Fate of the Fancy
All our cruises to the Bahamas feature a whole day visit to Great Stirrup Cay, our idyllic island paradise reserved just for our guests. Stroll along soft, white-sand beaches. Snorkel or kayak in crystal-clear water. Rush down the world’s largest inflatable water slide or simply relax in your private beachfront cabana. This tropical paradise is just for you. Take advantage.
Great Stirrup Cay is our sun-drenched private island paradise reserved just for Norwegian Cruise Line guests.
The island is yours for the day, so relax by walking along the white sand beaches or, if you get a little adventurous, explore the island in a kayak or a WaveRunner®.
Snorkeling in crystal-clear water beside a school of tropical fish is just one of the dozens of Great Stirrup Cay activities to do on the 250-acre island oasis.
Enjoy your favorite cocktail followed by a complimentary midday beachside BBQ as calm ocean breezes blowing through your hair.
Fate of the Fancy
Soar Above Paradise
A Private Oasis
A Family Favorite
Off the Beaten Track
Up Close and Personal
Eco Boat Tour
At 40-foot high and 175-foot-long, it's the world's largest inflatable water slide.
Game on! At your leisure enjoy a game of ping-pong.
Explore the under-water world of our island at your own pace and keep.
Soar 400 feet above the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Getting a bird's eye view of our private island never was so much fun.
Bahamian arts and crafts for purchase.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of live calypso music throughout the day.
Get your drink on at our bars for all your libation needs.
Bask in the sun on one of our individual or group floats, cocktails optional.
We've expanded our beach front so there's more room for all your sand-castle needs.
Just one of our three beach bars on the island. Sit back, relax, and enjoy life in a lounge chair, while sipping on a frozen drink or an ice cold beer.
Get your game on and play against your old friends or new ones.
Nothing says fun in the sun like a tasty BBQ on the beach. Complimentary dining.
Exclusive private cabanas with VIP service and amenities.
Take a guided adventure through the Berry Island neighboring Great Stirrup Cay.
The Lucayan Indians are thought to be the first settlers on Great Stirrup Cay.
Columbus discovers "the Americas" and as a result the Spanish send ships to explore the area.
With the increase of sea-faring traffic, Pirates begin to migrate to the area, looking for the trade ship to loot and pilage.
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.
Federal troops used the island to store provisions during the Civil War. The surrounding waters still contain evidence of battles.
The lighthouse on Great Stirrup Cay is built over great protest since the local economy was supported by shipwreck salvaging.
The US Air Force creates a satellite tracking station. Closed in 1991, what's left remains near the lighthouse.
American troops set up a base of operations on the island to guard the eastern shores against the Axis during World War II.
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.
We invested $25 million to preserve and enhance this 250-acre Bahamian treasure for your enjoyment.
The ultimate family vacation just got better! Do the things you want, when you want. That's the freedom and flexibility you have on Great Stirrup Cay. Kids will find the world's largest inflatable waterslide in the shape of a hippopotamus an instant favorite. The island offers many family friendly activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, Eco-Boat tours, and even a Stingray Encounter. So it's no wonder that Norwegian Cruise Line is among the top large-ship cruise lines for families in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World's Best Awards.
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