Navigator of the Seas returned to CocoCay this morning and was the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to return to the island. Royal Caribbean posted the following status update on CocoCay two days ago:
“We closed CocoCay on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, and had originally planned to reopen it on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. However, as the majority of the Bahamas has been impacted, our team of experts were assessing the island to evaluate the extent of the damage.
While CocoCay was somewhat spared from Hurricane Dorian’s destruction and we did not have any major damage, the storm left behind debris, washed away some of our sand and bricks, and took down many of our trees.
We started working on repairs as quickly as possible, but we kindly ask that “you mind our dust” or sand, as we continue our own recovery efforts. CocoCay will be up and running on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.
Our CocoCay Team is made up of over 400 people, and most are locals. So, it’s important that we account for all of them and give them the time to properly take care of their families and homes during this devastating time.”