Caribbean Update

Updated 11/20/17

Following is a list of information provided by CLIA Cruise Lines regarding updates to itineraries and destinations in the Caribbean. This page will be updated on a weekly basis. 

 

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Caribbean Ports

As reported by Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Anegada, BVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Belize City, Belize

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Bimini Islands, Bahamas

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Bridgetown, Barbados

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Cap Cana (Punta Cana), DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Cartagena, Colombia

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Castaway Cay (Gorda Cay), Bahamas

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Castries, Saint Lucia

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Catalina Island, DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Charlestown, Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Charlotteville, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Open

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Costa Maya, Mexico

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Cozumel, Mexico

Open

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Cristobal (Colon), Panama

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Deshaies, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Devil’s Island (Ille du Diable), French Guiana

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda

Open

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Falmouth, Jamaica

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Fort-De-France, Martinique

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Cayman Islands

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos Islands

Open

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Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Gustavia, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

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Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvador Island), Bahamas

Open

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Harvest Caye, Belize

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Havana, Cuba

Open

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Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands, BVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Key West, FL, USA

Open

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Kingstown, Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Open

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La Romana, DR

Open

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Labadee, Hispaniola, Haiti

Open

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Les Anses-d’Arlet, Martinique

Open

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Les Saints, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

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Leticia, Colombia

Open

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Libertad, Colombia

Open

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Little Stirrup (CocoCay), Bahamas

Open

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Mahogany Bay (Roatan), Honduras

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

María la Gorda, Cuba

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Marigot, Saint Martin

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Mayreau, Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Mosquito Island, British Virgin Islands

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Nassau, Bahamas

Open

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Northwest Point Beach, Great Inagua Island, Bahamas

Open

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Open

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Oranjestad, Aruba

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Peter Island, Virgin Islands, BVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Open

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Portobelo, Panama

Open

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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Open

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Princess Cays (Eleuthera Island), Bahamas

Open

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Progreso (Merida), Mexico

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Puerto Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Punta Frances, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Road Bay, Anguilla

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Roatan (Coxen Bay), Honduras

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Roseau, Dominica

Under Assessment

Preparing to host cruise ships

Saba, Caribbean Netherlands

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint Croix, USVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint George’s, Grenada

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint John, USVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint Kitts (Basseterre), Saint Kitts and Nevis

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Saint Thomas, USVI

Open

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Samana, DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

San Andres Island, Colombia

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

San Blas Islands, Panama

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Open

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Santa Marta, Colombia

Open

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Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Santo Domingo (Puerto Caucedo), DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Santo Domingo, DR

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad And Tobago

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Terre-De-Haut, Guadeloupe / FWI

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Tortola, Virgin Islands, BVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Trois Ilets, Martinique

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Trujillo (Banana Coast), Honduras

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, BVI

Under Assessment

Cruise ships are visiting this port

Willemstad, Curacao

Open

Cruise ships are visiting this port

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Azamara Club Cruises

Looking at the Caribbean as a whole, the region, outside of four ports we had on our itineraries, is in a condition to provide the same level of Azamara's Destination Immersion® experience our mutual guests are accustomed to. However, the damage sustained in the following four ports warrant a temporary substitution during November and December. We are replacing Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; and Roseau, Dominica on Azamara Quest® sailings with alternative locations, until these islands have fully recovered. Please note, December voyages that start and end in San Juan will not be adjusted, but our crossing in November will replace San Juan with Bermuda. We do not anticipate any other itinerary changes at this time.

Port & Destination Updates:

Affected sailings include:

Azamara Quest

November 4,2017 - Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida

December 1, 2017 – Miami, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 16,2017- San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida

December 22, 2017- Miami, Florida to Miami, Florida 

Links for More Information:

https://www.azamaraclubcruises.com/int/itinerary-updates#sailings-to-caribbean



Carnival Cruise Line

Caribbean is Open for FUN

The last few weeks have been a challenge for many. It’s also important to know that most of the ports our ships visit are open and providing a great shore experience and that attractive alternative itineraries have been created to ensure we deliver a great cruise experience while we help with the relief and rebuilding efforts in the impacted islands. 

Itinerary Updates:

Carnival is offering a variety of itineraries to the Caribbean across our fleet.  For destinations that are impacted, we have created attractive alternative itineraries while we work closely with authorities in the impacted destinations to assist in their recovery. 

All alternative itineraries have been posted to GoCCL.com and Carnival.com and can be accessed here:

Links for More Information:

Carnival Cruise Line and Carnival Corporation are actively involved in supporting Caribbean recovery efforts.  Travel partners and guests can participate and find additional information at the link below:

Caribbean Support information





Holland America Line

As you may be aware, a few islands in the Eastern Caribbean were recently damaged by hurricanes. Ports in the Bahamas and on Western and Southern Caribbean sailings had minimal or no impact, including our private island, Half Moon Cay.

The Caribbean is open for business and cruise ships are sailing there now. Across the Caribbean, 43 of the region’s estimated 48 ports are fully operational today, having received minimal or no damage from the storms. Holland America Line is actively working to support rebuilding efforts as part of a larger initiative by our parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc . Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected.

Below is a list of cruises departing through the end of 2017.  If a port change was necessary, it is indicated below. If noted as "No Changes," the cruise is scheduled to call at the ports originally planned.

There are no changes at this time on 2018 cruises. We will continue to monitor and should any adjustments be necessary, those decisions will be made closer to the sailing date.

Port & Destination Updates:

Updated October 5, 2017

October 18, 2017, ms Koningsdam 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with Antigua; cancel St. Thomas, replace with St. Lucia. Port Order changes.

October 28, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel Grand Turk, replace with Nassau; cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana; cancel St. Thomas, replace with St. Croix.

October 29, 2017, ms Koningsdam 10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer: Cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana.

November 4, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Tropical Caribbean: No Changes.

November 4, 2017, ms Oosterdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana; cancel St. Thomas, replace with St. Croix.

November 4, 2017, ms Rotterdam 15-Day Southern Caribbean: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Kitts; cancel St. Thomas, replace with Cap Cana.

November 4, 2017, ms Rotterdam 22-Day Southern / Western Caribbean: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Kitts; cancel St. Thomas, replace with Cap Cana.

November 5, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 10-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer: No Changes.

November 8, 2017, ms Koningsdam 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix; cancel St. Thomas, replace with Cap Cana. Port Order changes.

November 11, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana; cancel St. Thomas, replace with St. Croix.

November 11, 2017, ms Oosterdam 6-Day Western Caribbean: Cancel San Juan, replace with Samana.

November 12, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix; cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana.

November 15, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 11-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer: No Changes.

November 18, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Tropical Caribbean: No Changes.

November 18, 2017, ms Prinsendam 30-Day Amazon Explorer: Cancel Cruz Bay, St. John's, replace with St. Croix; cancel St. Maarten, replace with Basseterre, St. Kitts; cancel Dominica, replace with Martinique.

November 19, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

November 19, 2017, ms Koningsdam 10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer: No Changes.

November 19, 2017, ms Rotterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

November 25, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel San Juan, replace with Samana; cancel St. Thomas, replace with St. Croix.

November 26, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix; cancel San Juan, replace with Cap Cana.

November 26, 2017, ms Rotterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

November 26, 2017, ms Rotterdam 21-Day Western / Southern Caribbean: No Changes.

November 26, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 10-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer: No Changes.

November 29, 2017, ms Koningsdam 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix.

December 2, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 4-Day Bahamas: No Changes.

December 3, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

December 3, 2017, ms Rotterdam 14-Day Southern Caribbean: No Changes.

December 3, 2017, ms Rotterdam 21-Day Southern / Western Caribbean: No Changes.

December 6, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 11-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer: No Changes.

December 8, 2017, ms Veendam 14-Day Southern Caribbean: Cancel Tortola, replace with St. Croix; cancel St. Maarten, replace with Antigua.

December 10, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix.

December 10, 2017, ms Koningsdam 10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer: No Changes.

December 17, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

December 17, 2017, ms Rotterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean: No Changes.

December 17, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 10-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer Holiday: No Changes.

December 18, 2017, ms Prinsendam 16-Day Caribbean Holiday: Cancel Tortola, replace with St. Croix.

December 20, 2017, ms Koningsdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 20, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 3-Day Bahamas: No Changes.

December 22, 2017, ms Veendam 12-Day Cuban Explorer Holiday: No Changes.

December 22, 2017, ms Westerdam 7-Day Tropical Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 23, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 24, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Holiday: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix.

December 24, 2017, ms Rotterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 27, 2017, ms Koningsdam 7-Day Western Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 27, 2017, ms Zuiderdam 11-Day Panama Canal Sunfarer Holiday: No Changes.

December 29, 2017, ms Westerdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 30, 2017, ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Holiday: Cancel St. Maarten, replace with St. Croix.

December 31, 2017, ms Eurodam 7-Day Tropical Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

December 31, 2017, ms Rotterdam 7-Day Western Caribbean Holiday: No Changes.

Itinerary Updates:

For 2017 guests, if there is a change to the itinerary it is noted above.

There are no changes for 2018 cruises itineraries at this time. It is our hope that we will be able to operate as planned. We will continue to monitor recovery efforts. Should adjustments become necessary, we will make those decisions closer to the cruise departure dates and booked guests and their travel agents would be notified.

Links for More Information:

CLICK HERE for the most current information including FAQ: 


MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises remains committed to the Caribbean as a destination, with the continued operation of four ships over the next months, and the introduction of a fifth ship, MSC Seaside, from December. While the islands impacted by the recent hurricanes focus on recovery efforts, we’ve modified our itineraries with an array of alternative Caribbean destinations, ensuring that our guests have the ultimate vacation experience and are able to enjoy the beautiful destinations in the Caribbean to their fullest. 

Since last September, the MSC Group – including the Mediterranean Shipping Company and MSC Cruises – has engaged in a wide-range of relief efforts to support the Caribbean islands most impacted by the Hurricanes. These efforts are ongoing and will continue as we help the Caribbean recover as quickly as possible. Learn more at: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Discover-MSC/MSC-Cruises-Hurricane-Relief-Efforts.aspx

Port & Destination Updates:

MSC Cruises is working closely with officials, governments and other entities in the affected areas of the Caribbean to assess on an ongoing basis the availability of destinations that are not currently accessible. Information about the ports and destinations we are visiting will be continually updated on our web site

Itinerary Updates:

The below is an update on itineraries as of November 7th.

MSC Divina 
On 7-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries departing from Miami on November 11, November 25 and December 9, MSC Divina will now call at St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) instead of at Philipsburg (St. Maarten), and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) instead of San Juan (Puerto Rico). The schedule is as follows:

• Miami/Florida (USA) | Departure: 7:00 pm

• At sea

• At sea

• St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) | Arrival: 9:00 am | Departure: 5:00pm

• Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) | Arrival: 7:00 am | Departure: 4:00 pm

• At sea

• Nassau (Bahamas) | Arrival: 10:00am | Departure: 6:00 pm

• Miami/Florida (USA) | Arrival: 7:00am

For the long Eastern Caribbean cruises in January and February 2018, itineraries are as follows: 

• Departing January 3, 2018: Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Oranjestad (Aruba) and Willemstad (Curaçao) will be replacing San Juan (Puerto Rico), Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Basseterre (St Kitts & Nevis) and Nassau (Bahamas).

• Departing January 25, 2018: Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) will be replacing Philipsburg (St Maarten) and Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands)

• Departing February 15, 2018: Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Bridgetown (Barbados) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) will be replacing St. John (Antigua and Barbuda), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and Freeport, Bahamas

MSC Seaside 
For the MSC Seaside cruise departing from Miami on January 6, the Eastern Caribbean itinerary will be replaced with a Western Caribbean itinerary calling at Nassau (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Georgetown (Cayman Islands) and Costa Maya (Mexico).  

For the following 7-night Eastern Caribbean MSC Seaside sailings departing from Miami, St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) will be replacing Philipsburg (St. Maarten) and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) will be replacing San Juan (Puerto Rico). In addition, all the below itineraries will visit Nassau, with the exception of the February 17 sailing, which will call at Freeport.  

• Departing December 23, 2017

• Departing January 20, 2018

• Departing February 3, 2018

• Departing February 17, 2018

• Departing March 3, 2018

• Departing March 17, 2018

MSC Fantasia: November 25 – March 31, 2018 
On the 7-night itineraries from Forte de France (Martinique) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), MSC Fantasia will now call at La Romana (Dominican Republic), instead of at Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and at Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis), instead of at Roseau (Dominica), while spending an additional day at sea instead of calling at Philipsburg (St. Maarten).

For the most up-to-date information on itineraries visit continue to check the MSC Cruises web site

Links for More Information:

www.msccruisesusa.com

MSC Cruises Itinerary & Weather Updates





Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is working with our partners to assess impacts to the ports we visit in the Eastern/Southern Caribbean on an ongoing basis. Currently, we have changed all of our Eastern Caribbean itineraries to Western‎ Caribbean cruises for the next few months. Those which have been confirmed/changed have been updated on ncl.com and communicated to Travel Professionals and guests. We will continue to keep in close contact with our partners on the ground and have the flexibility to alter future itineraries to ensure a great guest experience, if needed

Port & Destination Updates:

Please see ncl.com for most up to date itineraries.

Itinerary Updates:

Itineraries impacted vary by date and guests should refer to ncl.com or through their myncl login on ncl.com. Impacted itineraries are in the process of being communicated to both Travel Partners and Guests via email and notification in their myncl portal. As we are in the process of securing additional ports of call, communications are ongoing.

For those itineraries impacted by a change, Shore Ex information can be viewed and excursions booked via guests myncl login on ncl.com

Links for More Information:

Please visit ncl.com for up to date itineraries


Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, launched a new initiative to aid humanitarian relief to hurricane stricken islands in the region as well as to raise awareness and restore tourism, a vital economic lifeline for the islands.

To assist in these fund raising efforts for humanitarian aid and to help restore and maintain a vibrant tourism environment, Oceania Cruises will make a donation of $500 per stateroom for new bookings on select Caribbean voyages sailing from December 2017 through April 2018.

Partnering with All Hands Volunteers under the Hope Starts Here program, Oceania Cruises and its sister brands have pledged to raise at least $2.5 million for relief efforts with the company committed to $1.25 million in matching donations from valued guests, team members, suppliers, and travel partners to ensure that our efforts to assist these islands in their time of need makes an even greater positive impact.

“This rebuilding and restoration process is very personal to us, as we have such strong ties to the region. We have friends, family, and decades-long business partnerships in these islands and it’s critical that we help them rebuild and restore,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.

All Hands Volunteers is a non-profit relief organization dedicated to rebuilding communities impacted by natural disasters with proven experience of reconstructing schools and critical infrastructure to help assist in the rebuilding of these vibrant and beautiful communities. All Hands will be focused on rebuilding schools on impacted islands.

“Schools don’t just provide classrooms and instruction; they are vital community centers that also provide children with safety, shelter and an all-important sense of community. It’s imperative that children can get back to school as quickly as possible,” added Binder.   

To help support the Hope Starts Here relief fund, and to make a donation that will be matched by Oceania Cruises, please visit Hope Starts Here.

For more information about Oceania Cruises, call 855-OCEANIA (855-623-2642) or contact a professional travel agent.

Port & Destination Updates:

Oceania Cruises is working with its partners at the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association and local government authorities to assess the impact to the ports we visit in the Eastern Caribbean and provide assistance to those islands. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide updates to future itineraries as they become available.

Please visit www.oceaniacruises.com for most up to date itineraries.

 

Links for More Information:

https://www.oceaniacruises.com/corporate/hopestartshere/


Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is continuing to assess recovery efforts and conditions in parts of the Caribbean affected by the recent hurricanes, we look toward providing the great cruise experience our guests expect and the economic support that the region relies on, now more than ever. Should any adjustments be required to future sailings as a result of storm damage, booked guests and their travel professional will be notified.

Most of the region's ports and islands are open for business as usual, including our private island resort of Princess Cays in the Bahamas. 

Itinerary Updates:

GREAT NEWS! - We have recently learned that St. Thomas has recovered quicker than expected from the hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean. We have multiple shore excursion opportunities to accommodate our guests, and port agents have indicated that shops and restaurants are open and ready for cruise visitors.

  • We will now call to St. Thomas, with the first call now on November 12

Links for More Information:

To help with your planning, Princess Cruises has developed a map to show which areas are open and which are still being evaluated.  This map and other up-to-date information can be found through a link at the top of www.princesscruises.com



Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is heartbroken over the devastation that the recent hurricanes have dealt to several Caribbean islands and the Florida Keys. The Caribbean is part of our family and where we first launched our distinctive luxury experience 25 years ago. Our earnest prayers and wishes are for the children, women and men whose lives have now been irrevocably changed. Regent Seven Seas Cruises and parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which also operates Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises, have set a goal to raise $2.5 million for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief campaign. Under Hope Starts Here, the company is committing to match up to $1.25 million of donations from its valued guests, team members, suppliers and partners in order to substantially help All Hands Volunteers (hands.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit relief organization, and Happy Hearts Fund (happyheartsfund.org) deliver early relief response for the Florida Keys, and rebuild safe, resilient schools in the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For more information about Hope Starts Here, please visit www.RSSC.com/HopeStartsHere

Itinerary Updates:

Due to ongoing recovery on the affected Caribbean islands, we must replace eight calls on San Juan, Puerto Rico; five calls on Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and one call on Roseau, Dominica on the following nine voyages:

Seven Seas Navigator

  • October 29, 2017, San Juan replaced with St. Johns, Antigua,
  • November 13, 2017, San Juan replaced with Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis,

Seven Seas Mariner

  • November 17, 2017, San Juan is replaced with St. Kitts,

Seven Seas Explorer

  • December 8, 2017, San Juan replaced with St. Kitts,
  • December 20, 2017, Dominica and St. Maarten replaced with Bridgetown, Barbados, and Antigua, respectively,
  • January 3, 2018, St. Maarten and San Juan replaced with Fort de France, Martinique, and a sea day,
  • January 30, 2018, St. Maarten and San Juan replaced with St. Kitts and a sea day,
  • February 19, 2018, San Juan and St. Maarten replaced with St. Kitts and a sea day,
  • March 11, 2018, St. Maarten and San Juan replaced with St. Kitts and a sea day.

 

Links for More Information:

http://www.RSSC.com/agent

 



Royal Caribbean International

The hurricanes and their devastating impact on the affected communities have hit close to home for many. Royal Caribbean has sailed to some of these destinations for nearly five decades, creating long-standing relationships, and we have a sense of responsibility to do our part to help these areas in their time of need. We are determined to stand alongside them on their road to recovery, helping with both humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts. 

Our advice to travel agents is to continue to be confident in selling vacations in the Caribbean. Vacationing in the Caribbean with a cruise line offers nearly 50 ports of call that your clients can visit, and most of those tropical destinations are welcoming visitors today.

A main focus of Royal Caribbean’s is to assure you – the travel professionals – and your clients that while the situation of the affected islands is fluid, we are staying on top of when and where our ships can go. The best support we can give to these islands, which are so reliant on tourism, is to go back as soon as we can.

Port & Destination Updates:

Royal Caribbean will only return to the affected islands when they and their partners in these destinations are certain that each area is more than ready to welcome visitors.

In doing our part, Royal Caribbean is making sure they support travel professionals by monitoring each area’s progress on a daily basis, maintaining regular communications with contacts on the ground, and making itinerary adjustments as far in advance is possible. We have got your back, and will continue to keep you informed of the latest adjustments to our Caribbean itineraries as well as post frequent updates on our website.

Given things are fluid, we have diligently been making adjustments to our Eastern Caribbean itineraries to sail to available Caribbean ports.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in San Juan and the other affected islands as they rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

To learn more about our humanitarian efforts, click here.

Itinerary Updates:

October 6, 2017 at 2 PM EDT (next update Monday at 2 PM EDT)   

Future itineraries:

Given Hurricane Irma’s impact to St. Maarten and St. Thomas, as well as Hurricane Maria’s impact to San Juan, we are altering the following ports for future sailings until these islands have fully recovered.

As the recovery effort remains fluid and each island is working diligently to get back to normal operations, we will continue to communicate any port changes approximately four weeks prior to departure.    

Adventure of the Seas:

10/14 – St. Croix to Antigua
10/21 & 11/11 – St. Maarten to St. Kitts
10/28 & 11/4 – St. Maarten to Martinique

We understand that limited hotel availability in San Juan may cause our guests to alter their travel arrangements. Airlines are being flexible with waiving change fees, so please check with their carrier, and do not hesitate to contact us if there are any questions. [SH1] 

Allure of the Seas:

10/15 – St. Maarten & San Juan to Cozumel & Costa Maya
10/29 – St. Thomas & San Juan to Cozumel & Costa Maya    

Grandeur of the Seas:

10/28 – St. Thomas & St. Maarten to Barbados & Martinique

Harmony of the Seas:

10/21 – St. Thomas, San Juan & Labadee to Nassau, Cozumel & Costa Maya
11/4 – St. Maarten & San Juan to Nassau & Falmouth

Independence of the Seas:

10/29 – St. Maarten, St. Thomas & San Juan to Antigua, Barbados & Martinique

Serenade of the Seas:

10/20 – St. Thomas & St. Maarten to St. Kitts & Antigua

Oasis of the Seas:

11/5 – St. Maarten, San Juan & Labadee to Nassau, Cozumel & Costa Maya
10/22 – St. Maarten & San Juan to Nassau & Falmouth

Links for More Information:

Itinerary updates
Hurricane relief donations
Royal Caribbean humanitarian recovery efforts


Seabourn

Seabourn’s 2017 Caribbean season begins with Seabourn Odyssey departing Miami on October 30, 2017. We look forward to providing our guests the Seabourn service and experience they anticipate when they choose to travel with us.

No cruises are being cancelled because of the recent hurricanes. We sincerely encourage guests with current reservations and anyone considering a Caribbean cruise to move forward with their plans. There is no better show of support for the Caribbean and the people who call it home.  

Itinerary Updates:

Based upon current on-the-ground assessments, Seabourn has determined that we must revise our upcoming Caribbean itineraries as a result of the damage that has occurred on some of the islands we are scheduled to visit through January 2018. Specific destinations where we will not call include:

•           Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke, BVI

•           Road Town, Tortola, BVI

•           Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI

•           Roseau, Dominica

•           Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

•           Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA

•           Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

These changes affect itineraries offered on Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest. The affected port calls, depending on specific itinerary, will be replaced by calls in:

•           Basseterre, Saint Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis

•           Charlestown, Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis

•           Deshaies, Guadeloupe

•           Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

•           Port-de-France, Martinique

•           Castries, St. Lucia

•           Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI

Seabourn has determined that we must also revise all of our Caribbean itineraries calling on Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, which is a turn port, through April 2018. The island destination is working to recover from recent hurricanes and hotels and other infrastructure are not ready to support our inbound and outbound guests. Seabourn will be replacing our turn calls in Sint Maarten with turn calls in Bridgetown, Barbados. 

Specific changes for our revised itineraries now calling on Bridgetown are as follows:

7-day Bridgetown – Bridgetown (Originally Bridgetown – Philipsburg)

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

•           Saline-Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

•           Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe (was Roseau, Domenica)

•           Charlestown, Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis (was Deshaies, Guadeloupe)

•           Fort-de-France, Martinique (was Gustavia, St. Barthelemy)

•           Saint George’s, Grenada (was Basseterre, Saint Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis)

•           Charlotteville, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago (was Great Harbor, Jost van Dyke, BVI)

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

7-day Bridgetown – Bridgetown (Originally Philipsburg - Bridgetown)

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

•           Trois Ilets, Martinique (was Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis)

•           Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis (was Road Bay, Anguilla)

•           St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

•           Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

•           Castries, St. Lucia

•           Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

7-day Bridgetown – Bridgetown (Originally Philipsburg – Bridgetown, departing March 10, 2018)

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

•           Trois Ilets, Martinique (was Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis)

•           Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis (was Road Bay, Anguilla)

•           St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

•           Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

•           Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines (was Fort-de-France, Martinique)

•           Castries, St. Lucia (was Port-de-Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines)

•           Bridgetown, Barbados

Please note, while we have retained our calls in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we continue to monitor the ongoing recovery efforts.  It is our hope that the situation in San Juan will improve sufficiently prior to our sailings to allow us to call. Throughout the Caribbean, we are continuing to monitor the situation very closely and will update guests should any additional changes be required.

We look forward to welcoming guests onboard this season.  

Links for More Information:

www.seabourn.com



Seadream Yacht Club

SeaDream loves the Caribbean, and so do our guests. The Caribbean has been a “staple” destination for us since 2001, and has played a role in our company’s success. When you recall SeaDream’s Champagne and Caviar Splash™ you certainly can’t forget the stunning beach location on Jost van Dyke.  

So what we’ve decided, as a company who loves the Caribbean…is to go back. The biggest thing we can do for the livelihood of the whole region, is to sail to the Caribbean as planned. Tourism remains the lifeblood of the Caribbean and it directly hits the pocketbooks of the people of this region.

We are making only a minor change to Caribbean itineraries as follows: Replacing embarkation and disembarkation in St. Martin (Marigot and Philipsburg) with Antigua; for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 Caribbean voyages.

SeaDream Reservations has contacted affected guests and their Travel Agents. Guests (or their Travel Agent) are responsible for contacting their air carrier to request a flight change and a waiver of flight change fees- due to the state of the island of St. Martin.

Port & Destination Updates:

For the months of November 2017 – April 2018, SeaDream has changed the ports of Marigot, Saint Martin & Phillipsburg, Saint Maarten (SXM & STM) TO: Antigua (ANU)

Itinerary Updates:

Voyage #         Sail Date                  OLD ITINERARY                                     NEW ITINERARY        

11744              11NOV17            Was: Bridgetown to Marigot                     Now: Bridgetown to Antigua

11745              20NOV17            Was: Marigot to Marigot                           Now: Antigua to Antigua

11746              25NOV17            Was: Marigot to Marigot                           Now: Antigua to Antigua

11747              02DEC17             Was: Marigot to Bridgetown                    Now: Antigua to Bridgetown

11749              16DEC17             Was: Bridgetown to Marigot                    Now: Bridgetown to Antigua

11750              21DEC17             Was: Marigot to Bridgetown                    Now: Antigua to Bridgetown

11801              28DEC18             Was: Bridgetown to Marigot                    Now: Bridgetown to Antigua

11802              04JAN18              Was: Marigot to Marigot                          Now: Antigua to Antigua

11804              18JAN18              Was: Marigot to Marigot                          Now: Antigua to Antigua

11805              27JAN18              Was: Marigot to San Juan                        Now: Antigua to San Juan

11808              17FEB18              Was: St. Thomas to Marigot                    Now: St. Thomas to Antigua

21812              17MAR18             Was: Bridgetown to Marigot                   Now: Bridgetown to Antigua

21813              24MAR18             Was: Marigot to Marigot                          Now: Antigua to Antigua

21814              31MAR18             Was: Marigot to Philipsburg                    Now: Antigua to Antigua

21816              14APR18              Was: Marigot to Las Palmas                    Now: Antigua to Las Palmas

Links for More Information:

If your voyage has been affected by this change, please contact info@seadream.com for further details.


Windstar Cruises

The Windstar family is deeply saddened by the widespread damage from the recent hurricanes impacting parts of the Caribbean. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those throughout the region, including our many friends and colleagues whose lives and families continue to be affected by the recent storms.
 
Windstar’s winter/spring Caribbean season is scheduled to begin in November. As a result of storm damage in certain parts of the Caribbean, we have made necessary changes to our upcoming Caribbean deployment to assure a quality voyage experience.
 
Updated Caribbean itineraries are now finalized with revisions published on our website. We have endeavored to inform our guests and travel agent partners with relevant updates as quickly as possible. 

Port & Destination Updates:

All Wind Surf Caribbean cruises for winter/spring of 2017-18 are now scheduled to sail from Bridgetown, Barbados as the turn-port for both embarkation and disembarkation.
 
Star Breeze Caribbean cruises through December 2, 2017 are now scheduled to sail round trip from Bridgetown, Barbados as the turn-port for both embarkation and disembarkation.

We have preserved our characteristic itineraries to ensure the best experience for our guests, and will visit compelling ports including the new addition of Martinique. Updated Caribbean itineraries feature all of the wonder and quality guests know and have come to expect from Windstar, including our Signature Beach Party.

Itinerary Updates:

Star Pride is scheduled to begin sailing round trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico with the first visit planned for November 25. We have made port replacements as necessary based on operational assessments to assure a quality Caribbean voyage experience for our guests. Star Pride itinerary changes have resulted in a new itinerary: Caribbean Treasures.

Star Breeze will no longer sail in the Caribbean in spring of 2018 as originally planned, and will instead remain in Central America in spring 2018 to extend the popular Costa Rica and Panama Canal cruise season. Additional sailings will be offered there in February and March of 2018.

Links for More Information:

Please visit our Caribbean Updates tab on WindstarCruises.com for more information. 


Ways to Give Back

 

CLIA Cruise Line Members have stepped up to help areas impacted by the hurricanes, providing more than $30 million to relief, transportation and supplies to people who need them. To learn how you can assist in the relief efforts, here are some of the charitable organizations supported by CLIA Cruise Lines:

All Hands Volunteers
American Red Cross
Direct Relief
Save The Children
Tourism Cares
UNICEF
United Way of Puerto Rico (Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico)
United Way of Miami-Dade County
World Vision