Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Caribbean destination, Harvest Caye, will be welcoming its first guests later than originally planned.
Originally planned to open on February 16, 2016 with the arrival of Norwegian Jade, Norwegian has pushed back the official opening to November 2016. The delay will force approximately 50 sailings to replace their call at Harvest Caye with a port call in Belize City, Belize. Norwegian has stated they are currently in the process of reaching out to affected guests with additional information on the swapping of ports.
Norwegian has stated the delay was planned to ensure the new island would be ready to deliver “the highest quality amenities and services to our guests.”
Harvest Caye, a 75 acre private destination off the coast of Belize, is currently being developed for exclusive use by Norwegian Cruise Line. The new port, designed as an eco-friendly and culturally emerged destination, will feature an island village, marina, transportation hub for tours to the mainland, a lagoon for a variety of water sports, and a relaxing beach area.