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russellrobby's Port Reviews of Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau
Norwegian Sky cruise in November 2012
Member Name: russellrobby
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Bahamas
Member Review: russellrobby's Norwegian Sky Review
Great Stirrup Cay
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
Having been to CoCo Cay, Half Moon Cay, and Labadee, I couldn't wait to get to Great Stirrup Cay. WOW!!!! What a terrible disappointment it was. They could do so much with that island. I really don't know where to begin. Out of all the private islands we've been to, this is by far the worst. Beaches are nasty and rocky, the whole island seems in disrepair and everywhere you look there is construction going on. Hard to believe NCL has had the island since 1977 and it is in such bad shape. NCL should take a trip next door to CoCo Cay they have done a great job with their island. We did set out on a hike to the lighthouse and that was pretty neat. Except for being lied to by 3 different NCL employees. 2 told us the road to the lighthouse was closed and we were not allowed back there, another employee told us Hurricane Sandy destroyed the lighthouse even though we could see it upon arrival to the island. We spoke to another couple while eating lunch that had just came from the lighthouse and said it was in fine shape. WOW...I wondered why would the staff would lie about the lighthouse. So we set out for the so-called destroyed lighthouse and after a 30-45 minute walk we found it intact and looking good. After taking a bunch of pictures we continued down the road past the lighthouse just a few hundred yards and found out why they didn't want us on that side of the island. NCL is using the backside of the island as a HUGE dump site. If this were in the US the EPA would be going nuts. NCL has dumped everything you could imagine at that site. Everything from old vehicles, to huge dump trucks, to 300-gallon IBC containers filled with who knows what, to broken beach chairs and much, much more. Almost all of it, just feet from the beautiful ocean. NCL should be ashamed. I will report it to the Bahamian Govt as soon as I find out which agency handles that type of complaint. Funny thing about the dump site is while walking to the lighthouse you pass a sign saying that you are leaving NCL property. Are they dumping on private property? Everyone please go see it for yourself and help put a stop to this terrible dump.

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Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Nice beach, beautiful water, relaxing day on the island. Was never harassed by the locals. Excursion included a lunch (hamburger or Hotdog and Fries). Only complaint about the meal was they provide you with a very small cup of tea, punch or lemonade with no refills allowed and no free water. Had to buy water from the bar or a store on island.

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