Cruise NewsCarnival Changes Cruises to Avoid Hurricanes

Carnival Changes Cruises to Avoid Hurricanes

Carnival Cruise Line has changed the itineraries on a few cruise ships to avoid two different hurricanes that are currently in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The latest change made by Carnival Cruise Line was to the itinerary of Carnival Vista.  The cruise ship will now sail a reversed itinerary to keep the vessel out of the path of Hurricane Isaac.  The ship left Miami on Saturday on an eight night cruise with scheduled port stops in St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan, and Grand Turk.

Hurricane Isaac is currently moving west at 14 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.  The projected path has the storm moving over the Lesser Antilles and weakening into a tropical storm later this week as it enters the Caribbean Sea.

Two other cruise itineraries changes was made by Carnival Cruise Line due to Hurricane Florence.

Carnival Pride will no longer stop in Bermuda but will now have port stops in Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport. As a gesture of goodwill since the ship is no longer visiting Bermuda, Carnival is providing a 25% future cruise credit towards passenger’s next Carnival vacation, which must be used to book a cruise on a sailing taking place before March 7, 2020.

Carnival Horizon made one adjustment to an eight night cruise that the ship is currently sailing.  The ship switched San Juan for a port stop in Amber Cove. This will allow for smoother seas as the cruise ship heads back to New York.

Hurricane Florence currently has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and is expected to make landfall near the North/South Carolina line later this week.

Since hurricanes and tropical storms can be tough to predict more than a few days out, visit the National Hurricane Center for the latest on both storms.

While there is a third hurricane (Hurricane Helene) in the Atlantic, the storm is not expected to come within 1,500 miles of the Caribbean and poses no threat to cruises at this time.

Cruise Fever will update this article if Carnival Cruise Line has to adjust other cruise itineraries due to these storms.

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