The cruise port in Nassau, Bahamas has reopened following the passing of Hurricane Dorian.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation sent out a press release earlier today giving an update on cruise ports, hotels, and airports. They listed for following for Ferry, Cruise and Ports:
- Nassau ports are open and operating on their normal schedule. View Port Nassau Webcam
- Grand Bahama Island’s Freeport Harbour is closed.
- Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration has canceled weekend operations and will resume immediately following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
- Bahamas Ferries have canceled all weekend operations and sailings until further notice. Passengers seeking further information should call 242-323-2166.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall at around noon yesterday, Sunday, September 1, over Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco where it has severely damaged parts of the island’s chain. Grand Bahama Island continues to experience catastrophic winds and storm surge as Hurricane Dorian inches westward at about one mile per hour.
Severe and widespread flooding in parts of the Northwest and Central Bahamas has been reported. The Bahamian capital of Nassau, as well as neighboring Paradise Island, remain open but are experiencing periods of rain.
Islands in the Southeastern and Central Bahamas remain unaffected, including The Exumas, Cat Island, San Salvador, Long Island, Acklins/Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua.
Cruise line private islands that are located near Cat Island are Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays and were not affected by the storm.
The first cruise ships are expected to arrive back in Nassau later this week.
Resorts in Nassau and Paradise Island remain open. The Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) remains open, although travelers should check with their airline directly as schedules may vary.