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Tranquility. Excitement. Natural beauty. Whatever paradise you seek, you can soak it all in on Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. From an exhilarating zip line over pristine waters and snorkeling a unique underwater sculpture garden to reclining at the all-new, exclusive Silver Cove – featuring a private beach and lagoon, Mandara Spa and luxurious villas – you can do it all, or nothing at all, on The Greatest Cay.

Discover Big Thrills

Take thrills to new heights on one of our two exhilarating courses where you can zoom through the air for up to 2,935 total feet of zip line and scramble over V-net bridges and chimney climbs. You can choose to soar 400 feet above the ocean in tandem while being towed by a parasail boat and get a bird’s eye view of paradise. Or feel the wind in your hair during an exciting 45-minute guided tour on wave runners past some of Berry Island’s iconic sites, including the Lighthouse at Great Stirrup Cay, Slaughter Harbor and the abandoned island community of Cistern Cay.

Dive into the sapphire waters and snorkel around playful statues of mermaids, sea creatures, fountains and urns where colorful marine life have made their home in our unique underwater sculpture garden. Wave hello to passing tropical fish and the occasional manatee as you enjoy a leisure paddle board or guided kayak tour through shallow clear waters.

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Kick back with warm sea breezes.

Indulge in the Day

Between exhilarating activities or before an afternoon nap, you can enjoy great bites and incredible views at our upgraded free dining options. Feel Free to build your own taco in the new Abaco Taco Bar. Kick back with warm sea breezes, amazing views and a refreshing cold brew or cocktail at Jumbey Beach Grill, a self-serve dining pavilion. Order a sandwich wrap, burger or bowl and dessert at Tropic Like It’s Hot food truck, then settle back on the warm sands to enjoy your lunch. Or grab a chair, any chair, because every seat boasts the best island view in the house at our beach buffet. Our diverse selection of food ensures there’s something to satisfy most any palate.

Great Stirrup Cay Mandara Spa
Great Stirrup Cay's Mandara Spa

Experience Total Relaxation

Then slow it down, way down, and recline in a private beachside cabana (napping encouraged!). Sway back and forth to the rhythm of the waves in overwater swings and enjoy a perfect-paradise photo op. Settle in at one of our beachside bars and toast your day on the island with margaritas. Or indulge in a hot stone or aroma therapy massage at Mandara Spa, located in Silver Cove, while listening to waves gently lap the shoreline.

Silver Cove at Great Stirrup Cay
Silver Cove at Great Stirrup Cay.

Treat Yourself to True Luxury

Inhale. Exhale. Unwind. Lounge in luxury in one of Silver Cove’s exclusive studio, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom beachfront air-conditioned villas. Sway with the sea breeze in your beachside hammock while enjoying your favorite cocktail. Take a dip in Silver Cove’s exclusive lagoon or recline on your private beach. Then savor delicious cuisine and fantastic vistas at Silver Cove Restaurant & Bar or sip champagne at the exclusive Moët & Chandon Bar. Paradise has never looked this good.

Three Cheers for Great Stirrup Cay

With three of our most exciting ships – Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore – now cruising to Great Stirrup Cay, you have even more opportunities to explore the best of The Caribbean with Norwegian.

Come aboard where nonstop thrills are on deck – the top deck, that is. On Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore, you can hop in the driver’s seat on the largest race tracks at sea and zip around the two-level tracks that extends over the side of the ship. Grab family and friends and embark into the lost city of Atlantis for a memorable game of augmented-reality laser tag or step into the Galaxy Pavilion and into a virtual world unlike any other. On Norwegian Breakaway, splash around at Aqua Park with Free Fall — the fastest waterslides at sea. Or visit our multi-level Sports Complex and hang with friends on the gravity-defying ropes course.

Norwegian sets the stage for the best entertainment at sea. On board Norwegian Breakaway, get ready for a dancing extravaganza at Burn the Floor, sing along to all the hits at Howl at the Moon piano bar or toast a memorable evening at Wine Lovers The Musical. You’ll savor every moment at Velvet Dinner & Show with awe-inspiring acrobatic performances.

Top off your spectacular days with legendary nights on Norwegian Bliss. Hang in a swinging speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition. Perfect your dance moves and sing along with The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning musical Jersey Boys. Beatles fans can rock out in the famous Liverpool nightclub where the band played. And don’t miss SIX, the award-winning musical that has taken the theater world and the charts by storm.

Norwegian Encore’s incredible entertainment lineup will have you saying, “Again! Again!” Go on and strut your stuff at the award-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots — with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Rock along to hits in a British pub at The Choir of Man or dance to the tunes of a New Orleans speakeasy at Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical.

From exploring Great Stirrup Cay – The Greatest Cay – and hopping tropical islands to savoring every moment on board our most exciting ships, get ready to experience the best of paradise with Norwegian. Whether you want to learn more about sail dates or want to keep your eye on upcoming deals such as Free at Sea and Norwegian's Sail Away Rates, sign up here for our emails so you won't miss a beat.