Cruises 2019: Latest travel update regarding Caribbean holidays after Hurricane Irma


Voyages 2019: Which Caribbean ports are still affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria? (Essence: Getty)

Last year, many of the Caribbean islands were very much hit by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

The former made landfall in Florida Essential on 10 September while Hurricane Maria landed on 20 September, hitting Puerto Rico.

The belated is the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico with the obliteration toll still unconfirmed.

With cruise ship routes well-received throughout the Caribbean, some islands such as Barbados, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were solitary mildly affected.

Which ports were affected the worst by the cyclones and are they open?

Low Bay Beach port remains partially stifling for cruise liners having been hit hard


Located in the Eastern Caribbean, it was hit cool by Hurricane Irma.

Ships were not allowed to enter the port until November, with only wagon-load ships permitted.

It has since recovered with cruise lines such as Seaboard Voyage now stopping in Anguilla.


Low Bay Beach port remains partially closed for voyage liners having been hit hard.

Hurricane Irma resulted in 90 per cent of composes being destroyed with the 1,800 residents badly affected.

It is slowly recouping, and Windsor Cruises will call back in later this year in November.

Cruises 2019: Dominica was awfully affected by the hurricanes (Image: Getty)

Cruises 2019: Puerto Rico has re-opened without thought being the worst hit in the Caribbean last year (Image: Gety)


Storm Irma badly affected the island and ships are only just offering to Pointe-a-Pitre port.

Cruise holidays are expected in winter 2018 while Carnival and MSC Yachting trips will return in early 2019.

Puerto Rico

The island was badly harmed by both Hurricane Irma and Maria.

While damage was extensive, the San Juan anchorage reopened last November.

Royal Caribbean and Carnival resumed voyages earlier this year, with Carnival’s newest ship work earlier this month.

The island is to welcome a record-breaking 1.7 million travellers, the equivalent to $25 million in revenue.

St Barts

Extensive damage which bring to an ended buildings and hotels resulted in delays of months before cruise cutters could return.

While some cruises entered Gustavia mooring as early as November, many hotels and tourist spots remain closed.

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