Carnival Fascination, which was scheduled to resume cruises from San Juan this Sunday, is instead being chartered to the Federal Emergency Management Agent until mid-February.
The hurricane-battered island of Dominica received millions of dollars worth of construction materials and other items for rebuilding from a Trinidadian businessman, with assistance from the CEO of Carvalho's Agencies, a ship's agent and tour provider.
After visits to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Royal Caribbean senior management are 'very encouraged' by the 'speed of recovery and resources,' brand president and CEO Michael Bayley said.
Carnival Fantasy was due to arrive at the Alabama Cruise Terminal at 4 p.m. Monday, following the Port of Mobile's opening after the passage of Hurricane Nate. A daylight navigation restriction is in place.
Carnival Dream made its return to the Port of New Orleans Sunday night following the passage of Hurricane Nate, however the Port of Mobile remained closed pending channel surveys on Monday so Carnival Fantasy is standing by.
With the Port of Mobile and the mouth of the Mississippi River closed due to Nate—expected to become a Category 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the US Gulf Coast—Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Dream's schedules are impacted.
Work is full tilt at Carnival Corp. & plc's Grand Turk Cruise Center to restore the destination to receive ships in November.
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has committed to a multifaceted million-dollar campaign to get the word out that the majority of Caribbean destinations are operating normally, unhindered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and ready to welcome visitors.
Scanship entered into a contract with STX France to deliver its environmental technology to another world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International's fifth Oasis-class vessel.