The timing of the reopening of the port in San Juan remains “uncertain,” according to Royal Caribbean, following the historic damage Hurricane Maria has brought to Puerto Rico.
Royal Caribbean reports that it is modifying the September 23 sailing of Adventure of the Seas. The ship will now depart Wednesday, September 27, on a three-night itinerary to Antigua and St. Kitts. Guests who choose to sail will receive a 60 percent refund of the cruise fare in the form of a refundable onboard credit, as well as an additional 50 percent future cruise credit on bookings within the next year. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100 percent future cruise credit on bookings within the next year.
Royal Caribbean is also modifying Anthem of the Seas’ September 23 itinerary, replacing a planned call in Bermuda with calls in Portland, Maine, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Guests on this sailing will receive a 50 percent refund of the cruise fare in the form of a refundable onboard credit.
Pre-booked shore excursions will be refunded to guests’ original form of payment, and guests will have the ability to book excursions in the new ports of call once onboard.
Earlier today Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello called Hurricane Maria the “most devastating storm to hit the island this century, if not in modern history.” 100 percent of the island remains without power, and officials estimate that the electricity grid may not be fully restored for four to six months.