Port Canaveral continues to make progress toward regaining full operational capability following Hurricane Irma and handled turnarounds for two cruise ships, Oasis of the Seas and Carnival Magic, on Wednesday.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is assisting first responders and people experiencing hardship following Huricane Irma with accommodations and meals.

Cruising's busiest homeport worldwide resumed ship operations this morning following the passage of Hurricane Irma, and six cruise vessels were able to return.

The Coast Guard cleared Port Everglades and Port Canaveral to open at noon Tuesday for restricted operations including cruise ships, while PortMiami and the Port of Palm Beach were still pending.

A number of Norwegian cruise ports and organizations are joining forces to reduce the environmental impact from cruise ships while in port.

The Bahamas were spared from the worst impact of Hurrricane Irma, according to an official Bahamas Tourism communiqué, and airports, hotels and attractions are returning to normal operation after a cosmetic clean-up.

The US Coast Guard Foundation activated a Disaster Relief and Response Fund to meet the critical needs facing the men and women of the Coast Guard.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Miami headquarters, which closed in advance of Hurricane Irma, are scheduled to open Wednesday, the company said Monday morning. Call centers continue to operate remotely. 

Royal Caribbean International has four large ships engaged or standing by for Hurricane Irma rescue missions in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, president and CEO Michael Bayley told Seatrade Cruise News from aboard one of those vessels.

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is en route to St. Thomas to pick up Americans stranded there following Hurricane Irma.

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