Irma re­cov­ery be­gins

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

THE South Florida cruise ter­mi­nals which were forced to close ahead of Hur­ri­cane Irma have now re­opened while cruise lines are mov­ing to help with re­lief ef­forts.

PortMi­ami op­er­a­tions are back to nor­mal, along with Port Ever­glades, Port Canaveral, Port Tampa Bay, Port of Jack­sonville and Port of Palm Beach.

Car­ni­val Cruise Line has launched a hu­man­i­tar­ian re­lief ef­fort, with 11 of its ships mak­ing 36 de­liv­er­ies through­out the re­gion dur­ing up­com­ing sail­ings, while Royal Caribbean has can­celled cruises on Majesty

of the Seas to use the ship for hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts.

RCI will swap calls to St Maarten, St Thomas and Key West for al­ter­na­tive ports un­til the is­lands have fully re­cov­ered.

Nor­we­gian Cruise Line’s ships sail­ing from Mi­ami will re­sume

nor­mal op­er­a­tions this week­end and MSC Cruises’ MSC Div­ina will op­er­ate a West Caribbean cruise out of Mi­ami from Sat.

Ad­ven­ture of the Seas made a St Maarten call to de­liver sup­plies and pick up 300 evac­uees ear­lier this week ( pic­tured).

MEAN­WHILE, CLIA has joined a to­tal of 12 travel as­so­ci­a­tions call­ing for do­na­tions to the Des­ti­na­tion Dis­as­ter Re­cov­ery Fund to help com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Har­vey and Hur­ri­cane Irma.

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