Update: The FCCA Foundation has committed to an additional 1,000 sleeping pods at a cost of $280,000. Many will go to Dominica.
Michele Paige has spent a good chunk of her career helming the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, so she's seen a fair number of punishing hurricanes. This season is different.
With Tropical Storm José causing dangerous surf and rip currents along much of the US East Coast, Norwegian Cruise Line slightly modified Norwegian Breakaway's current Bermuda itinerary.
Three catastrophic hurricanes impacting the world's No. 1 cruise destination, the Caribbean, and the No. 1 source market, the United States, have caused big challenges for cruise sellers.
Update addresses the tourism product.
Some flooding, power outages and downed trees aside, Martinique escaped 'significant damage' from Hurricane Maria, according to Jacques Witkowski, France's head of civil protection and crisis response.
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration will be heading to St. Thomas to house the National Guard and first responders.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Dominica sustained 'widespread devastation' from Hurricane Maria, which landed as a Category 5 storm.
In its latest initiative to reduce food waste, Costa Cruises joined forces with Winnow, a technology company that provides chefs and their staff with creative ways to run a more efficient operation.
The US Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands at 8 a.m. Tuesday. This means the possibility that gale-force winds may arrive within 24 hours.
St. Kitts partnered with Carnival Cruise Line to assist in delivering humanitarian relief supplies to St. Maarten, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma.
The US Coast Guard at 8 p.m. Sunday set Port Condition X-Ray for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. This means the possibility of gale-force winds (39 mph) arriving from Maria, now a hurricane, within 48 hours.