Port Canaveral reopened on Oct. 8 after the passing of Hurricane Matthew left “minimal damage,” a statement said.

Ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Disney Cruise Line resumed operations after being suspended when the port was closed by the Coast Guard during the storm.

Initial assessments show Port Canaveral harbor is navigable with no obstructions. Cargo piers remain intact with minimal damage to cruise terminals. Some port tenants reported damage to their property, the statement said.

The Port of Jacksonville reopened over the weekend. Carnival Elation plans a four-night cruise to Nassau.

The Port of Charleston escaped significant damage and operations were expected to resume on Oct. 10, according to a tweet from Jim Newsome, president of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

The Carnival Ecstasy is expected to sail a five-day cruise with an overnight visit to Nassau. Guests on the cruise will be given a two-day prorated refund, a $100 onboard spending credit and a 50% discount on a future Carnival cruise of up to seven days.


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