Hurricane and Tropical Storms Force Carnival Ships to Change Itineraries
A hurricane and two tropical storms are currently impacting multiple Carnival cruise ship itineraries on the U.S. east and west coasts.
Carnival Cruise Line Alters Itineraries
We’re at the height of hurricane season and right now the Pacific and Atlantic are very active and impacting multiple Carnival cruise ships. Tropical Storm Jerry is forcing two ships to change Bermuda itineraries. Tropical Storm Mario and Hurricane Lorena are forcing another cruise ship to alter itinerary. Here are all the details about each Carnival cruise ship:
The ship’s September 21 sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida will no longer be calling at Bermuda. The ship was originally scheduled to stay in Bermuda for three days during the 7-day cruise but will now be calling at San Juan, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk.
Carnival Sunshine’s September 22 departure from Charleston will now be calling to Princess Cays which is a private destination in the Bahamas and spend an overnight in Nassau also in the Bahamas. The ship was originally scheduled to sail to Bermuda but Tropical Storm jerry is stopping that from going ahead.
Carnival Splendor’s September 21 departure from Long Beach, California has been altered. To keep guests and crew safe the ship will sail a reverse 7-day Mexican riviera itinerary due to Tropical Mario and Hurricane Loreno.
The Fantasy-class ship has not been altered yet but Carnival Cruise Line is monitoring the September 21 5-day departure out of Port Canaveral.
The cruise line is also closely monitoring Carnival Horizon’s September 21 sailing out of Miami, Florida. The ship is still scheduled to sail her Southern Caribbean 8-day voyage.
It’s very active right now so cruisers really need to keep an eye on the developments of storms. Bermuda is set to be almost directly impacted by Tropical Storm Jerry. The storm is set to reach the cruise port during Tuesday as a Hurricane. Jerry currently has maximum sustained winds of 65 MPH.
Tropical Storm Mario is moving north off the Mexican west coast and the Mexican Riviera. According to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA), the storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH. Hurricane Lorena is moving north towards the Gulf of California with maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH. However, the hurricane is starting to weaken as it is now surrounded by land.
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Cruise Hive will continue to keep readers updated on the latest weather updates impacting the cruise industry.