If you fancy some winter sun, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean itinerary on board Regal Princess may be for you. From £599pp*, cruise only, this seven-day holiday departs Fort Lauderdale round trip on 1 December 2019 and calls at Princess Cays in the Bahamas, Ocho Rios in Jamaica, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico.
From the breathtaking Atrium & Piazza – now over 50 percent larger than our other ships’ Atriums and featuring exciting eateries – to signature features like The SeaWalk, a dramatic glass-bottom walkway, you’ll quickly come to love the many exciting dining and entertainment options available on board Regal Princess.
Guests can enjoy Movies Under the Stars, a poolside outdoor cinema with blockbuster movies against a backdrop of sea and sky. Staff provide comfortable chaise lounges, blankets in the evenings and complimentary popcorn. Another highlight is the Ultimate Balcony Dining experience; available to guests with balcony cabins, a dedicated waiting team will serve your private dinner party on your balcony.
Fort Lauderdale is a major yachting and fishing centre – within the city limits alone there are more than 165 miles of navigable waterways (and more than 42,000 registered yachts). Downtown Fort Lauderdale is peppered with high-rise buildings; sidewalk cafes and shops line the New River. Las Olas Boulevard is lined with boutiques, bars and a shaded walkway for strolling. And getting around the city is part of the sport: Water taxis now ply the maze of waterways that link residential neighbourhoods to sights, restaurants, shops and Port Everglades.
Your next port of call is Princess Cays, an exclusive private Bahamian island for cruise ships incorporating extensive facilities for water sports, beach barbecues or just lazing on the pristine beaches. Landing will be by tender.
Cozumel is the largest inhabited island in Mexico. Long sacred to the Maya Indians as the ‘lsland of the Swallows’, today its crystal seas and amazing reefs (made famous by Jacques Cousteau) have turned it into a shrine for scubadivers. Sample the little shops, bars and restaurants of San Miguel’s colourful waterfront (a good shopping location), or perhaps visit the recently excavated Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, a place of pilgrimage for Mayan women who worshipped the goddess of fertility, Ixchel.
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*Prices correct at time of publication.