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Carnival Cruise Ships Change Itinerary Due To Hurricane Matthew

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UPDATE:

We’re keeping readers update with new ships affected by the powerful category 4 Hurricane Matthew. Three ships departing from their home port today (Oct 2) have altered itineraries including Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Pride and Carnival Victory.

Carnival Ecstasy is departing from its home port in Charleston an hour earlier than scheduled. The ship will only be sailing to Cozumel, Mexico instead of calls at Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. This means the ship will have four full days at sea.

The Carnival Prides 8-day cruise has been adjusted with calls at Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Freeport all cancelled. The ship will now be calling at New York and Saint John, New Brunswick.

PREVIOUSLY:

The category 4 Hurricane Matthew in the southern Caribbean is causing disruption across the cruise industry with cruise lines being forced to change ship itineraries.

Carnival Cruise Line has become the latest cruise line to change ship itineraries. The Carnival Sensation is departing on a 6-day voyage today from Port Miami, the ship will sail to Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico instead of Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk. The Carnival Splendor is departing from Miami tomorrow and will call at the expected ports but in reverse order. The ship will call at Cozumel first, then Grand Cayman and finally Ocho Rios, Jamaica before heading back to its home port with a final sea day.

Carnival has posted on its site that they are keeping a close eye on the storm and the safety of all guests is the number one concern. As of writing this no more Carnival ships departing after October 1 have altered itineraries but the cruise line will update accordingly if needed.

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Just days ago Cruise Hive reported of Allure of the Seas changing route due to Hurricane Matthews growing threat. Adventure of the Seas has also changed itinerary but at the moment no other changes are being posted by Royal Caribbean.

Hurricane Matthew is a major Hurricane at category 4 and the National Hurricane Center has tracked the storm’s path towards the Bahamas. The Hurricane currently has maximum sustained winds of 155 MPH. The storm could become a category 5 once again as it moves through the Caribbean Sea.

More cruise ships are expected to be affected.

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