NCL shifts all of Escape's eastern Caribbean routes to western through year's end

Norwegian Cruise Line is shifting all of Norwegian Escape's eastern Caribbean cruises to the western Caribbean through year's end in light of damage to destinations from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Earlier, the line had changed the routes up until November.

Norwegian Escape's cruises from Miami will visit Roatán in Honduras, Harvest Caye in Belize and Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. On an alternative route, the ship will call at Falmouth in Jamaica, Grand Cayman's Georgetown, Cozumel and the line's private Bahamian island, Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian ports that were badly impacted include Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.

The line said it's currently assessing any potential damages in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

'We are working with our partners on the ground on the affected islands to provide assistance to ensure these spectacular destinations are up and running and ready to welcome guests again very soon,' Norwegian added in a statement on Monday.

Posted 25 September 2017

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