Castaway Cay

Cruise Line Private Islands

Posted February 4th, 2013

Cruises are a dream holiday for many people. With spectacular on-board entertainment, a huge array of tantalising meals to choose from and exceptional service all included in the one fare, there is the added bonus that some cruises lines have their own private islands. These beautiful islands with white silky sand and crystal clear azure waters are for the exclusive use of cruise liner guests. As well as frolicking in the warm ocean waters, guests can take part in a number of water activities, all organised by the cruise ship company.

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

A true island paradise with swaying palms and white sandy beaches, Norwegian Cruise Lines have made sure you will

Disney Cruise Lines' Castaway Cay

want for nothing whilst on shore. You can laze the day away in a hammock or perhaps kayak through the calm waters. There are two bars on the beach plus an amazing buffet-style barbeque is served on the island. The island has full restroom facilities along with hundreds of chairs and umbrellas for guests to use.

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

Costa’s guests can spend the day relaxing on this picture perfect beach or for the more active, beach and water games are organised. They also allow the friendly locals to come onto this private stretch of beach to offer massages and rent out jet skis. A beach barbeque is provided for lunch.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

With super soft white sand, this Cay is located on Little San Salvador Island. Floating inflatable animals and a water park will keep the children amused, while for the adults, massage huts and air-conditioned cabanas will make this an onshore day you will never forget. You also have the opportunity to take advantage of extra onshore activities such as walking trails and horse riding, which does cost extra.

Labadee, Hispaniola

This private beach of Royal Caribbean’s is an absolute paradise with amazing scenery and unspoiled beaches. Children will be kept entertained all day with the new Aqua Park with trampolines and large inflatables. There are heaps of water activities to choose from and guests with disabilities will now be able to move around more freely with the recently finished hard surface pathways.

Castaway Cay, Bahamas

Fringed with sandy beaches, this Disney Cruise Line stopover has something for adults and children alike. Disney has built a dock large enough so that guests can simply step onto the dock without the use of tenders. There is a fully supervised children’s centre for the younger guests, as well as activities aimed at teenagers. On shore are props from Pirates of the Caribbean, a reproduction whale skeleton and heaps of other things to keep you entertained all day.

If you would prefer not to spend the day on a private island, you can just as easily languish by the pool on board or graze away at the sumptuous cruise ship buffet, with the knowledge that the majority of guests will be on shore and you will have the unusual luxury of having most this huge ship to yourself!

To book a cruise that visits a cruise line private island, call one of our Cruise Specialists on 1300 954 661 today!

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