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Carnival Cruise Ships Currently Being Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

UPDATE (Sep 2)

Here is the latest updated from Carnival Cruise Line on cruise ship itineraries impacted by Hurricane Dorian. At the moment Dorian is pounding Grand Bahama Island which includes the cruise port at Freeport. Dorian currently is at a category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 145 MPH and only moving at less than 1 MPH towards the west.

Here is what Carnival posted:

URGENT – CARNIVAL SUNSHINE DEPARTING CHARLESTON TODAY AT 6:00 PM. MORE INFORMATION BELOW.

Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami is actively monitoring Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact on the departures listed below. Given that storms can be so uncertain, this information reflects our plan for these sailings based on the current forecast.

As the safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities to provide timely updates as more information becomes available. 

The following homeports and ships remain under watch:   CHARLESTON

Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – We will depart today at 6:00 PM to accommodate our arriving guests impacted by traffic diversions and closures.  Our call to Half Moon Cay has been canceled. We are closely monitoring the situation in Charleston.  We know that all of our guests want to make it to the terminal this afternoon, but we encourage everyone to remain safe and obey all guidance provided by officials.  If you are unable to use I26, please consider taking Hwy 61 or Hwy 17.  We strongly advise guests to use Waze traffic app to stay current on road conditions in real time. Given the circumstances, you may disregard your arrival appointments. All guests must be on board by 5:00 PM. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL3 to CRUISE (278473).

JACKSONVILLE

Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating.  Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473).  

There is a possibility Carnival Ecstasy will not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday.  If the port is closed, the ship will be in position to dock as soon as the authorities have reopened the port.

PORT CANAVERAL

Port Canaveral is closed.  We are optimistic the port will reopen by Thursday.  

Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled.  Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items. 

Carnival Elation 09/02/19 – Will now operate as a 2 day sailing departing Thursday, 9/05 and returning Saturday, 9/07. Port of call: To be determined. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit.

PORTMIAMI

Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – PortMiami is closed and expected to reopen no earlier than Wednesday. We now plan to operate a 3-day cruise, departing on Wednesday 9/04 and returning Saturday 9/07. We will visit Nassau on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Guests who sail will receive a 50% prorated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and a full refund of any pre-purchased shore excursions.  Additionally, you will receive a 50% future cruise credit. Given the shortened duration, you may cancel and receive a 100% future cruise credit.  Please contact 1-800-CARNIVAL by 6:00 PM on Monday, 09/02, if you decide to cancel and claim your future cruise credit.  

We know how much you are looking forward to your cruise and we sincerely regret this delay.  We hope you will continue with your plans to sail with us. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473).

Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – Will now operate as a 2-day sailing departing Wednesday, 9/04 and returning Friday, 9/06. Port of call: Key West on 9/05. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit.

We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian.  We thank our guests for their patience and understanding while we navigate through the uncertainty the storm is causing. We will post another update by 6:00 PM (ET) Monday. 

DEPARTED VOYAGES

Carnival Liberty 08/30/19 – This cruise will return on Thursday, 9/5.  Modified itinerary: Nassau, Costa Maya and Cozumel.  

Carnival Victory 8/30/19 – This cruise will return on Wednesday, 9/4.  Modified itinerary: Key West and Cozumel.

Carnival Breeze 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary.

Carnival Conquest 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary.

Carnival Ecstasy 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Princess Cays has been replaced with a visit to Key West on 9/02. The call to Nassau scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

Carnival Magic 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary.

Carnival Paradise 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary.

Carnival Sensation 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Grand Turk and Amber Cove.  Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Nassau have been canceled. 

Carnival Miracle 9/01/19 – Departed on 8/31/19 as an 8 day cruise. No change to itinerary.

Carnival Pride 09/01/19 – Departed 9/01 on a modified itinerary to Grand Turk and Amber Cove.  Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Freeport have been canceled. 

PREVIOUSLY:

Carnival cruise ship itineraries are being impacted by Hurricane Dorian as it makes its way towards Florida. Here is the full list of changes which is constantly being updated.

Hurricane Dorian Impacts Carnival Cruise Ships

The Hurricane is causing major disruption across the cruise industry by impacting ship itineraries and cruise ports. From this post, you’ll be able to track all the different changes to Carnival cruise ship itineraries across multiple ports including Port of Charleston, PortMiami, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Port of Tampa and Jacksonville.

Carnival Cruise Line is closely monitoring Dorian at its Fleet Operations Center in Miami, Florida. Guests are also being notified during their voyage of any changes needed and communications are going out to those booked on upcoming sailings, especially for this Labor Day Weekend.

We’ll list everything we know about specific ship changes below. We suggest to bookmark this page and keep checking for the latest updates. However, if you are booked with the cruise line do check for official updates first.

Cruises from Port Canaveral

Here are cruises from Port Canaveral which are being monitored at the moment and could change. The port has closed and will reopen once the Hurricane passes.

Carnival Elation (Sailing Date: Aug 29)

The Fantasy-class ship will still call at Nassau on Wednesday. The cruise line is waiting to see if the call to Freeport will remain, Guests will be informed. The ship might not be able to return to Port Canaveral on Monday due to the port being closed. The ship will arrive back as soon as it reopens.

Carnival Liberty (Sailing Date: Aug 30)

The Carnival cruise ship will depart Port Canaveral on August 30 as normal. The ship will shorten her call in Nassau on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The ship might not be able to return to Port Canaveral as normal on Monday if it closes so is now returning on Thursday, September 5. With the longer voyage, there will be visits to Costa Maya and Cozumel, both in Mexico.

Carnival Breeze (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

No changes have yet been made. Carnival still plans on keeping the itinerary as originally scheduled.

Carnival Elation (Sailing Date: Sep 2)

Carnival Elation will now be sailing a 2-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas departing Port Canaveral on September 5 and returning on September 7.

Carnival Liberty (Sailing Date: Sep 2)

This cruise has now been canceled and guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare.

Cruises from Port Miami

Here are cruises from Port Miami, Florida which could be altered in the coming hours, keep checking for the latest. The port is closed to inbound and outbound traffic and should reopen once Hurricane Dorian passes.

Carnival Conquest (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

So far there is no change to the itinerary out of Port Miami. Guests can receive text alerts by texting CCL8 to CRUISE (278473).

Carnival Horizon (Sailing Date: Sep 1)

Port officials approved Carnival Horizon to dock Saturday evening to give guests aboard the opportunity to disembark. The ship was required to depart late Saturday night and will return as soon as the port reopens, which could occur as late as Wednesday.

Embarkation for this cruise has been delayed and Carnival now plans to operate a shortened cruise, on the day the ship returns to Miami. Given the shortened duration, guests may cancel and receive a 100% future cruise credit if you elect not to travel. Sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473).

Carnival Sensation (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

Carnival Sensation’s August 31 departure from Miami, Florida has now been altered. The ship will keep the same ports but in an alternative order to keep away from the Hurricane Dorian. The new itinerary is as follows:

8/31 – Miami
9/1 – At Sea (previously Nassau)
9/2 – Now Grand Turk (previously Half Moon Cay)
9/3 – Now Half Moon Cay (previously Grand Turk)
9/4 – Now Nassau (previously at Sea)
9/5 – Miami

Carnival Victory (Sailing Date: Aug 30)

The Carnival Victory will not be calling at Nassau on Sunday. Instead, the ship will call at Key West on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. A visit to Progreso has also been added for Monday as Port Miami will be closed. The ship will return to Miami on Wednesday, September 4.

Carnival Victory (Sailing Date: Sep 2)

With the previous voyage being longer, this cruise will now be a 2-day sailing departing Miami on September 4. Guests can get a full future cruise credit if they do not wish to go on the altered cruise.

Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Carnival Magic (Sailing Date: Aug 25)

The ship was among the first to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian and here is the revised itinerary the ship is operating:

8/25 – Fort Lauderdale
8/26 – At Sea
8/27 – Half Moon Cay
8/28 – Grand Turk
8/29 – At Sea (previously Amber Cove)
8/30 – Now Nassau (previously at Sea)
8/31 – Fort Lauderdale

Carnival Magic (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

The Dream-class ship is currently expected to sail its original itinerary. Do keep checking this page for any changes.

Cruises from Tampa

Below find upcoming sailings out of the Port of Tampa which could be affected by Hurricane Dorian in the coming hours and days.

Carnival Paradise (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

Carnival is asking guests to arrive between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and disregard their original arrival time. The Fantasy-class ship is set to sail its original itinerary. You can receive text alerts by texting CCL11 to CRUISE (278473).

Carnival Miracle (Sailing Date: Sep 1)

With the anticipation of Tampa Port being closed, the Carnival Miracle will sail an 8-day cruise departing on Saturday evening. The cruise line is asking guests to arrive at the terminal between 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM and disregard the original arrival time. Sign up for text alerts by texting CCL4 to CRUISE (278473).

Cruises from Jacksonville

Carnival Ecstasy is the only vessel sailing from the port. Here are details on her Bahamas sailings and if it’s impacted by the Hurricane. The port could likely be closed and this could impact sailings further.

Carnival Ecstasy (Sailing Date: Aug 31)

This ship is expected to sail its original itinerary but keep checking as this could change.

Carnival Ecstasy (Sailing Date: Sep 5)

Carnival is evaluating the itinerary as the ship might not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday if it closes. keep checking this page for the latest. Receive text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473).

Cruises from Charleston

Carnival Sunshine is the only ship in the fleet based out of the port. Find out if the Bahamas sailings are impacted below.

Carnival Sunshine (Sailing Date: Aug 29)

The ship will no longer be calling at Princess Cays in the Bahamas on Saturday. The port of call to the Carnival owned private destination will be replaced with Key West from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. If the ship cannot dock back in Charleston on Monday it will remain in position to do so as soon as the port reopens. Here is the revised itinerary:

8/29 – Charleston
8/30 – At Sea
8/31 – Now Key West (previously Princess Cays)
9/1 – At Sea
9/2 – Charleston

Carnival Sunshine (Sailing Date: Sep 2)

At the moment the ship is scheduled to operate its original itinerary. Do keep checking for any changes.

Cruises from New York

Carnival Sunrise (Sailing Date: Aug 27)

We have already reported on the ship sailing an altered itinerary and becoming one of the first cruise ships to be impacted by Dorian. Here is the altered voyage:

8/27 – New York
8/28 – At Sea
8/29 – At Sea
8/30 – Now San Juan (previously Grand Turk)
8/31 – Now Amber Cove (Previously San Juan)
9/1 – Now Grand Turk (Previously Amber Cove)
9/2 – At Sea
9/3 – At Sea
9/4 – New York

The Impact on Cruises

All cruise lines are actively monitoring the Hurricane and those who have booked cruises over the coming days need to keep in touch with the cruise line. There is a major possibility of homeport closures in Florida including Port Canaveral and this would impact many departures from Carnival. Cruise Hive will continue to keep updating readers via this page.

Here is your full Dorian coverage:

Hurricane Dorian Latest

Dorian is an extremely dangerous major category 4 Hurricane. It will cause major disruption to the cruise industry and is a major threat to Florida after it hits the Bahamas in the coming hours.

Hurricane Dorian
Image: NOAA

As of writing this and according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA), Hurricane Dorian has maximum sustained winds of 140 MPH. It is currently located 445 miles west of West Palm Beach, Florida. Dorian is currently moving west at 12 MPH.

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