As Florida picks up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma cruise ports have completed damage assessments and are now open.
Some good news for Florida and the cruise industry which has been heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma. All major cruise ship ports are now open and operating for all cruise lines. Ports which are now open include PortMiami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, Port of Tampa and Port of Jacksonville.
Cruise Lines are now able to dock ships and begin getting arrival and departures back on track. Even though cruise ships are continuing to depart from Florida many cruise passengers might decide to cancel their cruise. Many itineraries will also be lacking some Eastern Caribbean islands including St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Many sailings will still need to be altered until popular cruise destinations hard hit by Hurricane Irma last week can restore services.
Many itineraries will also be lacking some hard hit Eastern Caribbean islands including St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Many sailings will still need to be altered until popular cruise destinations hard hit by Hurricane Irma last week can restore services.
At the moment Royal Caribbean isn;t showing any more itinerary adjustments. The only ship impacted right now is Majesty of the Seas with its September 15 Bahamas cruise cancelled.
Carnival Cruise line has been the most impacted with more ships than any other cruise line based out of Florida ports. For this evening Carnival Glory, Carnival Vista and Carnival Victory are docking in Port Miami. Due to berth limitations, Carnival Sensation will disembark passengers in Port Everglades and then makes its way down to Miami for an evening arrival. Carnival paradise will also be docking in Tampa tomorrow. We advise to check out the latest updates from Carnival here.
Norwegian Cruise Line stated that all sailings will resume as normal from this weekend. The cruise line won’t be sailing Eastern Caribbean cruises for at least two months.