The Carnival Dream, which has been delayed arriving back at its homeport, will be sailing a cruise to nowhere to compensate for lost time.
Carnival Dream‘s Cruise to Nowhere
The Carnival cruise ship has spent most of the day anchored just off the Gulf coast near its homeport in Galveston, Texas, due to heavy fog in the region that makes ship movements more dangerous. The cruise line has now announced that the ship’s scheduled January 16 departure will be a cruise to nowhere.
You can read our original post on the fog that impacted three cruise ships right here.
As of this writing, the ship is almost at the dock at the Port of Galveston with lingering fog still around. The ship was originally scheduled to arrive early on Thursday morning but instead is arriving in the evening. As a result, those ending their 4-day Western Caribbean cruise which departed Galveston on January 11 have the option to remain on board overnight and disembark between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM on Friday instead. Alternatively, guests can also disembark once the ship arrives in port.
The biggest impact comes to guests booked on the cruise which was scheduled to leave Thursday at around 3:30 PM. Instead of enjoying a 4-day voyage to Cozumel they will now be spending all their time on the Carnival Dream on a cruise to nowhere.
Carnival Cruise Line confirmed the ship will operate a 3-day cruise but it still depends on the weather conditions. Guests who decide to go ahead with their vacation will receive a 50% refund and a 50% future cruise credit. They also have the option for a full refund.
Fog has been causing issues for Carnival recently with Carnival Fantasy also being impacted by the day’s weather arriving back into the Port of Mobile, Alabama. The Fantasy-class cruise ship also sailed a cruise to nowhere in early January due to fog.
Even Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas was forced to remain docked in at the Port of Galveston overnight has the port closed to all marine traffic. Thankfully that vessel is now underway on an altered itinerary.