Windstar Cruises president John Delaney will join the line's first cruise of the Caribbean season to make the point that the region is open for business.

In particular, Delaney wants to convey that Windstar's cruises on the Star Pride from Puerto Rico are sailing full speed-ahead. The 212-passenger Star Pride begins its season from San Juan on Nov. 25.

Delaney is billing the cruise as a "show of support" for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in general.

"Although areas of the Caribbean are still rebuilding after the recent hurricanes, so much of the Caribbean is open and welcoming visitors to their wondrous islands," Delaney said. "Travelers should not be concerned about beginning or ending a cruise in San Juan, where the cruise terminal has been operational for weeks, along with the airport."

"There are dozens and dozens of restaurants open, hotels have reopened, our hotel has reopened," Delaney said. "Unfortunately, that's not getting out there."

John Delaney
John Delaney

Delaney said he will be arriving a day early to enjoy time in Old San Juan and provide updates on his Twitter account and Windstar's social media pages.

"I just thought, wow, I'm going to get down there first hand, just let people know," he said.

The small-ship line is offering a package that includes fare discounts, a $200 shipboard credit and free Wi-Fi as an incentive for booking the Caribbean this winter.

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