Cruise NewsHalf Moon Cay Voted Best Private Island For 2nd Straight Year

Half Moon Cay Voted Best Private Island For 2nd Straight Year

Half Moon Cay was voted the best cruise private island in the 2014 Cruise Fever Fan Awards.  This is the 2nd straight year that Half Moon Cay was voted best among the six cruise privately owned islands.

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Located in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay is owned by Holland America Line (Carnival Corp.) and is a pure slice of paradise.  The mile long crescent shaped beach is lined with white sand and palm trees, a perfect beach day on a cruise.  Want to visit Half Moon Cay?  You will have to take a Holland America or Carnival cruise to the Eastern Caribbean to stop here.

Labadee, Haiti finished second in voting for the best private island.  Although it is not an island, it was included in the voting since it is a private resort for Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships.

Coming in a close third place was Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay.  This island in the Bahamas is the only private island owned by a cruise line that has a pier for ships to dock at so there is no need for passengers to tender.

CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian Cruise Line), and Princess Cays (Princess Cruises) finished in 4th to 6th place in voting.

Voting took place on throughout 2014.  Multiple votes from the same IP address were discarded to give each household one vote.

Cruisers voted on the following categories:

Best Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line
Best Cruise Line in Alaska: Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Line for Families: TBA
Best New Cruise Ship in 2014: Quantum of the Seas
Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship for 2015: TBA
Best Private Island: Half Moon Cay
Best Cruise Blog: John Heald’s Blog
Favorite Cruise Destination: Caribbean
Best Port in the Caribbean: St. Maarten

About Cruise Fever: provides cruise news, tips, and reviews to help cruisers make the most of their cruise vacations.  Even though they were founded in 2011, their website receives over one million visitors a year.  They have an active Facebook page with over 55,000 fans, making them one of the most popular cruise fan pages on the social media site.

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Cruise NewsHalf Moon Cay Voted Best Private Island For 2nd Straight Year

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