Today we docked at Harvest Caye Belize, which is one of Norwegians private getaways. Since Oceania and Regent are owned by Norwegian, they are able to dock here as well. For more information on Harvest Caye on its own, I will be writing an article on it and I will edit this post with the link.
I decided to sleep in this morning until about 9:30AM and took it easy on my Verandah as we docked. I skipped breakfast and started my walk into Harvest Caye down the pier. For those who are elderly or handicap they provide a golf cart service that will take you to the main area of the island, but I prefer the walk.
It is a scene walk down the pier and on arrival you are welcomed by many smiling faces. Even though Harvest Caye is owned by the cruise line, it is cash and credit card only for all purchases, nothing can be charged to your ship stateroom.
I enjoyed my time in a private beach villa and went back and forth from the beach to the villa many times. There was a bar/restraurant right in the middle of the villas and I had a delicious lunch and beverage there. When in the villa’s, there is also a server who will make their way around to get you what you want.
It was a tad stormy today and they had a few lightening strikes throughout the day which would close the pool and and water areas down temporarily, but I still enjoyed the tropical feel of laying on a chair and listening to the ocean and the island music. I spent about 4.5-5 hours there on the beach before wandering around some of the shops and talking to some of the locals who work on the island. It was all together a great time.
As I wandered back down to the pier towards the ship, I glanced over the side and saw two sting rays gracefully gliding through the water and stood there for about 30 minutes just watching them in their natural habitat.
As always on Oceania, boarding the ship was a breeze, from dock to room in about 6 minutes because its a small ship there are never lines! I could for sure get used to that part of it!
I had a beautiful view from my Verandah of us pulling away from Harvest Caye, right on time. My room is right below the pilots “wing” from the bridge so I can see the officers working and doing their things and making their calls on the radios which is interesting.
I decided to eat dinner in the main dining room this evening and was dining solo tonight, so requested a table with other people. He sat me with two nice ladies from Atlanta. I ordered the Tuna Tartare appetizer that was good, a classic Caesar salad and a Parmessan Encrusted Beef Tenderloin, it was all delicious.
After dinner I retreated to the Insignia Lounge for the evenings entertainment which was “Acoustic Sessions”, featuring the most recognizable pop music of the last four decades in an “unplugged” acoustic style, live band setting. It featured the Insignia dancers, singers and orchestra. It was a great show featuring songs from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more!
I have an early morning tomorrow so off to bed. We will be in Roatan, Honduras in the morning and I will be doing a catamaran trip for some snorkeling!