|NORWEGIAN ENHANCES GREAT STIRRUP CAY|
|Cruise line offers new activities on its private island; Stingray Encounter and Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure|
Norwegian Cruise Line has added a Stingray Encounter and Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure on Great Stirrup Cay, the line’s 250-acre private island in the Bahamas. A brand new Lighthouse Beach Bar presented by Patron will also be added. |
The launch of these three new experiences is part of the cruise line’s $30 million enhancement project.
Located inside Bertram’s Cove, on the right hand side of the main beach, the Stingray Encounter allows guests to interact with 18 specially-trained stingrays in an enclosed area. Guests will be able to feed, touch and hold the stingrays. Also included in the package is the use of a mask, snorkel and snorkel vest. The hour-long excursion includes 45-minutes of interaction with the rays, and is $29 per adult and $19 per child.
Located near the Stingray Encounter, the Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure includes the first private island snorkel trail - the trail portrays a tale of a shipwreck. There are 17 different underwater scenes that depict the shipwreck, including cannons, a sunken piano, treasure chests, and swords.
Developed in conjunction with IDEA Inc., an Orlando-based developing company, the Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure features authentic artifacts that are more than 300 years old.
Guests can rent snorkel equipment for $29 per adult, or $15 per child, for the entire day.
Guests wanting to experience both itineraries can purchase a combination package that costs $49 per adult and $29 per child.
Norwegian has also partnered with Patron to introduce a new island bar called Lighthouse Beach Bar. This is the first private island bar that Patron has sponsored. It will feature Patron products, as well as a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar will be redesigned and outfitted with beach-inspired décor and Patron branded materials including bar stools, umbrellas and menu boards, as well as two flat-screen TVs. The new bar is set to open in September 2012.
Norwegian Sky makes year-round stops at Great Stirrup Cay on its three and four-day cruises from Miami. Norwegian Gem visits Great Stirrup Cay during its seven-day Bahamas & Florida itinerary from New York. Beginning in October, Norwegian Jewel will also stop at Great Stirrup Cay on its seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York. Norwegian Pearl will visit Great Stirrup Cay this winter on its seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary from Miami. Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian’s newest ship launching next spring, will visit Great Stirrup Cay on seven-day cruises from New York to the Bahamas & Florida beginning in mid-October 2013.