Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Caribbean Island

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Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed more details on its new Western Caribbean destination experience, the private island called Harvest Caye in Belize.

Harvest Caye is set to welcome guests in November 2016, through Norwegian’s Western Caribbean itineraries, and on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ sister brands Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises.

The company said it was developing Harvest Caye to feature an “authentic Belizean environment” with easy access to Southern Belize, along with luxurious amenities; a variety of eco-activities; the country’s only cruise ship pier; accessibility for guests to easily depart mainland Belize for excursions and cultural immersions; and much more.

The resort-style port-of-call also offers a large marina, where guests can depart for a variety of shore excursions to explore all the country has to offer, including Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours and more.

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“Belize is one of the most ecologically and culturally rich gems in the Caribbean, and Harvest Caye will be the perfect destination for guests to experience all that the country has to offer in authentic, unique ways,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “There is so much to do on the island from the spectacular seven acre beach and watersports to interactive wildlife programs. Beyond Harvest Caye, we will strongly encourage our guests to explore Belize through the spectacular eco-adventure and cultural tours this incredible destination has to offer visitors.”

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Harvest Caye is home to seven acres of beach, where guests will have the option to rent one of the island’s 11 beach villas, which come equipped with comforts including air conditioning, dedicated lounge and dining areas, a private restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks and exclusive dining and beverage options with dedicated concierge service.

The island will also offer a lushly landscaped pool area, featuring a 15,000 square foot pool with a swim-up bar, surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas, along with 15 canopy pool cabanas.

The destination will also feature a 130 foot tall Flighthouse as the central area for a variety of aerial adventure activities including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps and a tandem zipline.

Guests will also find a myriad of dining and bar options, available à la carte.

Dining options will range from from a two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill – an expansion of Norwegian’s partnership with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville – to authentic Belizean cuisine at casual street-style dining venues in the shopping village, which will feature name-brand retailers as well as items from local Belizean craftsmen.

Harvest Caye’s conservation programs and education efforts were developed by author and wildlife expert Tony Garel, the destination’s Chief Naturalist, who will lead many of the island’s educational tours and be available to chat with guests about the wildlife in Belize.

The island’s aviary will also house a breed and release program for Scarlet Macaws, in an effort to increase the population of native birds.

 

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