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In today’s issue, TMI takes a close look at the latest updates on the recovery of the islands in the Caribbean that were hit by monster hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Now, two months after the storms made landfall in the region, more than 50% of such key islands as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John, Anguilla and others are still without power, although repair efforts are vigorously underway.
1. The Caribbean is Open: Caribbean cruise ports ARE open and welcoming guests. There are almost 50 Caribbean cruise ports currently in operation to these amazing destinations. Today there are thousands of cruise passengers headed to beautiful destinations in the Caribbean such as the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
2 Deals & Promos: October is officially Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is offering a variety of incentives to plan a cruise vacation… so a trip to the Caribbean can come at a deep discount.
3. New Itineraries: Cruisers looking to relax can visit some of the world’s best beaches on a Caribbean getaway, while those looking for adventure can zipline through lush landscapes or snorkel with sea life. Cruise lines are offering new, fresh itineraries to ensure a great cruise vacation for travelers.
4. Support Recovery: The Caribbean islands rely heavily on tourism dollars to support individuals, small businesses and overall, local economies. A great way to support recovery in the region is to book a Caribbean cruise vacation.
5. Unique Experiences: No matter the time of year, the Caribbean always offers a chance to create a unique and once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. The area is home to ancient temples, beautiful beaches, delicious local cuisine, and more. Whether looking to scuba dive along exotic reefs or partake in a rum tasting, there’s something for every type of traveler in the Caribbean and now is the time to book.