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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:47 PM
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Default Princess Cays Bungalows

I was just looking through the newest Cruise Atlas from Princess and I noticed a photo of private bungalows on Princess Cays which are very similar to those on HAL's Half Moon Cay. These are apparently fairly new. Has anyone seen them, rented one, or otherwise know anything about them? I'd like to know how many there are and where they are on the island. There are no photos of them on the Princess website (that I can find) and the "customer service" person I spoke to last night at Princess knew nothing about them either. Thanks in advance for anything you can tell me.

Also, if you have rented one, please tell me whether they provide snacks and soft drinks (they do in those on Half Moon Cay).
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Old December 1st, 2007, 12:12 AM
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I would like to know about those bungalows, too. We have not sailed with Princess before and are considering renting one with friends we are cruising with.
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Has no one been in a Bungalow?

Really would like some input
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Old December 5th, 2007, 06:55 PM
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Here is what is available on the Princess site under shore excursions

Beach Bungalows (Up To 6 People)

Enjoy your own private beach bungalow while at Princess Cays. The colorful beachfront bungalows are perfect for families or for those who want to make the most of their visit to Princess Cays. Located in the picturesque palm grove just behind the beach, each bungalow features air-conditioning and ceiling fan, a table and four chairs inside, two sun loungers outside on the deck, and a private shower.

SPECIAL NOTES
A bungalow can accommodate up to six guests. Please book per bungalow. One ticket is valid for up to six people.

TOUR ID

RSD-952


VALID DATES

Oct 22, 2007 -
May 05, 2008


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None Specified


PRICE*

Adult: $$$$ per day




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None Specified


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None Specified


*Price USD unless noted otherwise.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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Thanks Caddy! I know what the print says, but I would like to hear from someone who has actually been in one.

I understand that Princess is making some changes in what they are offering for the basic Bungalow rental price. Need to know what is now being offered and if it is satisfactory.
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I cruise Jan 12th. If I find out anything while there, I will let you know
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I cruise Jan 12th. If I find out anything while there, I will let you know
Thank you! I would really appreciat it.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Me too! If you can see them all from the beach, please tell us how many there are. One person at Princess told me there are "a whole lot of them!" and another told me there are 6. Hmmmm.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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One more thing - please don't go to a lot of trouble on your vacation, but if you can, please try to remember which bungalow (if they're like those on HAL's private island they're all different colors) is farthest from the point of entry to the island (thereby being quietest, I would think). Thanks again and have a GREAT cruise!
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In the beginning there were only 6 Bungalows. Just recently they built some more on the other side of the island. I don't know how many new ones there are.

If links will post here, you can go to this one to see what they look like.
http://web.mac.com/tlassek/Site/Bungalows.html#0

I found this and a couple of other sites, but they all pretty much show the same thing.

It's my understanding that the price of renting has gone up and the perks are not as good as they used to be. I am VERY interested in finding out the new pricing and what is included.
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Wow! Great photos - thanks much!
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I was on Princess Cay on December 6th. I did not rent a bungalow or inquire about one, but they are $200 with nothing else included. I think this means you pay for lunch and anything else you would like, but I did not ask. I took the glass bottom boat ride and the tour guide spent most of the time trying to interest us in buying new housing development land south of the area. Remember, Princess Cay is just a very small beach front on a much bigger island, Eleuthera Island.

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I was on Princess Cay on December 6th. I did not rent a bungalow or inquire about one, but they are $200 with nothing else included. I think this means you pay for lunch and anything else you would like, but I did not ask. I took the glass bottom boat ride and the tour guide spent most of the time trying to interest us in buying new housing development land south of the area. Remember, Princess Cay is just a very small beach front on a much bigger island, Eleuthera Island.

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If I'm not mistaken, the barbeque lunch is free for everyone. Drinks are extra.
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Char,

The BBQ lunch is free, but it is also on the far right side of the resort, and the bungalows are on the far left. I suppose if you want to leave the area that you paid extra to be away from the crowd in order to deal with lines at the buffet you could, but for $200 I would want personal service. Again, I am not saying it does cost extra, I am just saying I am not sure.

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I mentioned in the beginning that I have been in the bungalows on Half Moon Cay (HAL's island), which are called "cabanas". They are $250 for the day, but that includes a refrigerator stocked with all non-alcoholic beverages and it includes snacks. We had chips and salsa, chopped raw veggies, and cut fresh fruit. It was extra if you wanted "butler service" which would include them bringing your lunch to the cabana. We did not opt for that and simply walked to the food pavilion for lunch. It would be nice if Princess would throw in some snacks and cold beverages! :-)
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I rented a bungalow at the end of November. When you get off the tender - you go to the left and keep walking. I was greeted by the Bungalow manger who escorted me to the bungalow; showed me how to work the lights, fan, shower, a/c, etc.

Our waiter showed up a couple of minutes later to finish setting up the table for lunch; he filled all the glasses with ice water and told us that lunch would be served around 11:30.

At 11:30 - our waiter showed up with this HUGE plate of burgers, ribs, hot dogs, chicken, some cold salads, and dessert. (You can upgrade on the ship for $50 a person - which gets you a higher end meal - but it wasn't worth an extra $200 total). He also came back a couple of times to see if we wanted anything else (I just told him to keep bringing ribs). (I should say that I tipped him $10 when I met him first thing in the morning)

Some people have complained about the price of the bungalow - however, I thought it was worth it. Just being able to shut the doors and sit in the A/C during lunch was great.

If you plan on swimming on this side - I would recommend some aqua shoes (the beach area was very rocky).

They had 6 working bungalows at the time - they were supposed to open 6 more the next week. Book as soon as the shore excursions open - they go fast.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Geofferson -

Thanks SO much for your reply - that was so helpful! Can you tell me one more thing? Did you get to choose which bungalow you wanted when you booked? If not, how did that work?

Again, thanks for your reply!
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Lak1:

You don't get a choice of which bungalow you will be using. Everything is assigned in advance. While I was being walked over the bungalow - I was asked if there were any young girls with me -I said no - only my 70 year old mother in law - he laughed and said "I hope she likes pink - because you are in the pink bungalow". Didn't matter to me - I was just excited that I was able to get one. The are all lined up in the same area - so I would say that they are all about the same. I started logging in to the princess site at exactly 120 days before the cruise - I think that the shore excursions opened up at about 110 days before (I was the 2nd person to get one) they had a waitlist by 4:00 that afternoon. Just keep trying.
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Thanks again Geofferson - will do. I have plenty of time before excursions open up online, so will note it on my calendar. Thanks!
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