Since Friday evening there has been heavy fog affecting cruise ships which are based out of Galveston, Texas. Three Carnival ships have been affected by the fog and as a result, itineraries have been altered.

At the moment Carnival Breeze, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Valor have all been affected by the dense fog in Port of Galveston and the region. Carnival Valor and Carnival Freedom were scheduled to arrive back into Galveston on Saturday morning but the weather conditions forced them to wait out at sea until the early hours of Sunday morning. Both vessels finally docked but missed an entire day which would normally include resupplying and regular guest turnaround for the next voyage.

Due to the missed days for Carnival Freedom And Valor and the delay of Carnival Breeze’s arrival, there are some itinerary changes which Carnival Cruise Line has posted. Let’s take a look at the details:

Carnival Valor

UPDATE – 15 JAN 17:30 EST

Carnival Valor is now scheduled to operate a four-day cruise departing today and calling in Progreso, Mexico, versus the originally scheduled five-day cruise departing yesterday with two ports of call, one in Cozumel and one in Progreso.

Check in is now scheduled to commence today at Terminal 1 at 10 am. Guests must be on board by 2pm and the ship will sail as soon as the port reopens again.  Guests who choose to sail on the modified itinerary will receive a one-day prorated refund.

PREVIOUSLY: 

Carnival Valor is now scheduled to operate a four-day cruise departing today and calling in Progreso, Mexico, versus the originally scheduled five-day cruise departing yesterday with two ports of call, one in Cozumel and one in Progreso.

Check in is now scheduled to commence today at Terminal 1 at 10 am. Guests must be on board by 2pm and the ship will sail as soon as the port reopens again.  Guests who choose to sail on the modified itinerary will receive a one-day prorated refund. Guests also have the option of cancelling and may call 800-CARNIVAL to do so. To receive regular text message updates on Carnival Valor, please send a text to CRUISE (278473) with the message CCL2.

Carnival Valor
Photo By: Russell Otway

Carnival Freedom

UPDATE – 15 JAN 17:30 EST

Carnival Freedom is presently docked at a cargo terminal at the Port of Galveston given that no additional cruise terminals are available at this time.  The cargo terminal is not equipped with Customs & Border Protection processing stations so guests are unable to disembark the ship. When Carnival Valor departs Galveston later today, Carnival Freedom will reposition to Cruise Terminal 1, weather permitting.

Once debark is completed we will commence embarkation for the new cruise and the ship will operate a six-day cruise calling in Grand Cayman and Cozumel versus the originally scheduled seven-day one. Based on the shortened duration, the call to Ocho Rios, Jamaica will be cancelled.

PREVIOUSLY: 

Carnival Freedom is presently docked at a cargo terminal at the Port of Galveston given that no additional cruise terminals are available at this time.  The cargo terminal is not equipped with Customs & Border Protection processing stations so guests are unable to disembark the ship. When Carnival Valor departs Galveston later today, Carnival Freedom will reposition to Cruise Terminal 1, weather permitting.

Once debark is completed we will commence embarkation for the new cruise and the ship will operate a six-day cruise calling in Grand Cayman and Cozumel versus the originally scheduled seven-day one. Based on the shortened duration, the call to Ocho Rios, Jamaica will be cancelled.

Guests who opt to sail on the modified itinerary will receive a one-day pro-rated refund. Guests also have the option of cancelling and may call 800-CARNIVAL to do so. To receive regular text message updates on Carnival Freedom, please send a text to CRUISE (278473) with the message CCL1.

Carnival Freedom guests should not proceed to Cruise Terminal 1 at this time as it is currently occupied by Carnival Valor. We will provide another update to Freedom guests at 12 noon CST.

Carnival Breeze

UPDATE – 15 JAN 17:30 EST

Carnival Breeze is now scheduled to operate a six-day cruise departing Monday from Galveston instead of the originally scheduled seven-day cruise, weather permitting.  Specific itinerary details for the next voyage will be finalized once we have confirmation of the ship’s arrival time in Galveston.

PREVIOUSLY: 

Carnival Breeze is now scheduled to operate a six-day cruise departing Monday from Galveston instead of the originally scheduled seven-day cruise, weather permitting.  Specific itinerary details for the next voyage will be finalized once we have confirmation of the ship’s arrival time in Galveston.

Guests who opt to sail on the modified itinerary will receive a one-day pro-rated refund. Guests also have the option of cancelling and may call 800-CARNIVAL to do so. To receive regular text message updates on Carnival Breeze, please send a text to CRUISE (278473) with the message CCL3.

Yesterday we reported on the Disney Wonder which was forced to stay in the Port of Galveston overnight due to the fog. The ship was finally given the all clear on Saturday afternoon to depart on an altered itinerary. The dense fog is expected to clear over time through the next few days.