"Private Island Paradise" Great Stirrup Cay by thecatsmeow

Great Stirrup Cay Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 28 photos

Great Stirrup Cay is the private playground for Norwegian (NCL) Cruise Lines. The first of its kind Great Stirrup Cay was developed in the 70's to be a private island retreat. Always a port when going to the Carribean on NCL. The ships anchor off shore and you take a tender into the island giving it an even more secluded feel. NCL ensures that you enjoy your outing by providing a BBQ and rentals for all kinds of water activities. You can also kick back and soak up the rays grab a drink and just do nothing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A nice lazy place to relax
  • Cons:A whole lot of people get off the ship at this port
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful water and decent food and facilities
  • Last visit to Great Stirrup Cay: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:09 AM

    I'm not sure where I'm flying into yet, will have to see where I'm flying from first :-)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2007 at 8:12 AM

    We're considering a cruise for next January which makes a stop at Great Stirrup Cay. Thanks for the helpful tips.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 9:29 AM

    Reading this page makes me yearn for our next Caribbean cruise! We stopped at this island while on the NORWAY in 2002 (our tablemates got so sunburned!!). Great memories--thanks for sharing!

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    Snorkeling is so much fun! The water is so clear where you were--not like the Pacific here on the West Coast, eh? Maybe it is time to check out the Caribbean. Happy New Year, Love, Kat

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 3:08 AM

    Looks a lovely spot Joyce - I'd love to see a stingray!


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