Most species today are genetically predisposed to enjoy cruises, having lost the genes of creatures who turned down a ride on Noah’s Ark to play lawn darts. Choose life with today’s Groupon to the Naples Princess. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a 1.5- to 2-hour mid-afternoon or sunset sightseeing cruise (a $37.10 value including tax).
- For $24, you get a two-hour More Than Hors d’oeuvres sunset cruise with light appetizers (a $49.82 value including tax).
Naples Princess cruises pamper guests with panoramic views of Port Royal, Royal Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico from the portals of a 105-foot yacht. As the purring leviathan rolls out to sea, patrons lounging on the outdoor deck or inside a climate-controlled indoor salon can watch the sunbeams shimmering off the infinite topology of the water’s surface or spot pelicans, dolphins, and amateur mermaid water-polo teams frolicking among the ocean swells. On both types of cruises, listen to a knowledgeable guide narrate a tour of shore-side landmarks over the ship's loudspeakers as you visually track the progress of the vessel on navigational maps displayed on two flat-screen TVs. The eyes of sunset cruisers can also slurp in vibrant colors from the sun's evening sky-paintings.
Guests who opt for the More Than Hors d’oeuvres cruise select savories from a menu that changes daily, but typically includes three hot dishes, two cold snacks, a few hot-and-cold wishy-washy snacks, and a dessert, with options ranging from pulled pork to artisanal cheeses and cream puffs. Passengers can procure additional libations from the ship's duo of cash bars—not included in today's Groupon—before wandering inside to admire the ship's high-gloss cherry wood interior and gold-plated reflective ceiling.
Aboard the 105-foot Naples Princess yacht, passengers live like royalty. They can tan on the upper sun deck, relax in the air-conditioned cabins below, or feast on lunch buffets and gourmet dinners. Passengers can explore local waterways during tours, which often catch glimpses of marine animals like dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife, along with views of Port Royal's luxury homes and the Gulf of Mexico's majestic sunsets.