Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY
Published 4: 19 p.m. ET Sept. 1, 2019| Upgraded 5: 51 p.m. ET Sept. 2, 2019
The Carnival Miracle docked in Tampa a day early, cutting guests’ holidays short due to Hurricane Dorian.
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Cruise lines are scrambling to avoid of the course of Cyclone Dorian — which blasted throughout the Bahamas on Sunday as a Classification 5 with 185 miles per hour winds — and navigate port closures, leading to extended cruises for some tourists and delayed journeys, travel plan changes and shortened journeys for others.
The Port of Miami, a significant Florida cruise port, on Sunday stated the port is closed until additional notice Port Canaveral, a popular cruise departure spot 45 miles east of Orlando, closed late Saturday.
Additional modifications are possible provided the storm’s unforeseeable path so travelers should inspect their cruise line’s site frequently.
SEPT. 1 PORT USERS
– PortMiami is closed to all vessel traffic up until further notification.
– Tunnel will close at twelve noon.
– All other port access will be closed as of 1800 hrs.
– Passengers please contact the cruise lines for up to date travel plan info: https://t.co/40 h8lpkpYl
— PortMiami (@PortMiami) September 1, 2019
Amongst the newest updates, since 2: 30 p.m. ET Monday:
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Breakaway: The Aug. 25 cruising, which was arranged to get here on Sunday, is now due to conclude in New Orleans on Tuesday after the closure of Port Miami. The seven-day cruise at first set to depart Sunday and later on postponed up until Wednesday now has been canceled.
Norwegian Sun: The Aug. 29 cruising canceled its set up go back to Port Canaveral on Labor Day and will rather conclude in New Orleans on Tuesday. The Sun’s arranged Monday departure from Port Canaveral has actually likewise been canceled.
Carnival Cruise Line
In addition to Port Canaveral and Miami, Carnival is also taking preventative measures elsewhere as Cyclone Dorian is anticipated to touch other states on the East Coast The cruise line announced Monday it is keeping an eye on weather conditions in Jacksonville, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Carnival Liberty: The Monday sailing from Port Canaveral has actually been canceled and visitors will get a refund.
Carnival Elation: The Monday sailing from Port Canaveral has been delayed up until Friday and will be reduced. The ports of call will be figured out by the weather.
Carnival Horizon: The Monday cruising from Miami will be shortened to a three-day sailing departing on Wednesday.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
The cruise line’s last update was Sunday night, with the next upgrade due at 6 p.m. Monday. Among a long lineup of changes announced:
Attraction of the Seas: The Aug. 24 cruising has actually been extended till Wednesday, with additional stops in Honduras and Mexico. The Sunday sailing has been reduced and now will be a four-night cruise departing Wednesday.
Harmony of the Seas: The Aug. 25 sailing has been extended until Wednesday, with an included stops in Cozumel and extra nights at sea. The prepared Sunday sailing will now leave on Wednesday and be shortened.
Symphony of the Seas: The Aug. 31 sailing has actually been extended and is now arranged to return on Wednesday. The cruise line skipped a Bahamas area and added 2 sea days and a stop in Costa Maya, Mexico. The 3 Tuesday cruising will now depart Wednesday, with the cruise line avoiding a sea day.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Dream: After at first delaying its Monday cruising, Disney announced the cruise is canceled.
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