Great Stirrup Cay is a private island owned exclusively by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Purchased in 1977, this secluded slice of tropical paradise is located in the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. Regardless of your interests, you’ll find a joyful day waiting at Great Stirrup Cay. Rest on the beautiful white-sand beach, or aim for adventure by snorkeling, kayaking, or ziplining. You’ll also never go hungry or thirsty at Great Stirrup Cay, which features three restaurants and three bars serving a variety of savory food and drinks. Great Stirrup Cay is an experience you won’t want to miss when cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line.
Great Stirrup Cay is exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which includes Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises in addition to Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruises to Great Stirrup Cay are available from various Florida ports (Miami, Tampa, Port Canaveral) as well as New York City and Galveston, among other ports.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Great Stirrup Cay. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Great Stirrup Cay. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Great Stirrup Cay:
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions at Great Stirrup Cay, along with a brief description:
♦ Island Activities
If lounging in the warm sand isn’t your idea of fun, get your heart rate pumping with one of several invigorating activities by the water. Get gorgeous aerial views of Great Stirrup Cay by ziplining over the island. Cruise through the waters in a Wave Runner, or go kayaking for a slower pace. You can also dive into the seas to go snorkeling with the sea turtles, or even get up close to a stingray!
♦ Restaurants and Bars
Satisfy your taste buds with a delicious meal at one of three on-site restaurants at Great Stirrup Cay. Make your own tacos at the complimentary Abaco Taco, enjoy comfort food at the Jumbey Beach Grill, or try the new Tropic Like It’s Hot food truck. There are also three bars where you can grab a mojito, margarita, and other refreshing cocktails. These conveniently located options offer plenty of variety to please everyone.
♦ Swimming with Pigs Excursion
While there’s plenty to do at Great Stirrup Cay, you’ll also have the option to take a 10-minute boat ride to this unforgettable excursion. Swimming with the friendly pigs of Treasure Island makes for a heart-warming experience and incredible photo-op. Following a safety briefing, you’ll also have the opportunity to feed and interact with the pigs before heading back to Great Stirrup Cay.
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