Norwegian Cruise Line said its private island at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas will be closed a month longer than previously planned.

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew to and the resulting delays in construction, Great Stirrup Cay will remain closed until Nov. 20.

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.


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