Top US Virgin Islands officials plan to meet with members of the business community this week to discuss the readiness of the territory to welcome cruise passengers in 30 days.
Norwegian Cruise Line is shifting all of Norwegian Escape's eastern Caribbean cruises to the western Caribbean through year's end in light of damage to destinations from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Earlier, the line had changed the routes up until November.
On the eve of Carnival Corp. & plc reporting third quarter financial results, Wells Fargo said the company's core overall business remains strong and, together with foreign exchange benefits, Q3 upside is likely.
Iceland’s Faxafloahafnir sf(Associated Icelandic Ports), operator of Reykjavík, Akranes, Grundartangi and Borgarnes, has received ISO 14001 environmental certification – the country’s first ports to achieve this accrediation.
After postponing Adventure of the Seas' next cruise from Puerto Rico until Sept. 27, Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel the abbreviated sailing. Also, passengers on the Sept. 30 departure may cancel at no penalty.
Due to the forecasted track of Hurricane Maria, Anthem of the Seas' Sept. 23 five-night Bermuda cruise was changed into a Canada/New England sailing.
Sept. 23 update: The US Coast Guard has reopened the Port of San Juan for daylight transits only.
With the reopening of San Juan, an important homeport for southern Caribbean cruises, uncertain after the passage of Hurricane Maria, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International itineraries are impacted.
Amid all the hurricane-related itinerary changes, Royal Caribbean International announced some encouraging news: Empress of the Seas' Cuba cruises are getting back to normal, and the ship is to call at Key West on Sunday.
US Coast Guard personnel in and near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are responding to maritime search and rescue needs following Hurricane Maria's passage and will begin port reconstitution efforts when possible.