Latest Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

NCL Funnel
Photo By: kevinndavis61 (Creative Commons)

As Hurricane Matthew continues to cause havoc across the cruise industry Norwegian Cruise Line has posted some new details concerning at least 2 of their ships. The cruise line is closely monitoring the Hurricane to keep all guests and crew safe.

Norwegian Escape

The ship will not be calling at Nassau, Bahamas On Friday, October 7. Instead, the ship will have a day at sea before arriving back into Port Miami on Saturday, October 8. Port Miami is expected to back in business on Saturday so the ships next October 8 sailing will so far go ahead as normal.

Norwegian Sky

The ship’s current October 3 sailing has already been adjusted from a Bahamas cruise to a western Caribbean cruise with calls at Key West and Cozumel. The ships October 7 departure from Miami is expected to go ahead as normal but the cruise line is asking guests to arrive at the terminal no earlier than 11:00 AM.

Norwegian Breakaway

To keep away from nay storm threat including Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Nicole the ship departed Bermuda two hours earlier on October 7. the ship will arrive back in New York on schedule.

Hurricane Matthew

Image By: NOAA (Oct 7)

There could be more itinerary adjustments in the coming days and we will post any new updates on this page. Hurricane Matthew is currently hitting the east coast of Florida with maximum sustained winds of 120 MPH. The storm has weakened slightly to a category 3 but still poses a huge threat to cruise ships and ports in the region.

Readers can view our live tracker of Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Nicole.