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Check with your cell carrier. I have AT&T and spoke with them last night. They told me that Princess Cays may or may not have a cell tower, but I would be able to pick it up from the ship while at Princess Cays. Hope this helps!
Are you allowed to bring food from the ship to the island? I ask because I am vegetarian and the barbeque doesn't sound like it would have much I could eat. So I thought it might be nice to bring a sandwich or something else from the ship. Read through the compiled info, but didn't see this question asked.The Princess Cays BBQ had hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and ribs plus Potato Salad, Fruit chunks including Pineapple wedges (on the Left Line only), salad & fixin's like sliced tomatoes & onions, baked beans, corn on the cob, other mixed salads that I don't recall exactly, cheese slices plus cookies and brownies for desert. It was a very nice buffet.
IThere is an Eleuthera tourism booth with free maps. Get one and head towards the lighthouse area. Only about a dozen people go that way. Watch out for broken glass, nails in planks from old ships, and the stingrays if you go that way. I almost stepped on all 3, but was saved by a friend that shouted, "Is that a stingray?"Can you give an educated guess at the distance to the lighthouse? Thanks!
Thought of a question if someone could answer. After ship anchors for Princess Cays, how long does it take to get a tender? Do you have to stand in line and wait your turn? How does it work?They start giving out tickets for the tender very early morning and will usually do this in one of the lounges. Yes, you have to wait your turn. If you are up very early and in line you won't wait long but when we were there in November I just waited a couple of hours after the ship arrived and then caught a tender with no wait. I had no problems frinding a nice lounge chair and enjoyed my stay there.
We were on the Emerald (Oct 19-29) and loved the Princess Cays! A great beach, great food, and lots of activities!Thanks for posting your pictures. It brought back wonderful memories of my day there Nov 2009. I loved it! This was my 14th cruise and I was traveling with a friend who never cruised before. Yikes, it wasn't good - she didn't seem to like the cruise experience, complained about the heat, spent time in the cabin at night watching TV as, evidently, the evening entertainment on the ship just wasn't up to her standards nor was the food or anything. Plus, she was just unpleasant to be around. I had previously traveled with other first time cruisers and some that had cruised before and always had a wonderful experience sharing cruising with them. My Princess Cays day was truly an escape and I loved it there. Can't wait to return December 2011 with my friends Billie and Mary! Fortunately, they like to cruise and are really easy to please gals. Can't wait!
Thank you for the information. We just booked a cruise for 2012 that will being us there for the first time. It looks like a nice, relaxing day. We love to snorkel so we will be watching for more snorkel updates before we decide whether to snorkel from the beach or take the excursion.
The New Taste of Eleuthera Island Excursion -Having been to the island several times we decided to try this tour. Learned lots about the history and people of the island and enjoyed it very much. It was pricey, but have paid more for less in the past and it would probably not be for everyone. Have posted pictures of the cruise and the Princess Cays pictures and tour begin at picture number 13 through 59.
In my opinion this is a real looser of an excursion. The cost was $99 per person and there is absolutely nothing else too see on this island. Save your money and just lay on the beach or do some type of water sport. In all of our years of excursions this was the worst. Remember this is just my opinion for what ever it is worth.
We took the Princess tour of Eleuthra in April 2009. It was great seeing the Island towns, the deep ocean hole that Jacques Cousteau has dived in, toured a school, saw women cleaning conch on a dock by the most beautiful blue ocean, visited the police department, saw the home of an Olympian runner. Yes the Island is flat and brushy but the view of the ocean was amazing. When we got back we had time to walk about the beach area and swim if we wanted but we had had enough beach time.