The Perfect Island Escape?

The Perfect Island Escape?


Afternoon cruisers, recently I was having a discussion with one of my loyal customers about their cruise itinerary. The itinerary in question was 14 nights in the Caribbean and It had 4 stops at the cruise lines private island.


While any port of call is better than a day at work – we started talking about private islands and what they involve, the main theme = MAKING MONEY.


When you think about it – it’s a port of call owned by the cruise line, they don’t promote leaving the resort, and everything in the resort is charged back to your stateroom.


So whats the difference from staying on ship,

You get a day on the beach – without having to take taxis from the cruise port.

You get unique experiences that you cant do on the ship – swim up bars, water sports, Barbeques, Snorkeling ect ect.


Of course there are shops where you can induldge in a little retail therapy – these stores are run by the locals and not the cruise line (they pay rent to the cruise line to be there)


Some of the Private islands / resorts


Royal Caribbean (also used by Celebrity)

Labadee = Haiti

i have been to Labadee myself – although it was a beutiful spot – i stayed on the ship and almost had the ship to myself for the day.

Labadee, Haiti

Coco Cay = Bahamas


Princess cruises

Princess Cays = Bahamas

Princess Cay
Princess Cay

Holland America

Half moon Quay = Bahamas

Half moon cay
Half moon cay


Great Stirrup Cay = Bahamas

Great stirrup
Great stirrup


Ocean Cay = Bahamas (Coming 2018)

As a designated marine reserve MSC are really playing on the wildlife and ecology of this piece of paradise.

Ocean cay
Ocean Cay


MSC (Again)

Sir Bani Yas Island

MSC are currently finalising plans for another private resort – this time in Abu Dhabi.

Opening for the winter 2016/17 Emirates voyage season on board the Fantasia

Sir Bani Yas Island


Have you visited any private islands, what did you think?


Ta-rar for now

The capn.

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Ahoy there! I’m Andy aka Captain Cookson! Welcome aboard my blog I’ll be treating you to the best bits of cruising. I’m a bit of a gadget geek and love all things technology so if you're the same, this is blog for you. I have a completely impartial opinion, no one influences my opinion so at least you know that you’ve got an honest insight into cruising. I’ve been working in travel for some years now and have been with the Cruise Club UK family for a long while now. I am the reservations team deputy supervisor so I am your man to deal with any burning issues for cruise sales, I’m helpful and hands-on. I myself love to travel both on cruises and land holidays, I’ve been on various ships in my time and like to discover all the new features which the cruise lines come up with, with every new ship. Sometimes the world of cruising can seem quite daunting but I’m your man to answer all those questions no matter how big or small I want to assure you that you’re getting the perfect holiday for the best price of course! So stay on board with me for all the coolest cruise bits & news. Capt’n.


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