From romantic Bahamas getaways to relaxing Caribbean cruises, relax on sunny beaches and recharge with scenic boat rides along the crystalline waters. Lounge on the golden shores of the Eastern Caribbean, or relive history in the Western Caribbean, where ancient civilizations await. Short cruises to Bahamas ports, — like Princess Cays, — Princess’ Private Island resort — and other nearby islands, allow you to experience relaxation in your own way, whether sunbathing, exploring or making a splash with water activities.
* Port content varies by actual itinerary and sailing date and is subject to change.
Featured Ports on Caribbean Getaways
Learn more about the ports of call on our Caribbean Getaways before you set sail.
Experience relaxation defined when you arrive at Princess Cays, Princess’ exclusive, private island resort in the Bahamas. Lined with palm trees and white sand, it’s the perfect atmosphere to unwind your way: sip on Caribbean cocktails from your private bungalow, enjoy a range of water activities, or partake in a one-of-a-kind stingray encounter on our short cruises to the Bahamas.
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With its dazzling waters, beaches and ancient ruins, it’s easy to see why Mayans believed Cozumel was home to the gods. On Caribbean Getaways, snorkel through coral gardens just off the shore, like Palancar Reef, considered to be the best of its kind in the region. Or learn to prepare regional favorites, including ceviche, dessert tacos and margaritas.
Capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk is home to beautiful, uncrowded beaches, Bermudan-British colonial architecture and world-famous coral reefs that surround the six mile long island. Full of turn-of-the-century Caribbean charm, it’s quite a worthwhile stop on a Caribbean getaway cruise. Snorkel in its crystal-clear waters or take in the history of the island at the Grand Turk Lighthouse or other historical sites.
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What to Do on Caribbean Getaways
Sanctuary Bungalows, Princess Cays
Discover the true meaning of relaxation no matter the length of your cruise. Cruise to the Bahamas and settle in to your own shoreside bungalow on Princess Cays. Lounge on the patio chaises, then cool down inside the air-conditioned sanctuary with a cocktail in hand. Whether you need a romantic hideaway or a little extra family fun, these beach bungalows are your perfect solution.
Mayan Ruins, Cozumel
Walk in the footsteps of civilizations before you at the Mayan ruins near Cozumel. On Caribbean Getaways, head to Tulum and see some of the region’s most impressive structures, like El Castillo, Temple of the Frescoes and House of the Columns. Home to more than 4,000 structures, these age-old grounds are teeming with historic gems. Gaze at the pyramids and admire the ancient architecture as you stroll from site to site.
Caribbean Getaways Shore Excursions
Relax waterside in a beach clamshell, shop the local markets and explore the world’s second largest reef in an Atlantic submarine. Learn about Caribbean culture and heritage during culinary demonstrations and dance performances. Or feel the refreshing sea breeze as you ride on a speedboat, catamaran or canoe through the water. Whether on land or by sea, find shore excursions for all on Caribbean Getaways.
Short Cruise Onboard Activities
Immersive Experiences Await
Connect with the cultures and cuisine of each region with destination-themed activities on every Getaway cruise itinerary. Smell the aroma of each West Coast wine. Listen to the Caribbean steel pan drums, or feel the rhythm of Mexico’s mariachis as they perform. Whether you’re headed to California or the Caribbean, immerse yourself in the best of the region on board.
Endless Fun in the Sun
On any Getaway cruise, dive into relaxation with a dip in the sparkling pools or hot tubs. Soak up the sun on our padded loungers, and sip on cocktails from the bar while watching pool competitions from your chaise. Or join in on the pool games and partake in the fun alongside fellow guests. On select ships, unwind in The Sanctuary, a retreat just for adults, and let the kids frolic through the Splash Zone.
Please Your Palette
Sip and savor the best from each region with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings on board. Learn how to prepare local delicacies during chef-led presentations, and taste them for yourself in any of the dining rooms and specialty restaurants. Or indulge in unique beverages crafted by Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, Doug Frost. Set sail on a true sensory experience with Getaway cruises from Princess.
Play Your Way
Whether you prefer blackjack or roulette, find world-class games in the casino on board every Getaway cruise. Roll the die and test your luck with poker, or let fate run its course on the slot machines. Sharpen your skills with lessons from our staff, and then show off your expertise at the table. Or enjoy games on the go, including Keno on Deck® and bingo, when you access Play Ocean® through the MedallionClass app.
Marvel In Every Masterpiece
Reignite your love for art on any of our Getaway cruises. Peruse the onboard art gallery, and learn about the history and creation of each piece from our experts. Or partake in daily auctions for a chance to take home famous pieces from artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max and Michael Godard. Our crew can even ship it right to your door, so you can save the extra room in your suitcase for duty-free purchases made at the Shops of Princess.
Stay Stylish at Sea
From eyewear to skincare and everything in between, treat yourself to the ultimate souvenir at the Shops of Princess. Voted “Best Onboard Shopping” by Porthole Magazine, our shops are all duty-free. This means you can splurge on yourself or your loved ones without having to spend extra on taxes. Find your favorite brands – like Swarovski, Calvin Klein and Chanel – right on board your Getaway cruise.
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