Often you want to escape to your own private island to get away from all this. Ok, other cruise passengers should do it at leastfor one day. On their own private island, each of the cruise lines below offers passengers a sunny day. This stop is the highlight of the trip for many cruisers. After all, what could be better than sitting on a sandy beach, drinking a pineapple and wetting without crowds in the rays? “It’s a beautiful place, we’ll come back sure next year!“ The islands are all pristine, swinging palm trees, watermark waters and many adventures on the ocean. Excursions and leasing of equipment are usually charged. For cruise passengers, each destination offers something different. CocoCay looks however at first impression like an essence of hideaway in the Caribbean. In the lonely coves, island shacks, there are many stretches of the beach and colorful market of the Bahamese crafts and goods in vibrant, Caribbean shades of pink and blues. Many buildings on the island appear brand new — and are new. In 2002, the corporation spent over 21 million dollars so that this 140-acre slip of land (0.5km2) will never be forgotten by its travelers. Nature winds through the island where wild chickens, peacocks and occasional iguanas are found. Those who search for solitude will enjoy the hammocks hanging in peaceful locations under the coconut trees. Sea explorers to choose from a lot of activities. Spring on such a jet ski and sail over the sea at such a clear speed that you can watch bright red starfish 20 feet under and give yourself a snorkel shield and experience life together under ocean real close. CocoCay has a workforce of 45, and it’s clear that they are proud to keep the natural beauty of the island in good shape. Their melodic service makes the island so pleasant that if dusk falls too soon, you won’t be leaving. “It’s not shocking, though, that Disney knows children at Castaway Cay.“ The cruise liner parks straight on the island (other cruise liners use transient ships to actually travel and forth through the passers-by), so that young people can walk down the ramp right down to Castaway Cay. There’s a family beach and Scuttle’s Cove is a healthy and fun kids club. There’s a Serenity Bay, an isolated adult beach, parents need time alone. Take a soothing massage at the open-air cabin in the seafront spa for some relaxation. Check out the Nature Adventure Walking & Kayaking ($60) if you prefer the water. Participants walk through an ecologically responsive mangrove forest with a guide through the island ‘s lush fauna and kayak. If you wear paddling, just float in the crystal clear waters of its island. The Wild Side ($35), a snorkeling, cycling and kayaking excursion, will send teenagers their own adventurous journey. The Seahorse Catamaran Snorkel Adventure (US$ 49 adults, US$ 29 children) is for families who like adventuring together. You will sail in calm waters and unpolluted coral reefs in this quick 40 minutes. In the turquoise would be a treat for even younger children. The noises of Polynesia welcome visitors to the small Motu Islet (Polynesian “sunlit island”). Les Gauguines, an eight-woman song and dance troupe, perform in their Polynesian language beguiling love songs while the guests have a delicious fest in the shade of stroke shelters. After lunch, the guests will unwind or take refreshing drinks in the sea in the deep waters, while the waiters wear bath suits. Guests are invited to tour the vanilla plantations on a four-wheel tour of the hills (USD 65) or view the black perl of France’s Polesia rare jewel at the Motu Pearl Farm (USD 64).