Cruising to Princess Cays, Bahamas with Princess Cruises

Disclosure: Princess Cruises covered my airfare, gratuities, and stateroom cabin. I was given credit allowance.


Welcome to Princess Cays

As I mentioned in the previous post, my husband and I set on the Caribbean Princess on Memorial Day weekend. Our Caribbean weekend getaway took us from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Princess Cays, Bahamas, which is their exclusive port of call and beach on the southern portion of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. I highly recommend this Caribbean cruise guide if you’ve never cruised to the Caribbeans before.

Princess Cays Bahamas

The island of Eleuthera is long, thin, and stretches out 110 miles. Also known as the “Birthplace of the Bahamas”, Eleuthera’s background history is interesting. It was named by a group of English Puritans, who were also known as Eleutheran Adventurers, who settled on the island in 1648 to free themselves of religious persecution. Thus, the name of the island is derived from the feminine form of the Greek adjective ἐλεύθερος, eleutheros, which means free. True to its name, it offers unspoiled beaches, including Princess Cays, Bahamas, which is located on 30 acres of beach. The earliest inhabitants of the island were the Arawak Indians, who had migrated from South America in the 9th century. Princess Cays features over a half-mile of white sand shoreline, turquoise waters, and lush mangrove trees.

Princess Cays, Bahamas Eleuthera

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the ship’s tenders, our time on beach was short-lived but magical, nonetheless. It was also sweltering hot, which was half-expected since the Bahamas has a sub-tropical climate with about 340 days of sunshine.


Princess Cruises enables their guests to relax and unwind on the sandy shore, while sipping on an exotic drink from one of the island’s bars (Coconuts Bar, Banana Beach Bar, and Reef Runner Bar), and taking in the island’s marvelous, natural beauty by renting out made for two beach clamshells.


My husband and I didn’t book an excursion – we mostly enjoyed the island by walking alongside the shoreline (we got to see a crab in action, as well as a hermit crab) or lounging around. However, you can explore the island by going snorkeling, paddle boarding, banana boat ride, underwater exploration in a glass-bottom boat, deep-sea fishing, or booking an excursion for a Rock Sound, a town known for its pirates, bottomless ocean hole, and bats. If we ever go back to Princess Cays in the future, I wouldn’t mind touring Rock Sound since this town is also known for its stunning views, quaint harbor, and colorful buildings.


If basking underneath the warm Bahamian sun isn’t your cup of tea, you can rent a private (and colorful) bungalow, which is air-conditioned. It’s perfect for a family or a romantic retreat for two!


About Caribbean Princess Cruise

The Caribbean Princess boasts 669 balcony cabins, 445 inside cabins, 230 ocean view cabins, 178 mini-suites with private balconies, 7 window suites, and 2 family suites.

Passenger Services: Lotus Spa, Fitness Center, Medical, The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Sports Deck, Piazza Atrium, Casino, Wedding Chapel, Kid’s and Teen’s Centers, Art Gallery, Library, Internet Café, Boutiques, Photo/Video Gallery, Passenger Services Desk, and Shore Excursions Desk.

Showrooms/Lounges: Crooners Bar, Princess Theater, Explorers Lounge, Club Fusion, Wheelhouse Bar, Skywalkers Nightclub, and Churchill Lounge

Dining and Snacks: Their three main restaurants include Sabatini’s (Italian), Crown Grill (Steak and Seafood), and Vines (Wine and Seafood). Their other eateries include Horizon, a 24-hour buffet; International Cafe, Café Caribe, Caribbean/Mediterranean buffet; Prego, poolsize pizza; Trident Grill, hamburger and hot dog grill; and Scoops, an ice cream sundae bar. Also, they offer 24 hour room service and ultimate balcony dining.


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About Lesha

HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and a Maltese. She's a lifestyle and travel blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, natural wellness and living, vegetarian and vegan food, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


  1. It looks so beautiful, I’d love to go!
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  2. What an amazing vacation it would be to get to take a cruise on Princess Cruises!
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  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I’ve been there. It was years ago, but when I went on a cruise, it was on Princess.

  4. Oh this little bungalows are really neat – and air conditioned?! I think we’d be out in that gorgeous sand and water having some fun though!
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  5. Looks like a great time and I love those brightly colored bungalows!
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  6. looks like a gorgeous stop
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  7. Those bungalows are fun, but I’d probably go out adventuring because you bungalow on the cruise ship.
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  8. That place looks amazing. I will definitely check out Princess Cruises.
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  9. Looks like an amazing line to cruise with! Hope I get to one day.
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  10. You really captured some amazing shots. I’m going to have a very hard time finishing my work up this evening. I’ll be day dreaming about a Princess cruise to the Caribbean.
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  11. What stunning photographs you captured!! I can only imagine how much MORE SO the beauty was in person! :)
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  12. I have always wanted to cruise and this post makes me want to go NOW! Princess Cruise Lines is one that we have been considering. This looks like a ME vacation!
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  13. What a fun cruise! I love the cute little Cabanas. My husband and I cruised once, 25 years ago for our honeymoon. Hope we can go on another one soon!

  14. Wow, so very beautiful. We have been talking about taking a cruise. This would be spectacular.
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  15. Now that looks like paradise! How could you not relax and unwind with that around you?
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  16. Gosh, that crystal clear water is AMAZING! I’d love to visit there some day! Looks like a gorgeous place!
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  17. That’s like my DREAM vacation! I would absolutely love to go there.
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  18. I would love love love ot visit there. It looks like it would be a great place to relax.
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  19. I LOVE the Bahamas. I’ve been twice now, but never to Princess Cays. It looks similar to an island I visited called Coco Cay. I’ll have to check out Princess!
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  20. How beautiful! And those bungalows are adorable! It looks so peaceful.
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  21. I could sure use a tropical getaway & this looks awesome.
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  22. Oh wow so pretty! I love cruise vacations and I would love to relax on that beach.
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  23. Man this is absolutely gorgeous! I read your first post and was hoping for another! Looks like such a fun place to stay, ahhh my heart yearns for those beaches and fresh coconuts!!!!!
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  24. Such beautiful pictures and I love the color of the water! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
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  25. What a beautiful location! I just recently went on my first cruise and loved it!
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  26. The beaches in the Bahamas are pristine and the water is so fabulous! We’ve never been to this Cay before since we’ve never cruised Princess, but have been to another private cruise ship beach in the Bahamas and it’s probably our favorite part of the Caribbean cruises we’ve been on.
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  27. Wow, that place looks amazing! I wouldn’t mind paying them a visit.
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  28. Wow, how heavenly! What a wonderful trip! I love the colors of the cabanas, beautiful!
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  29. Looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I would love to visit it one day.
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  30. I NEED to go on a cruise! :) This looks like a beautiful stop.
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  31. I love cruising, although I’ve never been to the Bahamas.
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  32. Eleuthera looks beautiful but Rock Sound seems like a fun place to visit too. What an awesome stop!

  33. I love, love, love the colored buildings!
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  34. First of all – JEALOUS! What an awesome weekend getaway! My husband isn’t much of a “beach bum” but I think he could handle it for a few days. Those bungalows on the beach are adorable. Pretty cool they are air conditioned too.
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  35. What gorgeous photos!! I’ve wanted to go on a Princess cruise ever since I watched some Love Boat reruns as a kid – LOL
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  36. It looks absolutely amazing! I would love to go on a cruise. Maybe if we can sell our second house we can go.
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  37. I have yet to sail on a Princess cruise. The pictures look breathtaking!
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  38. I’ve never been on a Princess cruise before but your photos make it looks so fun!
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  39. It’s so beautiful!! I would love to go too!
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  40. Everytime you post about a cruise, it makes me want to go on one more and more…lol
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  41. This sounds like an amazing vacation!
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  42. What a beautiful vacation! Looks like somewhere I need to be. :)
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  43. This looks gorge!! I’m hoping to take a trip just me and the hubs next summer for our anniversary!
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  44. What an amazing vacation! I love those colorful little cottages!
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  45. I’m so glad you got to go. How fun! It looks gorgeous and those bungalows are so pretty!

  46. I have actually never been to the Bahamas but your photographs look stunning! Plus you can’t go wrong with a 24hr buffet and ice cream sundae bar on board.
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  47. I have never been on a Princess boat, it looks amazing. I would love to cruise with them someday!
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