Disclosure: We were hosted by Princess Cruise Lines for the inaugural ceremony and cruise.
Regal Princess Inaugural Cruise Part 3 – Excursion to Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
Our excursion to Eleuthera Island was short, but sweet. We enjoyed every minute inland as we soaked up the local culture and cuisine on our guided tour. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the local history and customs. Having grown up on the island, he knew just about everything and even seemed to know everyone we passed by name. He even had the driver stop to get us palm leaves for us to learn how to weave! (Lisa won for the best weaver!)
We were taken to various points of interest scattered about the island and explored several small towns including Tarpum Bay. Tarpum Bay is a small fishing village where we briefly enjoyed a spectacular view of the coastline and got up close and personal with some of the indigenous people and animals!
We were even serenaded by local children as we toured an elementary school! During our visit to Ocean Hole Park we enjoyed the lush tropical foliage that lining a natural “blue hole” the locals believe is bottomless. This natural blue hole is actually an inland saltwater lake connected to the ocean and teeming with fish. Jacques Cousteau even did research here!
At Four Points Restaurant we enjoyed a nice lunch with a view, drinks, and entertainment. The conch fritters were utterly delicious! Over cocktails we learned how to make conch salad then twerked a bit in the Junkanoo line with traditionally dressed Bahamian dancers.
The cruise was so eventful and there were so many things to do, we hardly spent any time in our spacious cabin. The room was much larger than we expected and our steward ensured we never had to lift a finger. In the next collage you will see a few pics we took of the room and our view upon arrival. At night we would leave the sliding door to the balcony open just enough to hear the soothing sounds of the ocean. Is there a more peaceful way to sleep? Check out that view!
There were many dining options available on the ship along with an international buffet. Between the media dinners at each of the restaurants and the constant supply of food from the buffet we probably ate just about everything on the menu and enjoyed every morsel. I have a very adventurous palate and enjoyed being able to fill my plate with so many different kinds of food from all over the world. We really were spoiled everyday too with the incredible “Chocolate Journeys” featuring famous Chocolatier Norman Love. I must have gained 20 lbs. by the end of the cruise.
Although this cruise was our first it will definitely not be our last with Princess Cruise Lines. I can’t wait to find out where we’re going next!!!
Read about our adventure with The Love Boat Cast & Crew
Discover the beautiful island of Eleuthra in the Bahamas