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List of the Ports Affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

4 minutes read • September 22nd, 2017
Fallen trees, blocked roads, total flooding, destroyed buildings, damaged communications – many Caribbean islands were forced to be through this nightmare caused by the catastrophic natural disasters.

Hurricane Irma

brought destruction and despair. Hurricane Maria finished Irma’s work. Devastation is disturbing, and numerous islands popular among cruise lovers will need weeks or even months to recover.
hurricane irma st maartenSt. Maarten destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria severely affected the cruise industry. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, and others were forced to miss the affected ports and quickly decide on cruise itinerary changes. Many cruise liners operating sailings in the Easter Caribbean were switched to the Western Caribbean. Moreover, Irma caused numerous cruise cancellations.
Several cruise ports are closed as of September 21. Some of them are visited by liners delivering supplies to the devastated islands. However, they are closed for the tourists. Let’s check the list of these ports!

Ports closed for cruise calls:
  • Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
  • Gustavia, St. Barts
  • Key West, Florida
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Roseau, Dominica
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
hurricane maria guadeloupe
Guadeloupe destroyed by Hurricane Maria by Filo gèn'/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0
 

Several ports are under evaluation as of September 21:
  • Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Basseterre, St. Kitts
No doubt the situation is frustrating. Nevertheless, many cruise ports of call in the region continue their operations. Some of them were unaffected by the hurricanes while the others have already recovered.

Ports open for cruise travelers:
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Castries, St. Lucia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique
  • Freeport, The Bahamas
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • St. Georges, Grenada
  • Harvest Caye, Belize
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Progreso, Mexico
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Road Bay, Anguilla
  • Roatan Island, Honduras
  • St. John's, Antigua
  • Willemstad, Curacao
Cruise companies are closely monitoring the situation to make possible changes in the future itineraries.
Please track the updates and stay safe!
photo courtesy of usa today
Photo courtesy of USA Today

Source: USA Today

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