Great Stirrup Cay cruise

Lazy afternoons on the beach
Fun and interesting experiences
Refreshing beverages and Caribbean rhythms

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Great Stirrup Cay

Enjoy a dip and a cocktail

For many, a cruise to the Great Stirrup Cay in Berry Islands represents a perfect holiday to am archetypical Caribbean uninhabited island, the kind you imagine yourself on when asked the classic question “If you were on a deserted island...” The only difference is that throughout your day on the Great Stirrup Cay, once disembarked from your MSC cruise ship, you will be able to not only laze under the sun in comfortable sun beds or directly on the fine, white sand, but also to participate in all of the typical beach and water activities in and by the turquoise waters washing the island: snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, and the fun standup paddle boarding (paddling along the ocean surfing using a long paddle while standing on a surfboard, SUP).

On land, you will find a bar with experienced staff, who can prepare refreshing beverages and all types of cocktails, as well as a BBQ area, Ping-Pong tables, and classic and beach volleyball courts. A shopping area and child areas, as well as restricted-access beaches are also included in your Caribbean holiday in the Bahamas. Even walking among the palm trees and the vegetation of the Great Stirrup Cay is a fun and interesting experience.

You can also visit a still-functional lighthouse dating to 1863 or look for locations for fun, spontaneous excursions, of which Great Stirrup Cay is rich. For example, there are the remains of the defensive system installed by the United States during the Second World War to defend the eastern coast of the island. Among these structures, along the southeastern coast, there are two cable houses, now partly hidden by vegetation, in which two cables laid along the ocean bottom as part of a system of anti-submarine defense terminate.

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    Music and islands
    Music and islands

    As you arrive on your cruise to the Bahamas – seven hundred islands scattered over 3800 of crystal clear tropical seas in the northern part of the Caribbean – you will discover beaches and interesting hikes in the hinterland, still partly to be explored, as well as lots of sports.

    For those who choose the beach and are travelling with children, Taino Beach, in the area of Lucaya, is the ideal location with its small playground. If you are looking for one of the most isolated beaches in the entire archipelago, an excursion you should not miss is to Blue Lagoon Island: beautiful, crystal clear, turquoise waters and a hidden lagoon.

    A vacation in the Bahamas isn’t a true vacation without an excursion to the historical forts and monuments of Nassau: Fort Montague, the oldest on the island of New Providence; Fort Charlotte, whose cannons have always only fired blanks; Fort Fincastle, which due to its shape resembles a steamship. Music is the other great passion of the inhabitants of the Bahamas: it is the sound track of the life on this Caribbean archipelago.

    Often played live, in restaurants, casinos and even in beach bars. From the most traditional steel drum bands, to rake ’n’ scrape, a music similar to reggae, played with an unusual instrument, a saw; and then calypso, soca and junkanoo.