Whether your vacation to the Bahamas is aboard Norwegian Cruise Line for three, four or seven nights, one port of call is typically to Great Stirrup Cay. Experienced cruisers may roll their eyes when they learn the ship anchors off shore. They imagine waiting in long lines for a crowed tender. But your experience on NCL’s private island is wonderful before you even arrive. Lines are minimal before 10:00 a.m. Transportation to shore takes about ten minutes aboard one of several comfortable, double-decker ferries. Grab a top level seat for the best photos of the island and the ship. Then feel the anticipation mount as you enter a sheltered harbor and dock at the marina.