Tuesday,  August 20, 2019  11:37 pm

Fire blazes through several buildings at Princess Cays

Fire blazes through several buildings at Princess Cays

A fire has caused damage to Princess Cays, a private island in Eleuthera, Bahamas, owned by Princess Cruises.

The fire was discovered on Jan. 28, 2019 at approximately 11 p.m. local time (8 p.m. PT), and was battled by local firefighters and island staff for approximately one hour before it was extinguished.

In a statement to PAX, Negin Kamali, spokesperson for Princess Cruises, said:

"The fire encompassed several buildings on the south side of the island. There were no guests at Princess Cays at the time, and no injuries have been reported. No guest-facing facilities were impacted except one of several public restrooms. The safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. Any impact to future Princess ship calls is currently being assessed."

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.

About Princess Cays

Princess Cays includes a 40-acre complex, highlighted by an observation tower offering panoramic views of the island, along with bars, restaurants and retail shops with local crafts, souvenirs and artwork. 

Princess Cays is connected by a series of paved paths that lead to palm tree-dotted beaches where clamshells and private bungalows are available for rent. A variety of shore excursions – from dune buggy adventures and glass bottom boat tours to paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking – are also available.

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