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25422881Apr 1, 2014
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Don’t Lose Your Reservation!
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Don’t Lose Your Reservation!
25422881Apr 1, 2014
From: Norwegian Comunications CentreSent: May 21, 2014Subject: Beverage Packages Now On Sales

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  • Great Stirrup Cay Great Stirrup Cay
    Feel Free Great Stirrup Cay

    Norwegian's Private Island

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CRUISES TO GREAT STIRRUP CAY ISLAND

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Cruising to Great Stirrup Cay, our idyllic private island paradise, is an experience reserved just for our guests. Unwind on white-sand beaches and enjoy the many ways to explore paradise. Snorkel with sea turtles and colourful fish in warm turquoise waters. Peacefully glide along the coastline in a kayak, craft your own delicious taco at the new complimentary Abaco Taco, and then simply relax in your private beachfront cabana. Do it all - or nothing at all - the choice is yours.

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Live it Up in your OwnPRIVATE CABANA

Private Cabanas on Great Stirrup Cay

Your Own Private Retreat

Available for groups of up to six or eight, our private cabanas on Great Stirrup Cay offer guests the opportunity to indulge in the seclusion of Fiesta Beach and relaxing views of Bertram’s Cove. Enjoy fresh fruit, chips and salsa, and complimentary bottled water during your stay.

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Delightful Shore ExcursionsSWIMMING WITH PIGS IN THE BAHAMAS

Swimming with Pigs Shore Excursion Cruise

The Swimming Pigs of Treasure Island

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 transporation to the island and interaction with these playful swimming pigs. Not to be missed!

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Family-Friendly Options MeanFUN FOR EVERYONE

family stingray encounter

Fun For the Entire Family

Great Stirrup Cay has something to offer for everyone; from shore excursions to bars and lounges that will have children and adults alike jumping for joy. The island offers plenty of family-friendly activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, Eco-Boat tours, and even a Stingray Encounter (one of our top-rated shore excursions!) Our family beach area can also make for some unforgettable sandy adventures.
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Relax and Recharge at OurDining Venues & Bars

Beach Buffet

Beach Buffet

Grab a bite to eat at our newly redesigned 8,500 square-foot complimentary beach buffet.
Abaco Taco

Abaco Taco

Build your own taco in the new complimentary Abaco Taco Bar.
Jumby Beach Grill

Jumbey Beach Grill

Grab a refreshing cold brew or cocktail and a mid-afternoon bite at Jumbey Beach Grill.
Bacardi Bar

Bacardi Bar

Get a freshly muddled mojito made at the Bacardi Bar.
Bertram’s Bar

Bertram’s Bar

Grab a drink and meet some new friends at the lively Bertram Bar.
Patron Bar

Patron Bar

Sip on a refreshing margarita made with Patron at the Patron Bar.

What You Need To Know

  • Port Name & Location
    Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port and guests will be tendered ashore.
  • Time Zone
    EST (Eastern Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD), Your Stateroom Key Card
    Crafts and souvenirs.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for beaches, parasailing, snorkelling, kayak tour. Shuttles available.
    • Famous For
      Lounge on the Beach, take a swim, go snorkelling, paddle a kayak, or simply just relax in a hammock on our very own private island.
    • Fun Fact #1
      This island oasis sprawls an impressive 250-acres.
    • Tip
      Grab a bite at our new 8,500-square foot beach buffet which includes a central pizza making station, two grills, hot and cold food stations, as well as fresh fruits and breads.

Ships thatSail to Great Stirrup Cay

Norwegian Bliss Bahamas Cruises
Norwegian Bliss
Sail to Great Stirrup Cay on one of our newest ships. Experience the largest race track at sea, our famous Observation Lounge and fantastic dining options.
Take a Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway
Stunning meets sophisticated on Norwegian Breakaway. Live it up at the heart of our Breakaway Class ships- 678 Ocean Place, one space that connects three dazzling decks of bars, dining, shopping, entertainment-and non-stop action.
Western Caribbean on Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Dawn
Cruise to The Caribbean and Bahamas on board Norwegian Epic.
Caribbean Cruises Norwegian Encore
Caribbean Cruises Norwegian Encore
Cruise to The Caribbean and Bahamas on board our newest, grandest ship, Norwegian Encore.
Caribbean Cruises on Norwegian Escape
Caribbean Cruises on Norwegian Escape
Cruise to The Caribbean and Bahamas on board Norwegian Escape. Spend a relaxing time at the Thermal Suite or test your abilities in our Ropes Course. More than 25 dining experiences and Broadway entertainment make for an unforgettable cruise to the Caribbean.
Take a Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway
Cruise to Great Stirrup Cay on board Miami's Ultimate ship, Norwegian Getaway. Enjoy the panoramic views of the along The Waterfront, our revolutionary quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with spectacular island views.
Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem
If stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful holiday on Norwegian Gem is just the ticket. Plunge below the surface for beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life.
Caribbean Cruises on Norwegian Joy
Caribbean Cruises on Norwegian Joy
Experience the Ultimate Joyride as she cruises to the Caribbean.
Great Stirrup Cay on Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Get ready for the ultimate tropical experience. To make it even better guests drink for FREE on board the recently refurbished Norwegian Sky.
Great Stirrup Cay on Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sun
Get ready for the ultimate tropical experience. To make it even better guests drink for FREE on board the beautifully refurbished Norwegian Sun.

IslandHISTORY

106 ADVERT old map

106 ADVERT

The Lucayan Indians are thought to be the first settlers on Great Stirrup Cay.
1600s pirate ship

1600s

With the increase of sea-faring traffic, Pirates begin to migrate to the area, looking for the trade ship to loot and pilage.
1700s map

1700s

British Naval officer, Captain Bertram, for whom Bertram's Cove is named, makes his home on Great Stirrup Cay. His grave marker is located on the main beach.
1860s island coast

1860s

Federal troops used the island to store provisions during the Civil War. The surrounding waters still contain evidence of battles.
1863 lighthouse

1863s

The lighthouse on Great Stirrup Cay is built over great protest since the local economy was supported by shipwreck salvaging.
1940s bird thumb

1940s

The US Air Force creates a satellite tracking station. Closed in 1991, what's left remains near the lighthouse.
1977 great stirrup cay island

1977

Belcher Oil Company sells Great Stirrup Cay to Norwegian Cruise Line (known then as Norwegian Caribbean Line) and becomes the first cruise line to offer a private island experience.
Great Stirrup Cay

Today

We invested $25 million to preserve and enhance this 250-acre Bahamian treasure for your enjoyment.

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