By the Caribbean Journal staff
Carnival Corporation is returning to some of the cruise ports hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the company announced this week.
Several of Carnival’s brands are returning to Grand Turk, St Thomas and San Juan this month.
Carnival already returned to Grand Turk on Nov. 1, and will return to San Juan on Nov. 30 and St Thomas on Jan. 9.
Holland America returns to Grand Turk on Nov. 6, with St Thomas calls starting Nov. 8 and San Juan on Dec. 7.
Princess Cruises is returning to St Thomas on Nov. 12, Grand Turk on Dec. 15 and San Juan Dec. 20.
In addition, Costa Cruises will return to San Juan starting on December 17 and Grand Turk on Dec. 23, P&O Cruises UK will return to Grand Turk on Dec. 20 and AIDA Cruises will return to Grand Turk beginning Nov. 9.
“The Caribbean covers a far-reaching region of more than one million square miles, so it is important to know the vast majority of its islands realized little or no impact from the September storms, and we have been sailing thousands of guests to the Caribbean for great vacations,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. “The Caribbean is the world’s most popular region for cruise vacations – and its people and businesses are not only great hosts to our guests, but they also have a strong spirit and resilience. So, for those few islands that were impacted, we applaud them for their tireless efforts to recover and rebound, stronger than ever. We are thrilled to have our brands beginning to return to renowned destinations such as Grand Turk, St. Thomas and San Juan, and we know our guests will also be happy to have those ports as part of their cruise vacation.”