Hurricane Matthew Delays Great Stirrup Cay Reopening

By ,   October 26, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Damage from Hurricane Matthew delayed the opening of Great Stirrup Cay, the private island of Norwegian Cruise Line in the Bahamas, until November 20.

The popular cruise stop has been closed since August 25, as it undergoes renovations as part of the line's The Norwegian Edge program. When it opens, the island will have new attractions, dining venues (including a Jimmy Buffet restaurant), private villas, a lagoon, two zip lines, an underwater sculpture garden and a boardwalk.

Great Stirrup Cay

Great Stirrup Cay was intended to reopen on October 20. In a statement, the line said:

"Due to the storm's effects on the island and the resulting delays in construction, the island will remain closed for an additional four weeks to complete the planned upgrades."

Norwegian also released adjusted ship itineraries: