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NCL Dawn San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay Island 1/5

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2003 Date: 4/25/2003

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Arrival at Great Stirrup Cay

At Anchor

The ship arrived on schedule at the Private Island.

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2,600 Tender Ashore

Waiting to Tender Passengers Ashore

Tendering more than 2,000 passengers took some time. After about an hour and a half, the there was "open" tender service. While you can eat at the Private Island, they serve the same food the do aboard ship, so I avoid the crowds and eat before I leave the ship. Drink service is available at the island, but be prepared to wait.

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Private Island Not So Private

Beach

When you're sharing a small strip of sand with more than 2,000 people, the beach isn't so private. If you walk about five minutes in either direction, you can avoid most of the crowds.

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Kids Like the Private Island

Beach

Most of the people on the island seemed to like it. It's a good time to get off of the ship, and enjoy an afternoon at the beach, play volleyball, swim, and just enjoy the sunny weather.

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Private Island

Sea View

The Private Island isn't big, but is large enough for the ships passengers. Disney has a Private Island that has it's own pier, so passengers don't have to tender ashore.

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Sushi at Bamboo

Sunset

After another beautiful sunset, I had dinner at Bamboo, at the sushi bar. Since this was the last night aboard ship, I wanted to be sure to have the best food available, and that was sushi. Getting reservations the last night, for the times you want, are virtually impossible. There was a most excellent passenger talent show this last evening, a event I will not miss on any future cruises.

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Map

Map

Map of Private Island.

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Newsletter

Newsletter Front

Daily Newsletter.

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Newsletter

Newsletter Back

Daily Newsletter.

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TV

TV Program

Ships TV program listing.

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TV

TV Program Inside

Ships TV program listing.

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