Cruise lines are anxious to resume visits to the US Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp told members of the business community at a meeting in St. Thomas.

Closing two months of dispute and negotiations between France and Italy, a solution has been found for the new ownership structure of major cruise shipbuilder STX France.

Cruise ship Adriana, which sails from Trinidad in the southern Caribbean, is evacuating US medical students from Dominica following its devastation by Hurricane Maria.

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.

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.

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.

Liverpool's plans for a new cruise terminal go to public consultation later this week.

Cruise the Saint Lawrence continues to urge the Canadian government to conduct an in-depth analysis of the right whale situation in the Gulf so a strategy can be implemented far ahead of the 2018 cruise season.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $1m grant to the Port of Galveston through the 2017 Port Security Grant Program.

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