Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has confirmed that the launch of Harvest Caye will be postponed until November 2016, 9 months after it was scheduled to open.
The 75-acre plot situated in southern Belize was bought by the line in August 2013. The debut of the $50 million project was originally set on February 16, 2016.
A spokesperson from Norwegian Cruise Line said:
"Norwegian Cruise Line is developing the Caribbean's premier destination experience at Harvest Caye, Belize. This spectacular resort-style port of call will feature an expansive pool, exclusive beach, shallow lagoon for water sports, private luxury cabanas and many more exciting features. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality amenities and services to our guests in one of the richest ecosystems in the region with a diversity of flora and fauna that is core to the Harvest Caye experience. As a result, the grand opening of Harvest Caye will take place in November 2016. Guests sailing on Western Caribbean cruises now through mid-November will enjoy the beauty, adventure and rich history of this country with a call in Belize City."
When it opens, Harvest Caye will become Norwegian's second private port, following Great Stirrup Caye in the Bahamas, which opened in 1977.