Adventure of the Seas champions the return
The much-awaited return is part of a partnership with the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Royal Caribbean is committed to restoring Magens Bay – one of St Thomas’ popular tourist attractions.
Adventure of the Seas will be the first ship to visit the island since September, with President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, saying, “We are very excited to get back home to our friends in St. Thomas. The Caribbean is our family, having cruised there for nearly 50 years.”
With power and water now fully restored and most shops, restaurants and bars in operation, life is slowly getting back to normal on the island. Royal Caribbean plans for St Thomas to re-open on 10th November, allowing guests and locals to enjoy the beaches, excursions and diverse dining once more.
In addition to this, Royal Caribbean is also working towards returning to ports in San Juan, Puerto Rico and St Maarten by the end of November, liaising closely with local governments to announce exact dates.
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor, Kenneth E. Mapp commented:
“As we move forward from September’s historic storms, we are laser-focused on improving and enhancing the overall tourism product, and creating an environment that stipulates economic growth and employment for our residents.”
He thanked the executive team at Royal Caribbean for their confidence in the Government and people of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
By December, all scheduled calls to the three islands will operate as planned, bringing 6,000 new visitors to the regions each week on-board Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.
If you would like up to date information about the situation in the Caribbean and how this could affect your cruise, call our Cruise Concierge team on 0207 526 3035.