However, markets are concerned about the impact of the recent string of hurricanes that have devastated some islands in the Caribbean and parts of the USA, where Carnival operates many of its cruise lines.
Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced.
FEMA has chartered a cruise ship to house hurricane relief workers working in St. Thomas following the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma there, the Orlando Sentinel reported this week.
Norwegian’s Eastern Caribbean voyages, which now offered out of Miami on a single ship, feature stops in St. Thomas and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, which have suffered catastrophic damages.
In addition to St. Thomas, St. Martin, Tortola and Key West, cruise ship destinations drastically affected by Irma Hurricane include St. John, St. Barts, Barbuda and Cuba. We are now in contact with our local partners to assess any potential damages in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“Norwegian Cruise Line ships have resumed normal operations and many of our guests’ favorite Caribbean destinations remain unaffected by these storms”, the company said. NCL could change ports stops in the future depending on how recovery efforts go so that passengers can have a great shore experience.