Caribbean Port Status

February 5, 2018

Last summer, hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the Caribbean and left varying levels of damage. Several islands were impacted seriously enough to interrupt tourism, travel and the daily life of their wonderful people. Government officials, tour operators, port agents, and some of our own employees on the islands are assessing each island’s unique situation.

Through this network, we receive real-time information on progress toward welcoming cruise ships and getting our guests back to port. We’ll update the information here regularly, to bring you the latest on the status of the islands we visit.

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Island Status Updates

Dominica

This beautiful island has begun the rebuilding process. Power and water have been restored to the capital (Roseau), which has already begun welcoming back cruise visitors. We plan to return on October 30, 2018, with Celebrity Summit®. Immerse yourself in Dominica's tropical paradise while visiting Titou Gorge and the hot springs of Wotten Waven.

Key West

This southernmost point in the United States is back to business as usual. Our first visit back was on November 4, 2017, aboard Celebrity Reflection®. Experience a birds-eye view of this beautiful island on a helicopter tour.

St. Croix

Piers in Frederiksted and Christiansted are operational, along with 13 out of 14 tours. The historical sites, shops, and restaurants in Christiansted are open, along with most of the businesses in Frederiksted. Our first scheduled visit to St. Croix was on January 14, 2018, with Celebrity Summit®. Enjoy snorkeling the pristine underwater trail at the Marine Garden at Buck Island, or diving in Frederiksted.

St. Maarten

The Dutch side of the island has recovered faster than the French side, so tours remain focused on the Dutch side. Out of 29 tours Celebrity offers in St. Maarten, 19 are operational. The Boardwalk and Front Street are up and running with approximately 70% of the shops and restaurants open. Power and water have been restored on the island. Our first visit back was on February 6, 2018, with Celebrity EquinoxSM. Enjoy the chance to sail aboard an authentic America's Cup racing yacht.

St. Thomas

One of the most popular cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the cruise piers were largely undamaged. Power and water have been fully restored and most downtown shops and restaurants are open. Out of the 30 tours Celebrity offers in St. Thomas, 23 are operational. We returned to St. Thomas on November 23, 2017, aboard Celebrity Silhouette®. Enjoy a visit to Magen's Bay or sailing to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves.

San Juan

Power has been almost fully restored, and all major airline carriers are operating out of San Juan. Out of 38 tours in the program, 26 are operational, primarily focused on the Old San Juan area. Many of the shops and restaurants are open, as well as both forts and the Bacardi distillery. Celebrity returned to San Juan as a port of call on December 11, 2017, aboard Celebrity EquinoxSM. Culinary enthusiast? You'll certainly love the Old San Juan Food and Culture Tour.

Tortola

Power and water are still being restored (currently at 80%), and we are awaiting a more comprehensive evaluation from tour operators. The island has begun receiving cruise visitors, and our first scheduled visit is planned for December 18, 2018, with Celebrity EdgeSM. When here, make sure you visit the famous Virgin Gorda Baths.