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See Which Caribbean Ports are Scheduled to Reopen After Hurricanes Irma, Maria

See Which Caribbean Ports are Scheduled to Reopen After Hurricanes Irma, Maria

After a whirlwind of a hurricane season, with Hurricanes Irma and Maria rattling across the Caribbean, many ports of call are starting to reopen for cruising again.

The two high-category hurricanes forced many cruise lines to change or cancel their itineraries. The Eastern Caribbean region was affected the most, and some of the islands are still in the early stages of the rebuilding process. Still, you can expect to see many of these damaged ports to appear on cruise schedules again.

The following islands sustained no damage and are open:

  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curacao
  • Grenada
  • Haiti (Labadee)
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun, Cozumel, Costa Maya)
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The following islands were in the hurricane paths but are now open to cruise ships:

  • Antigua
  • Bahamas
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Guadeloupe
  • Key West
  • St. Kitts & Nevis

The following islands were damaged the most and are preparing to reopen on the following dates:

  • Anguilla – late November
  • Dominica – mid-November
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico – open
  • St. Barts – Oct. 30
  • St. Croix – Nov. 11
  • St. Maarten – Nov. 15
  • St. Thomas – Nov. 3
  • Tortola – mid-November
  • Turks and Caicos – Nov. 1

Keep in mind that some of these dates are tentative and are subject to change based on the recovery progress. Even though the above mentioned ports are reopening to cruise ships, not all shops, restaurants or excursions might be available to tourists because some businesses have not returned to their regular operations.

Do you have an upcoming trip sailing to one of the Caribbean ports? Was your cruise affected by the hurricanes?

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  1. mizzou miles

    October 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    This is the WORST bit of “journalism” I have seen on FT in a long long time.

    The second category suggests that these islands are only open for cruise ships. This is simply not correct. The title should be simply “sustained damage but airports are open”. Anything else is pure sensationalism at best, flat out incorrect scare tactics at worst.

    Further, you should know that Cancun is not an “island” as you claim. Not sure why you call out Labadee specifically on Haiti since there isnt an airport there at all anyway.

    Hope you have the courage to actually post this and FIX your lame and silly piece.

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