Carnival Cruise Line’s Brand Ambassador John Heald posted the following statement earlier today on his Facebook page:
“We are closely monitoring the situation in Puerto Rico following the earthquakes that were reported and are in touch with local authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release late this morning confirming that all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are open for business.
There are no changes to our itineraries that call at San Juan or to sailings of our San Juan-based ship, Carnival Fascination. The epicenter and most damage are on the south side of the island, away from where our ships call and our guests visit.
Carnival Conquest will make today’s call in San Juan and power is being restored after the grid was taken down in an abundance of caution.
Our thoughts remain with those affected by the earthquake.”
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck the southern part of Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. A tsunami warning was issued and later canceled and there have been reports of at least 50 aftershocks.
The cruise port in San Juan is located on the northern part of Puerto Rico.