Royal Caribbean International will resume calls at St. Thomas on Nov. 10. Calls were suspended after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island on Sept. 6.
The Adventure of the Seas will make the call. At the same time, island officials, with an assist from Royal Caribbean, hope to reopen a restored Magens Bay, one of St. Thomas’ most popular tourist attractions.
Royal Caribbean said that most downtown shops, restaurants and bars and tour operators will be fully operational, with boat and catamaran excursions among the activities that will be offered.
Royal Caribbean said it has committed to returning to San Juan and St. Maarten by the end of November and is working closely with local governments to announce the exact dates.
Port St. Maarten, in a statement on its Facebook page, said that Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas plans to make its return to that storm-battered destination on Nov. 5, but a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman said that is incorrect.
Correction: Royal Caribbean says it isn’t returning to St. Maarten on Nov. 5.