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Private Island with great snorkeling and lots of relaxation time.

This is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line and it was great because it was not over populated. There were enough chairs to line on the beach on and the water was of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Monica M
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line and it was great because it was not over populated. There were enough chairs to line on the beach on and the water was of course beautiful. Warm, clear and great for snorkeling. There were plenty of areas to snorkel. We saw different types of fish, 3 turtles, and a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first trip here with NCL. We knew we didn't want to pay for a cabana, but you have to pay $25 to reserve a clam shell. We were on the first tender, so grabbed one and dropped our stuff before we paid for it. All they did was take our room # but didn't place our name or a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great private island for norweigan. They had a problem with tender boats and people got to the island a lot later, but overall the beach was nice and clean and the privacy of the island was good, need more seating as it was harder to find chairs.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This island is owned by Norwegian cruise lines and is a featured stop on many of their Caribbean itineraries. It's not really much of an island. It has some okay beaches, a lagoon for swimming, some beach bars (operated by NCL), and an open air restaurant where NCL serves lunch to passengers. To get to the island, you have to... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was fantastic, the water is completely clear and beautiful. It's expensive to rent snorkels so beware about that, it was worth it though. There are some shops you can stop at to get a tshirt or souvenir. Make sure you get chairs in the shade, there wasn't many!'

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My 20year old daughter and I booked a last min short cruise and chose this one. We got upgraded to an outside room which was nice but room was smaller than other cruise lines and even other NCL ships I've been on. However, if you're only in your room to shower (no robes though) and sleep, then who cares for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Clean, beautiful island with warm climate, golden sands and clear blue ocean to swim in.... What's not to like? Great place to relax for the day. You can suk in and out do the sea and you can rent a lilo and other floatations devices. There are excursions and snorkelling activities on the island but we just did our own... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We were here 5 years ago on a Norwegian cruise so it was exciting to be back and see all the developments that were made. Very easy to walk around the island and a variety of beach chairs to relax at, including cabanas you can rent. The beach closest to the tenders and buffet was the most crowded. We kept... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We went to the Great Stirrup Cay as part of our 7 day Cruise with the Norwegian Gem. It was a great experience. we went parasailing and did the wave runner too. 2 things checked off my bucket list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Love it! No need to rent a clamshell. Just get a nice lounge chair under the palm trees. Live music, small straw market, beautiful views, warm water, and bring your water shoes since there are rocks on the bottom.

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