Norwegian Cruise Line Upgrades Great Stirrup Cay

By ,   June 5, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Line announced plans to upgrade facilities at its private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian will increase island's dining capacity by 50%, spend UD $1 million on new landscaping, and create 100,000 ft2 of new pathways, including a new boardwalk along the beach.

Other features include a pair of parallel zip lines that will be 1,000 feet long and elevated 100 feet in the air, and a new air conditioned reception area where guests can get oriented, change clothes and make reservations.

New family activities include an underwater sculpture trail for snorkelers.

There will be a new lounge area with bar service in the island's center, a new Landshark Bar & Grill, an Abaco Taco bar. The buffet will be redesigned.

Shaded area will be increased. More restrooms will be built.

Lagoon Retreat (exclusive area for Haven and Suite passengers) will have Silver Palm restaurant, private party room (can be reserved for groups of up to 75), 22 air-conditioned villas (studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom) for rent. Mandara spa will be on site.

The Lagoon Retreat will be reserved for Haven guests, anyone who books a spa treatment and a limited number of guests on each cruise who will pay extra.

Great Stirrup Cay's upgrades are are scheduled for completion by spring 2017, excepting the cabanas, which will open in the summer,