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 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:
- Norwegian Sky's 3-night cruises will now have an overnight in Nassau, while repairs from the hurricane are ongoing in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
- Norwegian Sky's 4-night cruises will now call in Nassau and Key West.
- Norwegian Breakaway's 7-night Bahamas & FL cruises will overnight in Nassau.
- Norwegian Epic's November 12 cruise from Port Canaveral will call in Nassau.