This storm that hit Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands looks horrendous and brought back memories of the storm we were in in Fiji. Houses have been ripped up, rain adds to the rivers breaking banks and the flood water rises. The rain and cyclone season tends to be before the tourists arrive in what we know as the Caribbean Season, but this year might be very different. The film we have here of Fiji rebuilding after the storm, the resourcefulness of the people has to give encouragement. But these people will need you and I to return, not avoid it because of fear. We can find no further statements following the ministers promise to rebuild with the help of the US Government and Cruise operators, that was mid October 2017. Other ports like St Maarten and Tortola have opened.

The weather has begun to allow rescue operations in Puerto Rico, and the area will start to rebuild. They need homes, but they also need money and that means they need to get tourism back. They will need you to visit. They need the support of Britain that retains them as a British Virgin Island. Some of these areas were 10 feet under water. Here is the Sky News report with some devastating pictures of the result just hours after the winds have dropped. The cruise operators will be in touch with the local governments and they will know when it is right to go back, when they will need us to go back, and if it is not, the ships will be rerouted.

On our journey on the Aurora down through Boston past New York to Bermuda as the storms hit, we were affected only in ways the passengers would not know. The ship cut through the waves without a problem and was incredibly stable. However, the entertainment acts changed ship/shift in Charleston rather than Bermuda because of worries the storm had hit or might hit Bermuda and we would not be able to berth. However we did berth in Bermuda and luckily as you can see from our film done just days ago as hurricane Maria was raging, Bermuda was untouched. Jean is not in vision as she moved to another ship in Charleston to do her one woman show. Our advice is to trust your cruise operator, and be in good spirits and support when you go back. Buy a beer and take a tour if these are on offer, the island will need the trade more than ever and your support to rebuild. Our Caribbean Azura first Caribbean cruise of the season was a huge success.

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