Carnival Horizon which is the newest Carnival Cruise Ship has now canceled its scheduled port of call in Puerto Rico due to Florence which is now a category 1 Hurricane.
Carnival Ship Cancels Port
Carnival Cruise Line has decided to cancel the secluded port of call in San Juan Puerto Rico for the Carnival Horizon. The ship was originally set to visit the popular eastern Caribbean destination on Sunday but to make sure the second Vista class ship makes it back to New York City as normal a call to Amber Cove is replacing it instead.
This means the scheduled call in Amber Cove for Carnival Horizon on September 10 is happening on September 9 instead and replacing San Juan. Guests on the current cruise were already aware of the possible port cancellation in a letter from the captain days ago.
All Florence Coverage:
- Cruise Lines Keep Ships Away From Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
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- Cruise Ships Cancel Port of Call Due to Tropical Storm Florence
The current 8-night sailing has already been impacted by having an extended stay in Grand Turk on Saturday, September 8. Carnival Cruise Line is tracking Hurricane Florence to make sure the fleet keeps far away and everyone stays safe during their cruise vacation.
Carnival will be compensating guests along with refunding any port fees and pre-booked shore excursions with the cruise line back on the Sail & Sign card.
Carnival Pride has also been forced to alter its September 9 sailing out of Baltimore. You can read all about the Carnival cruise ship’s being impacted by Hurricane Florence right here.
Hurricane Florence Status
Florence has now been upgraded to a category one Hurricane and according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA) has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm is expected to become more powerful by Monday and will become a major Hurricane.
Florence is heading west towards the U.S. East Coast so do check with cruise line before traveling if on the East Coast.
Cruise Hive will continue to keep readers updated on the latest developments of Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Isaac which are both in the Atlantic.