In an October 20th message from Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Carnival announced that they will soon return to several ports damaged by recent hurricanes.
The message stated that the Caribbean is open for business and linked to a Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s caribbeanisopen.com website.
Carnival will resume visits to Grand Turk in the next couple weeks. Visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico will resume on November 30th, and stops in St. Thomas and St. Maarten will resume in January of 2018.
See the full message from Christine Duffy below.
Dear valued guest,
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that our Caribbean destinations are open for business… and they’re looking forward to welcoming folks back to their beautiful islands! We have finalized our schedule of future calls to the few remaining ports that had not yet been added back to our itineraries following the recent hurricanes.
We will be resuming visits to Grand Turk in less than two weeks, calls in San Juan on November 30 and visits to St. Thomas and St. Maarten at the beginning of January. I hope you are as excited as we are at this great news!
The Caribbean continues to be the cruise industry’s most popular cruising region and we here at Carnival, along with our destination partners, greatly value your business and look forward to providing you with a truly memorable and exceptional vacation experience.
I would also like to take this opportunity to assure you that, while the Caribbean region recovers from the hurricanes, Carnival is continuing to provide support to our friends and partners impacted by the storms. Over the past many weeks, we have provided deliveries of supplies to different Caribbean islands. We have also been fundraising and, in total, the Carnival Corporation family has committed $12.5 million to hurricane relief. And just recently we chartered the Carnival Fascination to FEMA to house relief workers in St. Croix.
If you have any questions about particular destinations, we encourage you to visit the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association at caribbeanisopen.com for more information.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon!
President, Carnival Cruise Line