Post Hurricane Reviews of Cruises and Ports

Haven't seen or heard much about recent cruises in the Caribbean and wondering how badly or IF the hurricane impacted the trip ... any news?

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I did see where one cruiser was complaining about 7 ships in port at Cozumel--that is a lot!

Hopefully, I can come back with a report on San Juan airport and PanAm cruise port. The only island we would have cruised to that was affected was St Maarten, and that has been replaced with St Kitts.

I LOVE St. Kitts ... in some ways even more than St. Maarten ...

We really enjoyed the beach we went to on St Kitts, and wouldn't hesitate to visit the island again to see more of it. St Maarten will never be the same as it was last spring when we were there.... Sad

If anyone has visited any of the islands affected by the hurricane, please let us know your experiences.


I hope bumping this thread will encourage anyone who has visited the hurricane affected ports, to let us know what they experienced.


I hope bumping this thread will encourage anyone who has visited the hurricane affected ports, to let us know what they experienced.

Update from RCCL website:


October 16, 2017 at Noon EDT (next update Friday, 10/20 at 5 PM EDT)

Royal Caribbean leadership recently returned from visits to St. Thomas and San Juan and will be visiting St. Maarten on Wednesday. We continue to be impressed with the progress the islands are making to rebuild, and are excited to announce our return to St. Thomas with the Adventure of the Seas on November 10. In the next few weeks, working in conjunction with the local governments, we will announce the specific dates in November for our return to San Juan and St. Maarten.

Upon arrival in St. Thomas guests will be able to enjoy a vast array of activities, dining and shopping. Downtown shops are open and have full power, the majority of restaurants and bars are also open, and the boats and catamarans that are used to enjoy the waters of the Caribbean are ready for guests. We are also partnering with the USVI government to restore Magen’s Bay, one of St. Thomas’ most popular tourist attractions. The beach will have its grand re-opening coinciding with Adventure’s arrival on November 10. Magen’s Bay will be joined by Secret Sands Beach, Secret Harbor Beach Club, Lindquists Beach, Honeymoon Beach on Water Island, and Abi Beach – all open for guests to enjoy.

We anticipate no further changes to our scheduled calls in St. Thomas, San Juan and St. Maarten for sailings December 1, 2017 forward.

That is very encouraging news.

Thanks for posting the update GrandmaJo. That's great news!

Sounds good to me! Thanks for posting!


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