Irma-provoked damage shuts down four cruise ports indefinitely

Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

cruise destinationsHurricane Irma has triggered a vast amount of damage triggering the shutdown of four cruise ports that are really popular among tourists, for an indefinite period of time.

 

The ports of Key West, Tortola, St. Maarten and St. Thomas have been closed indefinitely.

 

One of the news media agencies of the US has reported that St. Maarten and St. Thomas are likely to remain closed to cruise vessels for many weeks and probably for many months altogether.

 

Norwegian Cruise Lines have already replaced all their European itineraries till November with Western Caribbean ones.

 

And, the Royal Caribbean has vessels that would be stopping in St. Croix and St. Kitts, instead of St. Maarten and St. Kitts. The eye of Hurricane Irma had passed 50 miles to the north of San Juan. Consequently, the shops in Old San Juan started reopening two days after the storm.

 

On the other hand reports started pouring in from Grand Turk mentioning that the port had reopened on 12th September.

 

But then, the officials are now saying that some minor repairs are required and the port would be reopened in a few more days.

 

Freeport Bahamas and Nassau have been operating as on normal days.

 

Norwegian said that their private island in the Bahamas was hardly impacted by Irma.

 

Irma also did not impact any of the ports in the region of Western Caribbean including the ones in Roatan, Belize, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Mexico.

 

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