On Friday, Norwegian Cruise Line issued this statement about schedules for Hawaii-based Pride of America, the American-flagged ship that operates within the islands:
“Due to Hurricane Lane in the Pacific, we have modified the itinerary for Pride of America. The ship is currently out at sea, away from the storm. Pride of America is expected to return to Honolulu on Sunday, August 26.
"The previously scheduled August 25 sailing will be delayed until Monday, August 27. Embarkation will be available on both Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27.
"We understand the disappointment and inconvenience travelers are experiencing as a result of the weather conditions in Hawaii. Our team is working diligently to assist our guests, including deploying our Care Team to Honolulu.
"We encourage guests to continue to monitor NCL.com for updates.”
Check back Monday for updates on storm impact to cruise industry schedules.
Hurricane Lane is expected to move closer to the islands over the weekend before heading further west into the Pacific Ocean. It's expected to bring "life-threatening amounts of rain," (upwards of 30 to 40 inches), surf swells of 15 to 25 feet and gusts of 75 mph.