As I’ve mentioned before during this series of blogs – and I hope you’re having as much fun reading them as I am writing them – I don’t much care where the ship goes as long as I’m on it. But there’s one exception: I love, love, love Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. In fairness, it’s the only private island I’ve ever been to, a situation which will rectify itself when I visit Royal Caribbean’s Coco Cay during my March trip on Anthem of the Seas. As a kid, I wanted to live on Fantasy Island, so it makes sense that as an adult, I’d be all about these tropical paradises.
Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot about the changes taking place at Great Stirrup Cay, and because of both the on-going construction and the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew, it wasn’t a done deal that we would be able to hit the island on this particular voyage. But I’m happy to say that we did, and offer up this look at some of the changes already in place.
The biggest change repeat guests will notice is to the much sough-after private cabanas. Yes, the price has increased. But I’m happy to report that so too has the bang for your buck. The newly refurbished cabanas, big and small, offer plush, comfy couches. The loungers are still there should you want to move one out into the sun, but the interiors of the cabanas now feature much more high-end furniture upon which to rest your butt when not hitting the water. The large cabanas also now feature ramp access, although I can’t say why they replaced the staircases. More than a few parents had to deal with splinters when their
The large cabanas also now feature ramp access, although I can’t say why they replaced the staircases. More than a few parents had to