Norwegian Cruise Line said its private island at Great
Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas will be closed a month longer than previously
Due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew to and the
resulting delays in construction, Great Stirrup Cay will remain closed until
Norwegian is making upgrades to the island, most of which
will debut next spring. To make certain improvements, it diverted all of its
ships to other nearby ports for two months in September and October.
During that time, the Norwegian Sky's three-night cruises
will overnight in Nassau, while repairs are ongoing in Freeport. The Sky's
four-night cruises will call in Nassau and Key West.
The Breakaway's seven-night Bahamas and Florida cruises from
New York will overnight in Nassau, and the Epic's Nov. 12 cruise from Port
Canaveral will call in Nassau.
Norwegian said it is contacting guests this week with the
new itinerary information.