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Great Stirrup Cay

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We spent an enjoyable day on Great Stirrup Cay during our recent cruise on the MSC Divina. Despite the fact that the ship was carrying nearly 4,000 passengers, the beach was not as crowded as I expected. If you walk far enough, you can find a relatively quiet spot. The lounge chairs were free, and there were a lot of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Just finished a cruise on Norwegian that included a day on their private island, Great Stirrup Cay. I've been on Royal Caribbean's private island, and this one is the best by far. There are multiple beach areas to enjoy - from loud and rowdy to quiet and relaxing. Many bars along the way so you don't have to go out... More

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We arrived via the MSC Divina and headed straight for our "excursion" to swim with stingrays in "Stingray City". We met the guide at the kiosk, then walked across the island to few small johnboats. We loaded up & the stingray wranglers gave an intro talk to the rays, rules, and off we went across the bay to the fenced... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we had a great day at Great Stirrup. We found a quiet beach a little far out and had the area to ourselves. make sure to wear water shoes cause it can be a little rocky in the water. norwegian did a good job on the island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been coming to this island for many years. They have made a lot of additions lately. Make sure you walk through the end of the island, so you get to see all the different beaches they have opened and all the new facilities they have. Water is crystal clear.

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of our cruise stops while on the MSC Divina! beautiful beach, but it is rocky in the water so alot of people were wearing water shoes. We snorkeled out a little ways from shore and saw some fish you have to swim out near the rocks to see a variety of fish. It rained on us for a little... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The beach looks beautiful, but it was painful to walk on. The sand was so coarse and full of shells and rocks. Even the ocean surface was rocky in shallow waters. My sister cut her toe trying to walk back to shore! The best part was the parasailing excursion offered by Norwegian Cruise Line. It was amazing! 5-7 minutes of... More

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of our best vacations. I love beaches, and this was the first time I set foot on one outside the states. The soft sand, the turquoise waters-ah man. It was like heaven on earth. The weather was perfect, not to hot and not too cold (I recommend going in October). The only downfall was that we could only stay... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have taken a few different cruises and really enjoyed this NCL island. We did the jet ski tour and highly recommend it! We also walked around and explored the island a little. It was a real neat experience being on an exclusive island. The food NCL provides is very good too. The only bummer part of our time was... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just got back from a 4 day Bahamas cruise on the Norwegian sky. This island was one of the highlights of our cruise. There are very limited vendors on the island, so you don't have a bunch of locals in your face as soon as you get off the ship. The beach is beautiful and there are plenty of... More

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