Cruise lines are canceling trips and rerouting ships as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, where people in the storm’s path were bracing for Wednesday.
Carnival Cruise Line canceled the Carnival Paradise sailing from Tampa on Thursday, September 29, where the port is currently closed to marine traffic, along with the same-day sailing from Jacksonville. Passengers will receive full refunds and a 25% credit on future cruises, Carnival said in Miami. Update published on Wednesday.
Carnival Elation, which left the now-closed Port of Jacksonville on Saturday, is rerouting its itinerary around the Bahamas to bypass the hurricane and will remain at sea until Jacksonville’s JaxPort reopens. The Carnival Paradise, which left the Port of Tampa Bay on Saturday and was in Cozumel on Wednesday, said it will extend its current sailing until the hurricane passes and the Port of Tampa reopens, possibly as early as Saturday.
The Friday, September 30 Carnival Liberty sailing was canceled from Port Canaveral, which is closed and not expected to reopen until Friday. Also, Carnival Cruises, which departed from Mobile, Alabama; Miami and New Orleans redirect their ports.
Disney Cruise Line late Tuesday canceled his Friday, September 30, Disney Wish sails due to forecasted weather conditions for Port Canaveral and Central Florida. It also said customers would be fully reimbursed and offered a 20% discount on future cruises.
Royal Caribbean postponed Mariner of the Seas Thursday departure from Port Canaveral through Friday, September 30, but this schedule is subject to change.
Norwegian Cruise Line has rerouted its Norwegian Sky to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands from a planned itinerary that included Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. The line also canceled a 10-day Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Getaway that was scheduled to depart Orlando on Thursday. established on your website.
High seas and winds also forced the Big M Casino to cancel all of its sailings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, he tweeted a company that operates gambling vessels out of Little River, South Carolina.