Private islands like Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays are a favorite of cruise passengers.
Unforunately, a fire at Princess Cays has caused damage to the island paradise.
Per the Miami Herald, “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. Bahamas Press footage from the area on Monday night shows thick, bright yellow flames burning next to palm trees and beach chairs.
The fire started around 11 p.m. Monday, Princess Cruises confirmed.”
Cruise Radio reports, “Just last year, renovations to the island were completed, after which it became the only private island owned by a cruise line to offer Wi-Fi. The renovation also saw the addition of several shore excursions, the construction of a new water sports rental facility and an expansion of the marina which allowed for the use of larger tenders than could previous visit the island.
The first ship scheduled to arrive at Princess Cay post-fire was the Carnival Pride, which is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, January 30th. According to a statement from Carnival’s corporate offices, “Carnival Pride will call at the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay [Wednesday] as a result of a fire at its scheduled port of call, Princess Cays, Monday night.”
Be sure to search “Scott Lara Half Moon Cay” on YouTube for my Half Moon Cay videos and click on the links below for the full stories from The Miami Hearld and Cruise Radio about the Princess Cays devastating fire.