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 experienced extensive damage due to hurricane Maria. The island has begun the rebuilding process. Power and water have been restored to the capital, however, it's a work in progress for the remainder of the island. No further information on tours at this time.

Key West

This southern most point in the United States was hit hard by hurricane Irma, and although there was extensive damage, teams on the ground have worked diligently to get the city back to business as usual. The city has already begun welcoming cruise ships again. Our first visit to this dynamic port of call was on November 4, 2017, aboard Celebrity Reflection ®.

St. Croix

This beautiful destination, part of the USVI, suffered damage from both hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Piers in Frederiksted and Christiansted are operational and damage assessments around the island are ongoing. 13 out of 14 of tours are operating, and Buck Island National Park has reopened. Our first scheduled visit to St. Croix was on January 14, 2018 with Celebrity Summit®.

St. Maarten

The Dutch side has recovered well, the French side not so much; therefore, tours remain focused on the Dutch side. Out of 29 tours Celebrity offers in St. Maarten, 19 are operational. Sites such as 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 was on February 6, 2018, with Celebrity EquinoxSM.

St. Thomas

All is going well. Some of the St. John tours have been added back on. Out of the 30 tours Celebrity offers in St. Thomas, 23 are operational. Most of the shops and restaurants are open. Power and water have almost been fully restored on the island. We returned to St. Thomas on November 23, 2017, aboard Celebrity Silhouette®.

San Juan

This US territory suffered extensive damage with hurricanes Irma and Maria. Power has almost been fully restored to the San Juan area. Our tour offerings are primarily focused on the Old San Juan area. Out of the 38 tours in the program, 26 are operational. Many of the shops and restaurants are open. Both forts have reopened, as well as the Bacardi distillery. Celebrity returned to San Juan as a port of call on December 11, 2017, aboard Celebrity EquinoxSM.

Tortola

The island has begun the rebuilding process. Power and water are still being restored. No further information on tour venues at this time. Our first scheduled visit is planned for December 18, 2018 with Celebrity EdgeSM.