Paradise Awaits

3 Enchanting Caribbean Ports

Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line

Splendid days ahead! A cruise through the Caribbean and Sargasso seas offers you the opportunity to relax on dreamy white sand beaches while listening to the sweet music of ocean waves lapping the shoreline.

Three of the most popular stops on many of a Norwegian 7-day cruise are Bermuda, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau; each has its own unique personality and ambiance.

Let’s dive in to why these ports continue to be so popular and are a must for any Caribbean lover.

Beyond the glistening pink sand, you’ll encounter a mid-Atlantic island teeming with an unrivaled combination of nature, culture, and adventure.

Bermuda

Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Beauty

Bermuda’s illustrious beaches are renowned. Yet, beyond the glistening pink sand, you’ll encounter a mid-Atlantic island teeming with an unrivaled combination of nature, culture, and adventure.

During a day here you could:

  • go diving for shipwrecks
  • sail the azure waters
  • explore subterranean lakes and primordial caves
  • discover the British colonial heritage along the streets of the historic villages
  • enjoy the Gombey dancers, traditional folk performances
  • dine on delicately seasoned fish sandwiches
  • finish the day with a classic signature rum cocktail

Within a short distance of the cruise ship ports, you have an unending selection of delightful activities, such as the National Museum of Bermuda, restaurants and pubs, art galleries, enchanting boutiques, water sports, fishing tours, golf, and celebratory festivals. Snorkel Park and Beach and Clocktower Mall are a hop, skip, and a jump away from the pier.

Travel is easy on Bermuda by bus, taxi and ferry. A direct ferry will connect you to the capital of Bermuda, Hamilton City. Of course, any trip to Bermuda must include an excursion to Historic St. George, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sights this was one of the fist English settlements built in 1612.

And just think, that’s only one of the stops!

Great Stirrup Cay

History and Elegance

Historical Port of Great Stirrup Cay possesses legends that include Native Americans, Captain Bertram of the Royal British Navy, pirates, American and Spanish armed forces, and other intriguing figures. The island is located 130 nautical miles east of Fort Lauderdale in the Bahamas’ Berry Island chain. Its varied inhabitants have imbued this stunning island with a charming ambience.

This exquisite resort island is only 250 acres, but it offers a wide range of amenities:

  • beachfront cabanas
  • a welcome pavilion
  • dining and cocktail areas
  • a straw market
  • marina basin
  • children’s play area
  • Aqua Park

Since your Norwegian Cruise Line ship cannot dock on the island, you will be ferried over on a tender boat. Once on land, you will melt into the relaxed environment as you gaze out along sparkling white beaches and sapphire waters. Bertram’s Cove Beachfront is nestled in a sheltered lagoon, and offers unparalleled snorkeling and swimming.

Nassau

Paradise Island in The Bahamas

Where have four James Bond movies been filmed? What island was inhabited by fabled pirates of the Caribbean, not just Johnny Depp, but the real legendary swashbucklers? Nassau.

This magical island of enchantment is matchless among islands. 100,000 square miles of ultra-clear, glistening waters and vast reefs create the illusion of blues within every hue imaginable. And, pink flamingoes add a colorful contrast to the natural backdrop.

Nassau has an abundance of activities, fun island facts, and charming tales from the past. Whether you want to take in the warming sun on a breathtaking powdery white sand beach, snorkel in pristine azure waters, shop at delightful luxury boutiques, immerse yourself in the local markets, sample fresh seafood caught within hours of cooking, or play against Lady Luck at the largest casino available in the Caribbean, thrilling adventure is found at every turn day and night in Nassau.

  • Couples seeking romance can gaze into each other’s eyes as they enjoy intimate dinners.
  • Families can fill their days with excitement at the largest waterpark anywhere in the world.
  • Culture seekers can find everything historical from pirate museums and Colonial architecture, and newlyweds can launch their new lives together on a truly romantic island.

Cruising these waters and islands offers such a wide array of thrilling and exciting opportunities, you may find yourself considering a second cruise to take it all in. These destinations represent some of the best of the Caribbean and Sargasso seas.

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