Cruise Line Private Islands: Why NCL’s Harvest Caye is Perfect for Thrill-Seekers
Are you an adventure-junkie? Strap yourself into the 1,300ft zipline on NCL’s Harvest Caye and you’d better be ready for take-off
Would you like to fly, Superman-style, 100ft above a private island in the Caribbean? Book with Norwegian Cruise Line and you can do just that at Harvest Caye, their own little piece of paradise off the coast of Belize.
Launching yourself from the island’s pristine white lighthouse, you’ll soar over the port area, enjoying a bird’s-eye view over the Manatee Lagoon and the turquoise coral reefs to the majestic Maya mountains beyond.
NCL created Harvest Caye for the ultimate shore experience, and this 1,300ft ziplining adventure is one you’ll never forget. And as if that weren’t enough, you can also zip across the island’s elevated suspension bridge and race side-by-side on a double beach run, reaching speeds of 40mph!
The experience is part of NCL’s popular seven-day Western Caribbean tour, which takes in some of the most beautiful locations imaginable, with stunning beaches, tropical rainforests, historic landmarks and glorious wildlife. So what are you waiting for?
Get on Board
7-Day ‘Western Caribbean’ cruise, round trip from Miami via Roatan (Bay Islands, Honduras), Harvest Caye (Belize), Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico), departing 25 January 2020, from £1,682 including flights, ncl.com.
Cruise ship private islands
Harvest Kaye is just one of the private islands that cruisers the world over can enjoy, with Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America, Disney and MSC all have access to their own little slice of paradise.
We rounded up five of the best cruise line private islands, which offer everything from horseback riding and sea kayaking to beachside massages and cocktail sipping.
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