Homeports Florida Reopen After Hurricane Irma

Port Everglades and Tampa Bay are the two of the six homeports of Florida that shut down last week before the arrival of Hurricane Irma.


Both the get reopened on Tuesday. After the opening, the port has allowed the arrival of some cruise ships to return, those fled in the storm.

The Coast Guard of U.S. is in the surveying process of all the ports’ destruction by air, sea and land. Assessments of Port Canaveral (Orlando) are still underway, and another which will be assessed soon includes the Port of Palm Beach, Miami and JaxPort (Jacksonville). According to the authorities of ‘Port of Palm Beach’ it is expected that the port will reopen on Wednesday that is September 13, after receiving the approval from the U.S. Coast Guards. Port Canaveral and Jacksonville have opened the port, but it will still remain closed to marine traffic as of now and will open for that, once they get the green signal.

Port Miami, the largest hub for cruising, is also expected to get open on Tuesday, but it got postponed because of sunken sailboats found in the cruise channel; the port will open once the debris will be cleared.

The delay has caused Carnival Victory to get canceled up to Sept. 11 and further shorten the Carnival Glory and Carnival Vista. The festival Carnival Vista will now switch on Wednesday that is, on September 13 for a cruise of four-day in Cozumel, whereas, the Carnival Glory will leave for a cruise of three-day on Wednesday to Freeport in the Bahamas. The festival that is, Carnival Sensation is scheduled to start on Wednesday still for a cruise of three-day to Nassau.

The port is working with the cruise lines closely to ensure a smooth process of execution.