This is a scheduled stop on our October cruise. Is it worth getting off? Is it very crowded? Is there anything to see snorkelwise? We cruised RCCL and were not impressed with their private Island so wondered how Princess' is. Thanks so much!
Princess Cay is probably worth getting off the ship. It was completely rebuilt after the last hurricane and was gorgeous in the spring when we were there. I haven't snorkeled there so I can't speak to that.
Princess Cays is definately worth getting off the ship for. Its a nice relaxing day at the beach. It is very clean, and neat. Its basically one big beach party. Lots of folks do snorkel here, we haven't done that. The kids did the banana boat ride and had a blast, while the parents chilled-out in lounge chairs on the beach with a cocktail. The lunch buffet is very good, there is music, dancing, volleyball games, water toys & water sports.
I love Princess Cays. It is a great beach day. I recommend you get on the first or second tender, though, if you want a spot in the shade of a palm tree. The water is warm, the beach is beautiful. Tip: Bring water shoes, there are many rocks. The snorkeling is good. For the best snorkeling, go to the left facing the beach, and walk down to the little pier and the white rental shack. You can either bring your own equipment or rent. They also sell fish food.
It has been a couple of years since we wre there - but, although the water is clear and calm, it is a very sandy bottom (no coral) and not many fish. The fish we did see were very small. We are spoiled since we snorkel in Hawaii quite often and I have yet to find any place in the Caribbean that is as colorful or has as many large, and varied types of fish as in Hawaii.