Cruise lines have made quite a few changes and cancellations to cruises this week. Cruise lines that have made changes include Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Norwegian, and MSC Cruises.
Hurricane Dorian currently has maximum sustained winds of 165 mph and is expected to to begin moving north this evening and early tomorrow morning. Since the forecast for the storm continues to shift, cruise lines have been making daily adjustments to cruises that were scheduled to depart over the weekend and early this week.
Although we will do our best to keep this page updated with the latest information, it is always best to check with the cruise line on the status of your cruise. We have linked to each cruise line’s website where they have a list of all changes so you can get the most updated information.
Here is the latest on changes to cruises from cruise lines that are currently sailing to the Bahamas from Florida.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line has issued updates for cruise itineraries along the East Coast. While some cruises have a change in itinerary and have had their cruise shortened, at least one Carnival ship has had to cancel a cruise.
To see all of the latest changes from Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com.
Royal Caribbean has made changes to itineraries on seven cruise ships and no cruises have yet to be canceled. Some cruises has been shortened while others have been extended. The cruise line has also made several changes to ports that will be visited during these cruises.
To see all of the latest changes from Royal Caribbean, visit RoyalCaribbean.com.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line has made changes to itineraries on three cruise ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sky, and Norwegian Sun. The September 1 sailing on Norwegian Breakaway has been canceled due to PortMiami closing. Norwegian has also canceled the September 2 sailing on Norwegian Sun.
To see all of the latest changes from Norwegian Cruise Line, visit NCL.com.
MSC Seaside returned to Miami one day early to stay ahead of the storm. MSC Armonia’s itinerary was shortened to a five day cruise and will now depart on September 4, 2019.
To see all of the latest changes from MSC Cruises, visit MSCCruisesUSA.com.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line has made changes to sailings on just one of their cruise ships so far. Disney Dream will arrive back in Port Canaveral a day late on September 5.
Disney also gave the following update about their private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay:
“Many of our guests have asked questions about Castaway Cay. Some of our Crew remained on the island and their care and safety is our highest priority. We are in regular contact with island leadership, who is making sure our Crew is well taken care of in our storm shelter, which is designed for these types of situations and has restrooms, power and is well stocked with food and water. Castaway Cay remains south of the more significant weather and is currently experiencing tropical storm force winds, which based on the current forecast, are expected for the next several hours before gradually diminishing. Our thoughts are with the people in areas of The Bahamas that are being impacted by this storm and we stand ready to contribute to recovery efforts.”
To see all of the latest changes from Disney Cruise Line, visit Disney.Go.Com.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has canceled the September 1 and 3 sailings on Grand Celebration. Both cruises were two day trips to the Bahamas.
For the latest on changes to cruises on Bahamas Paradise Cruise, visit BahamasParadiseCruiseLine.com.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line currently have no cruise ships sailing in the affected areas.
It is rare for cruise lines to cancel cruises due to tropical storms and hurricanes. They will often modify itineraries and sail away from storms so the cruise can go on. For more information about cruises and hurricanes, read “What happens if there is a hurricane during my cruise?“.
For the latest on Hurricane Dorian, visit the National Hurricane Center.