Irma recovery begins
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.