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Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest private destination in southern Belize is officially open for business. Located just a mile offshore, Harvest Caye welcomed its very first cruise guests today.
Harvest Caye was specifically designed to showcase all that Belize is known for, including flora and fauna, the hardwoods used in the destination’s buildings, and welcoming local team members who greet guests when they arrive.
Today’s inaugural guests were sailing aboard Norwegian Dawn from New Orleans. NCLH’s senior VP of destination and strategic development Colin Murphy held a ribbon cutting ceremony, where he was joined by the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation for Belize, the Minister of State for National Emergency Management for Belize, and Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, the wife of Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
About Harvest Caye
Harvest Caye features seven acres of pristine beach, as well as 11 luxury beach villas that guests can rent for their day in port. There’s also a 15,000 square foot pool, a swim-up bar, poolside cabanas, and lots of activities for thrill-seekers. Of course, no port of call would be complete without bars, food, and shopping, so Harvest Caye is full of many options for those as well.
Guests who have a soft spot for wildlife will adore the destination’s many up-close encounters with local plants and animals. Travelers can take part in manatee observation tours at the lagoon, get up close and personal with endangered Scarlet Macaws and Toucans in the island’s Aviary, gaze at the beauty of butterflies in the Butterfly Garden, and learn more about local reptiles like the boa constrictor.
Harvest Caye also serves as a gateway to other adventures that await in mainland Belize. The destination’s marina is an easy departure point to a variety of shore excursions in Belize, like visiting Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours, and more.
Guests will be able to enjoy this unique destination on Norwegian Cruise Line’s western Caribbean itineraries, as well as on select Caribbean sailings aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises in winter 2017 and fall/winter 2018.
For more information on Harvest Caye, visit a previous article we did on it here.
Photos: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings