Norwegian Escape is set to arrive in Miami Wednesday morning, according to the latest update from Norwegian Cruise Line.
The ship is sailing at close to full capacity with displaced guests from both Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Escape that were unable to secure flight back home when the ships returned early to Miami on September 7 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Norwegian Escape then spent three days alongside in Cozumel, Mexico, before departing September 11 at 5 p.m.
Due to the impact on the Caribbean from Hurricane Irma, all of Norwegian Escape’s upcoming eastern Caribbean sailings until November will be altered to a western Caribbean itinerary, the cruise line said.
Additionally, Norwegian Sky has been deployed to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in a humanitarian effort that is being organized by the government. Affected U.S. citizens in St. Thomas can email their name, gender and last known location to the State Department at IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
According to the line’s latest itinerary update, Norwegian Sky will depart as scheduled on Friday, September 15. Norwegian Escape will depart as scheduled for a seven-day western Caribbean cruise on Saturday, September 16.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Miami headquarters, which was closed during the hurricane, is still set to reopen Wednesday.
Florida ports began to assess damage and reopen Tuesday after Hurricane Irma spent the weekend moving up the state’s west coast, making landfall in the Florida Keys and Marco Island. You can find a list of the latest cruise itinerary cancellations and alterations here.