommend you book on the Starboard side. This side faces the beach of Port Canaveral where you can wave to the beach goers as you sail away.

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