NCL Unveils Harvest Caye Experience


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has revealed details on its new premier Western Caribbean destination experience, Harvest Caye, Belize.

Norwegian is developing Harvest Caye to feature an authentic Belizean environment that provides easy access to Southern Belize, coupled with luxurious amenities, a variety of eco-activities, the country’s only cruise ship pier for guest convenience and comfort, the opportunity for guests to easily depart to mainland Belize for the adventure excursion or cultural immersion of their choice, and more.

The resort-style port of call, set to welcome guests in November, will be the only port in Belize that features a cruise ship pier – allowing guests to walk right off the ship. Harvest Caye offers a large marina, where guests can depart for a variety of shore excursions, including Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours and more.

“Belize is one of the most ecologically and culturally rich gems in the Caribbean, and Harvest Caye will be the perfect destination for guests to experience all that the country has to offer in authentic, unique ways,” said NCL president Andy Stuart. “There is so much to do on the island from the spectacular seven-acre beach and watersports to interactive wildlife programs. Beyond Harvest Caye, we will strongly encourage our guests to explore Belize through the spectacular eco-adventure and cultural tours this incredible destination has to offer visitors.”

Guests who wish to enjoy the day in privacy can opt to rent one of the island’s 11 luxurious beach villas, which can accommodate up to 10 guests and come equipped with air conditioning, dedicated lounge and dining areas, a private restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks and exclusive dining and beverage options with dedicated concierge service.

For those that prefer a resort-style experience, Harvest Caye will offer a tranquil, lushly landscaped pool area. The sprawling 15,000-square-foot pool features a swim-up bar with stools and lounge tables right in the water, surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas, along with 15 canopy pool cabanas.

Adventure will be in no short supply for guests who opt to spend their day on Harvest Caye, with the island featuring a 130-foot-tall Flighthouse as the central area for a variety of aerial activities, including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps and a tandem “superman” style zip line.

Harvest Caye will also feature a myriad of dining and bar options, available à la carte. Guests can enjoy five dining and bar outlets that feature a variety of cuisines, including a two-storey indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill. Additional dining options will include the Laughing Bird Bar & Grill serving the beach, the Manatee Marina Bar & Grill in the marina, the Horse-Eye Jack Bar & Grill servicing the island’s cabanas as well as food and drink delivery throughout the pool area.

A shopping village will feature name-brand retailers, as well as items from local Belizean craftsmen.