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Great Stirrup Cay

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Great Stirrup is owned by the norwegian cruise line it's 7 miles long and just over a mile wide There's wave runners for hire and paddle boards plus snorkelling

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited on an NCL cruise. BTW, cruise lines target specific groups/markets so be sure and read up on what they are and aren't. I'm not an NCL fan for lots of reasons, but this isn't a review of NCL. Anyway, the island.....It has an nice soft sandy beach and the water depth is gradual from the shore so would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to the island on the NCL cruise Pearl with Paramore and other rock bands on the cruise,it was a nice relaxing paradise. My daughter,16, went parasailing and i went kayaking. The guide showed us stingrays and other wildlife in the water,showing us how to hold the stingray. The food was gorgeous and we had drinks bought to us... More

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Monmouth Junction
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is on of our favorite stops with NCL. This was the second time we stayed on the Island for the day. We rented a small Cabana for the day and it was perfect,well worth the money.We did get some Rain the day we were there but it was great even with that......the water is cryistal clear,and great for snorkeling.....many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time on the island as the last stop on our 5 day cruise. The weather was beautiful and we were able to explore. It was great! We found a lagoon where there were maybe 3-4 other people away from the crowd. It had a canal that fed salt water to the lagoon, and my husband and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We came here on the Norwegian Sky cruise ship. The beach is absolutely beautiful. We had a cabana and the servers were very helpful and attentive. Make sure you order a piña colada (or two...or three.....). The cabana was comfortable and spacious. The food was meh. Make sure you wear sunscreen because the sun is hot and powerful. I left... More

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Locust Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I came into Great Stirrup Cay by way of the Norwegian Gem on our honeymoon the last week of May 2014. I'd never been to the Bahamas before so this was my first experience with the culture, weather, and beautiful blue water. Being fair skinned I layered on the sunscreen and was intending on finding some shade... More

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Lehigh Acres
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just got back from our NCL cruise aboard the Sky. We stopped at Great Stirrup, we were the first ones to arrive, so we had the pick of beach chairs. I love to snorkel, brought my own gear. Other places they have an area roped off, and it is not much fun. Not here ! I swam all over !... More

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Fresh Meadows
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family was on the Norwegian Gem and we booked an excursion to Great Stirrup Cay for the day. We had a great time. We had gotten a cabana, which included a table and 4 chairs, four lounge chairs, mini frig and towels. The beach was beautiful and the water clear. They had a buffet lunch with sandwiches, hot dogs,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great Stirrup Cay is beautiful, the water is crystal clear (my friend said the water looked Photoshopped it was so beautiful) and the sand is soft. I want to preface this review with saying on the day we were there, there were very strong winds so the tender from the cruise ship to the island was rough and some people... More

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