A fire struck Princess Cays, Princess Cruises’ private island in Eleuthera, the Bahamas, at approximately 11 p.m. local time on January 28, a cruise line spokesperson tells Travel Agent.
“The fire encompassed several buildings on the south side of the island,” the cruise line said. “It was fought by local firefighters and island staff for approximately one hour before it was extinguished.”
There were no guests at Princess Cays at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. Additionally, no guest-facing facilities were impacted, except one of several public restrooms. The cause remains unknown and is currently under investigation.
“The safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority,” the cruise line said. “Any impact to future Princess ship calls is currently being assessed.”
Princess Cays has served as a private island destination for the cruise line since 1992. The cruise line recently completed a project to add its MedallionNet Wi-Fi infrastructure to the island, allowing guests to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as surf the internet. Last year the cruise line also introduced new shore excursions and retail and bar areas, as well as shops, landscaping and infrastructure. Also new that year was a Lagoon clear-bottom kayaking adventure, which takes guests on a guided paddle through the island’s lagoon, as well as a bike tour with Island Bicycle Adventures. 2018 also saw the cruise line add a new water sports equipment rental area, a Stingray Beach Encounter, and an expanded marina area that allows larger tenders to dock.