Grand Turk Sets Date for Cruise Ship Return

by Daniel McCarthy
Grand Turk Sets Date for Cruise Ship Return

Ships docked in Grand Turk in 2015. Photo: roman Stetsyk/Shutterstock.com


Carnival Cruise Line will return to Grand Turk with Ecstasy on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the first cruise ship to return to the island since hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Officials originally expected the port to be open sometime in October, but that estimate was pushed back after damage was assessed.

After the storms hit, Carnival issued new itineraries for ships that were scheduled to stop at Grand Turk including Magic, Conquest, and Glory. Those ships called at Amber Cove instead.

Ecstasy will sail an itinerary out of Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 29 that will head to Grand Turk after a day at sea and a call at Half Moon Cay.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Safest Global Urban Neighborhoods for LGBTQ Travelers

1. Amsterdam’s Centrum neighborhood.

2. The Castro District in San Francisco.

3. Berlin’ s Schöneberg neighborhood.

4. Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood.

5. Tel Aviv’s City Center.

Source: GeoSure

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=01e53f1d-84ba-e811-ba59-782bcb66a2f2

Here Are the ABCs of Guided Independent Travel

It's not escorted and it's not independent travel, so what's the lowdown on this increasingly popular guided independent travel segment?

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
U by Uniworld Ramps Up for 2019
U by Uniworld Ramps Up for 2019

A new itinerary in Northern France, including weekend nights spent in Paris, plus unique excursions and onboard amenities have been added, based on consumer feedback.

Cruise Lines Make Itinerary Changes Ahead of Hurricane Florence
Cruise Lines Make Itinerary Changes Ahead of Hurricane Florence

As the storm heads for the U.S. coast, the major cruise lines have announced their rerouted itineraries to avoid Florence and keep guests safe.

Norwegian CEO Frank del Rio Says It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for a Downturn
Norwegian CEO Frank del Rio Says It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for a Downturn

But for now, NCLH said it will be increasing its prices on Oct. 1 ‘in a significant way,’ and ‘half our inventory for 2019 is already sold.’

Disney Cruise Line to Expand Presence at PortMiami
Disney Cruise Line to Expand Presence at PortMiami

The new partnership is expected to generate $2.7 million in gross revenues and move 360,000 Disney passengers through Miami annually by 2023.

Best Add-Ons for a Cruise Vacation
Best Add-Ons for a Cruise Vacation

Cruising is an almost-all-inclusive vacation. But still, some little extras can turn a vacation into the trip of a lifetime. Here are some tips from cruise executives on which add-ons to consider.

New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Homeport in Port Canaveral
New Disney Cruise Line Ships Will Homeport in Port Canaveral

Two out of the three new ships on order will debut an hour east of Disney’s theme park home.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Norwegian Cruise Line