Kilauea Eruption Disrupts Another Hawaiian Island Cruise

   May 16, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

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. 

Pride of America cruise ship

The cruise line also announced that the ship would skip a call at Kailua-Kona (scheduled for May 16). Pride of America instead will spend an extra cruise day in Lahaina (Maui Island).

The cancellations come a week after Royal Caribbean dropped a visit to Hilo scheduled for its 2,143-guest Radiance of the Seas.

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. 

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