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Harvest Caye

Harvest Caye is a 75-acre resort-style destination located in Southern Belize. The island opened in 2016 as part of the $400 million Norwegian Edge® invest program, which reaffirms the Company's commitment to elevating the standard of excellence across its fleet and island destinations. Owned in partnership by NCL and the Belizean government, all restaurants, bars and shops on Harvest Caye are entirely Belizean-operated, making it an authentic Central American destination.

  • Harvest Caye is the only destination in the country of Belize with a pier able to accommodate cruise ship berths
  • All team members working on the island are locals
  • All stores in the shopping village are Belizean-owned
  • Harvest Caye is frequently voted by consumers to be Central America’s premier island destination
  • The destination offers guests access to the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef, featuring a 190-mile-long (300 km) section of the 560-mile (900 km) Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System

Learn more about the Company's private island in Belize, here.

Sustainability and Conservation

  • As part of NCL’s efforts to preserve wildlife and further education, Harvest Caye is also home to a wildlife sanctuary under the care of Tony Garel, an esteemed Belizean naturalist and wildlife expert
  • The island hosts a reptile terrarium, a butterfly garden and several aviaries featuring rescued birds of paradise. All exhibits are operated by the Harvest Caye Conservation Foundation to promote wildlife preservation and education
  • Harvest Caye works closely with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute to protect manatee populations in the most critical areas of Belize
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., parent company of NCL, partnered with Belize Island Holdings Ltd. (BIHL) to establish the Harvest Caye Conservation Foundation (HCCF) in 2016, a non-governmental organization whose primary goal is to promote wildlife conservation
  • Harvest Caye is also one of the few nesting sites for endangered hawksbill turtles. NCL team members participate in protecting and monitoring nesting grounds each year to help baby turtles get a good start on survival
  • NCL partnered with Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) to fund an anti-poaching program to protect wild scarlet macaws

More information about Harvest Caye’s sustainability efforts can be found in the Company’s Stewardship Report available on ncl.com.