The Carnival Pride is being impacted by an east coast storm and has made changes to keep guests and crew safe. There is a new update which you can read right here.
Carnival Pride Keeps Away from Storm
Due to a coastal storm on the U.S. east coast, the Carnival Pride cruise ship has been forced to operate at reduced speed. The Spirit-class cruise ship is remaining safely behind the storm.
This does mean the Carnival ship is not expected to arrive back at her homeport on scheduled on Sunday morning in Baltimore, Maryland.
Carnival Cruise Line has released the following update:
Carnival Pride is safely positioned behind the storm and continues to operate under reduced speed. Cape Henry also remains closed. The ship is not expected to arrive in Baltimore as scheduled. Another update will be provided at 6:00 pm.
The ship is currently located just of the south Georgian coast as the storm which is brining winds up to 40 MPH is impacting the South Carolina coast including the Port of Charleston. The storm is also bringing high swells which could rock vessels heavily.
Carnival is expecting the Carnival Pride not to arrive back on time for the next week-long Bahamas cruise from Baltimore on November 17. This is also due to the closure of Cape Henry.
Carnival Cruise Line Ambassador John Heald had got in touch with Captain Maurizio and posted the following:
“Ciao John, right now I have 25 knots of wind from west and 8 feet swell coming from the same direction, I deviate from the original track to get closer to Florida coast and reduce the speed in order to minimize to bad weather condition, we are 5 hours form Jacksonville (it will be on our port side at a distance of 70 nautical miles).”
The vessel is coming to the end of a 14-day southern Caribbean cruise which departed Baltimore on November 3 including calls at St. Croix, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Maarten, San Juan and Grand Turk which was the final port of call on November 14.
Carnival Pride is 88,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,100 at double occupancy. It is important to keep our readers updated on this developing news and will make further updates as we know.