Norwegian Cruise Line's Great Stirrup Cay is the northernmost island of the chain of Bahamian islands known as the Berry Islands. The island's history includes visits by Spanish explorers in 1492, British sea captions in the 1600s, plenty 'o pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries, and Federal troops during the Civil War since it was a provisioning spot. In 1977 NCL purchased Great Stirrup Cay and became the first cruise line to have a private "out island" strictly for its passengers' use.
There are two main beaches which host plenty of water sports on their shores. Families can enjoy the paddle boats, snorkeling, floats, sailboats and kayaks. Stingray Vu-boards are also available - these resemble a "boogie board" but have a view panel at the head to see underwater.
For landlubbers, there are volleyball courts and ping pong tables.
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