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Conquest Cruise

Clean, well laid out, we got one of the sanctuary bungalows, curtesy cart ride is available... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Apollo Beach, Florida
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Great For a Day at the Beach

This stop is great if you're on a cruise that includes this beach on the itinerary. Our shipped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Easley, South Carolina
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 9, 2011

Princess Cays is not a private island, but a beach on the south end of the big island of Eleuthera. When travelling by cruise line, they don't tell you that you CAN go beyond the gate and to bring money - not just your sign...More

40  Thank Kristelsea
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Princess Cay’s is the “private” area for Princess cruises, and has been built up pretty well. Large beach area, with chaise lounges for pretty much everyone on the ship, they also have covers (Clamshells) that you can rent for $20 (US) a day to be...More

28  Thank Rod B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clean, well laid out, we got one of the sanctuary bungalows, curtesy cart ride is available. Bungalow was nice, with a cooling system if the heat got to you, direct access to the water... note: no lifeguard at the private bungalows so keep an eye...More

1  Thank andrewn143
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Princess Cays with Carnival Cruise Line. First visit to the island. Rented a clam shell, rented water chairs.....both were a must! Only negative was the rocks/pebbles just as you walked into the water. Didn't use swim shoes but didn't have any cuts or...More

1  Thank 4riddles
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff on this island were very friendly. Everything was a long walk from the tender port. The picnic was average and the shelters were crowded and finding a place to eat was difficult. The island was pretty though.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here unexpectedly due to Carnival changing the itenerary at the last minute... this was the best part of our trip, and the next cruise I book will include a private island!! The weather was gloomy and it rained on us throughout the day,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is great if you're on a cruise that includes this beach on the itinerary. Our shipped anchored out in the ocean and we took a tender to the beach. The tender operated every 15 minutes. The beach is clean and you can see...More

1  Thank blackwidowinsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite things on a cruise is "private island day" We always rent a cabana for the day, which you get some fruit, veggies, soda & water with it. We did snorkeling and we saw tons of different fish and the water was...More

Thank patchsunflower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many other reviews.. be prepared to rent a cover $30 and pay for your drinks if you are going to spend the day.... the line for food was LONG! but, the water is fantastic. If you just want to swim, go late and leave...More

1  Thank OrangeBlack28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here in late September 2018. We each have our own likes and dislikes, of course. If I ever return to Princess Cays on a cruise I will opt to enjoy a day on shipboard without the hassle of visiting the beach. It is...More

5  Thank cjh46
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

first time on Princess Cruise line. The ship was older, the pools were small, the food was not that good. Some of the food was just bad period. The driver is are expensive. Princess cay is a private island, pretty but nothing really there.

Thank Katnipprn
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Princess cruises beautiful island is quiet, and beautiful! Perfect for r & r great beach getaway and great foos

Thank James A
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October 22, 2018|
Response from brewColumbus_Georgia | Reviewed this property |
You can do both- They do have excurshions that take you to different parts of Islands or you can rent snorkle gear and venture out as far as you want to. The depth can be misleading because of how clear the water is.
October 7, 2018|
Response from brewColumbus_Georgia | Reviewed this property |
If you have enough time-the Island is not that big and the town is not at the port where arrive-they do have cars and taxis behind the main building as you arrive.
October 7, 2018|
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