Carnival Cruise Line has issued an update on the status of 10 of their cruise ships that are being affected or may possibly be affected by Hurricane Irma.
The cruise line posted the following update on Wednesday afternoon:
We have been closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm in the Caribbean. Given the projected path of the storm, the following cruises have been cancelled:
- Carnival Liberty – September 7
- Carnival Victory – September 8
A full refund will be automatically processed, including Fly2Fun reservations, pre-purchased Carnival Adventures, Fun Shop purchases and beverage packages. The refund will be processed to your original form of payment within three weeks.
While it is difficult to predict the storm’s path with complete certainty, at this point, it is expected that the storm will impact South and Central Florida in the next several days. The safety and security of our guests and crew are our first priority and our ships will remain a safe distance away from the storm at all times.
We remain in constant contact with port officials regarding potential port closures in South and Central Florida. Given the uncertainty of the storm’s impact, we expect that we may have to shorten the duration of certain cruises scheduled to depart this weekend. In order to provide the most accurate information, we will confirm any changes to our departures no later than 48 hours prior to the sailing date.
Listed below are our sailings from Central and South Florida:
Carnival Paradise – September 7
Will depart from Tampa on Thursday, as scheduled. We are still evaluating the ability to call on Havana, as scheduled, and will notify our guests if any modifications are needed at embarkation tomorrow.
Carnival Sensation – September 7
Will depart Miami on Thursday, as scheduled. Our call on Key West will be canceled and guests will enjoy an extended stay in Cozumel.
Carnival Conquest – September 9
Carnival Glory – September 9
Carnival Magic – September 9
Carnival Splendor – September 9
Carnival Vista – September 9
We are still evaluating the potential impact the storm may have on our scheduled itineraries and will provide an update on Thursday at 1:00 PM.
Carnival Liberty – September 10
We are still evaluating the potential impact the storm may have on this sailing and will provide an update on Friday at 1:00 PM.
Carnival Sensation – September 11
Carnival Victory – September 11
Our intention is to depart from Miami on Monday, as scheduled. We will confirm our plans on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
Guests who sail on shortened cruises will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare. Additionally, anyone who purchased our beverage packages will also receive a pro-rated adjustment. These refunds will be processed to the original form of payment within three weeks. Pre-purchased Carnival Adventures for cancelled ports, as well as any taxes, fees and port expenses will be refunded to your onboard Sail & Sign account. Gratuities will also be adjusted to reflect the shortened duration.
Alternatively, should you decide to cancel because your cruise duration has changed, you may do so and receive a future cruise credit in the amount paid, by calling 1-800 CARNIVAL, your Personal Vacation Planner or your travel professional.
We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma’s forecasted track and encourage you to come back for further updates and sign up for text alerts by texting the codes below to CRUISE (278473).
Carnival Paradise – CCL1
Carnival Conquest – CCL2
Carnival Glory – CCL3
Carnival Magic – CCL4
Carnival Splendor – CCL5
Carnival Vista – CCL6
Carnival Liberty – CCL7
Carnival Victory 9/11 – CCL8
Carnival Sensation 9/07 – CCL9
Carnival Sensation 9/11 – CCL10
We sincerely apologize for the disruption Hurricane Irma has caused and we look forward to welcoming our guests on board.