The recently intensified eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island disrupted another Hawaiian Island voyage.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America which is based in Hawaii on Tuesday, May 15, skipped a visit to the Big Island port of Hilo, that is only 43 miles from the mostly-closed national park encompassing the volcano. The 2,186-passenger liner instead remained at sea.
The two cruise ships are among just a handful of vessels due to visit the Big Island in May. Norwegian's Pride of America is the only major cruiser based in Hawaii year-round.