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December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays! Wishes for a Healthy 
& Prosperous New Year

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Harvest Caye, 
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Private Island


Dear Currents Readers,

Our entire team sends you and your families warm holiday wishes and our sincere thanks for using CruiseCompete. We are truly honored that you take the time to read our newsletter.
Happy Holidays! We wish you and your Family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Warmest Wishes,


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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Harvest Caye, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Private Island

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new destination in Southern Belize features Belize’s only cruise ship pier, an expansive seven-acre white sand beach, a 15,000 sq.-ft. pool with swim-up bar, multiple dining options including LandShark Bar & Grill, a nature center and wildlife experiences, plus unforgettable adventure tours.

Following are the Top 10 reasons to visit Harvest Caye:

  1. The Exotic Beauty Of Belize- Belize, with its white sand beaches, unspoiled coral reefs, ancient Mayan civilizations and remarkable variety of marine life, is an unbelievably beautiful travel destination.  More...
  2. A Stunning, Seven Acre, Pristine Beach–  Harvest Caye’s gorgeous seven-acre beach is the highlight of this unique destination. More...
  3. The Ultimate Escape At A Luxury Beach Villa- Guests can enjoy the day on chaise loungers, relax in clamshell tents or indulge in privacy at one of the island’s 11 luxury beach villas, available for daily rental. More...
  4. A Tranquil Waterfall Amidst Canopied Cabanas-  Guests visiting Harvest Caye can also opt for a resort-style retreat at the destination’s tranquil, lushly landscaped pool. More...
  5. Aerial Adventures That Let You Fly Like Superman- 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, a tandem “superman” style zip line and stunning views of the verdant hills of the mainland. More...
  6. The Joy of Belizean Cuisine Via Casual Dining, Swim Up Bars, and Cabana Delivery- Harvest Caye also features a variety of dining and bar options, available à la carte. More...
  7. Unique Crafts From Talented Local Artisans, Music and Spirits- No port-of-call would be complete without superior shopping options. More...
  8. The Butterfly Garden, Manatees, and the Endangered Scarlet Macaw-  Guests with an affinity for wildlife will marvel at Harvest Caye’s many opportunities for an up-close encounter with this rich eco-destination’s local plants and animals. More...
  9. Eco Tourism and Conservation Education- Harvest Caye’s conservation programs and education efforts were developed by award winning author and wildlife expert Tony Garel, the destination’s Chief Naturalist.More...
  1. Step Back In Time With A Visit To Mayan Ruins- Harvest Caye also serves as a gateway to spectacular eco and cultural adventures that await in mainland Belize. More...

    Read the full story here.


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With these things in mind, determining the best cruise line for your family takes careful research, preparation and planning. The travel experts at CruiseCompete have composed the “2017 Family-Friendly Cruise Travel Planner,” which details every aspect of the family cruise vacation experience.

The “2016 Family-Friendly Cruise Travel Planner” is designed to kick-start your cruise vacation planning, and covers the entire spectrum of options with information on mainstream lines like Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as unique alternatives like luxury, river and small ship excursion companies.

All information has been compiled in an easy-to-read format, with brief “at-a-glance” summaries to see if the cruise line fits your basic requirements, followed by more detailed information about the atmosphere on board, the destinations you can travel to and the specific programs available for children.

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