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Closed After Hurricane Irma
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Closed After Hurricane Irma

The cruise lines will travel to the Caribbean during the 2017-2018 season but itineraries will be different and may change continually as more cruise ports are repaired.

Some ports closed now hope to open in late October. It will take months if not years for some islands to recover following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Tourism is a vital income source for many islands and everything possible is being done to repair and reopen cruise ports as soon as possible.

Although the majority of islands were spared, some of the most popular cruise destinations suffered the greatest damage. As this is written, eight cruise ports are not open to cruise ships. They are:

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos

Gustavia, St. Barts

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Roseau, Dominica

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Cruise ports in Mexico and the Bahamas are undamaged and open for business as are the ports in the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Grand Cayman, Jamaica St. Kitts and St. Lucia.

If a cruise destination is not listed above, the cruise port is open.

If you have a Caribbean cruise booked, check the cruise line’s website to see what schedule changes, if any, have been made. If a ship is not visiting the ports you booked, you might be able to have your money refunded but don’t count on it.

Although stores and restaurants are usually among the first businesses to reopen on hurricane-damaged islands, it is possible some shore activities might be suspended this year.

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