Travel Some Ports Benefit from Post-Irma Cruise Traffic

12:33  14 september  2017
12:33  14 september  2017 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Cruise traffic is shifting West after Hurricane Irma caused major damage to island destinations in the Eastern Caribbean. Five diverted cruise ships brought at least 18,000 visitors to Cozumel over the weekend. According to Galu Communication, the Mexican port city has seen a 60 to 70 percent

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Royal Caribbean International ships docked in Cozumel, Mexico© Travalliancemedia Owned Media (Staff Photo) Royal Caribbean International ships docked in Cozumel, Mexico Cruise traffic is shifting West after Hurricane Irma caused major damage to island destinations in the Eastern Caribbean.

Five diverted cruise ships brought at least 18,000 visitors to Cozumel over the weekend. According to Galu Communication, the Mexican port city has seen a 60 to 70 percent increase in tourism numbers since the hurricane.

It’s sure to continue this way in the region for some time as cruise lines bypass affected areas.

The latest update from Norwegian Cruise Line reads, “We are working with our partners to assess impacts to the ports we visit in the Eastern Caribbean. Currently, we have changed all of our Eastern Caribbean itineraries to Western Caribbean cruises for the next two months.”

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Some Ports Benefit from Post - Irma Cruise Traffic . The Eastern Caribbean may see a temporary downturn, but other ports will pick up the slack. travelpulse.com.

Random. Some Ports Benefit from Post - Irma Cruise Traffic . Cruise News, Cruise Radio. The Port Everglades cruise terminal knew that they were going to have more passengers than usual December 20, but they didn’t quite realize how many.

Royal Caribbean International’s website specifically mentions three destinations, saying, “Given Hurricane Irma's impact to St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Key West, we will be working on alternative ports for future sailings until these islands have fully recovered.”

Of course, not all Eastern Caribbean ports have been devastated and most cruise lines will likely select alternatives to visit accordingly. With capacity constraints being a challenge, not many displaced ships can descend upon neighboring islands at once and be accommodated.

Norwegian, for one, seems to be hedging its bets by heading only to Eastern Caribbean ports, which include the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Belize and more in Mexico for now. The company also has its new Harvest Caye private destination ready in the region.

St. Thomas, St. Martin off cruise schedules for weeks, maybe months

  St. Thomas, St. Martin off cruise schedules for weeks, maybe months The cruise industry dodged a bullet Sunday when Hurricane Irma came ashore along the west coast of Florida. But even as normal operations out of the three ports are quickly resuming, the world's major cruise lines are facing months of disruptions to itineraries that include stops at Eastern Caribbean islands that Irma hit hard.

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While island likes of Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola may be in limbo for a long while—months or more potentially—the Bahamas and rest of the Eastern Caribbean is still in good shape.

In fact, there has been no news regarding any damage to cruise line private islands, most of which are Bahamian and closer in proximity to Florida.

Meanwhile, Floridian departure ports are beginning to return to normal operations with Port Everglades safe to traffic and Port Canaveral reopened to cruise ships.

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Cruises to St. Thomas to resume in November .
Cruise ships will begin returning to St. Thomas on Nov. 10, less than two months after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cruise ships will begin returning to St. Thomas on Nov. 10, less than two months after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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