Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a new Stingray Encounter and Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure at Great Stirrup Cay, the line’s 250-acre private island in the Bahamas. Coming soon is a new Lighthouse Beach Bar presented by Patron. The launch of these three new experiences is part of an ongoing $30-million enhancement project.
Located inside Bertram’s Cove, on the right hand side of the main beach, the Stingray Encounter invites guests to interact with 18 specially-trained stingrays in an enclosed area. This excursion introduces guests to these smooth and graceful creatures. Also included in the Stingray Encounter experience is use of a mask, snorkel and snorkel vest. The hour-long excursion includes 45-minutes of interaction with the rays and is $29 per adult and $19 per child.
Norwegian is also launching a new snorkel trail experience called, “Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure,” for guests to enjoy during their time on Norwegian’s private island. The Fate of the Fancy Snorkel portrays the tale of a shipwreck, the "Fancy," which supposedly encountered a mysical creature named Lusca sailing from Nassau, Bahamas in 1696. The half-shark, half-octopus creature is believed to be responsible for the ship disappearing near the Berry Islands, the location of Great Stirrup Cay. Guests can explore discover and look for clues underwater that lead to the treasure that the Fancy was carrying, highlighted by 17 different underwater scenes that depict the shipwreck and Lusca’s legend, including cannons, a sunken piano, treasure chests, swords and more.
Developed in conjunction with IDEA Inc., the Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure features authentic artifacts that are more than 300 years old. In addition, all of the artifacts are eco-friendly and will stimulate additional marine life in the area. To experience the snorkel trail, guests can rent snorkel equipment at a rate of $29 per adult or $15 per child for the entire day. Guests wishing to experience both the Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure and the Stingray Encounter during their time on the island can purchase a combination package that includes both tours at a discounted price of $49 per adult, a $9 savings and $29 per child, a $5 savings.
Norwegian has also partnered with the spirits brand, Patron, to introduce a new island bar experience to Great Stirrup Cay called, Lighthouse Beach Bar presented by Patron. This is the first private island bar that Patron has sponsored. It will feature Patron products, as well as a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar will be completely redesigned and will be outfitted with beach-inspired décor, Patron branded materials, including bar stools, umbrellas and menu boards, as well as two large flat-screen TVs that will showcase a variety of entertainment from music videos to sporting events. The new bar is set to open in September 2012.
For more information, visit www.ncl.com.