With the passing of Hurricane Dorian, cruise lines were
assessing, and gearing up to reopen, their private destinations in the Bahamas.
At Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay, the line said that it
needed to evaluate the pier and ship
channel before reopening the island to passengers. It also will
clean up some landscaping and make minor repairs to the roof of one small
covered pavilion area.
Holland America Line said its ships were to return to Half
Moon Cay on Oct. 21 as scheduled, and Carnival Cruise Line will be back on the
island Sept. 12. Holland America said there was minor beach erosion that will
be cleaned up, but no structural damage. "The horses and stingrays are
doing well," it said.
Princess Cruises said initial reports "show only
cosmetic damage and beach erosion" on Princess Cays, its private destination on
Norwegian Cruise Line said Thursday it was still assessing
the situation at Great Stirrup Cay.
As reported previously, Royal Caribbean said it would reopen
Perfect Day at CocoCay on Sept. 7, after survey teams decided it was feasible.