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Cruise Itinerary Changes: New Threat from Hurricane Michael

4 minutes read • October 9th, 2018
New natural disaster, Hurricane Michael, threatens the Gulf Coast of the United States and  causes

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Hurricane Michael cruise itinerary changes
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Yesterday, on 10/8, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Glory didn’t visit Grand Cayman. Instead, the vessel spent the day at sea.
Another representative of this company, Carnival Freedom, also had the sea day instead of calling at the port of Mahogany Bay, Honduras.
Carnival Triumph departed on her sailing yesterday. The liner will stop at Progreso, Mexico at first and then sail towards Cozumel. Initially, she was scheduled to visit these ports in reverse order.​
Norwegian Cruise Line’s vessel, Norwegian Getaway, also had to change her route. Today the ship arrives at Falmouth, Jamaica instead of Roatan, Honduras.

Currently, Hurricane Michael is a Category 2 storm that threatens the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Hurricane Michael cruise itinerary changes
Photo courtesy of National Hurricane Center
 
Video by Fox News

We will closely watch as the situation changes and update you as often as possible.
Please, stay safe wherever you are!

UPDATE (10/10 3:00 AM EDT)

More cruise liners were forced to change their itineraries due to Hurricane Michael.
Yesterday, on 10/9, CCL’s Carnival Miracle didn’t visit Cozumel.
Carnival Paradise will visit Cozumel today, on 10/10, and Grand Cayman tomorrow, on 10/11, which is a reverse route.
Carnival Victory is also sailing a reverse itinerary.
These liners joined other representatives of CCL that were forced to change their itineraries because of the natural disaster: Carnival Glory, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Triumph.
NCL’s Norwegian Getaway visited Jamaica instead of Honduras. Today the vessel will stop at Grand Cayman instead of Costa Maya, Mexico.
Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas was caught in the storm near Cuba, and here’s how it looked like…
 
Currently, Hurricane Michael is a Category 4 storm. Florida Panhandle is getting ready for landfall.

UPDATE (10/10 11:30 PM EDT)

Today, on 10/10, Royal Caribbean chief meteorologist James Van Fleet announced in his tweet that Majesty of the Seas would return in Tampa a few hours late, while Grandeur of the Seas might begin her sailing on Thursday 11/10 2 hours early.
Current situation:
Hurricane Michael cruise itinerary changes
Photo courtesy of National Hurricane Center​

Hurricane Michael cruise itinerary changes
Photo courtesy of National Hurricane Center

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