The last stop before returning to Miami was the private owned island of Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. This island is owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines and is strictly used as a place to relax and enjoy beach, water activities and good BBQ prepared ashore by the ship’s crew. The ship anchored offshore and the passengers and crew were ferried ashore by landing craft vessels stationed at the island for this purpose. The beach was the best we have seen on the trip and there were plenty of activities for those who wanted to keep active. There were an equal number of places to just relax, if that was your desire.
We do not care much for lying out in the hot sun on the beach, so we managed to get one of the hammocks in the palm trees. We basically chose the relaxing mode with a short stint in the water swimming and observing a good number of tropical fish. For those snorkeling there were thousands of fish to observe. It seemed to be a day enjoyed by all.