Norwegian Cruise Lines brand new private island resort was scheduled to open this February but now instead the opening has been delayed until November 2016. There were several NCL ships already scheduled to call at the new resort. The cruise line has said that those ships including Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Star will all replace Harvest Caye with Belize City.
Norwegian Cruise Line provided Cruise hive with the following statement:
Norwegian Cruise Line is developing the Caribbean’s premier destination experience at Harvest Caye, Belize. This spectacular resort-style port of call will feature an expansive pool, exclusive beach, shallow lagoon for watersports, private luxury cabanas and many more exciting features.
We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality amenities and services to our guests in one of the richest ecosystems in the region with a diversity of flora and fauna that is core to the Harvest Caye experience. As a result, the grand opening of Harvest Caye will take place in November 2016. Guests sailing on Western Caribbean cruises now through mid-November will enjoy the beauty, adventure and rich history of this country with a call in Belize City.
The eco-friendly Harvest Caye development was first announced back in August 2013. The development is a 75 acres just off the coast of Southern Belize. The new resort will also offer tours to Belize and the surrounding area which is set to make hundreds of local jobs. Harvest Caye will be two adjoining islands that will offer cruise ship passengers calling at the island an exotic beach, activities and tours.
Guests already booked on itineraries with Harvest Caye are being contacted by Norwegian Cruise Line.