The cruise line posted the following update on Saturday Afternoon:
The storm has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami continues to actively monitor the weather. The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority and our ships will remain a safe distance from the storm at all times. Below are updates for our upcoming voyages from the impacted areas.
SHIP: Carnival Fantasy
VOYAGE DATE: 7/13/2019 (now scheduled to operate as a 4-day cruise departing tomorrow, 07/14/19).
HOMEPORT: Mobile, AL
STATUS: Operations at the Port of Mobile are still suspended for all commercial inbound and outbound traffic due to adverse maritime conditions caused by the storm. Given today’s delay, our plan is to operate this cruise as a 4-day sailing to Cozumel, departing Sunday, 7/14/19, assuming normal port operations are resumed at Port of Mobile.
Please do not proceed to the cruise terminal until we have confirmed our embarkation plans for tomorrow. Opt in for text alerts by texting CCL3 to 278473.
We realize this is an unexpected change and sincerely apologize for this disruption to your vacation. Given the shortened duration, you will receive the following:
• One day pro-rated refund of your cruise fare
• Automatic refund of any pre-purchased shore excursions, as well as taxes, fees, and port expenses for Costa Maya (processed to your onboard Sail & Sign® account)
• One day pro-rated refund of any pre-purchased beverage packages (refunded within the next 3 weeks to the original form of payment)
• One day adjustment to the onboard service gratuities.
We hope you will continue with your plans to sail with us. Should you elect not to travel, we will provide you with a future cruise credit toward your next Carnival vacation. Additionally, a refund of any pre-purchased items will be processed to your original form of payment within the next 3 weeks.
Please call our Guest Services Department at 1-800-CARNIVAL or your travel advisor if you decide not to sail.
NEXT UPDATE: By 8:00 AM (ET), tomorrow.
SHIP: Carnival Glory
VOYAGE DATE: 7/14/2019
HOMEPORT: New Orleans, LA
STATUS: The storm has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. Port of New Orleans remains closed. We will confirm our plans once the post-storm assessment process has been completed and the port reopens. Opt in for text alerts by texting CCL2 to 278473.
NEXT UPDATE: By 8:00 PM (ET), today.
SHIP: Carnival Valor
VOYAGE DATE: 7/15/2019
HOMEPORT: New Orleans, LA
STATUS: The storm has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. Port of New Orleans remains closed. We will confirm our plans once the post-storm assessment process has been completed and the port reopens. Opt in for text alerts by texting CCL4 to 278473.
Carnival Cruise Line will provide another update by 2:00 PM (ET).
Carnival Cruise Line’s Next Update: By 8:00 PM (ET), today.