Ports to reopen

Carnival has announced the reopening of ports.  I hope "Mother Nature" pays attention and decides to have to no more hurricanes this season




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Sorry for another post, but I found another site with more information. Doing a happy dance!


Thanks Aunt Pinkie .. always nice to get news on these things

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but friends I've talked to on St. Thomas and St. Croix report quite a different picture. And while they welcome the tourist trade, especially St Thomas is not anywhere close to being ready in the projected time frames... St. Croix has been scheduled for many redirected cruises but I think they are being extremely cautious about gearing up for tourists that may dwindle away when St. Thomas is back on schedule.

Many of the problems in the USVI will not be visible to the average tourist but behind the scenes the shops and excursions are having difficulty getting workers, supplies and just day to day normal operation...Curfews are still in place and the crime and problems with after hurricane looting and damage remain.

Thanks, Debbie! We are not scheduled to be there until late January, when I am hoping things will be more "normal" for them and my dollars will still be welcome.

Opening a port is one thing. That is a business decision. The cruise ships can still charge port fees. It’s not their fault if you can’t do anything once you dock.

The ports want the ships in as the cruise industry is their livelihood They need the ships to bring in money to help rebuild.The cruise industry needs the ports open or they will have less to offer and therefore less business.

During the whole Hurricane season and the Islands and resorts affected. I have to wonder why, in this day and age is that the western countries in the region Canada, U.S.A and even Mexico, could not get a relief team ready and sent to these places to help. God knows, it doesn't make any difference to national budgets at this point. Just get supplies and rebuilding teams there as soon as possible.

My union was looking for volunteers for a two week stay to help clean things up. I guess Puerto Rico had the heavy equipment, but no one to operate them ( excavators, backhoes, etc)

It's great to see the ports opening, and hopefully the tourist dollars will help to bring in money to help restore the islands.

Yes, the ports may be open but I am sure some of them are not ready for tourists yet.


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