December 6, 2019

Take a Trip to Norwegian Cruise Line's Private Island In The Bahamas

Mallory Sestak

The Bahamas Just Got Better With Norwegian Cruise Line's Exclusive Island Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line provides freedom in all of their itineraries. One destination you won't want to miss, however, is their private island located in the Caribbean. This exclusive experience is only available to guests sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line, and there are a variety of activities to keep you entertained all day long. Take a look at all this destination has to offer, and prepared to be inspired. 

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Welcome to Great Stirrup Cay, an idyllic private island paradise exclusive to Norwegian guests. Unwind on white-sand beaches and enjoy the many ways to explore paradise. Peacefully glide along the coastline in a kayak, or soar high into the sky as you zipline across the island. Snorkel with sea turtles and colorful fish in warm turquoise waters.  The time you spend at Great Stirrup Cay is your own, so take advantage of the freedom you have to do everything or nothing at all. 

Things to Do

Here are some of the top rated experiences while at Great Stirrup Cay.

  • Stingray Encounter: Enjoy a short speedboat ride to Stingray City Bahamas, where you'll be assisted and supervised by the professional staff into the stingray habitat. Interact with and even feed one of the tame stingrays! Even non-swimmers can enjoy the rays at this experience. These amazing animals will surprise you with their gentleness. After feeding, snorkeling, and taking pictures with your new friends, you'll return to Great Stirrup Cay with the memories of a life time.
  • Private Cabana Rental: Nestled on a secluded beach, these cabanas offer a step back in time allowing you the opportunity to build a sandcastle with the kids and for taking a dip in the sea. Rest, relax, enjoy the Caribbean views from your open-air retreat. Designed especially for couples or the average family each cabana accommodates up to 6 guests with all the amenities required for a relaxing day at the beach.
  • Swimming Pigs: Located just a short 10-minute scenic boat ride from Great Stirrup Cay, are the Swimming Pigs of Treasure Island. This unique and popular experience is offered as a shore excursion that includes round-trip transportation to the island and interaction with these playful swimming pigs. Not to be missed!
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The Norwegian BREAKAWAY Cruise Ship

Norwegian Breakaway is ready to whisk you away to your best vacation yet. Named Best Cruise Ship for Families by USA Today, there’s something on board for everyone. This is the ultimate cruise ship with a variety of itineraries in the Bahamas, including a trip to the exclusive Great Stirrup Cay. Indulge in more than 25 dining experiences, including three new, dedicated seafood venues. And enjoy dazzling performances - Six, Burn the Floor, and Velvet. Norwegian Breakaway offers magnificent amenities at sea, and activities for both adults and children. 
Onboard Activities You Won't Want To Miss

Aqua Park: Seventeen decks above the sea, wind in your hair, sun on your back, ocean views all around, and before you – a stellar selection of liquid delights: five multi-story waterslides, two swimming pools, four hot tubs...more water than ever before. It’s a proverbial smorgasbord of aquatic opportunities.

Mandara Spa and Salon: If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa is the place for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul.

Sports Complex: The new Sports Complex provides three stories of action-packed activities including two new additions that will test your skills like never before. Challenge yourself with our new, largest-at-sea ropes course where you can conquer over 40 elements as you masterfully maneuver through this multi-level structure. For the ultimate thrill, confront The Plank that extends 8 feet over the side of the ship!


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