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vcr_traveler515's Port Reviews of Princess Cays, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
Royal Princess cruise in December 2013
Member Name: vcr_traveler515
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: vcr_traveler515's Royal Princess Review
Princess Cays
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+

The port call was so good that my daughter actually thanked me for taking her on this cruise after the second day. Everything was arranged for guests' comfort and enjoyment. We took the tender ashore and went to our clamshell rental. That was a good thing to have for the day since there were two beach chairs inside. We tried the 4 person paddle boat and then my children tried the paddle board. It was easy to learn. There were also big wheel water tricycle and banana boats. Everyone seemed to have fun. A barbeque was served at the beach. This was a great way to start the cruise.



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St. Thomas
Helmet Dive Rating: Not Rated
We were taken by water taxi to a floating dock nearby. We were given detail instructions about the dive and safety. There were 24 guests and we went down in two groups. While the first group was diving, the second group did some snorkeling around the dock. When it was our turn to dive, we stood on the stairs in the water and the helmet was lowered onto our shoulders. That forced us to walk down the 20 ft. stairs one step at a time. A diver was next to us during the descend. Once everyone was down, we were led through a path with side-rails on both sides and saw a sunken helicopter, some sea creatures and lots of fish. The whole underwater experience was 30 minutes. My wife had trouble clearing her ears when she was underwater, but still enjoyed the experience. The excursion operator took pictures of everyone and sold it for $35 on a memory card. That was a reasonable price since we went as a family of 4. We also took our underwater Fuji camera and got some great pictures and video. Make sure your camera is rated for at least 20 ft. underwater as that was the depth of the excursion. Afterwards were served some fruit punch, some with a good dose of rum.


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St. Thomas
Helmet Dive Rating: Not Rated
We were taken by water taxi to a floating dock nearby. We were given detail instructions about the dive and safety. There were 24 guests and we went down in two groups. While the first group was diving, the second group did some snorkeling around the dock. When it was our turn to dive, we stood on the stairs in the water and the helmet was lowered onto our shoulders. That forced us to walk down the 20 ft. stairs one step at a time. A diver was next to us during the descend. Once everyone was down, we were led through a path with side-rails on both sides and saw a sunken helicopter, some sea creatures and lots of fish. The whole underwater experience was 30 minutes. My wife had trouble clearing her ears when she was underwater, but still enjoyed the experience. The excursion operator took pictures of everyone and sold it for $35 on a memory card. That was a reasonable price since we went as a family of 4. We also took our underwater Fuji camera and got some great pictures and video. Make sure your camera is rated for at least 20 ft. underwater as that was the depth of the excursion. Afterwards were served some fruit punch, some with a good dose of rum.


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