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.
Winter storm Grayson has delayed Norwegian Breakaway's return to New York today. As a result, the ship's 14-day cruise scheduled to depart Friday afternoon is delayed until Saturday, with sailing set for 3 p.m.
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 been three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but the island is declaring its comeback for tourism as the winter season kicks off Dec. 20. Already cruise ships have been visiting for two months.
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.
Puerto Rico is back in the charts for Carnival Cruise Line following Hurricane Maria.
Following successful test operations, AIDAperla over the coming weeks will be ramping up to the regular use of liquefied natural gas when docked at Mediterranean ports.