In an effort to support communities affected by the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after a sold-out inaugural group on the upcoming Jan. 20 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two spring departures.
Sea Cloud II became the first cruise ship to visit Dominica following the ravages of Hurricane Maria in September.
The cruise industry's multifaceted, million-dollar advertising campaign to get the word out that the Caribbean is open following hurricanes is making a difference and has chalked up more than 5bn media impressions.
It's one thing for cruise lines to say 'the Caribbean is open.' Windstar Cruises' Steve Simao, VP sales, went a step further and took a Star Pride cruise this week to see for himself, inviting along his mom and several travel agents.
Celebrity Cruises is upping the ante in the Galápagos by building a dedicated all-suite ship, Celebrity Flora, packed with environmental features and a style similar to Celebrity Edge.
One of cruising's most important destinations, the US Virgin Islands, has returned to the cruise charts following a monumental recovery effort.