Reports of widespread devastation in the Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma continue to make headlines. As a result, cruise ship ports on several islands most impacted are temporarily closed. Most affected were islands in the eastern Caribbean, including St. Maarten which suffered a direct hit from Irma.
Here are the latest Carnival Cruise Line itinerary changes for this weekend’s departures:
Carnival Glory – September 16 – Departing Miami for a 7 day cruise to Half Moon Cay, San Juan, and Grand Turk
Carnival Paradise – September 16 – Departing Tampa for a 5 day cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel
Carnival Magic – September 16 – Departing Port Canaveral for an 8 day cruise to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, and Antigua
Carnival Breeze – September 17 – Departing Galveston for a 7 day cruise to Freeport and Nassau
Carnival Fascination – September 17 – Departing San Juan for a 7 day cruise to Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Kitts
Carnival Victory – September 18 – Departing Miami for a 4 day cruise to Cozumel
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.
According to Carnival at time of this update, all other future cruises will depart as scheduled.
Let’s hope that these islands, which depend so heavily on tourism, soon rebuild and recover from one of the biggest hurricanes to pummel the Caribbean in decades.
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