Norwegian Sky Miami to Bahamas
Back in June my friend BJ and I booked a trip on the Norwegian Getaway, during the time we booked there was a special being offered that presented us with a “free” (taxes had to be paid by us) trip on the Norwegian Sky for either a 3 day weekend or 4 days during the week. BJ wanted to go over “Columbus Day” weekend and asked if I was interested in heading that way. “Sounds good to me!” I said, and away we went…well almost.
In fact we almost never arrived due to travel complications, but arrive we did!
The second Bahamian stop on the trip was Great Stirrup Cay. Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas. We didn’t rent a chair, we didn’t go snorkeling, BJ swam in the small tidal pool surrounded by sand and I laid down underneath the leaves of a tropical tree, read, and avoided the creepy guy that skipped all of the 500 empty chairs in the area to sit in the one where he could stare at me while I was reading. Awwwwkward.
You use your room key card on the island the way you would on the ship. I hear that they might add hair-braiders and other vendors that take cash, but I didn’t see any there at this time. Bathrooms are in various spots as well as bars, but when the island is half full (during the time the smaller ships are in) not all of the bars are open.
NCL is continually working on making this island an enjoyable spot for all who land there, whether you’re looking for a spot under the trees, Clamshell, water sports, or a hike. So I’ll let the photos tell the rest. Happy Travels!
Great Stirrup Cay – Bahamas
Tip: If you visit the island on the Sky it’s half as full as when the large ships tender to the islands. A great time to find a space in paradise all to yourself.
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