Princess Cays - Compiled Info : Beach/Water activities, Food/Drinks, Bungalows, Facts

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Durham, NC
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That's helpful. Really sounds like there's very little reason to cough up the extra dough for the Sanctuary bungalow.

Carnival's descriptions are virtually identical...

air conditioned, ceiling fan, table & four chairs inside, 2 sun loungers on the deck, private shower, 2 complimentary float rentals; staff available to take drink orders; priority tender tickets; use of motorized cart for transportation.
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Bracebridge, On
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Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by Ziggy7
Lets see if this works On this first map they call them Bungalows

https://sharemytraveladventures.shut...cruise2017/114

https://cruisingmartinistyle.shutterfly.com/pictures/30
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing.
The snorkeling photos, are they snorkeling at the Princess Cays? If so, approx. where? Near the bungalows or another "easy to find" spot?
O.C, California
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Originally posted by 1lizette1
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing.
The snorkeling photos, are they snorkeling at the Princess Cays? If so, approx. where? Near the bungalows or another "easy to find" spot?
Snorkeling is in front of the bungalows. There is a stairway to enter and exit from. Swimming is farther down the beach.
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O.C, California
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These are old photos but you will see much has not changed when you visit there

http://s14.photobucket.com/user/Zigg...?sort=3&page=1
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Durham, NC
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We're going to pass on the bungalow after all. But my friends will probably want to snorkel, so good to know where we should head once we're ashore.
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Langley B.C. Canada
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When we were there people were abandoning their rented clamshells complaining of heat and no air flow. There is plenty of shade available under palm trees and easy to pull a free lounger under.
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I used to always rent a clamshell on HMC. I'd prop up the back on my tote bag, which let a little air flow in. Last time, I just tendered over early and walked way down the beach and found a lounger in the shade. Since we'll all have priority tender next week (!) at Princess Cays, my plan is to get over there early, head down toward the cabana area and stake out some loungers under the palm trees. Looking forward to it!
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Carnival: 8/30/17 Ecstasy; 10/30/16 Splendor; 5/1/16 Vista Inaugural (Milestone); 11/28/15 Sunshine Journeys; 10/23/15 Splendor; 5/31/15 Conquest; 11/29/14 Freedom; 11/1/14 Splendor; 5/4/14 Pride; 11/16/13 Conquest; 9/1/13 Fantasy; 5/3/13 Fantasy; 10/22/12 & 10/27/12 B2B Fantasy; 11/26/11 Fascination; 10/16/11 Glory; 5/23/10 Fantasy; 12/14/09 Miracle (Platinum!); 10/24/09 Triumph (CTN); 5/17/09 Victory; 12/13/08 Fascination; 5/17/08 Glory; 12/17/07 Miracle; 12/18/06 Elation; 05/13/06 Fantasy; 06/20/04 Fantasy; 04/16/01 Jubilee
HAL: 1/5/17 Zuiderdam; 11/21/10 Zaandam
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