Princess Cruises add more shore excursions

The Caribbean cruise season is about to re-commence, and Princess Cruises, one of the largest cruise lines to ply Caribbean ports, has just announced a number of additional shore excursions throughout the Caribbean and Panama Canal.

According to Princess Cruises, “The new tours are part of the approximately 550 shore excursion options available in 38 Caribbean ports during the season.”

Some of the new shore excursions include:

  • Harrison’s Cave & Scenic Drive (Barbados)
    Considered one of the Caribbean’s top natural attractions, Harrison’s Cave was recently redeveloped for easier access. The magnificent crystallized limestone cavern surrounds visitors with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Passengers will see the 50-foot “Great Hall” chamber and the cave’s thunderous 40-foot waterfall that cascades into a blue-green lake.
  • Bonaire Exploration (Bonaire)
    They look like mountains of snow … but they are actually mounds of salt. The Bonaire salt flats are one of the dramatic attractions on this new island tour. Passengers take an eye-opening trip along the south coast where they can enjoy the view. After a tour of the salt flats, the adventure continues as passengers explore the area of Washikemba with its giant cactus, wild donkeys, iguanas and birds.
  • Hiking Christoffel Mountain (Curacao)
    Curacao’s largest national park and conservation area, Christoffel Park consists of three former plantations and is filled with flora and fauna … and numerous hiking trails. The park’s most challenging hike is a three-hour trek to the island’s highest point (1,239 feet) where hikers can enjoy dramatic views across the island.
  • Monkey Watch & Canal Nature Cruise (Fuerte Amador, Panama)
    From the Panama Canal’s Gatun Lake passengers travel into a labyrinth of islands in search of monkeys and other native animals. In this protected area visitors will likely encounter capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans, as well as caimans, crocodiles, turtles, and a wealth of butterflies. Trained naturalist guides ensure that participants see and understand all that they spot.
  • Fort San Lorenzo & Gatun Locks (Panama Canal)
    Fort San Lorenzo is one of the most complete and largest of the forts built in Panama, full of pirate history and amazing views. The 16th-century fortress sits high on the cliff that overlooks both the Atlantic and the entrance to the Chagres River. Passengers will learn the history of the buccaneers and Captain Morgan’s attack. Passengers will also get to visit the Gatun Locks observation area where they have a close-up look at the operation of the Canal’s largest set of locks.
  • Playa El Coco Beach Break (San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua)
    Secluded, unspoiled Coco Beach is one of Nicaragua’s best beaches. Passengers will enjoy a day of fun in the sun, plus get to taste the national drink – Macuá, made with white rum and fruit juices. Active passengers can rent boogie boards, surf boards and bicycles.
  • Jost Van Dyke Beach Adventure (Tortola, BVI)
    Just four miles long, with fewer than 200 inhabitants, Jost Van Dyke is truly the “barefoot” island known for its laid-back lifestyle and white-sand beaches. Passengers will land on the glorious beach of White Bay just as the early settlers did – directly onto the sand. The beach is lined with bars but the most notable is the Soggy Dollar Bar, named for the condition of the money from sailors who swam ashore.

There are many more new excursions as well, many of which are geared towards families that have included plenty of activities for the kids.

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