Princess Cruises Introduces New Family Tours & Excursions

Now that the fall cruise season has begun, Princess Cruises has introduced 16 new shore excursions including “Connoisseur” tours with smaller groups for a more personal feel and family tours designed especially for kids including a pirate ship adventure and boogie boarding lessons. Six of the 17 Princess ships will visit over than 25 ports throughout the Caribbean in 2010-11 with 14 itinerary choices.

Some of the new excursion options include:

  • Tobago Cocoa Discovery (Tobago)
  • Harrison’s Cave & Scenic Drive (Barbados)
  • Bonaire Exploration (Bonaire)
  • Hiking Christoffel Mountain (Curacao)
  • Monkey Watch & Canal Nature Cruise (Fuerte Amador, Panama)
  • Fort San Lorenzo & Gatun Locks (Panama Canal)
  • Playa El Coco Beach Break (San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua)
  • Jost Van Dyke Beach Adventure (Tortola, BVI)

The new family tours include special activities just for young cruisers.

Family Fun, Beach & Nature Walk (St. Maarten)

“This family-friendly outing visits unspoiled Guana Bay Beach, located on the Atlantic coast of St. Maarten. Wave action here is ideal for body surfing and boogie-boarding, and one of the guides will take charge of the young ones boogie board lessons. Adults can participate as well or watch the action. The whole family then sets off on a sightseeing nature walk along an old plantation trail offering panoramic views.”

Pirate Schooner to Turtle Cove (St. Thomas, USVI)

“Do pirates really say “Arrgghhhh?” Family members can find out when they step aboard the classic schooner “Bones” for some high seas fun. All swabbies are invited to take a nice long walk down the short plank for a “wee” dip in Turtle Cove. The friendly, motley crew provides snorkel equipment. On the fun sail back to St. Thomas kids can become an honorary captain and take a turn at the wheel. “Pirates” will come home with a tattoo, eye-patch and a souvenir photo.”

Additional information about Princess Cruises, (including the new Connoisseur tours) is available through a professional travel agent or by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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