Port of Galveston is closed.
For those planning to cruise this weekend or if you have friends or family scheduled to cruise from Port of Galveston, Carnival has been very helpful with their updates. Cruising on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas? Nothing of substance has been posted on the Royal Caribbean site.
Here’s the latest update direct from Carnival:
The Port of Galveston remains closed to all marine traffic. It is expected to remain closed until the storm has passed and a port assessment has been completed. Please do not proceed to the cruise terminal until you hear from us again.
Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor are on their way to New Orleans for a short technical stop to replenish provisions before resuming course to Galveston. Carnival Breeze is currently docked in Cozumel and will now overnight there. The ship will depart for Galveston tomorrow afternoon. Our intention is to be in position to take advantage of any docking opportunity that may become available in Galveston late Sunday evening or Monday.
The duration of your cruise will have to be shortened and the itinerary modified. Cruise details will be finalized once we have confirmed our arrival into Galveston.
Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare for missed days and refund of any pre-purchased Carnival Adventures for canceled ports. Additionally, guests who pre-purchased any of our beverage packages will receive a pro-rated refund. Gratuities will also be adjusted to reflect the shortened duration.
We certainly understand the impact Hurricane Harvey is having on your cruise plans. Should you wish to cancel and receive a future cruise credit, please call 1-800-CARNIVAL, contact your Personal Vacation Planner at 1-800-819-3902, or your travel agent.
We continue to actively monitor the storm and will update you tomorrow at 3:00PM CDT. To stay up to date, please sign up for text alerts by texting the codes below to CRUISE (278473).
Carnival Freedom 08/26/17 – CCL1
Carnival Valor 08/26/17 – CCL2
Carnival Breeze 08/27/17 – CCL3
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