“It’s hard to say exactly why they’re avoiding us,” Birch said. “It’s not an air-quality issue, and there’s no direct lava threat.”
Norwegian Cruise Line also canceled one of the ship’s Big Island visits last week. Cruise line Royal Caribbean International also canceled one Big Island visit by the MS Radiance of the Sea last week.
The cruise ship MS Pride of America will not make any stops on the Big Island this week due to “adverse conditions” on the island.