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Key West's cruise port reopening

Key West's cruise port reopening: Travel WeeklyKey West is set to reopen for cruise arrivals, with the first visit occurring this Sunday with a call from the Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas., according to destination-promotion agency Florida Keys & 9.Key West will be the first port to reopen among destinations that were slammed by Hurricane Irma.A Coast Guard spokesman said the ports in St. Croix and San Juan all remain closed in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which passed over those areas this week. St. Thomas and St. Maarten, islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma, also are closed to cruise ships.Cruise visitors to Key West will have the place largely to themselves. Authorities in the Keys are asking overnight visitors to postpone immediate vacation plans throughout the island chain. Key West has set an Oct. 20 target date to reopen for general tourism.

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